Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 400m 2nd Round – Antonio McKay & Alonso Babers

DOG ASIDE: Antonio McKay Sr. (born February 9, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former track and field athlete who specialized in the 400 meters….having won All-American honors competing for Georgia Tech….as he was the NCAA champion both indoors and outdoors in 1984. He won at the United States Olympic Track Trials….thus qualifying for the 1984 US Olympic…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 400m Hurdles Finals – USA Edwin Moses

DOG COMMENTARY: The man who ran 19 steps at the start and 13 steps between hurdles….that dominated the men’s 400 m hurdles race from 1977 until this date of August 5, 1984….cuz that’s when USA Edwin Moses became an American sports legend of the highest order.  Here was a man who had won gold at…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 200m Final – USA Carl Lewis

DOG COMMENTARY: Carl Lewis is an American former track and field athlete….who won 10 Olympic medals including nine gold….and 10 World Championships medals including eight gold. His career spanned from 1979 to 1996 when he last won an Olympic title and subsequently retired.  Bone Daddy saw Carl run the 100 m and broad jump at…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Tennis – USA Jimmy Arias

DOG COMMENTARY: Tennis (lawn tennis) was part of the Summer Olympic Games program from the inaugural 1896 Summer Olympics….but was dropped after the 1924 Summer Olympics due to disputes between the International Lawn Tennis Federation and the International Olympic Committee over allowing amateur players to compete.  After two appearances as a demonstration sport at the 1968 Mecixo City…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Gymnastics – Womens Vault Finals – USA Mary Lou Retton – Perfect 10

DOG COMMENTARY: There are athletes who come along once in a blue moon….who have the ability to capture the imagination of not only those fans who have been blessed with the opportunity of seeing that athlete perform….but also for those generations of fans who would follow in the generations to come….growing up with dreams of…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Men’s Springboard – 5th Dive Round

DOG ASIDE: Ronald Merriott (born 24 May 1960) is an American former diver who competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics….after winning the NCAA championship in 3-meter springboard diving at the 1984 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship….where his score of 600.3 is the highest of any of Michigan’s national champion 3-meter divers. Christopher Snode (born 23 March 1959)…

DOG ASIDE: Sharon Hambrook and Kelly Kryczka are Canadian duet competitors in synchronized swimming   winning the gold medal at the 1982 World Aquatics Championship in Guayaquil…while winning a silver medal in the women’s duet at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles….as Kryczka also received a silver medal in duet (with Helen Vanderburg) at the 1979 Pan American…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Men’s Semi – USA VS Canada – 1st Half Part 3

DOG COMMENTARY: There are two sportscasters that rate at the top of the heap of Bone Daddy’s all time favorite college football commentators of live games….for in his opinion…both these two men could paint a picture so brilliantly with words…..that you did not even have to watch the game to be totally engaged in what…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Heavyweights – USA Henry Tillman vs ITA Angelo Musoni

DOG COMMENTARY: What I have always appreciated about Howard Cosell throughout his brilliant and legendary career….was his ability to call everything “honestly, as he saw it”….in every sporting event that he was the sports commentator on….as this video so aptly provides evidence of my opinion….for Howard never pulled a punch…..whether calling boxing or NFL football…