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…

MLB – 1984 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook – Who Ya Gonna Call When Stuck In A Wave – Wave Busters

DOG ASIDE: Sean, the host of the Unofficial Baseball Handbook is a master of the dry sense of humor….and this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile just loves it….for in my humble opinion….he hit the nail on the head with this video clip….cuz I agree with him….there a re too many times that I go to a…

MLB – 1985 – ABCs Al Michaels PreGame Introduction To World Series Cardinals Vs Royals Game 3

DOG ASIDE: Al Michaels initially joined ABC as the back-up announcer on Monday Night Baseball in 1976….and was  promoted to the network on a full-time basis the following year…..becoming ABC’s lead announcer replacing Keith Jackson in 1983. Over the next three decades, Michaels covered a wide variety of sports for ABC….to include Major League Baseball….as seen in this video…

Comedy – 1985 – NNTNs Rich Hall With An Episode Of Sniglets – Words That Are Not Words

DOG ASIDE: Richard Travis Hall (born 10 June 1954) is an American comedian, writer, and musician….who first came to prominence as a sketch comedian in the 1980’s…..when he wrote and performed for a range of American networks, in series such as Fridays….Not Necessarily the News….as seen in this video herewith while popularizing the “sniglet” neologism….and on  Saturday Night Live.    After…