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. …

Cycling – 1986 – CBS John Tesh Interviews USA Greg LeMond After His Prologue In Tour De France

DOG ASIDE: In 1986, USA Greg LeMond became the first non-European professional cyclist to win the Tour de France….then LeMond was accidentally shot with multiple pellets while hunting in 1987…..and missed the next two Tours…..only to return to the 1989 Tour…..while completing an improbable comeback by winning in dramatic fashion on the race’s final stage….then he successfully…

TV Ads – 1987 – Strohs Beer + Golf Great Arnold Palmer For Paine Webber Investments

DOG ASIDE: The Stroh Brewery Company is a beer brewery located in Detroit, Michigan….whereas in addition to its own Stroh’s brand….the company produced or bought the rights to several other brands including Goebel….Schaefer….Schlitz….Augsburger….Erlanger….Old Style….Lone Star….Old Milwaukee….Red River and Signature….plus they manufacture Stroh’s Ice Cream. The company was taken over and broken up in 2000, but some of its brands continued to be made by the…

NCAAF – 1987 – Special Feature – The Beano Cook Clipboard – Heisman Trophy Hype Before The 1987 Season

DOG ASIDE: Carroll Hoff “Beano” Cook (September 1, 1931 – October 11, 2012) was an American television personality who worked for ESPN…who was well known as a college football historian and commentator.  Cook joined ESPN in 1986 as a studio commentator….where he also did freelance radio and television work in the Pittsburgh area.  He was most recently seen on ESPNEWS every Thursday on The Hot List debating with Brian Kenny. Beano could…

MLB – 1969 To 1982 – Strohs Circle Of Sports – The Story Of MLB P Bill Spaceman Lee

DOG ASIDE: William Francis Lee III (born December 28, 1946) is accurately nicknamed Spaceman….who was an American former Major League Baseball pitcher…..that played for the Boston Red Sox from 1969 to 1978….and the Montreal Expos from 1979 to 1982.  On November 7, 2008, Lee was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame….as the team’s record-holder for most games pitched by a left-hander (321)….and the third-highest…

Music – 1987 – The Pretenders – Gonna Make You Notice (Brass In Pocket) – Put To MLB Great Plays Highlights

DOG ASIDE: The Pretenders are a British-American rock band formed in Hereford, England, in March 1978….in which the original band consisted of initiator and main songwriter Chrissie Hynde on lead vocals and rhythm guitar…. James Honeyman-Scott on lead guitar, backing vocals and keyboards….Pete Farndon  on bass guitar and backing vocals….and Martin Chambers on drums, backing vocals and percussion.  Following the drug-related deaths of Honeyman-Scott and Farndon….the…

TV Ads – 1986 – MLB Great Yaz For Miller High Life Beer + Jeep Wrangler Vehicles + Kemper Open Golf

DOG ASIDE: The Miller Brewing Company is an American beer brewing company headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin….which was owned until October 11, 2016 by the MillerCoors division of the SABMiller–Molson Coors joint venture. The company has brewing facilities in Albany, Georgia…Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin ….Fort Worth, Texas….Irwindale, California….Milwaukee, Wisconsin….and Trenton, Ohio.  On July 1, 2008, Miller formed MillerCoors, a joint venture with rival Molson Coors to consolidate the production…