Music – 1985 – MLB Rapper Mel Allen – Baseball Is The Game For Me And MLB Is The Place To Be

DOG ASIDE:  Baseball broadcast legend Mel Allen had that God given voice which was perfectly designed for baseball….with just the right amount of energy and excitement….sprinkled by a handful of “leprechaun dust” which made his call almost magical in nature….but when it comes to performing rap music….he just doesn’t seem to have the soul for it….however, his…

Boxing – 1986 – NBC Sports Special Feature – Career Profile Of Buster Drayton – With Marv Albert

DOG ASIDE Buster Drayton (born March 2, 1952) is an American former boxer….who won the IBF world title at light middleweight (154lb).  Drayton turned pro in 1978 and won the vacant IBF light middleweight title with a decision win over Carlos Santos in 1986. He defended the belt twice before losing it to Matthew Hilton the following year. In 1988 he took on WBA light…

Tennis – 1986 – Special – A Wimbledon Musical – Mad Dogs And Englishmen Go Out In The Midday Sun

DOG ASIDE: Social commentator Ellis Cashmore describes Wimbledon as having “a David Niven-ish propriety   ….which is conforming to the standards of behavior common in the 1950’s.  Writer Peter York sees the event as representing a “particular white and affluent type of Britishness”….describing the area of Wimbledon as “a southern, well off, late-Victorian suburb with a particular social character”. Cashmore…

Boxing – 1986 – Larry Merchant PostFight Interview With Hector Camacho After Defeating Edwin Rosario

DOG ASIDE: The first three rounds were swept by Camacho on all three judges’ scorecards….while keeping Rosario away with his jab and out circling the pursuing challenger….when in the fourth, Rosario began to turn things around by landing an uppercut in the final seconds….which earned him the round….then in round five, Rosario connected with a left to…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Interview With Mario Andretti When Car Failure Ends Day After Leading Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: Mario Gabriele Andretti (born February 28, 1940) is an Italian-born American former race car driver….who is one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport…..as he is one of only two drivers to have won races in Formula One, IndyCar, World Sportscar Championship and NASCAR…with the other being Dan Gurney….as he also won races in midget cars and sprint cars.  During his career, Andretti won the 1978 Formula One…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 Special – Arch Bishop Edward T Omeara Provides The PreRace Invocation

DOG ASIDE: Due to the longevity of the Indianapolis 500….numerous traditions surrounding the race have developed over the years. Traditions include procedures for the running of the race, scheduling, and pre-race and post-race festivities. For many fans, these traditions are an important aspect of the race….and they have often reacted quite negatively when the traditions are…

Comedy – 1982 – The Creative Side Of Ludwig Von Beetovhen – With John Belushi

DOG ASIDE: John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an American comedian, actor, and singer….who is best known for his “intense energy and raucous attitude”….which he displayed as one of the seven original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL). Throughout his career, Belushi had a close personal and artistic partnership with his…

Boxing – 1985 – DKSEN Sports Don Chevrier Interviews Winner Davey Hilton After Defeating Dennis Horn

DOG ASIDE: This video features Don Chevrier’s post fight interview of welterweight Davey Hilton, Jr. being interviewed after his 2nd round TKO of Denis Horne for the Continental Americas welterweight title fight.  Davey Hilton, Jr. is a Canadian former boxing  world champion….who is a member of the Fighting Hilton Family….and is the former brother-in-law of Arturo Gatti.  Hilton held the WBC super…

Comedy – 1982 – Valerie Brownfield Stand Up Routine

DOG ASIDE: Every now and then, this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile gets a video that I cannot find any research information on the feature participant in the video…..as in the case of comedian Valerie Brumfield , a stand-up comedian during the 1980’s…..who appeared on the Saturday Night Live stage in 1982…..so I have to come…