Boxing – 1985 – Special – An Inside Look At Michael Spinks Transformation From Lt Heavywt To Heavywt

DOG ASIDE:  Michael Jinx Spinks was the undisputed light heavyweight champions…..and basically had beaten every top light heavyweight or cruiserweight boxer in the world…..so, it was time to move up to the heavyweight division….and what better way to do that than schedule a fight with WBC heavyweight champion and undefeated at 48 – 0 Larry The Easton Assassin Holmes….but…

Boxing – 1985 – 6 Rnd Middlewt Bout – David Barrow V Frank Tate – W/ Randy Gordon + Termite Watkins

DOG ASIDE:  Frank Tate was an American professional boxer…. who was a National Golden Gloves light middleweight champion….anh won the light middleweight gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Tate began his professional career in December 1984…..when he won the vacant IBF middleweight title by beating Michael Olajide over fifteen rounds at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas…

Boxing – 1985 – Tim Ryan PreFight Show – WBA Super Ltwt Title Fight – Ubaldo Sacco Vs Gene Hatcher

DOG ASIDE: Gene Hatcher (born June 28, 1959) is a former boxer who was world light welterweight champion….whose nickname was “Mad Dog.”  After winning his 1st two fights….Hatcher faced WBA light welterweight champion Johnny Bumphus on June 1, 1984 in what Ring magazine called its “Upset of the Year,” ….when Hatcher scored an eleventh-round technical knockout over Bumphus. When Hatcher knocked Bumphus down….he slipped…

Comedy – 1986 – Richard Pryor On How Nice White People R With Brothers Around + How Quite The Woods

DOG ASIDE: Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American stand-up comedian, actor and social critic….who was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues….which employed vulgarities and profanity….along with racial epithets. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style….and is widely regarded as one…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Joyful Time In The Winners Circle At Indy 500 With With Bobby Rahal + Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE:  This video is a very rare piece of footage which highlights the incredible love and bond between driver and owner…..and a moment shared that could never be bested….for winning the Indy 500 while knowing that you may not be around anymore to ever experience an awesome win again….for Bobby Rahal won the race…

Comedy – 1986 – Comedians On Sex – With Jackie Mason + Myron Cohen + Redd Foxx + Phyllis Diller Et Al

DOG ASIDE: Stand up comedians have always had the subject of sex as part of their routine….and this excerpt from HBO’s On Location with host Robert Klein is evidence of this fact….so, we will tell you a little about each of the folks who appear on this video….as their content is down right hilarious. Jackie Mason (born June…

Comedy – 1984 – Steve Martin – Stand Up Routine

DOG ASIDE: In 1967, Steve Martin’s former girlfriend Nina Goldblatt….who was a dancer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour….helped him land a writing job with the show by submitting his work to head writer Mason Williams….who initially paid Martin out of his own pocket….when along with the other writers for the show….he won an Emmy Award in 1969 at age…

Boxing 1983 Highlights 12 Rnd NABF Welterweight Title Fight Tommy Ayers Vs Marlon Starling

DOG ASIDE: There were so many “legends of boxing” that came out of the Golden Age of Boxing from 1964 to 1995….plus there were also a plethora of “really good to truly great“ boxers that also fought during this historical era of the sport of boxing….and the truth be known, many of the fighters in that group of…

Comedy – 1986 – Steve Martin – Stand Up Routine On His Embezzling Cat + His Causes He Supports

DOG ASIDE: In the mid-1970’s and 1980’s, Steve Martin made frequent appearances as a stand-up comedian on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, on The Gong Show, on HBO’s On Location, on The Muppet Show and NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL)…..as SNL‘saudience jumped by a million viewers when he made guest appearances….and he was one of the show’s most successful hosts….who appeared on 27 Saturday Night Live shows….as he…