NFL – Men Who Played The Game – Washington Redskins RB Ray Flaherty

DOG ASIDE: Raymond Paul Flaherty (September 1, 1903 – July 19, 1994) was an American football player and coach in the National Football League….and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  He was part of three NFL Championship teams….one as a player and two as a head coach.  Flaherty began his professional football career…

NFL – Greatest QBs – Sammy Baugh & Sonny Jorgenson & Joe Namath

DOG ASIDE: Samuel Adrian “Slingin’ Sammy” Baugh (March 17, 1914 – December 17, 2008) was an American football player and coach. He played college football for the Horned Frogs at Texas Christian University….where he was a two-time All-American. He then played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins from 1937 to 1952. He was…

Olympics – 1932 Los Angeles & 1936 Berlin – Track – Mens 800m – GB Tom Hansen & USA John Woodruff

DOG ASIDE: The track and field men’s 800m run has produced some of the most dramatic finishes in Olympic history……as this video provides evidence to that fact in both the 1932 Los Angeles Games and the 1936 Berlin Games.  Prior to the 1932 Olympics…..Great Britain had won the men’s 800m run at the prior three…

Olympics – 1936 Berlin & 1952 Helsinki – Track – Womens 4 x 100m Relay Finals

DOG ASIDE: Over the course of 16 years and 4 Olympic Games from 1936 in Berlin to 1952 in Helsinki…..the USA Women’s 4 x 100m Relay Teams were the beneficiaries of tragic misfortunes to teams from Germany and Australia…..allowing the USA to win two gold medals….like gifts from above….as the team from Germany at the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Profile Of Jesse Owens – 1936 Berlin Olympics

DOG COMMENTARY: ABC’s Frank Gifford presents a wonderful piece in tribute to a truly spectacular athlete…..and even better person….Jesse Owens…..and since there have been many tributes to this American icon…..this one is just a little more special….cuz it’s from this lil ole Chiweenie sportsphile….which I am quite sure that I am the only one of…

Comedy – Buster Keaton – The Rowing Team & The River Rescue

DOG ASIDE: In the first Keaton pictures with sound….he and his fellow actors would shoot each scene three times….one in English….one in Spanish….and one in either French or German. The actors would phonetically memorize the foreign-language scripts a few lines at a time…..and shoot immediately after. This is discussed in the TCM documentary Buster Keaton:…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Super Heavywt Boxing & Profile Of Jesse Owens

DOG ASIDE: This video gives the viewer an early in his career look at a future great heavyweight boxing champions….and definitely the best heavyweight champion to ever come out of Canada….cuz this fight is a super heavyweight Olympic gold medal bout between CAN Lennox Lewis vs PAK Mohammad Yousef…..as this fight is followed by an…

Olympics – 1932 Los Angeles – Track Mens 5000m – FIN Lauri Lehtinen & USA Ralph Hill

DOG ASIDE: The 1932 Los Angeles Games provided a great deal of controversy in track and field….in the men’s 100m and 200m with Ralph Metcalfe and Eddie Tolan….but also in the men’s 5000m run with the head to head photo finish with FIN Lauri Lehtinen and USA Ralph Hill….as the crowd in attendance believed that…

Olympics – 1932 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 100m – USA Ralph Metcalfe & Eddie Tolan

DOG ASIDE: This video shows vividly two of greatest controversies in Olympic history…..as USA sprinters Ralph Metcalfe and Eddie Tolan in the 100m was the 1st controversy with a photo finish that shows at both men break the tape at the same time….but officials gave the victory to Tolan….saying his whole body crossed the finish…