Video/VCR Test #3 – “The Albert Achievement Awards”

Before you ask, this isn’t an award given to people named Albert.

Why would you think…oh.

Ok, now I understand. You thought…people named Albert…ohhhh.

Glad we cleared this up!

I rooted through VHS tapes in my basement. I culled video and VCR tests for two videocassettes in my collection (See Exhibits A and B), and because I can’t leave well enough alone, you’re getting a third one for your troubles!

You’re so lucky.

This video and VCR test comes to us from another tape in my collection, the 1993 CBS Fox Video print of The Albert Achievement Awards, a sports bloopers compilation that covers the wild (yes, wild) world of sports, ranging from high school (and even younger) to professional, singers of the national anthem, broadcasters, and even fans. No one was safe from Marv Albert and his crack staff at NBC Sports.

My brother got this video as a gift from our parents for Christmas when we were eleven, and the video was a hit for quite a few years. We’re Yankees and Giants fans, and yes, they weren’t even safe from Marv. Neither were Charles Barkley, David Letterman, and some of the personalities on NBC Sports. Even Amad Rashad is forced to refer to Marv as his “best friend.”

And sports bloopers are awesome…if you like sports. Which I do.

The “Albert Achievement Awards” were a segment that aired on David Letterman’s talk show, both on NBC and CBS, during Albert’s 126 appearances. He would show the clips set against the song “12th Street Rag.” And yes, this song does appear on the video rather prominently.

I’m going to take a look at this video at some point, as it is worthy of my recapping prowess, but for the moment, enjoy the video test I did for it.

Uploaded by Allison Venezio

So, is it painfully obvious yet that Allison loves old videos in her collection, and the goodies she can find on them? Do you like them too? If you do like this among, other geeky stuff she covers, you can check out her blog, Allison’s Written Words. You can also follow her blog on Facebook, and her on Twitter @AllisonGeeksOut.

No footage exists of Allison playing sports. Because she never played them.

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Secretary/Blogger-Writer at Allison's Written Words and Retroist
Allison is a Secretary by day, a writer/blogger by night (and during lunch breaks and in the mornings before work), a nostalgia geek (and a geek in general), worshipper of Thor (and Chris Hemsworth), and honorary Avenger (she has a pin, so it is official).She collects Itty Bittys and Funko Pops, loves anything that takes her back to childhood, and has confessed her love for Kenny Loggins.Oh, and she listens to Chicago...alot.If any of this piques your interest, she'd love for you to visit her personal blog, Allison's Written Words, where she talks about alot of the same stuff she talks about here, and more!

She can be found at allisonveneziowrites.com.You can follow her blog on Facebook (facebook.com/allisonswrittenwords) and on Twitter @AllisonGeeksOut.
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