Special – 1985 – ESPN Roy Firestone Interviews Howard Rosenberg On One Don In + One Don Out

DOG ASIDE: This ESPN Sports Look with Roy Firestone showcases an interview with Los Angeles Times sportswriter Howard Rosenberg regarding a piece that Rosenberg wrote regarding “one Don in and one Don out”…. which was a story about Miama Coach Don Shula “being in” by having his contract extended….and ABC’s Don Meredith “being out” on Monday Night Football.    Howard…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Track + Field Mens Triple Jump – 1st Jump – USA Mike Conley

DOG ASIDE: Michael Alex Conley Sr. (born October 5, 1962) is an American former track and field athlete who competed primarily in the triple jump and the long jump…..whereby in the triple jump….he won an Olympic gold medal in 1992 Barcelona Games….silver in 1984 Los Angeles Games….as seen herewith in this video….and gold in the 1993 World Championship.   Conley competed collegiately at the University of Arkansas….where he…

Olympics – 1987 – ABCs Frank Gifford + Becky Dixon On Progress In Preparations For Calgary Olympics

DOG ASIDE: Rebecca “Becky” Dixon (born April 14, 1951) is an American television broadcaster. …who is best known as the co-host of ABC’s Wide World of Sports alongside Frank Gifford from 1987 to 1988.  In 1986, Dixon became the first woman to anchor a network sports show when she became the co-host of ABC’s Wide World of Sports….where in addition to…

Special – 1979 – HBO Daredevils – 45 Ft Swan Dive With Noose Around The Neck Of The Great Alexander

DOG ASIDE: A stunt performer is often referred to as a stuntman, stunt woman or daredevil, is a trained professional who performs stunts as a career. From its inception as a professional skill in the early 1900’s to the 1960’s….daredevil stunts were most often performed by professionals who had trained in that discipline prior to performing the stunts publicly.  Current film and television stunt performer…

Special – 1954 To 1979 – James Caan Hosts Sports Illustrated 25 Yr Anniversary – Hilites Of 1970s

DOG ASIDE: Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine owned by Meredith Corporation….which was first published in August 1954….and today in 2018 has over 3 million subscribers….and is read by 23 million people each week….including over 18 million men.  It was the first magazine with circulation over one million to win the National Magazine Award for General Excellence twice. It is…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Mens Track Cycling Sprint Finals – USA Nelson Vails Vs USA Mark Gorski

DOG ASIDE: Track cycling is a bicycle racing sport usually held on specially built banked tracks or velodromes (but many events are held at older velodromes where the track banking is relatively shallow) using track bicycles.  With the exception of the 1912 Olympics….track cycling has been featured in every modern Olympic Games….with women’s track cycling was first included in the 1988 Seoul Olympics….then the competitions…

Special – 1979 – HBO Daredevils Special – The Sword Swallower Richard Beard – With Robert Conrad

DOG ASIDE: Sword swallowing is a skill in which the performer passes a sword through the mouth and down the esophagus to the stomach….for this feat is not swallowing in the traditional sense….as the natural processes that constitute swallowing do not take place….but are repressed in order to keep the passage from the mouth to the stomach open for the sword. The practice…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – ABC Sports Profile Of Mens Basketball Forward Waymon Tisdale

DOG ASIDE: Wayman Lawrence Tisdale (June 9, 1964 – May 15, 2009) was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA)….and a smooth jazz bass guitarist….who recorded eight jazz albums.  A three-time All American at the University of Oklahoma….he was elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009. Tisdale graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he grew up….who…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Trophy Presentation & Wrapup – Featuring Ken Flach + Kathy Jordan

DOG ASIDE: Paul McNamee and Martina Navratilova were the defending mixed doubles champions….but decided not to play together….which resulted in Martina Navratilova playing with Heinz Günthardt…..who made it to the finals against  Ken Flach and Kathy Jordan…..who won the 1986 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title by a score of 6–3, 7–6. Kenneth Eliot Flach (May 24, 1963 – March 12, 2018) was a professional tennis player from the…