Roller Derby's Greatest DVDs 6G SF Bombers 1977-78 Set
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Roller Derby's Greatest DVDs 6 Game SF Bay Bombers SetThe last 2 years of the classic SF Bay Bombers are here in this set as the final games on tape for the great Ken Monte, Gerry Murray, Joe Chaump and Annie Bauer... Bombers vs Red Devils 1978, Kezar Pavilion - This game is known for Joan Weston slugging a referee and getting ejected besides the best fights of the 1978 season. Don Drewry calls this 2nd half game with Charlie O'Connell who is out of action due to injury. The Bombers are led by the Golden Girl Joanie Weston with Delores Tucker, Judy McGuire, Terry Lewis, Willy Ryan, Cliff Butler, James Paul, Bill Groll, Dynamite Mike Gammon and Alvin Mallory. The spunky Red Devils, not known for backing down to fights, have Coach Cal Stephens, Larry Lee, Tony Smith, Earl Pearson, Chris Rowe, Chris Keenan, Ann Calvello, Jackie Garello, JJ Burton and Terri Inabnett. Jackie Garello carries the Red Devil womens jamming while Judy McGuire does the same for the Bomber women. Fantastic free for all fight at the end of the 6th period as Larry Lee finds out the punching power of Cliff Butler. In the 7th period one of the all time greatest Weston-Calvello brawls as Joanie not only decks banana nose but also decks referee Hugh Kindle, getting her ejected for the game. Not to be outdone the men come back with a game ending fight with Bill Groll flattening Earl Pearson with a great punch. End of game interview with Cliff Butler, good picture quality Bombers vs All Stars 8-14-77, Kezar Pavilion - The Bombers face a huge task of skating against a bigger and more experienced All Star squad. The All Stars are a who's who of IRDL gone past with Joe "The Jet" Foster, Cal Stephens, Gerri Murray, Jackie Garello, JJ Burton, Ann Calvello, Sandy Dunn, Jo Jo Stafford, Debbie Cho, Larry Lee, Johnny Wrice, Tony Smith and Alfonso Reyes. The Bombers teamwork was much better than the All Stars but the shear talent and beef wore the Bombers down at the end. This was Coach Charlie O'Connell's assessment at games end. Besides Charlie O, the Bombers skated Joan Weston, Ann Bauer, Delores Tucker, Peanuts Meyer, Judy McGuire, Sue Fruegulia, Cliff Butler, Bill Groll and Gil Orozco. Bomber highlights were Butlers blocking and jamming plus the unbelievable ability of Dynamite Mike Gammon. Don Drewry calls the game with Nick Scopas. 2nd half, end of game interview with Charlie O'Connell as he talks about how tough it is to beat such a big and talented team. fair to good picture quality
Bombers vs Red Devils 1977, Kezar Pavilion - 2 teams loaded with veterans skated with great effort before a capacity Kezar Pavilion crowd. Don Drewry calls this FULL game with Nick Scopas. Charlie O'Connell once again leads his Bombers with Joan Weston, Annie Bauer, Sue Fregulia, Judy McGuire, Peanuts Meyer, Delores Tucker, Barbara Baker, Bill Groll, Cliff Butler, Gil Orozco, Mike Gammon, Tony Roman and Chris Rowe. There were at least 9 skaters with at least 20yrs experience skating that afternoon. Veteran Joe Chaump makes his last appearance on tape leading this rough squad along with Cal Stephens, Tony Smith, Larry Lee, Earl Pearson, Ed Hesson, Mike Phillips, Delores Holmes, Willy Ryan, Claudia Hobdy, Jackie Garello, Lana Kasanovich, Gerri Abbatello and the legendary Ann Calvello. Calvello up to her old tricks trying to keep Weston and the Bomber jammers off balance. Cal Stephens showcased his agility and power flattening 3 Bombers in a wild 4rth period while Mike Gammon showed why he's the greatest jammer in history. With O'Connell hurt in the previous Chiefs series, the burden fell to Bill Groll for defensive duties and he did a good job taking some load off Charlie O. Classic Bomber teamwork with spin whips, fals whips, criss crossing, etc. Great jamming by Meyer, McGuire and Garello in the 2nd half including a nice 7th period blowoff jam with Weston and Calvello. Confusion on games final jam but ref's were able to sort it out and Gammon pulls out a Bomber victory. Halftime interview with Cal Stephens, post game interview with Charlie O'Connell, very good ...
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