Baseball – 1983 – Jonathan Winters Comedy Special – Salute To Baseball

DOG COMMENTARY: Jonathon Winters is truly one of the funniest men to ever walk this Earth….as he could make comedy out of anything…..and all someone ever had to do to generate a good ole belly laugh is to hand Winters some innate object….as a spontaneous as the moment he receives the object….he can provide a…

Music – 1980 – Austin City Limits – Floyd Tillman – Slipping Around – 1st Cheating Song

DOG COMMENTARY:  Floyd Tillman is Texas original and a beloved music icon in an around Central Texas….especially by Austin music lovers….as Tillman was an American country musician…..who in the 1930’s and 1940’s helped create the Western swing and honky tonk genres. Tillman was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970….and the Country  Music Hall of Fame in 1984.   Floyd Tillman grew up in the…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Round IBF Jr Middleweight Title – Champ Buster Drayton Vs Matthew Hilton

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1987 IBF Junior Middleweight Title Fight between champion Buster Drayton verses Matthew Hilton took place on ABC Wide World of Sports on June 27, 1987 in Montreal, Canada…. with Jim Lampley and Alex Wallau making the call for ABC. This fights went the distance with Hilton, a Canadian, winning on a unanimous decision….which gave…

Music – 1980 – NBC Special – Garrett Morris Sings Schubert – An Die Musik

DOG ASIDE: Garrett Morris is an American comedian, actor, and singer….who was an original member of The Not Ready For Prime Time Players cast of the sketch comedy program Saturday Night Live….while appearing from 1975 to 1980. Morris also had a role as Junior “Uncle Junior” King on the sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show….which aired from 1996–2001….along with a starring role as Earl Washington on the CBS sitcom of 2…

News – 1984 – KVUE Ch 24 Austin Newsbrief – Judy Maggio With New + Troy Kimmel Weather

DOG ASIDE:  KVUE Channel 24 Austin has been the ABC affiliate in Austin for many many years…..and newscaster icon and Austin legend, Judy Maggio, was a lead newscaster at KVUE, KEYE and KLRU news desks for just over 30 years….as she and weatherman Troy Kimmel….whose career also spanned the same 30+ years…..are both Austin icons…

Comedy – 1987 – Special – Showtime At The Apollo – Duke Ellington & Nipsy Russell + Man Tan Moreland

DOG COMMENTARY: The Apollo Theater at 253 West 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (formerly 7th Avenue) and Frederick Douglass Boulevard (formerly 8th Avenue) in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City is a music hall which is a noted venue for African-American performers. It’s the home of Showtime at the Apollo….which is a nationally syndicated television variety show which showcased new talent, from 1987 to 2008….while encompassing 1,093 episodes….as…

Golf – 1986 – Masters Tournament – Final Round – Hosts Brent Musburger + Tom Weiskoff

DOG COMMENTARY: This final round of the 1986 Masters Tournament….which was the 50th Masters Tournament….was held April 10–13 at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia…..as this day started out with Bernhard Langer and Greg Norman being tied for the lead at -6…..and it remained pretty much the same through the first 6 holes…..but by the 8th hole….Jack Nicklaus had begun…

Music – 1980 – The Blues Brothers Live – Something Special Just For You

DOG COMMENTARY: The Blues Brothers are an American blues and soul revivalist band which was founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live….as Belushi and Aykroyd fronted the band….respectively in character as lead vocalist “Joliet” Jake Blues and harmonica player/vocalist Elwood Blues.  The band was composed of well-known and respected musicians….and debuted as the musical…

Boxing – 1981 – 10 Round Middleweight Bout – Bobby Czyz Vs Rick Noggle

DOG ASIDE: This 1981 middleweight boxing match between Bobby Czyz verses Rick Noggle took place on June 6, 1981 at the Sun Dome in Tampa Bay, Florida….which was carried on NBC Sportsworld featuring Marv Albert and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco behind the mikes calling the fight.  Czyz would enter the fight at 14 – 0…. while…