Originally Posted by Dan Lobb
You have avoided the most salient points.
Actually, the Tournament of Roses was shown on only 21 stations, and was not a "sporting event", but a PARADE.
The first national network broadcast of a sporting event in color was the 1955 Davis Cup match between Hoad and Trabert.
This was a true measure of the progress tennis had made in the national consciousness as a result of the Hoad/Trabert Davis Cup matchups between 1953 and 1955.
You did not say first ever broadcast in color of a sporting event, you said "first ever color broadcast by NBC"there is a major difference between those 2 statements which I am sure you well know. You are just trying to save face because yet another one of your ascertains have been contradicted and proven wrong in this thread, whether you want to admit it or not.
Who cares whether the tournament of roses is a Parade or not? It was broadcast in color, which proves your claim wrong.
While it is quite clear you know a lot of the history surrounding the game of tennis you look at it through some of the most rose tinted glasses possible when it comes to your favorite players and the tone in which you address people who dare contradict is getting quite over the top and almost borders on trollish.