Iconic Moments of the 80s / People In Utah Sports
SALT LAKE CITY – netflix recently released the fourth season of the streaming service’s hit show, “Stranger Things,” which is set in the 1980s.
Due to the show’s schedule and props, Stranger Things turned on ’80s nostalgia for some viewers.
In fact, a BYU pennant flag was featured in seasons three and four of the show.
Utah Sports’ Iconic 80s
In response to the recently sparked nostalgia, KSLSports.com asked on Twitter, “Who/what do you say ‘iconic 80s’ when it comes to Utah sports?”
Here are some of the answers:
Utah Jazz legends John Stockton and Karl Malone were drafted in the mid-1980s.
The Salt Lake Bees shared a photo of a baseball card of actor Bill Murray, who owned part of the Salt Lake Trappers minor league baseball club.
Zone Sports Network’s Han Olsen shared a photo of his co-host and former BYU player Hans Olsen, who loves the 1980s and is currently watching Stranger Things for the first time.
Olsen shared a photo of former NFL player and actor Brian “The Boz” Bosworth.
“The 80s can be summed up in a single image for me!” Olsen tweeted.
Cougar Sports’ Dallen Graff of KSL NewsRadio on Saturday shared a photo of former BYU and NFL quarterback Jim McMahon, who sported a headband bearing the name of former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle.
KSLSports.com NFL insider Kyle Ireland tweeted a photo of former BYU and NFL quarterback Steve Young wearing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers creamsicle uniform. Young began his NFL career as a member of the Bucs.
KSL TV’s Sam Farnsworth shared photos of former jazz greats Darrell Griffith and Frank Layden. Both individuals have their names in the rafters of Vivint Arena.
“My favorite @utahjazz player of the 80s and maybe of all time,” Farnsworth posted.
KSLSports.com BYU insider Mitch Harper has shared the iconic photo of legendary Cougar head coach LaVell Edwards in the “Quarterback Factory”.
KSLSports.com Utah insider Michelle Bodkin shared a GIF of former Ute Eddie Johnson giving a BYU cheerleader a high five during a rivalry game in 1988. Johnson ran to the the cheerleader’s high-five on the sidelines after scoring a touchdown against the Cougars. He finished his last game as an Ute with 112 rushing yards and four touchdowns.
KSL TV’s Jeremiah Jensen shared photos of former Utah Jazz greats Adrian Dantley and Darrell Griffith. Like Griffith, Dantley’s jersey has been retired by the Jazz and hangs in the rafters of Vivint Arena.