Olympics -1984 L A Games Day 4 – Women’s Swimming 200m Backstroke & 200m Butterfly

DOG ASIDE: Jolanda de Rover (gold) from the Netherlands defeated USA Amy White (silver) in the women’s 200m backstroke…..but the real winner on this day was none other than “Madame Butterfly”….USA Mary T. Meagher….the world’s best women’s butterfly swimmer for many years. Mary T. was surely one of those swimmers worth watching every time she entered…

Olympics – Special Highlights – 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games Revisited

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Jim McKay does a eloquent job of bringing the highlights of the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games….for as the Sarajevo Games unfold….there would be a bright shining star in the skies of East Germany…..who would establish a presence on the ice at the Olympic figure skating competition….and before the games were over….Katarina Witt…

Olympic Decathalon – Bob Mathias 1948 – 1952 & Milt Campbell 1956 & Rafer Johnson – C J Yang 1960

DOG ASIDE: The men’s decathlon has for as long as Bone Daddy has been following sports….which is a really long time…..following with diligence and passion I might say….and for all that time, the decathlon has been given as the title for producing the “greatest athlete in the world”…it’s just in this lil ole Chiweenie Sportsphile’s…

Special – 1986 Year in Sports – Bears Super Bowl & World Cup Argentina’s Maradona

DOG ASIDE: This video provides a wonderful walk down memory lane to the year 1986 in sports. This was a year where the Chicago Bears won the Super Bowl….and proceeded to record the famous Bear’s Super Bowl Shuffle….a year where two perennial losers….the Houston Astros and the New York Mets faced off in the NLCS…..and…

ESPN Sports Look With Host Roy Firestone And Guest Dodgers OF Willie Davis

DOG ASIDE: Roy Firestone began his career as a sports anchor and reporter in Miami….working briefly at WTVJ before moving to Los Angeles as a sports anchor for KCBS-TV from 1977–85.  From 1980-90, he was the host of ESPN’s interview program SportsLook….later renamed Up Close.  He also served as a color commentator for the network’s first…

Speclal – Muppets Go To The Movies – The Three Musketeers & The Wizard of Oz

DOG ASIDE: Of all the great HUMAN’S with talent that just simply died too soon…..Janis Joplin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Len Bias, Freddie Prinze, Jr, Buddy Holly, et al…..one of the world’s biggest losses was Jim Henson….the creator of The Muppets….for his talent touched people from age 3 to age 103….which just about covered every HUMAN…

1983 Track & Field World Championship from Peking, China – Mens 100m & Pole Vault & 1500m & High Jump

DOG ASIDE: The doors to China began to open widely in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s….thanks to the development of televised sports being held all over the world. ABC had their weekly programming of Wide World of Sports….while NBC had theirs known as Sports World….as both networks would send their crews and sportscasters to…