Music – 1986 – Opera Star John Davies – Back Home In Indiana – At Start Of The Indy 500 Race

DOG ASIDE: This video brings to life an old and hallowed tradition of the singing of Back Home In Indiana just prior to the start of the 1986 Indianapolis 500 Race….and is being sung by Opera singer John Davies….who has performed with opera companies throughout the United States….to include singing at  the Metropolitan Opera….the San Francisco Opera….and the…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 Special Feature – Demonstration Of What Takes Place In A Pit Stop

DOG ASIDE: In motor sports, a pit stop is where a racing vehicle stops in the pits during a race for refueling, new tyres, repairs, mechanical adjustments, a driver change, as a penalty or any combination of the above….whereas not all of these are allowed in all forms of racing…..while the term is still used in motor sports, it also gained…

Track + Field – 1986 – CBS Sports Journey In Time Special – Highlights Of The Year In Track + Field

DOG ASIDE: This CBS Sports Journey In Time special features highlights of the year in track and field….. which focuses first on USSR pole vaulter Serbey Bubka, who was the best in the world for 21 years from 1993 to 2914, when his world indoor record of 6.15 meters (20.177 ft) stood for two decades before Frenchman…

NHL – 1986 – ESPN Tom Mees + Jim Kelly Intro To 38th All Star Game And Covering The Hartford Center

DOG ASIDE: The 38th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, home to the Hartford Whalers, on February 4, 1986.  As 15,100 fans jammed the Hartford Civic Center on February 4, 1986….ESPN sportscaster Tom Mees and Jim Kelly worked the crowd throughout the game….while providing interviews of famous dignitaries in the crowd….along with special features about…

Olympics – 1984 – Jim McKay On USA Edwin Moses Reciting Olympic Oath + Winning 400m Hurdles Gold

DOG ASIDE: In this video, ABC’s Jim McKay pays tribute to USA men’s 400m hurdles legend Edwin Moses…..who was selected by the host USOC to deliver The Olympic Oath at the 1984 Los Angeles Games opening ceremony….who then went on to win the men’s 400m hurdles gold medal.   The Olympic Oath, distinct from the Olympic creed, is a solemn promise made…

NFL – 1985 – Hall Of Fame Class – With Joe Namath + Pete Roselle + OJ Simpson + Roger Staubach

DOG ASIDE: Frank “Gunner” Gatski (March 18, 1921 – November 22, 2005) was an American football center who played for the Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and the National Football League (NFL) in the 1940’s and 1950’s….who was one of the most heralded centers of his era….as he was known for his strength and consistency….while helping to protect QB Otto Graham….and open…

News – 1986 – KVUE Ch 24 Austin NewsBrief – On Summit Between USA President Reagan + USSR Gorbachov

DOG ASIDE: Despite getting unexpectedly close to the potential elimination of all nuclear weapons….this meeting between US President Ronald Reagan and USSR General Secretary adjourned with no agreement…. however, both sides discovered the extent of the concessions the other side was willing to make…. as human rights became a subject of productive discussion for the…

NCAA Football – 1988 – CBS Sports Update – Jim Nantz Cover Highlights And Scores Of Bowl Games

DOG ASIDE: Jim Nantz joined CBS in 1985….initially working as a studio host for the network’s college football and  basketball coverage….which is what he is doing in this video herewith…. and as an on-course reporter for the PGA Tour golf tour….as well as calling NFL games on Westwood One from 1988 to 1990….when he was moved to television….where Nantz called Sunday Night…

Horse Racing – 1985 – Highlights – Year In Racing – Spend A Buck Wins The Derby + John Henry Retires

DOG COMMENTARY: This video features two really great horses and one legendary athlete….as Spend A Buck was a really reat horse who make a heck of a lot of money for his owner….and John Henry is a bronzed  legend in his own right….and so we decided to pay tribute to both in this post herewith….cuz…