Special – 1981 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of Year Sugar Ray Leonard + Years Highlights In Sports

DOG ASIDE: Ray Charles Leonard (born May 17, 1956) is best known as “Sugar“ Ray Leonard….is an American former professional boxer, boxing commentator, motivational speaker, and occasional actor….who is  often regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time….as he competed from 1977 to 1997….while winning world titles in five weight divisions including the lineal championship in three weight divisions as…

MLB – 1985 – ESPN Sportscenter Tribute To Phil Niekro 300th Win + Interview With Gayle Gardner

DOG ASIDE: Philip Henry Niekro (born April 1, 1939) and nicknamed “Knucksie” is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher….who played 24 seasons in the majors….with 20 of them with the Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves.  Niekro’s 318 career victories are the most by a knuckleball pitcher….and ranks 16th on the overall all-time wins list….as he won the National League (NL) Gold Glove Award five times….was selected…

NCAA Football – 1987 – CBS Sports 51st Cotton Bowl Classic At The Half With Vern Lundquist + Ara Paseghian + Pat Hayden

DOG ASIDE: Merton Laverne Lundquist Jr. (born July 17, 1940) is an American sportscaster….who began his broadcasting career as sports anchor for WFAA in Dallas and in Austin for KTBC….which makes him special to this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile….cuz he is considered one of Autin’s homeboys….as well as being the radio voice of the Dallas Cowboys….which he joined The Cowboys Radio Network in…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Equestrian 3 Day Eventing – Featuring FRA Pascal Marvillers On Gulliver 8

DOG ASIDE: The equestrian sports were held primarily at Santa Anita Racetrack….which offered stabling for up to 2100 horses….a grandstand with almost 16000 seats….and was managed by experienced horsemen….  however, this was the first time the individual jumping competition was not held in the Olympic Stadium immediately prior to the closing ceremonies….as was tradition….and instead was…

NFL – 1978 – NBC Sports Super Bowl XIII Cowboys Vs Steelers Special – Talking About The Weather + Field Condition – With Dick Enberg + Mike Adamle + Bryant Gumbel + Fran Tarkenton

DOG ASIDE: Michael David Adamle (born October 4, 1949) is a former American football player and sports broadcaster….who after retiring from playing football professionally joined NBC Sports, where he was both a studio host and sideline reporter for various events….as seen in this video herewith….where he spent six years with NBC Sports hosting SportsWorld and pre-game shows. He was also the host…

NBA – 1988 – All Star Slam Dunk Contest – Review Michael Jordan Win With Rick Barry + Steve Jones + Bob Neal

DOG ASIDE: Richard Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA)….and was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in history by the NBA in 1996, Barry is the only player to lead the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), ABA, and NBA…

Olympics – 1984 – Los Angeles Summer Games Special – The Effects of SMOG In Los Angeles

DOG ASIDE: The word “smog” was coined in the early 20th century as a combination of the words smoke and fog to refer to smoky fog, its opacity, and odor….which was originally intended to refer to what was sometimes known as “pea soup fog”….which had been a familiar and serious problem in London from the 19th century to the mid-20th century. This kind…

NFL – 1985 – Special – Roger Staubach Introduces The Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class Of 1985 With Frank Gatzki + Joe Namath + Pete Roselle + O J SImpson

DOG ASIDE: Frank “Gunner” Gatski (March 18, 1921 – November 22, 2005) was an American football center who played for the Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and the National Football League (NFL) in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Gatski was one of the most heralded centers of his era….who was known for his strength and consistency….as he helped protect QB Otto Graham….and open up…