Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Qualifying – USA VS Canada – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1984 USA Olympic Basketball Team was the last of the group to be 100%  made up of collegiate players who were true amateurs….as the original Dream Team of the best players in the country….be it amateur or professional….were to show up at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.  This final all amateur US team…

Olympics 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Billy Mills – 1968 Mens 10K Gold Medalist

DOG ASIDE: William Mervin “Billy” Mills, also known as Makata Taka Hela (born June 30, 1938)…is the second Native American (after Jim Thorpe) to win an Olympic gold medal….as he accomplished this feat in the 10,000 meter run (6.2 mi) at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics….becoming the only person from the Western hemisphere to win the…

DOG ASIDE: James “Jim” Ray Hines (born September 10, 1946) is a retired American track and field athlete….who held the 100 m world record for 15 years….as he was the first sprinter to officially break the 10-second barrier in the 100 meters with fully automatic timing….running an electronically timed 9.95 to win the 1968 Olympics…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Introduction To Day 13 With Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: Day 13 on ABC at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games opens with Jim McKay as he sets the stage for the upcoming events to be covered…..as he passes the introduction of the day to Al Michaels at the Los Angeles Coliseum for the days events in track and field….followed by Jack Whitaker…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Introduction To Day 12 With Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: This video clip is ABC’s introduction to day 12 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games with host Jim McKay…..as he pans to Bob Beattie who will be covering the women’s volleyball finals between the USA vs Chine…..then to Jack Whitaker at the Olympic Swim Center who will be covering the preliminaries of…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – 1976 Gold Medal Diver Phil Boggs

DOG ASIDE: Phillip (“Phil”) George Boggs (December 29, 1949 – July 4, 1990) was a diver and Olympic gold medalist from the United States….who he won the 3 m springboard event at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.  Boggs was born in Akron, Ohio….graduated from Firestone High School in 1967….then he graduated from Florida State University in 1971….and…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Actor Ben Cross – Chariots Of Fire

DOG ASIDE: Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film….that tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Paris Olympics….as Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God…while Harold Abrahams, an English Jew runs to overcome prejudice….played by Ben Cross who is profiled and interviewed by ABC’s…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Actor Sid Caesar With Kathleen Sullivan

DOG COMMENTARY: Isaac Sidney “Sid” Caesar (September 8, 1922 – February 12, 2014) was an American comic actor and writer….who was best known for the pioneering of live television in the 1950’s series Your Show of Shows….a 90-minute weekly show watched by 60 million people….and its successor, Caesar’s Hour, both of which influenced later generations of…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Beverly Hills, CA

DOG COMMENTARY: In Bone Daddy’s opinion after having gone to some 26 Olympic venues all over “in and around” Los Angeles…..over the “intense and incredible” 12 days that he and his two travelling companions….Sky Pilot and Prince of Pleasure….spent at the 1984 Olympics…..as I have heard him say on many occasions….there are some really cool…