Bill Mercer

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    GAME 5 - Rangers 5, Rays 1: My Top 10 Observations

    For all of those who suffered through losing seasons in this joint ... here's to us!​10. Antlers > Rays. Ironic that the Rangers - who for years and decades floundered playing feast-or-famine baseball founded on the home run - scored their first three runs via speed. Think about it, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    The Von Erichs Final Resting Place: A Wrestling Hall of Fame?

    After all, this is The Sportatorium. Right? I grew up watching Saturday Night Wrestling on Channel 11. While the adults played Canasta the kids were banished to the TV room, where we couldn't wait for Bill Mercer on the black-and-white Zenith. I remember Blackjack Mulligan and Frtiz Von Erich a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    The Top 10 Announcers in Dallas Sports History

    In retrospect, Ole Miss and Texas Tech are merely above-average college football teams. Their little clash in Dallas last week, however, was called by two of this area's icons of announcing. Though he's looked better, it was good to see Pat Summerall working the game on TV. And on radio - with his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008

    Sooner or Later You Knew I’d Get Around to Pro Rasslin’

    Now, and only now, I've earned the right to call this joint The Sportatorium. Just got my grubby little hands on Gentleman’s Choice, a new documentary by Dallas film producer Mickey Grant. Better late than never, those of you who stumbled onto this site looking for professional wrestling vign ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 18, 2005
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    October 28, 2004

    Art of the Scare

    It's not a museum anymore, Dorothy