Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 100m Finals – Evelyn Ashford & Alice Brown

DOG COMMENTARY: Sunday, August 5, 1984 proved to be one of the greatest days in sports that Bone Daddy had ever seen live…..as he sat in the stands with 95,000 other Olympic sports fans….who all inclusively were to be anointed by the oils of greatness being painted into legend on this historic day.  There were…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 110m Hurdles – Heats – USA Tonie Campbell

DOG COMMENTARY: Anthony Eugene “Tonie” Campbell (born June 14, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is an American Olympic bronze medalist….who finished in third place in the 110 m Hurdles at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.  Campbell qualified and participated in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California….taking 5th in the 110…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Synchronized Swimming Doubles – USA Candy Costie & Tracie Ruiz

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy was at the Olympic Swim Center on August 9th for what he thought would be just accomplishing another “arrow in the quiver” of the mission from God that the Tres Amigos from Texas were in the process of accomplishing….that of seeing a live event in every sport in the 1984 Los…

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)…