Pilch's Perspective

Pilch's Perspective

A podcast focused on sports history, how current events tie in to past events, and the latest on movies and pop culture.

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September 11, 2020 49 min
Mike Pilch and John Archer discuss on odd era in the late '90's and early '00's that saw an incredible amount of pop culture phenomenon on TV and the movies, and if something similar can be done today. Also, a quick preview of the NFL season.
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Babe Ruth is portrayed as a fat, drunk slob. Ty Cobb as a mean, racist bully. Neither perception is true. Mike Pilch tells you why Babe Ruth was an incredibly fit, powerful athlete that trained year round, and that Ty Cobb wasn't much different than most men of his era. However, the way the media myth's have portrayed them has led to the false narratives.
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Mike Pilch takes you through some information you may, or may not know about how films are made, and certain things you will always see in every movie. (1:12) Scripts are paint by numbers and certain events happen down to the minute in each film; how society has been shaped by films misperceptions (29:10) Hollywood really likes the colors orange and blue in action movies (34:52) Trademarks of certain directors.

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Mike Pilch and John Archer discuss the stalemate of the MLB and MLBPA talks. Yes, this is an awful optic. (1:09) The basic argument; (2:38) 2018 and 2019 revenues; (6:06) MLB Teams public financial information; (7:21) Revenues and revenue sharing; (11:02) Projected losses and gains for 2020; (16:04) This isn't about billionaires vs millionaires; (19:19) How much players would make in postseason revenue; (27:40) MLB vs Marvel ...
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Mike Pilch lived through the Bulls title runs of the 1990's. John Archer was a wee lad. How their generations are viewing the Bulls dynasty and Jordan's greatness. Also discussion on the issues surrounding the NBA.
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Mike Pilch discusses when Super Bowl winning quarterbacks began playing full time after they were drafted. How many sat and how many started? Did quarterbacks get more time on the bench before playing decades ago? The answers will surprise you.
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Mike Pilch and John Archer discuss the wild success of the film "Trolls World Tour" via streaming, and how theaters are reacting. Will the future of movies be online releases and the Oscars allowing them to become eligible for awards, or will theater's still get their fair share? Will theaters as we know them be no more, or will they counter punch? Also, a quick snippet of how E-Sports continues to grow.
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April 24, 2020 15 min
Mike Pilch explains why the draft was initially instituted, how the NFL and AFL went after the same prospects, and how it's become the giant event it is now.
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It was recently announced that college commissioners won't allow athletics to be played in 2020 until all students are on campus at all universities. That likely has dire consequences for the upcoming college football and fall sports season. How did college football navigate the flu pandemic in 1918 and how did they determine a champion with so many teams playing random numbers of games. I tell you why.
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April 10, 2020 21 min
No sports history lesson this time. This is a more personal episode, where I discuss a period in everyone's life that is significant, and the music, events and culture of that era define who you are.
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Why a handful of seasons in MLB, the NFL, the NBA and the NHL were cut short, what the leagues did to the schedules and how much time players needed to get back in shape. This, as the leagues are coming up with contingency plans around the coronavirus outbreak. Open, MLB discussion (5:13), NFL discussion (18:29), NBA (23:52), NHL (29:09) and Recap/what we learned (33:22).
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I compare how the Spanish Flu affected sports in 1918 and compare it to the Coronavirus affecting sports now. Also, I say why the 1979 NCAA Championship game was the most important game in basketball history. It made the term Final Four a household word and was the opening to the NBA coming out of the wilderness into what it is now.
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