NBA – 1987 – CBS Tim Brant Reports On NBA Playoffs With Bucks Vs 76ers Series Game 2 + Highlights

DOG ASIDE: When the Milwaukee Bucks drafted Arkansas All American G Sydney Moncrief in 1979….from there on they would win six straight division titles…. and have .500 seasons or better for the next 11 years of his career. . Within those years, the Bucks became perennial Eastern Conference contenders….primarily due to the strong play of…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Track + Field – Womens Shot Put Gold Medal Toss By FGR Claudia Losch

DOG ASIDE: Claudia Losch (born 10 January 1960) is a retired German shot putter….who won the gold medal in women’s shot put at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games….as seen by her winning toss in this video herewith….then she went on to place 5th at the 1988 Calgary Olympic Games.  She is also the 1989 World Indoor Champion….three time European Indoor…

NCAA Football – 1985 – Lorimar Sports Bluebonnet Bowl Special Welcome From Texas Govenor Mark White

DOG ASIDE: Mark Wells White Jr. (March 17, 1940 – August 5, 2017) was an American politician and lawyer….who served as the 43rd Governor of Texas from 1983 to 1987. He also held office as Secretary of State of Texas (1973–77) and as Texas Attorney General (1979–83).  White was elected governor in the 1982 gubernatorial election by defeating the incumbent Bill Clements.   A member of the Democratic Party, White sought to…

Track + Field – 1980 – World Invitational Meet From Peking China – Mens 4 x 100m Relay – USA Wins Gold +

DOG ASIDE: This 1980 World Invitational Track + Field Meet was held in Peking, China  just prior to the 1980 Moscow Olympic Game that the peanut picking US President Jimmy Carter decided to  boycott…..thus establishing with this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile forever that THE WORST TICS ARE POLI-TICS….as it will forever be our opinion that…

Track + Field – 1985 – 4th World Cup Special – Donna De Varona Interviews 200m Winner Kirk Baptiste

DOG ASIDE: Kirk Baptiste (born June 20, 1962) is a retired American track and field athlete…..who mainly competed in the 100m and 200m for the United States….as he did at the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, United States….where he won the silver medal in the 200m with a time of 19.96 seconds. This was the first time anyone had broken…

MLB – 1986 – ABC Sports NLCS Mets Vs Astros Game 6 – Tim McCarver PostGame Interview Mets Manager Davey Johnson

DOG ASIDE: David Allen Johnson (born January 30, 1943) is an American former professional baseball player and manager….who played for the Baltimore Orioles (1965–1972)….Atlanta Braves (1973–1975)….Yomiuri Giants (1975–1976)….Philadelphia Phillies (1977–1978)….and Chicago Cubs (1978)…..who also has managed the New York Mets (1984–1990)….Cincinnati Reds (1993–1995)….Orioles (1996–1997)….Los Angeles Dodgers (1999–2000)….and Washington Nationals (2011–2013).   Davey Johnson was the starting second baseman for the Orioles when they won four American League (AL) pennants and two World Series championships between 1965 and 1972…..as he made…

Music – 1986 – John Davies Of The Indianapolis Opera Company Sings Back Home In Indiana At The Start Of The Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: “(Back Home Again in) Indiana” is a song composed by James F. Hanley….with lyrics by Ballard MacDonald….that was published in January 1917. Although it is not the state song of Indiana….which is “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away”….it is perhaps the best-known song that pays tribute to the Hoosier state. Since 1946, “Back Home Again in Indiana”…

Speed Boat Racing – 1987 – Emerald Cup Championship – Interview Of Miss Madison Spokesman Bob Hughes

DOG ASIDE: Miss Madison is an H1 Unlimited hydroplane….which is the only community-owned unlimited htdroplane in the world. It is based out of Madison, Indiana, a small town of 12,000 residents on the Ohio River which annually hosts the Madison Regatta…..which explains why Mr. Bob Hughes….the man interviewed in this video herewith…..is the spokesperson for the boat….and not the owner….cuz the town…

NHL – 1987 – ESPN Rendez-Vous 87 PreGame Special – Intro To The Event With Tom Mees + John Saunders

DOG ASIDE: Rendez-vous ’87 was an international ice hockey series of games between the Soviet Union national ice hockey team and a team of All-Stars from the National Hockey League….which was held in Quebec City, Canada…. as it replaced the NHL’s All-Star festivities for the 1986–87 NHL season. The Soviet team was paid $80,000 for their appearance in Rendez-vous ’87….while the NHL players raised $350,000 for…