Il calcio e la domenica in tv
When l started following football in TV, l was about 10 years old. It was beginning of the 80s. All games were played on Sundays, and at the same time. Until the middle of 80s were Rai Tv and Radio Rai who offered that service. I still remember some legendary programs like TUTTO IL CALCIO MINUTO PER MINUTO on the radio, followed by other icons such as NOVANTESIMO MINUTO, DOMENICA SPRINT and LA DOMENICA SPORTIVA all on video and after the games were over.
During the same years the local TV began to take-up their television space, my favorite was TELEROMA 56 in fact it marked my football Sundays time. Naturally Sundays were different it dipended on whether Lazio played at home or away, but let’s talk about Lazio away. So woke-up, breakfast, and start my long sundays with MEETING on TELEROMA 56, conducted by GIULIO GALASSO. MEETING was a very elegant program, and all guests who attended the show were professionals who had never played football or involved in this industry, in fact they were famous for other kind of professions.
After MEETING another historical broadcast always on TELEROMA 56….IN CAMPO CON ROMA E LAZIO…with LAMBERTO GIORGI. This program reported the matches of the two teams, with PATO or SANDRO PICCININI for Roma match, and an immense UGO RUSSO for Lazio match. Once the match were finished still on TELEROMA 56 GALASSO and GIORGI held a program with people calling from home, and asking questions or expressing opinions on the match results…..it was amazing.
But finally the images were ready on Rai Tv, NOVANTESIMO MINUTO conducted by PAOLO VALENTI connected with all fields, and on each-one was a correspondent who was part of family, CARINO, BUBBA, NECCO, CASTELLOTTI, MAFFEI, GALEAZZI, VASINO etc. Finished NOVANTESIMO MINUTO, we had dinner and very quickly we watched DOMENICA SPRINT, conducted by GIANFRANCO DE LAURENTIS. lt was very fast as the name implies, only one conductor provided the match services, and gave numbers and statistics.
At the end of day, the queen of all broadcast LA DOMENICA SPORTIVA, that over the years had conductors like BRUNO PIZZUL, CARLO SASSI, SANDRO CIOTTI, and MARIA TERESA RUTA. LA DOMENICA SPORTIVA was a real television lounge with many guests, and match reports were made long and detailed with views and pictures from sidelines, and interviews from the changing room.
Then in order to not miss anything, we went to back to TELEROMA 56 to see another television legend GOAL DI NOTTE with MICHELE PLASTINO. That program was focused on Roma and Lazio most, with experienced football guests, and also with more detailed images about the matches. That was my typical sporting and television day if Lazio played away, but if Lazio played at home obviously going to the stadium, and at the end the match the radio was immediately turned on, to listen A BOTTA CALDA, with the unforgettable ENZO SCALA.
Without any rhetoric l tried to explain a typical Sunday day of 80s/90s football was love and passion, but above all those who narrated it, and showed it with images, they used to love what they did, but even more they used to love the audience to whom they gave these emotions.
Including the players who were much more human, and available during the interviews. l would like to give an advice to young people, go to the various web’s and watch the images of these television show, because only like that you will understand what lm talking about. Needless to say that even our country was more genuine and beautiful just like….lL CALCIO E LA DOMENICA IN TV.
Giuseppe Jersey Alteri