Comedy – Smothers Brothers Hosts Young Comedian Howie Mandel

DOG ASIDE: Howard Michael “Howie” Mandel (born November 29, 1955) is a Canadian comedian, actor, television host and voice actor. He is well known as host of the NBC game show Deal or No Deal….as well as the show’s daytime and Canadian-English counterparts. Before his career as a game show host, Howie Mandel was best…

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…

Boxing – 10 rnd Middlewt Bout – Bobby Czyz VS Rick Noggle

DOG ASIDE: Robert Edward Czyz (born February 10, 1962) is a retired American boxer, commentator, and member of Mensa.  A New Jersey native of Polish descent….he is both a former world light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion.  Nicknamed “Matinee Idol”….Czyz was a member of the United States amateur boxing team whose other members died in the…

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…

Boxing Highlights – 10 Rnd Middlewt Bout – Michael Nunn vs Charles Campbell

DOG ASIDE: Michael John Nunn is an American former professional boxer. He held the IBF and lineal middleweight titles, as well as the WBA and lineal super middleweight titles.  Nunn turned professional in 1984. After winning his first thirty fights….he fought IBF middleweight title-holder Frank Tate….who was 23-0. The fight took place on July 28,…

USBA Cruiserwt Boxing Championship – Henry Tillman VS Smokin Bert Cooper With Tim Brandt & Gil Clancy

DOG ASIDE: Henry Durand Tillman is an American former boxer.  As an amateur boxer…..Tillman twice defeated Mike Tyson….winning both bouts via close decisions. Tillman went on to win heavyweight gold at the Los Angeles Olympics against highly touted Canadian boxer Willie de Witt.  Tillman turned pro in 1984 as a cruiserweight and had a disappointing…