Boxing – 1979 – Amateur – University Of Notre Dame Bengal Bouts – Pat Boggs Vs Sean McCormick

DOG ASIDE: The Bengal Bouts is an annual charity boxing tournament hosted by the Men’s Boxing Club at the University of Notre Dame airing on ESPN…..with proceeds benefiting the Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh….which begun in 1920 by legendary football coach Knute Rockne to condition football players in the off-season….when the tournament later expanded entry to any member of the student body.  Under the guidance and direction of…

Comedy – 1978 – Ted Knight Stand Up Routine

DOG ASIDE: Ted Knight (December 7, 1923 – August 26, 1986) was an American actor and voice artist well known for playing the comedic roles of Ted Baxter in The Mary Tyler Moore Show….Henry Rush in Too Close for Comfort….and Judge Elihu Smails in Caddyshack.  His role as the vain and untalented WJM newscaster Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show brought Knight widespread recognition…

Auto Racing – 1961 To 1986 – Jim McKay Provides Highlights Of Auto Racing Over Past 25 Years

DOG ASIDE: After the Second World War, sports car racing emerged as a distinct form of racing with its own classic races….and from 1953, its own FIA-sanctioned World Championship…..when NASCAR’s Strictly Stock Division was renamed the “Grand National” division beginning in the 1950 season. Over a period of more than a decade, modifications for both safety and performance…

Comedy – 1978 – Steve Martin Skits – Buying A Used Car + Strangers At The Door

DOG ASIDE: In the mid-1970’s, Steve Martin made frequent appearances as a stand-up comedian on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson…..on The Gong Show Starring Chuck Barris….on HBO’s On Location…. on The Muppet Show….and on NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL)…..as SNL‘s audience jumped by a million viewers when he made guest appearances….and he was one of the show’s most successful hosts.  Martin appeared on 27 Saturday Night…

Comedy – 1979 – Crazy Square Dance Caller Dan Aykroyd Calls An Unsuspecting Square Dance

DOG ASIDE: A square dance is a dance for four couples (eight dancers in total) arranged in a square….with one couple on each side facing the middle of the square. Square dances were first documented in 16th-century England…and were also quite common in France and throughout Europe. They came to North America with the European settlers….and have…

Boxing – 1974 – Dr Ferdie Pacheco + Archie Moore Talk All Things Rope A Dope In Ali Vs Foreman

DOG ASIDE: The rope-a-dope is a boxing fighting style commonly associated with Muhammad Ali in his 1974 Rumble in the Jungle match against George Foreman…..which is discuss in this video by two men that were in the coners of both fighters on that historic night in Zaire, Africa…..with Dr. Pacheco being in Ali’s corner….and Archie Moore being in Foreman’s corner some 16 years before this…

Music – 1971 – Michael Jackson At 13 Years Old Sings It Was A Very Good Year

DOG ASIDE: In 1964, Michael Jackson and brother Marlon joined the Jackson Brothers….which was a band formed by their father which included brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine as backup musicians playing congas and tambourine.  In 1965, Michael began sharing lead vocals with his older brother Jermaine, and the group’s name was changed to the Jackson 5. The following year,…

Horse Racing – 1985 – Highlights – Year In Racing – Spend A Buck Wins The Derby + John Henry Retires

DOG COMMENTARY: This video features two really great horses and one legendary athlete….as Spend A Buck was a really reat horse who make a heck of a lot of money for his owner….and John Henry is a bronzed  legend in his own right….and so we decided to pay tribute to both in this post herewith….cuz…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Drag Racing Today – With Eric Idle + Dan Aykroyd

DOG ASIDE: Dan Aykroyd’s eccentric talent was recognized by others in the highly competitive SNL environment: when he first presented his famous “Super Bass-O-Matic ’76” sketch….which was a fake T.V. commercial in which a garish, hyper-pitchman touts a food blender that turns an entire bass into liquid pulp….when to other writers and cast members….”the ‘Bass-O-Matic’ was so exhilratingly strange that many…