Special – 1979 – HBO Daredevils Special – The Sword Swallower Richard Beard – With Robert Conrad

DOG ASIDE: Sword swallowing is a skill in which the performer passes a sword through the mouth and down the esophagus to the stomach….for this feat is not swallowing in the traditional sense….as the natural processes that constitute swallowing do not take place….but are repressed in order to keep the passage from the mouth to the stomach open for the sword. The practice…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – ABC Sports Profile Of Mens Basketball Forward Waymon Tisdale

DOG ASIDE: Wayman Lawrence Tisdale (June 9, 1964 – May 15, 2009) was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA)….and a smooth jazz bass guitarist….who recorded eight jazz albums.  A three-time All American at the University of Oklahoma….he was elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009. Tisdale graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he grew up….who…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Trophy Presentation & Wrapup – Featuring Ken Flach + Kathy Jordan

DOG ASIDE: Paul McNamee and Martina Navratilova were the defending mixed doubles champions….but decided not to play together….which resulted in Martina Navratilova playing with Heinz Günthardt…..who made it to the finals against  Ken Flach and Kathy Jordan…..who won the 1986 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title by a score of 6–3, 7–6. Kenneth Eliot Flach (May 24, 1963 – March 12, 2018) was a professional tennis player from the…

Olympics 1984 L A Games Equestrian 3 Day Event Jumping GBR Ian Stark On Oxford Blue

DOG ASIDE: Ian David Stark, OBE (born 22 February 1954) is a retired Scottish equestrian….ho competed in the sport of eventing. Stark was born in Galashiels in the Borders in 195…while beginning to ride horses at the age of 10.  In 1984 Stark won a silver medal for eventing in the Los Angeles Olympic Games on Oxford Blue….as seen in this video herewith.  In 2000 Stark…

Golf – 1986 – CBSs Brent Musburger + Al Trautwig + Tom Weiskopf Talk About The Day At The Masters

DOG ASIDE: The 1985 CBS Sports in studio golf broadcasting crew of Brent Musburger , Tom Weiskopf and Al Trautwig spent a lot of time in Butler’s Cabin at the Augusta National Golf Course doing interviews with tournament leaders and past champions…..as the past champions always appeared in their green jacket for each interview.  So, we are…

Horse Racing 1984 NBCs Pete Axthelm + Harvey Pack Review Days Winners At The Breeders Cup

DOG ASIDE: The Breeders’ Cup World Championships is an annual series of Grade I Thoroughbred horse races…. which is operated by Breeders’ Cup Limited….a company formed in 1982. ….which from its inception in 1984 through 2006 was a single-day event…when starting in 2007….it expanded to two days…..wherein all sites have been in the United States….except in 1996 when the races were…

Music – 1989 – Ludwig Von Drake Presents The Snore Along Song With The Blue Danue Waltz

DOG ASIDE: Professor Ludwig Von Drake is one of Walt Disney’s cartoon and comic book characters….who was first introduced on September 24, 1961….as the presenter and singer of “The Spectrum Song” in the cartoon An Adventure in Color….which was part of the first episode of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color on NBC.  Said to be an uncle of Donald Duck….Ludwig was described as a scientist, lecturer, psychologist,…

Gymnastics – 1985 – CBS Pat O’Brien Interviews Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Lou Retton At 35th NBA All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: Mary Lou Retton was the first ever American woman to win the all-around gold medal at the Olympics…. and was the only one to do so for twenty years…as she is credited with being a pioneering figure in American women’s gymnastics….including by the four American women who have since equaled her feat consecutively….Carly…

NBA – 1984 – Special – San Diego Chicken Does Timeout Dance With A Young Michael Jackson To Thriller

DOG ASIDE: The San Diego Chicken….also known as The Famous Chicken…..the KGB Chicken….or just The Chicken….is a sports mascot played by Ted Giannoulas….who was hired in 1974 to wear the first chicken suit…..when at the time he was a 20-year-old journalism major at San Diego State University.  The Chicken’s first appearance was a KGB promotion to distribute Easter eggs to children at the San Diego Zoo. …