Boxing – 1985 – The Story Of Trainer Eddie Futch Being In Both Larry Holmes & Michael Spinks Trainer

DOG ASIDE: Eddie Futch (August 9, 1911 – October 10, 2001) was a boxing trainer…..who among his credentials included training four of the five boxers who defeated Muhammad Ali…including Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Larry Holmes and Trevor Berbick….as Futch also trained  Riddick Bowe and Montell Griffin….when they handed future Hall of Fame fighters Evander Holyfield and Roy Jones, Jr., their first professional defeats. In Baltimore, Maryland,…

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Comedy – 1986 – Steve Martin – Stand Up Routine On His Embezzling Cat + His Causes He Supports

DOG ASIDE: In the mid-1970’s and 1980’s, Steve Martin made frequent appearances as a stand-up comedian on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, on The Gong Show, on HBO’s On Location, on The Muppet Show and NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL)…..as SNL‘saudience jumped by a million viewers when he made guest appearances….and he was one of the show’s most successful hosts….who appeared on 27 Saturday Night Live shows….as he…

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Comedy – 1986 – Great Impersonators With Frank Gorshin + George Kirby + Billy Crystal + Rich Little

DOG ASIDE: An impersonator is someone who imitates or copies the behavior or actions of another….as there are many reasons for impersonating someone….especially with entertainers….who impersonate celibrities…. and makes fun of their personal lives. recent scandals and known behavior patterns….as entertainers who impersonate multiple celebrities as part of their act….can be sorted into impressionists and celebrity impersonators….with…

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Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Race Thoughts + The Race Lineup Row By Row

DOG ASIDE:   Saturday May 31 saw sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80’s…..and due to the rain delays….traditional pre-race ceremonies were retooled slightly….with some replacement performers….as the Purdue University band was absent….while Jim Nabors, scheduled to sing “Back Home Again in Indiana”, had departed….and was replaced by John S. Davies, the artist-in-residence at the Indianapolis Opera.  A…

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Boxing – 1984 – Sugar Ray Leonard Talks About His Career And Marvin Hagler For Sportsman Of Year

DOG ASIDE: This video is an excerpt of the 1984 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award Show….in which host Merlin Olsen introduces 1981 winner of the coveted Sports Illustrated award….who speaks about his career….and specifically about the challenges of retiring from the ring and then returning to the ring.  Sugar Ray Leonard is without question,…

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Boxing` – 1982 – 10 Rnd Lighjtwt Bout – Miguel Meza Vs Livingstone Bramble – 4th Round TKO

DOG ASIDE: This 10 round lightweight bout between Miguel Meza verses Livingstone Bramble was fought at the Great Gorge Playboy Club on August 22, 1982….as the fact that it took place at a Playboy Club was probably the greatest highlight of the folks who went to see this fight…..which basically was a “butt whipping” by Bramble for…

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Comedy – 1985 – Skit – Steve Martin + Strother Martin In The Turtle Bronc Rider

DOG ASIDE: This video features one of my very favorite actors of all time….Strother Douglas Martin Jr. (March 26, 1919 – August 1, 1980) was an American character actor….who often appeared in support of such silver screen stars as John Wayne and Paul Newman…..and in western films directed by John Ford and Sam Peckinpah….who is best known as the prison “Captain” in the 1967…

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Auto Racing – 1986 – Al Trautwig Shows How The Indy 500 Is A Month Long Event Not A One Day Event

DOG ASIDE;  This video really gave me some valuable knowledge and insight into the preparation that is required to be an Indy 500 contestant…..as ABC’s Al Trautwig provides an inside look at the “23 Days” before the 1986 Indy 500 auto race….plus it provides awesome highlights of absolute legends of auto racing featuring guys like…

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Comedy – 1984 – News – ABCs Frank Reynolds Reports On Day 154 Of President Carter Being Held Hostage

DOG COMMENTARY: This video simply expresses this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion of US President Jimmy Carter just perfectly…..as it depicts the Little Old Peanut Picker remarkably “right on the mark”….. cuz Carter was “held hostage” throughout his entire presidency…..as his time in office proved to me that my belief that “the worst tics (blood sucking types) are POLI-TICS”….and Carter proved…

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