Barry Tompkins & Angelo Dundee On Muhammad Ali VS Big Cat Williams & Ali VS Zora Folley

DOG ASIDE: During the reign of Muhammad Ali as the greatest boxer of all time….he took on some really interesting characters……like Charles “Sonny” Liston who was purported to be a hit man for the mafia….Chuck Wepner, a journeyman known as “The Bayonne Bleeder”…who stunned Ali with a knockdown in the ninth round….as Ali would later say he…

Track & Field – 1976 Melrose Games – Wanamaker Mile & Mens 60 yd Hurdles & Mens 60 Yd Dash

DOG ASIDE: The Millrose Games is an annual indoor athletics meet (track and field) held each February in New York City.  The games were started when employees of the New York City branch of Wanamaker’s department store formed the Millrose Track Club to hold a meet. The featured event is the Wanamaker Mile.  The Millrose…

Soccer – 1990 World Cup Group C – Costa Rica vs Brazil

DOG ASIDE: The 1990 FIFA World Cup was the 14th FIFA World Cup….the quadrennial international football world championship tournament.  It was held from 8 June to 8 July 1990 in Italy….the second country to host the event twice (the first being Mexico in 1986).  Teams representing 116 national football associations entered….with qualification beginning in April 1988.  A…

Ski Jimping Special – Ride The Wind – The History Of Ski Jumping

DOG ASIDE: Ski jumping is a form of Nordic skiing in which athletes descend a specially constructed takeoff ramp (known as the inrun)….jump from the end of it (the table)….with as much power as they can generate….and “fly” as far as possible down a steeply sloped hill.  Points are awarded for distance and style by five…

Tennis -1985 Stella Artois Championship Men’s Finals Featuring John McEnroe VS Ivan Lendl

DOG ASIDE: John Patrick McEnroe, Jr. (born February 16, 1959) is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player….often rated among the greatest of all time in the sport…..especially when considering his touch on the volley.  He won seven Grand Slam singles titles….three at Wimbledon and four at the US Open….nine Grand Slam men’s doubles…

Boxing – 12 Rnd WBC Heavyweight Title – Champ Larry Holmes VS Ossie Ocasio With Howard Cosell

DOG ASIDE: Larry Holmes (born November 3, 1949) is an American former professional boxer….who grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania….which gave birth to his boxing nickname, the “Easton Assassin”.  Holmes, whose left jab is rated among the best in boxing history, was the WBC Heavyweight Champion from 1978 to 1983….the Ring Magazine Champion from 1980 to 1985….and the IBF Champion from…

Boxing Highlights – 10 Rnd Middlewt Bout – Michael Nunn vs Charles Campbell

DOG ASIDE: Michael John Nunn is an American former professional boxer. He held the IBF and lineal middleweight titles, as well as the WBA and lineal super middleweight titles.  Nunn turned professional in 1984. After winning his first thirty fights….he fought IBF middleweight title-holder Frank Tate….who was 23-0. The fight took place on July 28,…

USBA Cruiserwt Boxing Championship – Henry Tillman VS Smokin Bert Cooper With Tim Brandt & Gil Clancy

DOG ASIDE: Henry Durand Tillman is an American former boxer.  As an amateur boxer…..Tillman twice defeated Mike Tyson….winning both bouts via close decisions. Tillman went on to win heavyweight gold at the Los Angeles Olympics against highly touted Canadian boxer Willie de Witt.  Tillman turned pro in 1984 as a cruiserweight and had a disappointing…