Why post this clip from the epic tug of war at the 1978 "Battle of the Network Stars?''
1. Why not?
2. It gives Robert Conrad a chance to show off his shirtless, 43-year-old physique; let's see 43-year-old Vinny Testaverde try that on national TV!
3. Joel Stein, the guy whose name you see embossed on the screen during the clip, went to high school in Edison, N.J., with Newsday baseball columnist Ken Davidoff, as did current Edison mayor Jun Choi, who once inspired racially insensitive remarks from then New Jersey radio personality and current WFAN morning co-host Craig Carton (see post below), for which Carton later apologized.
Thus does a 29-year-old clip of Frank Gifford and Howard Cosell calling a tug of war neatly tie itself back to the present, completing another strand in the circle of life.