Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Race Thoughts + The Race Lineup Row By Row

DOG ASIDE:   Saturday May 31 saw sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80’s…..and due to the rain delays….traditional pre-race ceremonies were retooled slightly….with some replacement performers….as the Purdue University band was absent….while Jim Nabors, scheduled to sing “Back Home Again in Indiana”, had departed….and was replaced by John S. Davies, the artist-in-residence at the Indianapolis Opera.  A…

Boxing – 1984 – Sugar Ray Leonard Talks About His Career And Marvin Hagler For Sportsman Of Year

DOG ASIDE: This video is an excerpt of the 1984 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award Show….in which host Merlin Olsen introduces 1981 winner of the coveted Sports Illustrated award….who speaks about his career….and specifically about the challenges of retiring from the ring and then returning to the ring.  Sugar Ray Leonard is without question,…

Boxing` – 1982 – 10 Rnd Lighjtwt Bout – Miguel Meza Vs Livingstone Bramble – 4th Round TKO

DOG ASIDE: This 10 round lightweight bout between Miguel Meza verses Livingstone Bramble was fought at the Great Gorge Playboy Club on August 22, 1982….as the fact that it took place at a Playboy Club was probably the greatest highlight of the folks who went to see this fight…..which basically was a “butt whipping” by Bramble for…

Comedy – 1985 – Skit – Steve Martin + Strother Martin In The Turtle Bronc Rider

DOG ASIDE: This video features one of my very favorite actors of all time….Strother Douglas Martin Jr. (March 26, 1919 – August 1, 1980) was an American character actor….who often appeared in support of such silver screen stars as John Wayne and Paul Newman…..and in western films directed by John Ford and Sam Peckinpah….who is best known as the prison “Captain” in the 1967…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Al Trautwig Shows How The Indy 500 Is A Month Long Event Not A One Day Event

DOG ASIDE;  This video really gave me some valuable knowledge and insight into the preparation that is required to be an Indy 500 contestant…..as ABC’s Al Trautwig provides an inside look at the “23 Days” before the 1986 Indy 500 auto race….plus it provides awesome highlights of absolute legends of auto racing featuring guys like…

Comedy – 1984 – News – ABCs Frank Reynolds Reports On Day 154 Of President Carter Being Held Hostage

DOG COMMENTARY: This video simply expresses this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion of US President Jimmy Carter just perfectly…..as it depicts the Little Old Peanut Picker remarkably “right on the mark”….. cuz Carter was “held hostage” throughout his entire presidency…..as his time in office proved to me that my belief that “the worst tics (blood sucking types) are POLI-TICS”….and Carter proved…

Boxing – 1981 – Davey Pearl Interviews Trevor Berbick After Defeating Muhammad Ali + Fight Recap

DOG ASIDE: The Drama in Bahamas was a ten-round boxing match that took place between Muhammad Ali and Trevor Berbick in Nassau, Bahamas on December 11, 1981….when Ali was 39 years old at this time and Berbick was 27 years old. The fight went the distance with Berbick winning through a unanimous decision on points. This was Ali’s last boxing match. The…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Jim McKay Provides Inside Look At The Challenges Of Qualifying For The Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: Throughout the years, the race has used a number of different qualifying procedures….with the current four-lap (ten-mile) qualifying distance being first introduced in 1920….and has been used every year since 1939….whereas in 2014, the qualifying procedure was refined….such that the pole position winner and the starting grid would be determined over two days.…

Comedy – 1983 – Skit – The Computerized Confessional – With Dan Aykroyd + Garrett Morris

DOG ASIDE:  This comedy skit features Not Ready For Prime Time Players Dan Aykroyd as a Catholic priest who conducts a new innovation in the confession process between Father Aykroyd and parishioner Garrett Morris…..who has not been to confession in 6 years…..and is surprised at the modernization of the confession to include a computer in the analysis…