Let me break it down for you - essentially this was an outdoor field day activity - think the 8th Grade Field Day you suffered through but instead of your pervy PE teacher yelling from the sidelines, it was Howard Cosell in a wicked leisure suit calling the shots - for TV celebrities from the three networks. Yes, that's right, three networks. That's all there were back then - three networks. Today, the participants would be D-List at best, but back then, they were the top of the heap.
It was a sight to see again. I couldn't believe it. The feathered hair, the headbands, the inappropriately cut and disturbingly tight running shorts and that was just Scott Baio and the other male participants. Terrifying! The women included the likes of Daisy Duke from "The
This could not happen in today's reality TV-soaked world. That's probably OK too. I don't think, no, I know I don't want to see the Kardashians doing anything. Again. Ever. Anyway, if you are ever looking for a good laugh and an awesome trip in the Wayback Machine, watch an old episode of "BOTNS." You will not regret it.