Ted Turner, the San Diego Chicken and a heavily permed Darrel Chaney

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6 Comments on Ted Turner, the San Diego Chicken and a heavily permed Darrel Chaney

  1. rankin' rob // August 11, 2010 at 6:58 pm //

    Did anyone love being a Brave more than Phil Niekro?

  2. This clip is classic. Why is the San Diego Chicken celebrating the Braves winning the division? And were the television contracts for airing the LCS really not figured out by then?

  3. rankin' rob // August 12, 2010 at 6:53 am //

    Because Ted owned the Superstation and the Braves and televised all of their games, he insisted he had the right to televise the playoff games with Braves announcers.

  4. jermaine's dye // August 12, 2010 at 8:20 am //

    Dude, this is giving me chills.

    I was old enough (6) to count this as my foundation of Braves’ fandom, but not old enough to see the memories with detail.

    I love the sincerity and pure joy in the voices of Niekro and Torre. I love the pre-Cuban, Cuban-esque, chutzoah of Ted.

    Speaking of which, how the hell did we ever fire Joe Torre?

  5. teamlittleguy // August 12, 2010 at 9:45 am //

    Man, that brings back some great memories. I love the fact that champagne and beer was flowing freely and no one felt the need to sanitize it for the audience.

    The part where Ted pours the champagne down the chicken’s mouth is CLASSIC!

  6. Viva Rufino Linares! // August 12, 2010 at 12:17 pm //

    That is great video. Finally got a chnace to look at it. Winning the division in 1982 is my frst great Braves memory. It’s great to see all on the guys from that era…including my namesake. VIVA!

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