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Rex Argos
10-16-2006, 02:39 PM
Gullett and Borbon combine for a 5-1 victory over the NY Yankees in game one of the 1976 World Series. How old does that make you feel?

RANDY IN INDY
10-16-2006, 02:42 PM
Happy to have been able to witness those teams.

SultanOfSwing
10-16-2006, 02:43 PM
I wouldn't have been born for another 9 years. How old does that make you feel? :)

wheels
10-16-2006, 03:02 PM
Suckling my Mother's teet.

westofyou
10-16-2006, 03:10 PM
Gullett and Borbon combine for a 5-1 victory over the NY Yankees in game one of the 1976 World Series. How old does that make you feel?

I was at that game.

KittyDuran
10-16-2006, 03:13 PM
Pretty old but not as old as Gully and Pedro...;)

OldRightHander
10-16-2006, 03:43 PM
I wouldn't have been born for another 9 years. How old does that make you feel? :)

No comment.

Joseph
10-16-2006, 03:47 PM
I was 2, if you believe the government conspiracy of ages. ;)

justincredible
10-16-2006, 03:49 PM
Heck, my mom was only 15 and my dad was only 13.

KronoRed
10-16-2006, 04:05 PM
I was negative 5...so..I wasn't doing much.

RedsFan75
10-16-2006, 05:03 PM
Watching it on TV with my Mom and Dad!

Trace's Daddy
10-16-2006, 06:05 PM
Suckling my Mother's teet.

Me too - 8 weeks old. :beerme:

harangatang
10-16-2006, 06:11 PM
My dad hadn't even graduated from high school yet.

Krusty
10-16-2006, 06:23 PM
I was 16 years old. Have to admit I was spoiled by the Reds and Steelers success of the 70s. The 80s sucked for both teams only to have the Reds regain the glorious crown back in 1990.

Still 16 years since the Reds last World Series win is a long, long time.

red-in-la
10-16-2006, 07:27 PM
I am not sure what being older than a guy named Krusty makes me....

I was watching it on TV with my wife and 3 kids in the other room. Our daughter (3rd child) had just been born that August.

Bob Howsam's words after game 4 still haunt me...."this is probably the last time you will see a team like this."

Degenerate39
10-16-2006, 07:30 PM
30 years ago I wasn't born but I wish I could've seen the Big Red Machine in real life. If time travel is ever possible I'm going back to watch the 1975 world series.

StillFunkyB
10-16-2006, 07:40 PM
I'm not really sure, but considering I was only about 3 weeks old I doubt I was watching the game.

reds44
10-16-2006, 08:01 PM
I wouldn't have been born for another 9 years. How old does that make you feel? :)
1976?

I wouldn't have been born for another 13 years....

Degenerate39
10-16-2006, 08:05 PM
1976?

I wouldn't have been born for another 13 years....

:) Try 14 years

MrCinatit
10-16-2006, 08:24 PM
I was eight at the time - old enough to be thrilled about it, but way too young to appreciate it.

Spring~Fields
10-16-2006, 08:39 PM
Aw those were the days, a quality baseball team with truly very talented players that could hit, throw, catch the ball, take a walk, steal a base and even pitch a good game now and then. Good was still good, great was still great, we never had to call poor good, never had to call medicore great. Loved every minute of it.

Of course the drought years before and after were nothing to write home about.

westofyou
10-16-2006, 08:54 PM
1976?

I wouldn't have been born for another 13 years....

Boy, you missed a mess of great baseball.

BuckWoody
10-16-2006, 08:55 PM
Heck, my mom was only 15 and my dad was only 13.
This gets my vote for the post in this thread that makes me feel the oldest. :(

I was almost 12 and glued to the TV in the family room watching every minute with my mom and dad. I'm sure at the time that I never thought the winning would end...that didn't turn out so well.

RFS62
10-16-2006, 08:58 PM
23 years old, living in Orlando.

Blimpie
10-16-2006, 09:26 PM
Fourth Grader at Arlington Elementary School in Lexington, KY.

I thought Joe Morgan hung the moon AND the stars.

mth123
10-16-2006, 09:51 PM
Enjoying it on TV and too spoiled to realize how special it was at the time.

BoydsOfSummer
10-16-2006, 11:29 PM
Ten years old in Jackson,Tn watching it on one of those new fangled high-def 13" black and white beauties. Johnny Bench was only like 5" tall on that screen,but he was big as the world to me,and way more important.

919191
10-17-2006, 12:43 AM
Boy, you missed a mess of great baseball.

Yeah, he missed some great baseball, but he gets to be so....young....:cry:

shredda2000
10-17-2006, 08:38 AM
I was 9...enjoying my second season as a REDS FAN 4 LIFE!!!

RedsFan75
10-17-2006, 09:02 AM
I was 16 years old. Have to admit I was spoiled by the Reds and Steelers success of the 70s. The 80s sucked for both teams only to have the Reds regain the glorious crown back in 1990.

Still 16 years since the Reds last World Series win is a long, long time.

I was 16 too, and like many of you have said, too naive to realize how special those 2 seasons were.

cumberlandreds
10-17-2006, 10:36 AM
I was 13 years old and in the 8th grade. Didn't realize I was seeing the beginning of the end of greatness from the Reds. Those years were truly special in many different ways.

MississippiRed
10-17-2006, 11:44 AM
I was 13 years old and in the 8th grade. Didn't realize I was seeing the beginning of the end of greatness from the Reds. Those years were truly special in many different ways.

We're the same age, CR. What a team to root for at that time. Most of my friends were Cardinal fans. I'd almost be willing to go through being young again for a return to those Reds teams.

redsupport
10-17-2006, 12:07 PM
I was upset that Terry Crowley was not deployed more

Roy Tucker
10-17-2006, 12:18 PM
24 years old, living in Fairborn (aka Stillborn), too much Jack D, too much toot, busy getting divorced. I loved the Reds baseball of that year but don't want to go through all that again.

I got more revved up over game 3 of the NLCS (they played 5 in those days) when the Reds were down 6-4 into the bottom of the 9th. To lead off the bottom of the 9th, Foster homered and then Bench homered to tie it up at 6-6. I forget how it all happened, but Griffey then singled in Davey to win the ballgame and the pennant.

The Reds could do no wrong that season. Swept the NLCS and swept the WS.

redsupport
10-17-2006, 12:24 PM
phils lose, phils lose!

Coffeybro
10-17-2006, 12:36 PM
Not even a thought at that time :-)