NBA – 1981 NBA All Star Game – West VS East – PreGame & 1st Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1981 NBA All-Star Game was an exhibition basketball game which was played February 1, 1981, at Richfield Arena in Richfield Township, Ohio. This was the 31st edition of the National Basketball Association All-Star Game and was played during the 1980–81 NBA season….which was coached by Billy Cunningham, Philadelphia 76ers for the Eastern Conference….and…

Boxing – 1985 – 12 Round Undisputed Light Heavywt Title – Michael Spinks VS Jim MacDonald

DOG COMMENTARY: Spinks fought only once in 1984 when he retained his light heavyweight crown with a twelve-round majority decision over Eddie Davis….as he and Dwight Muhammad Qawi were only a couple of weeks away from fighting a rematch in September of that year… but that fight got called off when Qawi was injured during…

MLB – Music Special – Talking Baseball With Willie Mickey & The Duke – HOF Songwriter Terry Cashman

DOG COMMENTARY: Terry Cashman is a record producer and singer-songwriter from New York City….who is best known for his 1981 hit “Talkin’ Baseball.”….for while the song is well recognized today….it was all but ignored by typical Top 40 radio during its chart life….while making only the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Cashman was the lead singer for a band…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Rnd IBF Heavyweight Championship – Tony Tucker VS Buster Douglas

DOG COMMENTARY: Tony Craig Tucker Is an American former professional boxer from 1980 to 1998…. who won the IBF heavyweight title on May 30, 1987….in this title fight seen below with Buster Douglas….but holds the unenviable distinction of being the shortest-reigning world heavyweight champion in history at only 64 days….when he went the distance against Iron Mike…

Horse Racing – 1986 Breeders Cup – Santa Anita Park – Host Dick Enberg – Part 2

DOG COMMENTARY: Some 31 years ago on November 1, 1986….69,155 fans became part of Santa Anita Park’s timeline….as the venerable Arcadia racetrack had firmly established itself as one of the premier facilities in Thoroughbred racing….and was the home of several of the sport’s greatest figures….as champion after champion had left his or her mark at the…

Boxing – 1986 – 15 Rnd IBF Heavyweight Title – Michael “Jinx” Spinks VS Steffen Tangstad

DOG ASIDE: After Michael Spinks defended his IBF Heavyweight Title in his rematch with Larry Holmes….he took on two time European Heavyweight Champ Steffen Tangstad in his 2nd title defense on September 6, 1986 at the Las Vegas Hilton….as “Jinx” Spinks would win his 30th fight of his career without a loss….when he pulmetted Tangstad…

Boxing – 1984 – 6 Rnd Light Heavyweights – Evander Holyfield VS Lionel Byarm – Holyfield 1st Fight

DOG COMMENTARY: Throughout my life….I have listened to hundreds….maybe thousands….of Bone Daddy stories….for he is a ranconteur of the highest order….with many being founded during the experiences had while in the process of going to a sporting event. The stories from his trip to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics seem to stand out most….ist and…

Horse Racing – 1987 Preakness Stakes – 1st Alysheba & 2nd Bet Twice & 3rd Cryptoclearance

DOG ASIDE: This 1987 Preakness Stakes….along with the 1987 Kentucky Derby….are two horse races that are near and dear to Bone Daddy for one simple reason….the owners of the eventual winner Alysheba were a family that BD knew while growing up in Midland, TX from 1952 to 1965….Dorothy and Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. and their four…

MLB – Highlights – 1981 NLCS – Houston Astros VS Los Angeles Dodgers

DOG ASIDE: Nolan “The Ryan Express / Big Tex” Ryan signed a lucrative free-agent contract with the Houston Astros after the 1979 season. The normally light-hitting Ryan got his Houston years started with a bang in a nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 12, 1980….when he hit a three-run home run off…