Cycling & Distance Running – 1984 – Special – Highlights Of Race Across America +Distance Running In 1984

The Race Across America, or RAAM, is an ultra-distance road cycling race held across the United States that started in 1982 as the Great American Bike Race.  In length the RAAM is comparable to the Tour de France….but the races differ to a great extent. The courses of both races have varied over the years….however, in the Race Across America, the direction has always been from the west…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jim McKay Intro To The Preakness – Al Michaels + Dave Johnson Set The Field

ABC Sports was at the head of the pack when it came to live television sports coverage throughout the decade of the 1980’s…..with executive director Roone Arledge at the helm….as Roone had a stable of legendary sportscaster on staff….with the likes Jim McKay, Keith Jackson, Al Michaels, Jim Lampley, Chris Schenkel, Howard Cosell, Al Trautwig,…

Horse Racing – 1988 – Special – Daughter Of Secretariat Tragic Death – Story of Sacs Golden Summer

The daughter of legendary race horse Secretariat….who was probably the greatest thoroughbred race horse to ever grace a racetrack….was a 1st generation filly named Sacs Golden Summer from the incredible blood line of Big Red….who had tremendous value “if she couldn’t beat a fat man racing”….was found dead in her stable on a sad day in 1988….which goes…

Horse Racing – 1988 – The Breeders Cup – Classic Race – Skywalker 1st + Turkoman 2nd + Precissionist

The Breeders’ Cup Classic is a Grade I Weight for Age thoroughbred horse race for 3-year-olds and older….which is run at a distance of 1 1⁄4 miles (2,000 m) on dirt….while it is held annually at a different racetrack as part of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in late October or early November. All of the races to date have been held in the United States….except for the…

MLB – 1961 To 1983 – NBCs Bob Costas – Tribute To The Career Of Boston Red Sox OF Carl Yazstremski

Carl Michael Yastrzemski (born August 22, 1939)….better known simply as Yaz…is an American former Major League Baseball player….who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989 after playing his entire 23-year Major League career with the Boston Red Sox (1961–1983).  He was primarily a left fielder, but also played 33 games as a third baseman….and mostly was a first baseman and designated hitter later in…

Boxing – 1985 – Don King D-Day Tribute – Marine Corp Band Presents The Colors + Plays The Star Spangled Banner

Donald King (born August 20, 1931) is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in historic boxing matchups.  King’s career highlights include, among multiple other enterprises, promoting “The Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila”….as King has promoted some of the most prominent names in boxing, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Julio César Chávez, Ricardo Mayorga, Andrew Golota, Bernard…

Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Barry Tompkins Profiles The Boxing Career of Cornelius Boza Edwards

Cornelius Boza Edwards (born 27 May 1956) is the former WBC Super Featherweight Champion of the World. Boza Edwards was a Ugandan, and fought in both the Super Featherweight and Lightweight divisions. Edwards emigrated from Uganda to England, where he lived for a long period.  Edwards won the WBC world Jr. Lightweight title from “Bazooka” Limón with a fifteen-round decision in 1981…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France Stage 11 Special – CBSs John Dockery Provides A Tour Of Bourdeaux

There are several major sporting event that provide a sideshow of scenic beauty that is almost as captivating as the event itself…..and The Tour de France is one of those events…..oh sure, The Masters is played on one of the most spectacularly beautiful golf course in the world….and when the azaleas are in bloom….the golf course become…

Figure Skating – 1982 – Special – Peggy Fleming Performance Of A Butterfly Lovers Concerto In China

This video showcases one of America’s most elegant athletes to ever perform….figure skater Peggy Fleming…who was sent as an unofficial ambassador for the opening of US / China relationships…..and she chose to perform a Chinese written piece called The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto….which has since become a universally performed piece….and the people of China loved it….as…