Comedy – 1986 – Stuart Prankin From Not Necessarily The News On Comic Relief

DOG ASIDE: Stuart Pankin (born April 8, 1946) is an American actor….who is best known for his role as the voice of Earl Sinclair in Dinosaurs….for playing anchor Bob Charles in Not Necessarily the News….and Orthodox Jew Ben Heineman in Curb Your Enthusiasm.  Pankin has made many guest appearances in many television shows….while lending his voice to various animated shows and films.…

Boxing – 1986 – Larry Merchant Interviews Promoter Don King On PreFight Issues With Ali Vs Berbick

DOG ASIDE: Donald King (born August 20, 1931) is a legendary American boxing promote….one of a rare extraordinaire kind….who was known for his involvement in historic boxing match-ups….featuring more legends of boxing….than any other promoter throughout boxing history…for he was truly one of a kind.  What this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile loved about King….other than his awesome hair….was…

Music – 1978 – The Dirt Band – She Has Worn Out Her Highway Shoes On The Music Blues

DOG ASIDE: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, also known as The Dirt Band is an American country rock band….which has existed in various forms since its founding in Long Beach, California in 1966.  The group’s membership has had at least a dozen changes over the years….including a period from 1976 to 1981….when the band performed and recorded as The Dirt Band….whereas constant members since…

Figure Skating – 1982 – Peggy Fleming Performance Of A Butterfly Lovers Concerto In China

DOG ASIDE: Peggy Gale Fleming (born July 27, 1948) is an American former figure skater….who was the 1968 Olympic Champion in Ladies’ singles….and a three-time World Champion from 1966 to 1968.  Fleming has been a television commentator in figure skating for over 20 years….including several Winter Olympic Games. After becoming an Olympic champion….Peggy Fleming turned professional….while performing on TV shows including five…

Boxing – 1985 – Randy Gordon Interview Of Lightwt Pernell Whitaker + Trainer Lou Duva After 7th Win

DOG ASIDE: Pernell Whitaker (born January 2, 1964) is an American former professional boxer….who competed from 1984 to 2001….and has since worked as a boxing trainer. He is a four-weight world champion….having won titles at lightweight….light welterweight….welterweight….and light middleweight,,,,as the undisputed lightweight title….and the lineal lightweight and welterweight titles.  In 1989, Whitaker was named Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine….and the Boxing Writers Association of America. From…

Comedy – 1980 – HBO Blockheads Special With Mariette Hartley Showcasing Ventrilloquist Professor Al Kantee

DOG ASIDE: Actress Mariette Hartley hosts this 1980 HBO Blockheads Special …..which featured some of the best ventriloquists in the world…..and Professor Al Kanzie….who is featured in this video clip seen herewith…. is one of Europe’s top mime ventriloquists…..as his performance is quite different than the typical ventriloquists….but provides a much more surprising dummy than usual.  For…

Boxing – 1985 – Al Albert + Randy Gordon Showcase World Champions Who Won Olympic Gold Medals

DOG ASIDE: Alan “Al” Albert is a sportscaster….who formerly called basketball games for the New York Nets and Denver Nuggets….as well as national NBA coverage for the USA Network. He was also a play-by-play sportscaster for the Indiana Pacers.  He has also worked in boxing….as seen in this video herewith….as the blow-by-blow announcer for Tuesday Night Fights.  On January 24, 1984, Albert, working for USA…

Auto Racing – 1987 – NBC Sports Highlights Of The Indy 500 – Highway To The Danger Zone

DOG ASIDE: The Indy 500 is an automobile race held annually at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) in Speedway, Indiana, United States….in an event that is held over Memorial Day weekend in late May.  It is contested as part of the Verizon INDYCAR Series….which is the top level of American Championship Car Racing….as an open-wheel open-cockpit formula colloquially known as “Indy Car Racing”…..while the track itself is nicknamed “the Brickyard“….cuz the racing surfacing…

Boxing – 1985 – Ringside Productions 6 Round Bantamweight Bout – John Camaro Vs Orlando Canizales

DOG ASIDE: Orlando Canizales (born November 25, 1965) is an American boxer….who won the International Boxing Federation bantamweight title……as Canizales turned professional in 1984….and was undefeated in twelve fights (one fight was a draw)….of which the one seen herewith with John Camaro was a part of….before meeting the 1984 Olympic gold medalist Paul Gonzales in 1986….to which Gonzales defeated him over  twelve rounds…