Good Seats Still Available

“Good Seats Still Available” is a curious little podcast devoted to the exploration of what used-to-be in professional sports. Each week, host Tim Hanlon interviews former players, owners, broadcasters, beat reporters, and surprisingly famous "super fans" of teams and leagues that have come and gone - in an attempt to unearth some of the most wild and woolly moments in (often forgotten) sports history.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h28m. Bisher sind 243 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 15 days 5 hours 54 minutes

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episode 236: Las Vegas Motorsports & the Mob - With Randy Cannon


It's off to Vegas this week, baby, as we dig in to the fascinating backstory of two short-lived racetracks that lived fast and died hard trying to bring top-flight motorsports to Sin City in the late 1960s and early 1980s - with all the over-the-top...


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   1h27m
 
 

episode 235: The Hartford Whalers - With Pat Pickens


We pick up where we left off in our previous episodes (with the "Whaler Guys") and (featuring WHA-version franchise founder Howard Baldwin) for a comprehensive look into the former NHL franchise that regularly sells more branded merchandise than...


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   1h41m
 
 

episode 234: "Big-Time Soccer" - With Rachel Viollet


We take another crack at the history and mythology of the late, great North American Soccer League - this time through the eyes of sports filmmaker Rachel Viollet, whose new documentary makes its US debut at New York's film festival later this week....


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   1h8m
 
 

episode 233: “The NFL Today” - With Rich Podolsky


Veteran sportswriter and Sports Broadcast Journal columnist Rich Podolsky ("") joins the pod this week for an inside look at the TV pregame show that modernized how America experiences nationally televised pro football. While the concept of NFL...


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   1h45m
 
 

episode 232: DC Hoops History - With Brett Abrams


It's a return to the Nation's Capital this week as we take a romp through Washington, DC's surprisingly rich pro basketball history with Brett Abrams (). While today's astute District hoops fans know the current Washington Wizards were once known as...


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   1h58m
 
 

episode 231: The 1956 Los Angeles Angels - With Gaylon White


We revisit LA's spirited pre-majors Pacific Coast League rivalry (begun in ) with a look at the team ultimately responsible for the demise of both - the Los Angeles Angels. Baseball author Gaylon White (“”) helps us set the table for the club’s...


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 2021-09-20  1h39m
 
 

episode 230: The 1981 Springbok Rugby Union Tour - With Derek Catsam


University of Texas Permian Basin history professor Derek Catsam ("") joins to delve into the intriguing story of how a relatively low-key South African rugby tour of the United States in 1981 became an unwittingly pivotal turning point in the...


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 2021-09-13  1h48m
 
 

episode 229: US Soccer's First Pro Leagues - With Brian Bunk


Quiz any fan of soccer in the US as to the origin of the professional game on American soil, and you're likely to get a myriad of answers - usually rooted in generational identity.   ​If you're under 30, the 1996 launch of Major League Soccer...


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 2021-09-06  1h38m
 
 

episode 228: Candlestick Park - With Steven Travers


Described as a "festive prison yard" by famed New Yorker baseball essayist Roger Angell during the 1962 World Series, San Francisco's famed Candlestick Park was equally loved and hated by sports teams and fans alike during its 43-year-long run as the...


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 2021-08-30  1h43m
 
 

episode 227: "Alliances Broken" - With Steven Potter


It's been more than two years since we last checked in on the of the Alliance of American Football back in April 2019 - enough time, perhaps, to begin the process of dissecting how something so fresh and innovatively promising went so speedily to...


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 2021-08-23  1h26m