Classic Big Ticket

ESPN Classic Premiered Apr 01, 2003 In Season


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Classic Big Ticket, a program that aired on ESPN Classic, focuses on exciting sporting events from the past. Hosted by Rod Thulin, the episodes replay highlights from a classic game or event and show footage of the participants giving press conferences or doing interviews. The show also features current interviews with the participants, getting their insights on what they are experiencing at the time. One episode focuses on the 1954 Indiana State Basketball Tournament, where the championship game is won by underdog Milan High School over heavily favored Muncie. This game inspired the 1986 film "Hoosiers." Two players from the game speak about their feelings looking back at the event decades later. Another episode presents highlights from the United States' hockey team's victory over the Soviet Union in the 1984 Olympics, the "Miracle on Ice." Other episodes look at the 1999 women's soccer team that wins the gold medal for the United States and the rivalry between NBA stars Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.


Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 11/25/2004

Season 3 : Episode 1