Boxing – 10 Rnd Jr Middlewt Bout – Davey Moore vs Wilfredo Benetiz

DOG ASIDE: Wilfred Benítez (born September 12, 1958) is a Puerto Rican former professional boxer….and the youngest world champion in the sport’s history. Earning his first of three career world titles in separate weight divisions at the age of seventeen….he is best remembered as a skilled and aggressive fighter with exceptional defensive abilities.  Inducted into…

Barry Tompkins and Angelo Dundee – Remembering Muhammad Ali vs Ken Norton fight II & Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier fight II

DOG ASIDE: Super Fight II was a non-title fight between Muhammad Ali and Smokin Joe Frazier….and the 2nd of their now immortal three battles. What made Ali extra special to Bone Daddy….was his ability to put the fight in his favor….before he ever entered the ring….and that is what he did with Smokin Joe before…

Track & Field – 1976 Melrose Games – Wanamaker Mile & Mens 60 yd Hurdles & Mens 60 Yd Dash

DOG ASIDE: The Millrose Games is an annual indoor athletics meet (track and field) held each February in New York City.  The games were started when employees of the New York City branch of Wanamaker’s department store formed the Millrose Track Club to hold a meet. The featured event is the Wanamaker Mile.  The Millrose…

Ski Jimping Special – Ride The Wind – The History Of Ski Jumping

DOG ASIDE: Ski jumping is a form of Nordic skiing in which athletes descend a specially constructed takeoff ramp (known as the inrun)….jump from the end of it (the table)….with as much power as they can generate….and “fly” as far as possible down a steeply sloped hill.  Points are awarded for distance and style by five…

Tennis -1985 Stella Artois Championship Men’s Finals Featuring John McEnroe VS Ivan Lendl

DOG ASIDE: John Patrick McEnroe, Jr. (born February 16, 1959) is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player….often rated among the greatest of all time in the sport…..especially when considering his touch on the volley.  He won seven Grand Slam singles titles….three at Wimbledon and four at the US Open….nine Grand Slam men’s doubles…

Boxing – 12 Rnd WBC Heavyweight Title – Champ Larry Holmes VS Ossie Ocasio With Howard Cosell

DOG ASIDE: Larry Holmes (born November 3, 1949) is an American former professional boxer….who grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania….which gave birth to his boxing nickname, the “Easton Assassin”.  Holmes, whose left jab is rated among the best in boxing history, was the WBC Heavyweight Champion from 1978 to 1983….the Ring Magazine Champion from 1980 to 1985….and the IBF Champion from…

Joe Ely – I Had My Hopes Up High & She Never Spoke Spanish To Me & I’ll Be Your Fool & Watching Boxcars Roll & Standing In a Big Hotel

DOG ASIDE: Joe Ely’s own first, self-titled album, was released in 1977.  The following year his band played London….where he met punk rock group the Clash.  Impressed with each other’s performances….the two bands later toured together….including appearances in Ely’s hometown of Lubbock.  Ely sang backing vocals on the Clash single “Should I Stay or Should I…

John Prine – Hello In There, Hello & Bottomless Lake & Your Chain of Sorrow

DOG ASIDE: John Prine (born October 10, 1946) is an American country/folk singer-songwriter….who has been active as a composer, recording artist, and live performer since the early 1970’s.  Born and raised in Maywood, Illinois….he learned to play the guitar at the age of 14.  Subsequently serving in West Germany with the U.S. armed forces….by the late…