NBA – 1987 – All Star Game Slam Dunk Contest Semifinals – With Michael Jordan + Clyde Drexler

The NBA reintroduced the Slam Dunk Contest in 1984 at its birthplace in Denver…..as Phoenix’s Larry Nance defeated the original Dunk contest winner Julius Erving in the final round….then Hawks Dominique Wilkins won the contest the following year….whereas in 1986 his Atlanta  teammate Spud Webb made history when he defeated Wilkins in the final….and preventing him from retaining his title….while standing a mere 5 feet…

MLB – 1972 To 1974 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – The 3 Year Dynasty Of The Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics, often referred to as the A’s, are an American professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West division. The team plays its home games at the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum. They have won nine World Series championships….which is tied for the third-most of all current MLB teams. The 2018 season was the club’s…

NBA – 1987 – NBA Finals Game 3 Lakers Vs Celtics Halftime With Brent Musburger + Coach Frank Layden

The guest for this NBA At the Half show with CBS’ Brent Musburger is Utah Jazz Coach Frank Layden (born January 5, 1932)….who today is a retired American basketball coach and executive of the National Basketball Association’s Utah Jazz. In addition to his coaching at the professional level, Layden coached at Adelphi Suffolk College….and is also a former head coach and player of his alma…

MLB – 1969 To 1982 – Strohs Circle Of Sports – The Story Of MLB P Bill Spaceman Lee With Lisa Bowd

Bill Lee (born December 28, 1946), nicknamed Spaceman, is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher…..who played for the Boston Red Sox from 1969 – 1978….and the Montreal Expos from 1979 – 1982…..when on November 7, 2008….Lee was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame….as the team’s record-holder for most games pitched by a left-handed pitcher with 321….and the third-highest win total of 94…

NBA – 1986 – NBA Finals Game 3 Celtics Vs Rockets Halftime Show With Brent Musburger + George Mikan

Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics verses the Houston Rockets took place at The Summit in Houston, Texas on June 1, 1986 before 16,015 fans….with a 3:30 pm tipoff….as covered by CBS Sports in a game that would be won by the Rockets in a score of 106 – 104….as Rockets “Twin Tower” Ralph Sampson…

Music – 1979 – Art Garfunkel – I Love You And Thats All I Know + Scarborough Fair

Art Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American singer, poet, math teacher and actor….who is best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. Highlights of his solo music career include a top 10 hit, three top 20 hits, six top 40 hits, 14 Adult Contemporary top 30 singles, five Adult Contemporary number ones, two…

MLB – 1969 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – World Series Game 3 – Baltimore Orioles Vs New York Mets

Game 3 of the 1969 MLB World Series between the Baltimore Orioles verses the New York Mets was played at 1 pm on Tuesday, October 14 at Shea Stadium, the Queens NYC.  OF Tommy Agee led off the game for the Mets with a home run off of Jim Palmer….then saved at least five runs with…

Music – 1979 – The Grateful Dead – The Rain Falling Down

The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California…..which ranged mostly from quintet to septet….and is known for its eclectic style….which fused elements of rock, country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, reggae, jazz, experimental music, psychedelia, and space rock for live performances of lengthy instrumental jams….and for their devoted fan base, known as “Deadheads”.  Writer Lenny Kaye said of The Dead that “Their music touches on ground that most other groups…

Music – 1979 – Johnny Cash + Hank Williams Jr Duet – Kaw-Liga

“Kaw-Liga” is a country music song written by Hank Williams and Fred Rose.  The song tells the story of a wooden Indian, Kaw-Liga, who falls in love with an “Indian maid over in the antique store” but does not tell her so, being, as the lyrics say: Too stubborn to ever show a sign, Because his heart was made of knotty pine. The…