Distance Running – 1985 – Womens NY Mini-Marathon – Joan Benoit Samuelson + Marty Cooksey

DOG ASIDE:  This 1985 New York City women’s mini-marathon was covered by ABC Sports with host Donna de Varona and Katherine Switzer covering the race….which includes such “top shelf runners” as Ingrid Kristiansen, the then current world record holder in the women’s marathon…..along with 1984 Olympic women’s marathon gold medal winner Joan Benoit Samuelson….whom Bone Daddy…

Figure Skating – 1986 – Women’s World Championship – WGER Claudia Leistner + USSR Kira Ivanova

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1986 Women’s World Championship figure skating competition is brought by CBS Sports with hosts Tim Ryan and Scott Hamilton….but what’s most interesting about this video is that the voice of the narrator on the GDR Katarina Witt and USA Debi Thomas piece sounded like the elegant and eloquent voice of ABC’s legendary Jim…

NHL – 1984 – 36th All Star Game – Campbell Conference Vs Wales Conference

DOG COMMENTARY: The 36th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford….which was home to the New Jersey Devils….on January 31, 1984…as the scoring and shots chart tell the whole story of the game….whereby the Wales Conference shot the lights out in the 1st period scoring 5 goals from 5 different players….Joe Cirella, Denis Potvin, Rick Middleton, Mats Naslund…

Golf – 1985 – Highlights – US National Amateur Championship Tournament – Host Jack Whitaker

DOG COMMENTARY: The United States Amateur Championship, commonly known as the U.S. Amateur, is the leading annual golf tournament in the United States for amateur golfers….which is organized by the United States Golf Association….and in 2018 is currently held each August over a 7-day period.   In 1894 there were two tournaments called the “National Amateur Championship”….with one of them…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – IRE Tony Roche + ESP Pedro Delgado + FRA Jean-Francois Bernard

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1987 Tour de France was the 74th edition of the race….while taking place from July 1st to 26th….and  consisted of 25 stages over 4,231 km (2,629 mi)….which provided the closest three-way finish in the Tour until the 2007 Tour de France….and was won by Stephen Roche….the first and so far only Irishman to do so….as the winner of…

Figure Skating – 1980 – Special – Athletes On Review – Lisa Marie Allen + Elaine Zayak

DOG ASIDE:  This 1980 figure skating special on NBC with host Dick Buttons was titled “Athletes in Review” was a dual purpose production that was used to showcase the top US figure skaters and to raise continued awareness and salute to the 1961 US Figure Skating Team that was lost in the 1961 plane crash in 1961. …

Golf – 1986 – 68th PGA Championship – 3rd Rnd + Final Round – Inverness Golf Club – Host Jim McKay

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 PGA Championship was the 68th PGA Championship….which was held August 7 – 11 at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio…..when Bob Tway won his only major championship with a two strokes victory over runner-up Greg Norman….who was the 54-hole leader by four strokes going into the final round.  Heavy rains on Sunday stopped play for the day in mid-afternoon….whereby In the final group, Norman and Tway…

Figure Skating – 1980 – Special – Athletes On Review – Salute To The 1961 US Figure Skating Team

DOG ASIDE: After the tragic place crash known as Sabena Flight 548, a Boeing 707 aircraft that crashed en route from New York City to Brussels, Belgium, on February 15, 1961….which killed all 72 on board and one person on the ground….including the entire U.S. figure skating team who were travelling to the World Figure Skating Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia….there were many special figure skating events that were staged…

NHL – 1985 – Stanley Cup Finals – Edmonton Oilers Vs Philadelphia Flyers – Game 5 – Period 1

DOG COMMENTARY: In order to get into the 1985 Stanley Cup Finals…..the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3–0….the Winnipeg Jets 4–0….and the Chicago Black Hawks 4–2 to advance to the finals….whereas, the  Philadelphia Flyers defeated the New York Rangers 3–0….the New York Islanders 4–1….and the Quebec Nordiques 4–2 to make it to the finals.   This was the second and last Stanley Cup Finals to use the…