Good Seats Still Available
About This Show
“Good Seats Still Available” is a curious little podcast devoted to the exploration of what used-to-be in professional sports. Each week, host Tim Hanlon interviews former players, owners, broadcasters, beat reporters, and surprisingly famous "super fans" of teams and leagues that have come and gone - in an attempt to
unearth some of the most wild and woolly moments in (often forgotten) sports history.
Most Recent Episode
016: National Soccer Hall of Famer Rick Davis
3 days ago
National Soccer Hall of Fame legend Rick Davis joins Tim Hanlon direct from his family-owned/operated Ellsworth Steak House in Ellsworth, KS for a revealing conversation about his pioneering career as one of America’s first pro soccer superstars. Among the many highlights, Davis discusses: the circumstances that vaulted him from AYSO youth soccer in Claremont, CA to international fame with the NASL’s star-studded New York Cosmos; the priceless on-field, in-game tutelage of world-class players like Pelé, Franz Beckenbauer and Carlos Alberto; the challenges of balancing the often-conflicting demands of both club team and the US Men’s National Team; the double-edged sword of the indoor game; and the NASL's controversial “Team America” experiment in 1983 that helped hasten the demise of the league - and cost Davis at least one friendship in the process. This week’s episode is sponsored by our friends at Audible!