Horse Racing – 1985 – Highlights – Year In Racing – Spend A Buck Wins The Derby + John Henry Retires

DOG COMMENTARY: This video features two really great horses and one legendary athlete….as Spend A Buck was a really reat horse who make a heck of a lot of money for his owner….and John Henry is a bronzed  legend in his own right….and so we decided to pay tribute to both in this post herewith….cuz…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Drag Racing Today – With Eric Idle + Dan Aykroyd

DOG ASIDE: Dan Aykroyd’s eccentric talent was recognized by others in the highly competitive SNL environment: when he first presented his famous “Super Bass-O-Matic ’76” sketch….which was a fake T.V. commercial in which a garish, hyper-pitchman touts a food blender that turns an entire bass into liquid pulp….when to other writers and cast members….”the ‘Bass-O-Matic’ was so exhilratingly strange that many…

Boxing – 1987 – CBSs James Brown Interviews Sugar Ray Leonard At NBA Finals Celtics Vs Lakers Game 5

DOG ASIDE: James Talmadge Brown (born February 25, 1951), commonly called “J.B.“….is an American sportscaster known for being the studio host of The James Brown Show….The NFL Today on CBS Sports ….Thursday Night Football on CBS Sports….and the NFL Network. He is also a Special Correspondent for CBS News. He is also known for serving as the former host of Fox Sports’ NFL pregame show Fox NFL…

Animation – 1986 – NBC Sports Super Bowl XX Pause For Intermission And Time To Visit The Snack Bar

DOG ASIDE: This Super Bowl XX animated intermission showcasing the various treats available at “the refreshment stand” is a throwback to the animated intermissions seen at the movies in the 1950’s and 1960’s…,,while featuring hot buttered popcorn, soft drinks, hot dogs, ice cream sandwiches and cups of various flavors.  This animated intermission is just another “nugget of gold” in our…

Auto Racing – 1947 – John Cobbs Railton Breaks 400mph Land Speed Record + Mauri Rose Wins Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: The Railton Special, later rebuilt as the Railton Mobil Special, is a one-off motor vehicle designed by Reid Railton….and built for John Cobb’s successful attempts at the land speed record in 1938.  On September 15, 1938, the Railton Special took the land speed record from Thunderbolt at 353.30 mph (568.58 km/h)…. also being the first to break the 350 mph (560 km/h) barrier.  Eyston re-took the record within 24 hours (357.50 mph…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Land Is Scarce Use Your Head – A New Look At The Human Head

DOG ASIDE: Although Dan Aykroyd is only represented in voice in this video….his fingerprints and his mind set is all over this piece of comedic genius….and yes, it is a bit “off the wall”….but that is what made his comedy so unique…..for like much of his work…the audience never really knew if it was supposed to…

News – October 14th 1947 – Test Pilot Chuck Yeagar Breaks Sound Barrier For The 1st Time In The X1

DOG ASIDE: Charles Elwood Yeager (born February 13, 1923) is a former United States Air Force officer, flying ace and record-setting test pilot….who became the first pilot confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight in 1947….as seen in this actual footage of that historic flight. Yeager’s career began in World War II as a private in the United States Army Air Forces….when after serving as…

Boxing – 1981 – Interview With Muhammad Ali Prior To The Drama In The Bahamas Vs Trevor Berbick

DOG ASIDE: The Drama in Bahama was a ten-round boxing match that took place between Muhammad Ali and Trevor Berbick in Nassau, Bahamas on December 11, 1981. 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.  Prior to the…

TV Ads – 1978 – Skiing Great Jean Claude Killy For American Express + Goodyear Tires

DOG ASIDE: Jean-Claude Killy (born 30 August 1943) also known as Gilette is a former French World Cup alpine ski racer….who dominated the sport in the late 1960’s…..when he was a triple Olympic champion by winning the three alpine events at the 1968 Winter Olympics….and becoming the most successful athlete there. He also won the first two World Cup titles, in 1967 and 1968  In this video herewith,…