If you aren’t old enough to remember Sports Page, you probably don’t get what all of the fuss is about.
The nightly 30-minute local sports highlights show was an institution in Vancouver from 1977 to 2005. So much so, that it’s getting its own exhibit at the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
The exhibit, which opens this Saturday, is nearly complete. Daily Hive got a sneak peek at the 950 square foot space that attempts to take visitors back to a simpler time. A time when Canucks highlights were shown before those of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Indeed, Sports Page is a show that many people miss and something the market could definitely use again.
The list of stars it produced is lengthy.
Don Taylor, John Shorthouse, Paul Carson, Barry Macdonald, Dan Murphy, Blake Price, Dave Randorf, and Scott Rintoul all worked for Sports Page at one time.
A visit to the exhibit is like a time warp to the 90s, and not just because of the giant 90s-era living room complete with an obsolete-sized television. In the living room is where you’ll be able to watch old Yulin’ with the Page footage.
There are three other screens where you’ll be able to see old footage as well. “Sports Page-isms” is where you’ll find a blooper reel, while the other two screens show all of the old openings and greatest moments, respectively.
All told, there’s about 2-3 hours of video footage on file.