Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Basketball – USA VS Canada – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE: The gold medal winning USA Olympic Women’s Basketball Team consisted of Cathy Boswell, Denise Curry, Anne Donovan, Teresa Edwards, Lea Henry, Janice Lawrence, Pamela McGee, Carol Menken-Schaudt, Cheryl Miller, Kim Mulkey, Cindy Noble, and Lynette Woodard….as this team breezed through the Olympic competition….cuz the Russians didn’t show…..but that doesn’t take a thing away from…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Basketball – USA VS Canada – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE: Women’s basketball at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games consisted of one round-robin group….including Australia, Canada, China, South Korea, United States and Yugoslavia…..as the first two places in the preliminary group compete for the gold medal….while the third and fourth places compete for the bronze. The remaining teams’ group ranking determines their positions…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Water Polo – USA VS Holland – 4th Period

DOG ASIDE: The USA Men’s Water Polo Team has won a total of seven (7) medals at the Olympic Games…..one gold medal 1984 at the 1904 Forest Park Olympics….three silver medals at these 1984 Los Angeles Games, 1988 Seoul Games and 2008 Beijing…..and three bronze medals at the 1924 Paris Games, 1932 Los Angeles and…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Water Polo – USA VS Holland – 3rd Period imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: The water polo tournament at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held from August 1 to August 10, 1984….at the Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool in Malibu, California.  The tournament featured 12 men’s teams….the tournament was set up into 2 levels of round-robin play….preliminary play in 3 groups….and final play in 2 groups. The top 2…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Water Polo – USA VS Holland – 2nd Period

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy was sports chairman for his fraternity….and the sport of water polo was one of the 15+ sports that the Delts at UT competed for University championships throughout the school year.  I have often heard stories about the water polo guys….mostly about girls they knew….cuz all the guys that play water polo….have…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Water Polo – USA VS Holland – 1st Period

DOG ASIDE: This particular 1984 Los Angles Olympics men’s water polo match between the USA vs Netherlands,,,,,took place on August 6th in the first match of the final round of this 12-team competition.  Bone Daddy knew the sport of water polo pretty darn well…..cuz he had seen more than a few live events…..as he was…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens Marathon – Start Of Race

DOG ASIDE: This video covers the start of the first ever women’s marathon at The Olympic Games….and what a history making event it would turn out to be….cuz at the conclusion of this race won by Joan Benoit of the USA….the energy at the Los Angeles Coliseum would be the catalyst for Bone Daddy and…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Marathon – Part 4 – The 26 Mile Mark

DOG ASIDE: As Joan Benoit passed the 26 mile mark and headed to the Los Angeles Coliseum for the final lap in the first ever women’s Olympic marathon…..running the 3rd fastest women’s marathon of all time…..the Los Angeles Olympic crowd of 93,607 spectators rose to their feet…..providing a standing ovation that reached epic proportions by…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens Marathon – Part 3 – Grete Waitz & Joan Benoit

DOG ASIDE: Grete Waitz (1 October 1953 – 19 April 2011) was a Norwegian marathon runner and former world record holder. In 1979, she became the first woman in history to run the marathon in under two and a half hours. She won nine New York City Marathons between 1978 and 1988….more than any other…