Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Men’s Track Cycling Sprint Finals – USA Nelson Vails VS Mark Gorski

DOG ASIDE: The story of Nelson Vail’s ascent to stardom during the 1984 L A Games was an indication of just how brilliant and effective ABC Sports was at building potential Olympic heroes.  Nelson Beasley Vails (born October 13, 1960) is a retired road and track cyclist from the United States….who rode as a professional from 1988 to 1995 representing the USA…

Boxing – 1986 – 12 Round WBC Lightweight Title – Hector Macho Camacho VS Cornelius Boza Edwards

DOG ASIDE: On September 26, 1986 at the Abel Holtz Stadium in Miami Beach, FL….a true boxing legend from the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) entered the ring against one of the many really great boxers of the era…..as Hector “Macho” Camacho faced off against Cornelius Boza Edwards for the WBC Lightweight Title…

NCAA Football – 1982 – Cotton Bowl Classic – Alabama Crimson Tide VS Texas Longhorns – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy graduated from the University of Texas in Austin, TX in 1970….and his blood runs burnt Orange….for he absolutely loved this video….cuz getting to post a Longhorn victory over the vaunted Crimson Tide from Alabama in the Cotton Bowl Classic in any year….certainly brings a smile to his face….still today….shoot, he’d make…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Boxing & Womens Swimming 200m Backstroke – Track 100m Heats – Rowing 8s

DOG COMMENTARY: This video of Day 6 at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics by ABC Sports brings the viewer coverage of the Boxing with lightweights Yong-Mo Heo (South Korea) vs. Efren Tabanas of the Phillipines….along with super heavyweights Mohammad Yousef (Pakistan) vs Lennox Lewis (Canada), who would go on to win gold and later establish…

Special – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year – Edwin Moses & Mary Lou Retton

DOG ASIDE: Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to “the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement.”….with both Americans and non-Americans being eligible….although throughout the history of the award, the vast majority of winners have been from the United States. Both men…

Special – 1985 – NBC Sportsworld – Grand Sumo Tournament & World 4 Man Bobsled Competition

DOG ASIDE: In 1985, NBC Sportsword featured two major international sports events…..the Grand Sumo Tournament from Nagoya, Japan…..and the World 4-Man Bobsled Championship from Cervinia, Italy. The Grand Sumo Tournament featured the NBC broadcasting crew of Gary Gerould and actor Pat Morita…..as this competition featured the best sumo wrestlers in the world in 1985 including…

Boxing – 1987 – 10 Round Lightweight Bout – Hector Macho Camacho VS Howard Davis Jr.

DOG ASIDE: On more than one occasion I have written commentary about what I call the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….and expressed how fortunate Ima Sportsphile is to have 620 world championship title fights from this golden era to post on our webpage herewith….for it is this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion that…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Mens Cycling Sprint Finals & Mens Triple Jump & Equestrian Team Eventing

DOG COMMENTARY: This video covers events that took place in Day 2 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games….featuring the men’s track cycling sprint finals with USA cyclists Mark Gorski and Nelson Vails in awesome head to head competition for the gold medal….followed by the track & field men’s triple jump with Americans Mike Conley,…