Auto Racing – 1986 – ABC Sports Indy 500 Special – The End Of The Day For Driver Johnny Parsons

DOG ASIDE: John Wayne Parsons (born August 26, 1944) is an American race car driver….who started twelve Indianapolis 500 races….with his last Indy 500 start being the 1996 race. His best finish was fifth in 1977 and 1985.  Parsons also finished second in the 1977 USAC National points…..while also finishing 2nd twice in the USAC championship dirt cars.  Parsons won 29 midget car features…. including major wins at: the 4-Crown…

Boxing – 1981 – Jim Hill Interviews Broadcasters Don Dunphy + Davey Pearl + Randy Shields Before Ali Vs Berbick

DOG ASIDE: In this video clip….USA Network’s Jim Hall introduces the boxing broadcast team for the upcoming Muhammad Ali verses Trevor Berbick fight…..as legendary boxing commentator Don Dunphy is accompanied by equally legendary referee Davey Pearl…..along with well-respected welterweight contender Randy Shields. Don Dunphy (July 5, 1908 – July 22, 1998) was an American television and radio sports announcer….who specialized…

Track + Field – 1985 – ABC Sports 4th World Championships – Mens 400m Hurdles – USA Andre Phillips

DOG ASIDE: André Lamar Phillips (born September 5, 1959) is a retired American Track and Field athlete….who is best known for winning the 400 meters hurdles gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games….as Phillips spent most of his career in the shadow of his idol….Edwin Moses….frequently as runner up during Moses’ unequaled winning streak of 122 consecutive races…..as Phillips managed to beat…

Boxing – 1980 – Lt Welterweight Bout – Aaron Pryor Vs Julio Valdez – Round 4 – With Dick Stockton

DOG ASIDE: This 10 round light welterweight bout between Aaron The Hawk Pryor verses Julion Valdez took place at Casino Miami…which was formerly known as Miami Jai-Alai Fronton….is a 6,500 seat indoor arena and casino in Miami, Florida on March 16, 1980.   Aaron Pryor was a rising star in boxing….who in his last fight of 1979 was pitted for the first time ever against a…

Volleyball – 1980 – NCAA Mens National Finals – Game 5 – UCLA Vs USC – With Steve Zabriske

DOG ASIDE: The 1980 NCAA Men’s Volleyball Tournament was the 11th annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men’s college volleyball. The tournament was played at Irving Gymnasium in Muncie, Indiana during May 1980….when USC defeated UCLA in the final matchby 3–1 (15–7, 6–15, 15–13, 15–8) to win their second national title. This was a rematch of the previous year’s final…which was won by UCLA. The…

Special – 1985 – ESPN Roy Firestone Interviews Howard Rosenberg On One Don In + One Don Out

DOG ASIDE: This ESPN Sports Look with Roy Firestone showcases an interview with Los Angeles Times sportswriter Howard Rosenberg regarding a piece that Rosenberg wrote regarding “one Don in and one Don out”…. which was a story about Miama Coach Don Shula “being in” by having his contract extended….and ABC’s Don Meredith “being out” on Monday Night Football.    Howard…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Track + Field Mens Triple Jump – 1st Jump – USA Mike Conley

DOG ASIDE: Michael Alex Conley Sr. (born October 5, 1962) is an American former track and field athlete who competed primarily in the triple jump and the long jump…..whereby in the triple jump….he won an Olympic gold medal in 1992 Barcelona Games….silver in 1984 Los Angeles Games….as seen herewith in this video….and gold in the 1993 World Championship.   Conley competed collegiately at the University of Arkansas….where he…

Olympics – 1987 – ABCs Frank Gifford + Becky Dixon On Progress In Preparations For Calgary Olympics

DOG ASIDE: Rebecca “Becky” Dixon (born April 14, 1951) is an American television broadcaster. …who is best known as the co-host of ABC’s Wide World of Sports alongside Frank Gifford from 1987 to 1988.  In 1986, Dixon became the first woman to anchor a network sports show when she became the co-host of ABC’s Wide World of Sports….where in addition to…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Mens Track Cycling Sprint Finals – USA Nelson Vails Vs USA Mark Gorski

DOG ASIDE: Track cycling is a bicycle racing sport usually held on specially built banked tracks or velodromes (but many events are held at older velodromes where the track banking is relatively shallow) using track bicycles.  With the exception of the 1912 Olympics….track cycling has been featured in every modern Olympic Games….with women’s track cycling was first included in the 1988 Seoul Olympics….then the competitions…