Olympics – 1972 Munich & 1976 Montreal – Track – Mens 5000m & 10000m – FIN Lasse Viren

DOG ASIDE: Lasse Artturi Virén (born 22 July 1949) is a Finnish former long-distance runner….winner of four gold medals at the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics.  Born in Myrskylä, Finland, Virén recaptured the image of the “Flying Finns” promoted by runners like Hannes Kolehmainen, Paavo Nurmi, and Ville Ritola in the 1920’s. After his career…

Olympics – 1964 Tokyo – Men’s Platform Diving – ITA Klaus Dibiasi & USA Bob Webster

DOG ASIDE: Italy’s Klaus Dibiasi may very well be the greatest Olympic platform diver of all time….having won the silver medal at age 17 at the Tokyo Games….which he followed up gold medal performances in the 1968 Mexico City Games….1972 Munich Games….and the 1976 Montreal Games…..a feat that has never been mirrored in the history…

Olympics – 1976 Montreal – Men’s Decathlon – USA Bruce Jenner

DOG ASIDE: The Men’s decathlon competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, was held at the Olympic Stadium on 29–30 July. The decathlon consists of ten track and field events, with a points system that awards higher scores for better results in each of the ten components. The athletes all compete in one…

Special – The Chipperfields Circus – High Wire Act – Host Zero Mostel

DOG ASIDE: Host Zero Mostel does a delightful job of introducing the various acts on this television special of The Chipperfield’s Circus…..the most popular touring circus in Europe and especially Endland for year……and in this video segment we get to see one of the fabulous high wire acts that the circus was known for……Man, don’t…

Special – The Chipperfields Circus – Lion Tamer – Host Zero Mostel

DOG ASIDE: The famous English Chipperfield’s Circus has entertained crowds all over Great Britain and Europe for years and years…..and they are known for their acrobatic acts, clown acts and animal acts…..whereas this video provides evidence at to the level of animal acts that they presented….and the Lion Tamer is without question at the top…

Special – The Chipperfields Circus – Low Wire Acrobats – Host Zero Mostel

DOG ASIDE: Chipperfield’s Circus is a long-running English family show based on the 300-year-old Chipperfield dynasty.  It can be traced back to a James Chipperfield who exhibited performing animals at the Thames Frost Fair of 1684. Through the 19th century, the circus toured the whole of England….with its growing menagerie and teams of acrobats and clowns.…

Strohs Circle of Sports – Run For Liberty & Red Sox Pitcher Spaceman Lee

DOG COMMENTARY: There have definitely been characters in Major League Baseball…..Pitcher Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd of the Red Sox…..who had more in your face antics on the mound than you could shake a stick at….then there was Detroit Tiger Pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych…who talked to his balls before he threw a pitch….and if one…

NFL Greats – Walter Payton – Sweetness – Host Robert Conrad

DOG ASIDE:’ Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1953 – November 1, 1999) was an American football running back who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons….only missing one game in all of the thirteen seasons.  Walter Payton was known around the NFL as “Sweetness”….as he is remembered as one of…

Special – Triple Crown Winner Secretariat – Big Red the Great

DOG ASIDE: Horse racing is beautiful to watch…..cuz these gorgeous creatures called horses were built to run….having long tall muscular legs and hips….with powerful upper torsos….streamlined and aerodynamic….whose ears when laid back….allow them the ability to run….and that my friends…is beautiful to watch.  There may not be a creature more romanticized than the horse…..and this…