US Speed Skater Eric Heiden At 1979 World Championships Via Satellite From Germany imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: Never in the history of the sport of American Speed Skating has there been a better skater than Eric Heiden….whether it be in the 500 meter, 1000 meter, 1500 meter, 5000 meter or 10,000 meter races…..he was simply the best. In 1980 at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics…..Heiden proved the proceeding statement…..as he…

Taj Mahal Live at Austin City Limits Sings Slave Drive & Life is Beautiful

DOG ASIDE: Singer / Songwriter Taj Majal was a frequent visitor to Austin, Texas in the 1970’s and 1980’s playing live venues all over town with all the local great like guitarist Stevie Ray Vaugh and Singer Bonnie Raitt. He brought the sweet sounds of the islands with steel drums coupled with the acoustic sounds…

Comedian George Burns At Age 91 Pitching Batteries For Ray O Vac

DOG ASIDE: Comedians George Burns and his wife, Gracie Allen were at the top of the food chain of comedians from the mid-1920’s until the mid- 1960’s….when the better half of this comedic partnership, Gracie, passed away….and broke up a team that was unsurpassed in the world of comedy and entertainment. However, being a comedian…

A 1978 Inside Look At Comic Strips In The Newspapers With Blondie, Annie & Pogo

DOG ASIDE: A common practice every Sunday morning by Americans during the decades of the 1970’s and 1980’s….was to sit down in their most comfortable chair or recliner….with a hot cup of coffee….and open the Sunday edition of their favorite newspapers…..to read the Comic Section…and their favorite comic strips such as Blondie, Annie and Pogo.…

Highlights Of NFL Pittsburgh Steelers During The Chuck Knoll 4 Super Bowl Championship Years

DOG ASIDE: Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Chuck Noll built a dynasty that encompassed 4 Super Bowls from 1975 – 1980 with a team that played in the image of their hard-nosed coach and the Steel City in which they played….for this was when the Terrible Towel first came to Pittsburgh. Coach Noll had a bevy of…

Tribute To Hank Williams – Kris Kristofferson Sings I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

DOG ASIDE: There is an old saying when folks and dogs gather around the campfire that the good die young…..with names like Tim Richmond, Janis Joplin, Jimmie Hendricks, Jim Morrison, Len Bilas, Salvador Sanchez and many others…..for in the case of Singer / Songwriter Hank Williams….this saying could never be more true. Hank wrote many…