Golf – 1978 – Curt Gowdy Hilites Year In Golf – Featuring Tom Watson + Jack Nicklaus + Nancy Lopez

DOG ASIDE: Legendary sportscaster Curt Gowdy provides highlights of professional golf in 1978…..with highlights of leading money winner Tom Watson on the men’s tour with $329,429…..and Nancy Lopez on the LPGA with $189,814.  Gowdy goes on to cover the majors winners on the men’s side….with Andy North winning the US Open….Gary Player winning the Masters…..Jack…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Special – Jim McKay Provides A Historic Tour Of Maryland + Pimlico Racetrack

DOG ASIDE: Pimlico Race Track is a thoroughbred horse racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland….which is most famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes….the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown….whose name is derived from the 1660’s when English settlers named the area where the facility currently stands in honor of Olde Ben Pimlico’s Tavern in London….as the racetrack is nicknamed “Old Hilltop” after a small rise in the infield that became…

Horse Racing – 1978 – Howard Cosell + Bill Hartack + Steve Cauthen Review Preakness Win By Affirmed

DOG ASIDE: Steve Cauthen (born May 1, 1960) is an American jockey who is now retired….who in 1977 became the first jockey to win over $6 million in a year… and in 1978 he became the youngest jockey to win the U. S. Triple Crown….as Cauthen is the only jockey ever named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.  After riding for a…

MLB – 1869 To 1969 – HBO Special Feature – The History Of The World Series – With Barry Tompkins

DOG ASIDE: The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) in North America…. which has been contested since 1903 between the American League (AL) champion team and the National League (NL) champion team. The winner of the World Series championship is determined through a best-of-seven playoff….and the winning team is awarded the Commissioner’s Trophy….and since the series is played during the fall season….it is sometimes…

Boxing – 1990 – Special – HBOs Larry Merchant Proves Referee 10 Count Is Not What Is Thought To Be

DOG ASIDE: After watching so many of HBO’s renowned boxing commentary specialist Larry Merchant perform so many different interviews of fighters…..along with fight wrap-up commentaries….which I have seen in posting our incredible boxing library here at ImaSportsphile….I still can’t figure out if I like the guy for his insight into the artistry of pugilism….or think…

Daredevils – 1986 – Jim McKay Features The Master Of Daredevil Stunts – The Story Of Evel Knievel

DOG ASIDE: Robert Craig Knievel Jr. (October 17, 1938 – November 30, 2007) was professionally known as Evel Knievel…. was an American stunt performer and entertainer….who over the course of his career would  attempt more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps….whereby in 1974, he failed an attempted canyon jump across Snake River Canyon in the Skycycle X-2….which was a steam-powered rocket.  After the Snake River jump, Knievel returned…

Music – 1978 – The Dirt Band – She Has Worn Out Her Highway Shoes On The Music Blues

DOG ASIDE: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, also known as The Dirt Band is an American country rock band….which has existed in various forms since its founding in Long Beach, California in 1966.  The group’s membership has had at least a dozen changes over the years….including a period from 1976 to 1981….when the band performed and recorded as The Dirt Band….whereas constant members since…

Gymnastics – 1974 – ABCs Jim McKay Remembers USA Kirk Thomas Becoming 1st American To Win World Gold

DOG ASIDE: Kurt Bilteaux Thomas (born March 29, 1956) is an American Olympic gymnast….who earned All American honors 13 time in his career….along with being the James E. Sullivan Award winner in 1979….as well as the 1979 Nissen Award as the best gymnast in the USA.  Thomas became a member of the 1979 Montreal Games US Olympic team….and…

Track + Field – 1986 – Highlights – URS Sergey Bubka Pole Vault WR + USA Ed Moses 119th Win In A Row

DOG ASIDE: Sergey Bubka is a Ukrainian former pole vaulter…..who represented the Soviet Union until its dissolution in 1991….and was twice named Athlete of the Year by Track & Field News….when in 2012 was one of 24 athletes inducted as inaugural members of the International Association of Athletics Federations Hall of Fame.  Bubka won six consecutive IAAF World Championships….an Olympic gold medal….and broke…