Important Moments: MTV Sports

(Quicktime, 7.3 meg)

When: 1992
Where: filmed in San Diego, broadcast across the US
Who: Dave Schiller, Amy Bekken, Dave Murphy, Stacy McCarthy, Joel Rogers, Rick Castiglia, Danny Sullivan, Crazy John brooks and a brief cameo by the Cameranesi family (including an infant Athena)
Why: shameless pimping of the sport for the media

In the early 1990’s, Dan Cortese hosted a show on MTV that was in many ways a precursor to the X Games. Each week two or three alternative sports were featured. Freestyle got its turn in 1992. This is the segment that where Dave Schiller’s famous “it’s a sport I dearly love” quote came from.

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