Figure Skating – 1988 – ABCs Jim McKay Profiles CAN Brian Orser – Up Close And Personal

DOG ASIDE: Brian Ernest Orser (born 18 December 1961) is a former competitive and professional figure skater for Canada….who is the 1984 Los Angeles Games and 1988 Seoul Games Olympic silver medalist….1987 World champion….and eight-time Canadian national champion from 1981 – 1988.  The rivalry between Brian Orser and American figure skater Brian Boitano….who were the two favorites to win the gold…

Golf – 1987 – Skins Game – Lee Trevino Holes Out 2nd Shot To Win $55K Skin + Super Mex Interview

DOG ASIDE: Lee Buck Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is a retired American professional golfer….who is regarded as one of the greatest players in professional golf history….and certainly one of the greatest shot makers in history….evidenced by this video herewith.  SuperMex is one of the greatest Hispanic golfers of all time….certainly in the conversation with Seve Ballesteros and Chi…

Gymnastics – 1970 – ABCs Jim McKay Remembers USA Cathy Rigby And Her Effect On American Gymnastics

DOG ASIDE: Cathleen Roxanne Rigby (born December 12, 1952) was known as Cathy Rigby…who is an actress, speaker, and former artistic gymnast….where her performance in the 1968 Mexico Olympics helped to popularize the sport of gymnastics in the United States. Cathy Rigby was the highest-scoring American gymnast at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics….which helped her become a favorite with American television audiences….thus helping…

Horse Racing – 1969 – Highlights – Triple Crown Races – Featuring Majestic Prince + Arts & Letters

DOG ASIDE: The 1969 Derby had a very strong field that deterred entries, and as such, only eight horses went to the starting gate. Majestic Prince was the betting favorite….followed by Top Knight…who was winner of the 1968 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Two-Year-Old Male Horse…..and third was the highly regarded Claiborne Farm colt Dike….along with Paul Mellon’s Arts and Letters was…

Gymnastics – 1985 – American Cup Championship – Mens Floor Exercise Competition – USA Dan Hayden

DOG ASIDE: Dan Hayden (born 1965) is a retired American gymnast…who was a member of the 1985 and 1987 World Championships teams….and was a US national champion…that competed for Arizona State University….where he was a collegiate national champion.  In 1988, he was second at Olympic Trials during the first day of competition….but fell to eighth the second day when…

MLB – 1954 – World Series Highlights – New York Giants Vs Cleveland Indians – With Willie Mays Catch

DOG ASIDE: The 1954 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians….as the Giants swept the Series in four games to win their first championship since 1933….by defeating the heavily favored Indians….who had won an AL-record 111 games in the regular season….for it has since been broken by the 1998 New York Yankees with 114….and again by the 2001…

Horse Racing – 1986 – Greg Gumbel + Sharon Smith On Controversy Of Lasix Not Being Allowed At Derby

DOG ASIDE   This video features ESPN’s Greg Gumbel and Sharon Smith reporting on the use of the drub Lasix in horse racing….and how its use is not allowed at the 1986 Kentucky Derby.  Furosemide, sold under the brand name Lasix, is a medication used to treat fluid build-up due to heart failure, liver scarring, or kidney disease….which is also used for the treatment of high blood…

Gymnastics – 1985 – ABCs Peter Kormann Interviews USAs Tim Daggett + Mary Lou Retton At American Cup

DOG ASIDE: Peter Kormann (born 21 June 1955) Is a retired American gymnast and gymnastics coach…who In the 1976 Olympics became the first American to medal in competition against the Soviets….when he won a bronze medal in the men’s floor competition.  Kormann’s bronze medal was also the first Olympic medal of any type won by an American gymnast in…

Horse Racing – 1987 – ABCs Al Michaels Covers The Odds + Post Positions For The Kentucky Derby

DOG ASIDE: Betting on horse racing or horse betting commonly occurs at many horse races tracks….as gamblers can stake money on the final placement of the horses taking part in a race. Gambling on horses is, however, prohibited at some racetracks…..but where gambling is allowed….most tracks offer parimutuel betting where gamblers’ money is pooled and shared proportionally among the winners…