NCAA Sports – 1980 – HBO Inside Sports Special Feature – Barry Tompkins Highlights Student Athletes

DOG ASIDE: A student athlete is a participant in an organized competitive sport sponsored by the educational institution in which he or she is enrolled….as student-athletes are full time students as well as full time athletes.  Due to educational institutions being colleges….they offer athletic scholarships in various sports…..with many student athletes being compensated with scholarships to attend these institutions….…

News – 1987 – CNN Headline News – Illinois Senator Paul Simon Announces His Run For U S President

DOG ASIDE: Paul Martin Simon (November 29, 1928 – December 9, 2003) was an American author and politician from Illinois…..who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1985….and in the United States Senate from 1985 to 1997.  A member of the Democratic Party, Simon unsuccessfully ran for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination….as seen in the announcement of his candidacy…

MLB – 1986 – ESPNs Chris Berman + George Grande Host Season Hilites Put To Bob Segers Like A Rock

DOG ASIDE: This video features ESPN’s Chris Berman and George Grande at the pregame show for the 1986 All Star Game at the Houston Astrodome….as they bring highlights of the 1986 MLB season leading up to the All Star break.  What makes this video such a “nugget of gold” in our ImaSportsphile treasure chest of vintage memories….is…

NCAAF – 1987 – NBCs Bill Macatee Showcases The ASU Sun Devils Prior To Rose Bowl Game Vs Michigan

DOG ASIDE: The Arizona State Sun Devils football team represents Arizona State University in the sport of American football…as the team competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)….and the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12).  Arizona State University has fielded a football team since 1897. The Sun Devils are currently led by head coach Herm Edwards…. playing their home games…

Music – 1982 – David Mineham + The Neighborhoods – Just Ask Her

DOG ASIDE: The Neighborhoods are a Boston rock band formed in 1978….who earned local fame by playing regularly at Boston venues such as The Rat and winning the WBCN Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble in 1979…while beating out La Peste ….and Mission of Burma, among others. Their 1980 debut single, “Prettiest Girl” was a local hit. The band broke up for a short time between 1980-1981….but reformed in…

NCAAW – 1986 – CBSs Gary Bender Interviews Texas Coach Jody Conradt After Texas Wins National Title

DOG ASIDE: Addie Jo “Jody” Conradt (born May 13, 1941) is a retired women’s basketball coach….who was the head coach for the women’s team at University of Texas at Austin for 31 years from 1976 to 2007….where she also served concurrently as the UT women’s athletic director from 1992 to 2001. During her tenure at UT, she achieved several…

Music – 1976 – The Band – The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down

DOG ASIDE: The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group….including Rick Danko on bass guitar and vocals… Garth Hudson on keyboards, organ and saxophone….Richard Manuel on keyboards and vocals….Robbie Robertson on lead guitar and vocals….and Levon Helm on drums and vocals…..as seen in this video herewith where he sings lead on The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down….which is one of The Band‘s most famous hits. …

NFL – 1945 To 1951 – NFL Films Steve Sabol On Tales Of A One Eyed Wonder – Eagles QB Tommy Thompson

DOG ASIDE: Thomas Pryor Thompson (August 15, 1918 – April 22, 1989) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League and Canadian Football League….who was blind in one eye, from a childhood incident, but nevertheless served in the U.S. Army for two years during World War II….which put his professional career on hold.  Born in Hutchinson, Kansas, Thompson graduated from R. L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas….where our…

NBA – 1988 – All Star Saturday Night Slam Dunk Contest Finals – Hawks F Dominique Wilkins Final Dunk

DOG ASIDE: Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball player who primarily played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Wilkins was a nine-time NBA All-Star….and is widely viewed as one of the best dunkers in NBA history…..earning the nickname “The Human Highlight Film”.  In 2006, Wilkins was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The 1988…