Horse Racing – 1986 – Greg Gumbel + Sharon Smith On Controversy Of Lasix Not Being Allowed At Derby

DOG ASIDE   This video features ESPN’s Greg Gumbel and Sharon Smith reporting on the use of the drub Lasix in horse racing….and how its use is not allowed at the 1986 Kentucky Derby.  Furosemide, sold under the brand name Lasix, is a medication used to treat fluid build-up due to heart failure, liver scarring, or kidney disease….which is also used for the treatment of high blood…

Gymnastics – 1985 – ABCs Peter Kormann Interviews USAs Tim Daggett + Mary Lou Retton At American Cup

DOG ASIDE: Peter Kormann (born 21 June 1955) Is a retired American gymnast and gymnastics coach…who In the 1976 Olympics became the first American to medal in competition against the Soviets….when he won a bronze medal in the men’s floor competition.  Kormann’s bronze medal was also the first Olympic medal of any type won by an American gymnast in…

Horse Racing – 1987 – ABCs Al Michaels Covers The Odds + Post Positions For The Kentucky Derby

DOG ASIDE: Betting on horse racing or horse betting commonly occurs at many horse races tracks….as gamblers can stake money on the final placement of the horses taking part in a race. Gambling on horses is, however, prohibited at some racetracks…..but where gambling is allowed….most tracks offer parimutuel betting where gamblers’ money is pooled and shared proportionally among the winners…

Golf – 1985 – NBCs Vin Scully Interviews Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus At 1985 The Skins Game

DOG ASIDE: Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), nicknamed The Golden Bear, is an American retired professional golfer….who many golf gurus and observers regard him as the greatest golfer of all time.  During a span of more than 25 years, he won a record 18 major championships….while producing 19 second-place finishes….and 9 third-place finishes.  Nicklaus focused on the major championships….…

Horse Racing – 1987 – ABC Sports Kentucky Derby Special – Singing Of My Old Kentucky Home

DOG ASIDE: “My Old Kentucky Home“ is an anti-slavery ballad originally as written by Stephen Foster in 1852. Foster likely composed the song after having been inspired by the narrative of popular anti-slavery novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin….while likely referencing imagery witnessed on his visits to the Bardstown, Kentucky farm called Federal Hill. Today, the song My Old Kentucky Home remains an important composition due…

Golf – 1985 – NBCs Vin Scully Interviews Tom Watson About Golf & Family During The Skins Game

DOG ASIDE: Thomas Sturges Watson (born September 4, 1949) is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour Champions….and formerly on the PGA Tour….who in the 1970’s and 1980’s was one of the leading players in the world….winning eight major championships…..while leading the PGA Tour money list five times. He was the # 1 player in the world according to McCormack’s World Golf…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jack Whitaker In The Paddocks + Charlsie Cantey In The Stables At Belmont Stks

DOG ASIDE: John Francis “Jack” Whitaker (born May 18, 1924) is an American sportscaster who worked for both CBS and ABC….who won three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Host or Commentator in 1979….for writing in 1990….and being awarded the Lifetime Achievement award in 2012. Jack Whitaker also received the Maryland Jockey Club’s Hilltop Award for outstanding coverage of thoroughbred racing. He was named “Best Announcer”…

Boxing – 1987 – ABCs Alex Wallau Interviews Evander Holyfield After Retaining Title Vs Henry Tillman

DOG ASIDE: About 30 minutes after Evander Holyfield had dismantled one of his old roommates from the 1984 Olympic team….the inevitable question was shouted out at the post-fight news conference….after all, Holyfield’s destruction-derby performance against Henry Tillman at Reno’s Bally Grand Hotel was the most impressive display of punching power anyone has seen lately….with the…

News – 1986 – Tom Brokaw Reports On Reykjavic Iceland Summit By US President Reagan + USSR Gorbachev

DOG ASIDE: The Reykjavík Summit was a summit meeting between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev….which was held in Reykjavík, on 11–12 October 1986. The talks collapsed at the last minute….but the progress that had been achieved eventually resulted in the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union.  So, it is always a point of great…