MLB – 1984 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special – Orioles C Rick Dempsey Proves Life Is A Stage

DOG ASIDE:  As we have said before…..the guys who hosted the MLB special The Unofficial Baseball Handbook….were masters of illuminating the lighter side of baseball….as every of  video that they did had a hearty dose of humor in laced throughout each segment….as evidence by this video herewith featuring Orioles C Rick Dempsey proving to the world…

Boxing – 1985 – Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy + Sugar Ray Leonard On Super Lightwt Title Sacco Vs Hatcher

DOG ASIDE:  Tim Ryan (born May 16, 1939) is a retired Canadian-born American sportscaster….who was a lead boxing announcer during the 1970’s and 1980’s for Mutual Radio, NBC, CBS, and fights shown on Closed-circuit television….with notable fights Ryan called including Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier….Floyd Patterson vs. Oscar Bonavena….Bernard Hopkins vs. Glen Johnson….Thomas Hearns vs. Sugar Ray Leonard….Marvin Haglervs. Sugar Ray Leonard… and Ray Mancini vs. Duk Koo Kim.  His…

NFL – 1986 – Special – Comedian Bill Cosby On Bears DT William The Fridge Perry – With Ahmad Rashad

DOG ASIDE:  William Anthony Perry (born December 16, 1962) is a former American professional football player….who was a defensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons during the 1980’s and 1990’s. Perry played college football for Clemson University….and was recognized as an All-American. He was selected in the first round of the 1985 NFL Draft….and played professionally for the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles.  In reference to…

MLB – 1984 – ESPN SportsCenter With Bob Ley – Featuring MLB Scores And Highlights

DOG ASIDE: Robert A. Ley (born March 16, 1955) is an American sports anchor and reporter for ESPN….who is a  multiple Emmy Award-winner….and he is the longest tenured on-air employee of the network….after having joined ESPN just three days after the network’s 1979 launch. Ley hosts ESPN’s investigative program Outside the Lines….which he has hosted since its inception in…

Comedy – 1985 – Not Necessarily The News On CBS Closes New York Offices + Nancy Reagan Drug Policy

DOG ASIDE: In this Not Necessarily the News video clip….Stuart Pankin features stories on the state of the British economy….while showing footage of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher moonlighting while washing cars….followed by an interesting piece on CBS closing their New York City offices…..which is then followed by an absolutely hilarious piece on 1st Lady Nancy Reagan talking…

Boxing – 1974 – Rumble In The Jungle Revisited – Archie Moore Tells How Ali Applied The Rope A Dope

DOG ASIDE: Legendary light heavyweight champion Archie Moore was in George Foreman’s corner as a fight advisor for the Rumble in the Jungle against Muhammad Ali in 1974….and he joins in a round table discussion with NBC’s Marv Albert, Dr. Ferdie Pacheco and Trainer Angelo Dundee….with the latter two being in Ali’s corner that night….as the foursome…

MLB – 1984 – The Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special – Practical Jokes In Major League Baseball

DOG ASIDE: A practical joke, or prank, is a mischievous trick played on someone, generally causing the victim to experience embarrassment, perplexity, confusion, or discomfort.  A person who performs a practical joke is called a “practical joker”….with other terms for practical jokes include gag, jape, or shenanigan.   Practical jokes differ from confidence tricks or hoaxes in that the victim finds out….or is let in on…

Comedy – 1978 – Special Feature – The Story Of H – Narrated By Hugh Hefner

DOG ASIDE: Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American businessman, magazine publisher, and playboy. He was the founder of Playboy and editor-in-chief of the magazine….which he founded in 1953.  He was also the chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises….which is the publishing group that operates the magazine.  An advocate of sexual liberation and freedom of expression, Hefner was…

Boxing – 1985 – Keith Jackson Interviews Welterwt Mark Breland Before Hedgemon Robertson Fight

DOG ASIDE: Hedgemon Robertson was a pretty good welterweight who came into this fight with Mark Breeland with a record of 21 – 5 – 1 with 19 KO’s in his 21 wins….so, he provided very good competition for the future welterweight champions. Mark Anthony Breland (born May 11, 1963) is an American former world champion boxer….who…