Boxing – 1986 – Special – The Magic Of Cuz DAmato As Seen Through Floyd Patterson & Mike Tyson

Constantine “Cus” D’Amato (January 17, 1908 – November 4, 1985) was an American boxing manager and trainer….who handled the careers of José Torres, Floyd Patterson and Mike Tyson….all of whom went on to become world champions and members of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.  Several successful boxing trainers….including Teddy Atlas, Kevin Rooney and Joe Fariello…..were all tutored by D’Amato…..who was a proponent of…

Boxing – 1986 – Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy Preview 10 Rnd Middlewt Bout – Doug DeWit Vs Milt McCrory

In this prefight video of the 1986 CBS Sports Saturday presentation of the 10 round middleweight bout between Doug DeWitt vs Milton McCrory…..Tim Ryan and Gil Clancy profile the careers of both fighters as they are about to enter the ring for their fight against each other.  Doug DeWitt is an American former World Middleweight Champion…..who was…

Boxing – 1985 – Barry Tompkins Provides A History Of Light Heavyweight Champs Vs Heavyweight Champs

Legendary HBO boxing analyst Barry Tompkins provides a wonderful history of light heavyweight boxing champions taking on heavyweight boxing champions….from Tommy Loughran vs Primo Carnera….to Archie Moore vs Floyd Patterson…..to Ezzard Charles vs Jersey Joe Walcott…..to Billy Conn vs Joe Louis….to Bob Foster vs Joe Frazier…..to Gene Tunney vs Jack Dempsey…..and then came the one…

Boxing – 1985 – HBO Boxing Special Feature – The Making Of Michael Spinks Body Into A Heavyweight

The transition of a light heavyweight boxer into a heavyweight boxer has historically been a difficult task to accomplish successfully….and this is especially true when transforming a light heavyweight champion into a heavyweight champion…..with the most successful transition being the transformation of Evander Holyfield….albeit was Michael Spinks who was the 1st light heavyweight champion to…

Football – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Showcases Candidates From Football

Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsperson of the Year award to “the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement.”….where both Americans and non-Americans are eligible, though in the past the vast majority of winners have been from the United States….with both men and women have won…

Golf – 1986 – Special – Golf My Way With Jack Nicklaus – Instruction Of 4 Different Sand Wedge Shots

This video provides some very rare footage of golf legend Jack Nicklaus showing and instructing the golf fan the four different sand wedge shots that he uses during any round of golf…..depending on the lie and circumstances around the green…..so, we the golf enthusiasts are able to get video instruction from the greatest golfer ever…

MLB – 1960 To 1969 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – The Stars Of The 1960’s With Hank Aaron + Willie Mays

The decade of the 1960’s featured some of the very best baseball players of all time….including Giants OF Willie Mays, Dodgers P Sandy Koufax, Braves OF Hank Aaron, Orioles OF Frank Robinson, Cardinals P Bob Gibson, Pirates OF Roberto Clemente, Giants P Juan Marichal, Red Sox OF Carl Yastrezemski, Giants 1B Willie McCovey, Cubs SS…

Golf – 1986 – Masters Final Round – CBS Brent Musburger + Tom Weiskopf + Hord Hardin Interview Jack Nicklaus After Winning

One of the many enjoyable moments that The Masters offers to a golf fan…..are the interviews that are conducted from Butler’s Cabin at Augusta Country Club….the home of this very prestigious major golf tournament….especially those conducted with the winner of The Masters….along with the low amateur…. as these interviews always included the lead announcers for whichever…

Horse Racing – 1984 – ABCs Jim McKay Special Feature – The Fragility Of The Thoroughbred Horse

An excerpt from an article written in the Washington Post by Andrew Beyer in 2012 best explains why a trainer’s observations of the thoroughbred race horse is so important due to the fragility of these athletes….for “because of the animals’ fragility, thoroughbred trainers everywhere do what Doug O’Neill, the trainer of I’ll Have Another, was doing…