Music – 1978 – The NBC Classical Chorus – The Was A Ship That Sailed To Sea All In The Month Of May

DOG ASIDE: This video features Saturday Night Live guest host Eric Idle….of Monty Python fame….singing a classical chorus with Not Ready For Prime Time Players members Jane Curtain, Bill Murray and Laraine Newman in a 1978 episode….which shows the diverse talents of some really outstanding comedians.  The truth of the matter is that the Not Ready For Prime Time Players cast…

MLB – 1986 – ABC Tim McCarver Interviews Mets Manager Davey Johnson After NLCS Game 6 Win Vs Astros

DOG ASIDE: David Allen Johnson (born January 30, 1943) is an American former professional baseball player and manager…..who played for the Baltimore Orioles from 1965–1972…. Atlanta Braves from 1973–1975….Yomiuri Giants from 1975–1976….Philadelphia Phillies from 1977–1978….and Chicago Cubs in 1978.  He has managed the New York Mets from 1984–1990….the Cincinnati Reds from 1993–1995….the Baltimore Orioles from 1996–1997…..the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1999–2000….and the Washington Nationals from 2011–2013.  Johnson won the American League’s Manager of the Year…

NHL – 1987 – Tom Mees Introduces Rendez Vous 87 – Featuring Canada All Stars Vs USSR National Team

DOG ASIDE: Rendez-vous ’87 was an international ice hockey series of games between the Soviet Union national ice hockey team and a team of Canadian All-Stars from the National Hockey League….which was held in Quebec City….and replaced the NHL’s All-Star festivities for the 1986–87 NHL season. The Soviet team was paid $80,000 for their appearance in Rendez-vous ’87….while the Canadian NHL All Stars raised $350,000 for…

NBA – 1986 – WTBS Rick Barry Highlights The Story Of The Slam Dunk – A Symphony In D Major

DOG ASIDE: A slam dunk, also simply known as a dunk, is a type of basketball shot that is performed when a player jumps in the air….while controling the ball above the horizontal plane of the rim….and scores by putting the ball directly through the basket with one or both hands….which is considered a type of field goal that  is worth two…

MLB – 1986 – Mel Allen For This Week In Baseball Special – Featuring Indians OF Pat Tabler

DOG ASIDE: Patrick Sean Tabler (born February 2, 1958) is an American former Major League Baseball player…and currently a color analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays on the Canadian sports television network Rogers Sportsnet and formerly with TSN   In 1983, Tabler was traded to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Jerry Dybzinski….and became their starting first baseman…..who hit .291 in 124 games that 1st year with the indians. He became quickly…

NBA – 1987 – Brent Musburger Interviews Lakers Coach Pat Riley Prior To Finals Game 4 With Celtics

DOG ASIDE: Patrick James Riley (born March 20, 1945) is an American professional basketball executive….and a former coach and player in the National Basketball Association (NBA).. He has been the team president of the Miami Heat since 1995….as well as being head coach in two separate tenures….one from 1995 through 2003….and the other from 2005 through 2008….who is regarded as…

MLB – 1988 – Bob Costas Interviews Mickey Mantle On His Opinion Of Honorary All Stars On A Roster

DOG ASIDE:  In this video herewith…..NBC’s Bob Costas interviews a living legend, Mickey Mantle, at the 1988 MLB All Star Game…..in which Costas asks The Mick what his opinion was about having “honorary selections” named to the All Star teams….guys that were super greats of the game in the “twilights” of their careers…..who were still a big draw and fan…

NBA – 1987 – James Brown Interview Boston Garden Carpenter Paul Dembickt On Parquet Floor Condition

DOG ASIDE: Boston Garden was an arena in Boston that was designed by boxing promoter Tex Rickard….who also built the third iteration of New York’s Madison Square Garden….as it opened on November 17, 1928 as “Boston Madison Square Garden” ….and later shortened to just…. and outlived its original namesake by 30 years. The Garden hosted home games for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL)…

MLB – 1986 – Keith Jackson Interview With Astros C Alan Ashby After Their NLCS Game 4 Win Over Mets

DOG ASIDE: Alan Dean Ashby (born July 8, 1951) is an American former professional baseball player and current radio and television sports commentator….who played as a catcher in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays and Houston Astros between 1973 and 1989.  He was the catcher for two Astros teams that won division pennants.  Ashby recaptured the Astros starting catching job in 1986….then helped guide the…