Monday, July 29, 2013

More evidence the 80's were a peak

[caption id="attachment_15" align="alignright" width="214"]Senna movie poster Senna[/caption]

Sitting here watching Senna as I prepare dinner just thinking to myself how unfortunate it is for the generations that are younger than me in regard to the sport of racing. The race footage they are showing is a joy to watch and reminds me why enjoyed watching racing back in the day. Of course, it was kind of funny that Senna was complaining after the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix that Formula One is all politics and money. I guess some things don't change.

Then I started thinking about the ESPN 30 for 30 film Survive and Advance about Jim Valvano and N.C. State's 1983 championship run. If I remember correctly, though in that film is not the only place I've heard this, they mentioned that back in the 80's, the game of college basketball reached it's peak. Since then athletes have gotten better, but the game itself, especially from a fan pespective, has never been good as it was then.

That makes two topics where a decent argument can be made that quality has declined since the 80's. I believe twice makes a coincidence, three makes a pattern? What could be added to solidify the 80's as the greatest decade?

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