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…

The Band with Van Morrison – Turn Up Your Radio & Bob Dylan – Forever Young & I Will Be Released

DOG ASIDE: Sir George Ivan Morrison (born 31 August 1945) is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter and musician. He has received six Grammy Awards, the 1994 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music….and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.  Known as “Van the Man” to…

Linda Ronstadt – Can’t Let Go & I Give You Anything & It’s So Easy To Fall In Love

DOG ASIDE: Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American popular music singer. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards….three American Music Awards….two Academy of Country Music awards….an Emmy Award….an ALMA Award….and numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums. She has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a…

Manhattan Transfer – Street Hustler & Turn Me Loose &, Operator Give Me Jesus On The Line

DOG ASIDE: This particular group of Manhattan Transfer songs reminds of me of Bone Daddy every time that I hear Street Hustler or Diddilly Diddilly Diddilly Womp….cuz of the 18 years down on 6th Street in Austin, TX…..for BD has not only seen lots of street hustlers….but he’s known a bunch of them really well…..for…