Comedy – Smother Brothers Young Comedians – Maureen Murphy

DOG ASIDE: Maureen Murphy….also known as Mauro Murphy….is an Australian comedian, actress, and celebrity who was popular in the United States during the 1980’s…..when she appeared on HBO’s Young Comedians Show…..with the Smothers Brothers as host….the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson…..and on Dom DeLuise’s television show….as this video is evidence that she was a very…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Mens Gymnastics – Individual Rings & Vault Competition

DOG ASIDE: Mitch Gaylord was a member of the 1984 USA Olympic Gymnastics Team….resulting in the manifestation of an Olympic dream that he had been cultivating for many years….and as this video shows us…..he “done good”….when his chance to shine….came during the men’s individual rings competition in Los Angeles in ’84.  Then we get to…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Light Heavyweight Boxing – USA Evander Holyfield vs IRQ Ismail Salman

DOG ASIDE: Evander Holyfield (born October 19, 1962) is an American former professional boxer….who held the undisputed world championship in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions….earning him the nickname “The Real Deal”.  He is the only four-time world heavyweight champion, winning the WBA, WBC and IBF titles in 1990….the WBA and IBF titles in 1993….as…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian Show Jumping – Part 1

DOG ASIDE:

In Part 2 of the Equestrian Show Jumping Competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games…..we get to watch USA Bruce Davidson on J J Babu…..Italy’s Mariana Sciocchetti on Master Hunt….USA Mike Plumb on Blue Stone…..and reigning world champion Great Britain’s Lucinda Green on Regal Realm.  This is such a beautiful sport to watch.

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Mens Flyweight Boxing – USA Paul Gonzales & Howard Cosell Interview With Coach Pat Nappi

DOG ASIDE: This video starts off with an interview by ABC’s Howard Cosell with USA Boxing Coach Pat Nappi…..regarding a controversy that came up with three of Nappi’s boxers…..Mark Breland, Steve McCrory and Frank Tate……all fighters with Kronk Gym and Emmanuel Stewart….who all revolted against Coach Nappi…..which turned out to be a result of Steward’s…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian Horse Jumping – Final Round

DOG ASIDE; At the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Equestrian Show Jumping competition….the United States, New Zealand, West Germany and Great Britain which went down to the final contestants…..USA Karen Stives on Ben Arthur…who had a 5 pt. penalty on the next to last jump…..which enabled NZL Mark Todd to win gold…..Stives and Ben Arthur won…

Olympics 1984 Los Angeles – Interview – ABC Frank Gifford With Bullet Bob Hayes

DOG ASIDE: Robert Lee “Bullet Bob” Hayes (December 20, 1942 – September 18, 2002) was an Olympic sprinter turned American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys.  An American track and field athlete….he was a two-sport stand-out in college in both track and football at Florida A&M University. He was…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian Show Jumping Set-Up & Souvenir Vendors Profile

DOG ASIDE: I have got to admit…..the best part of this video is the ABC Olympic profile special on the street vendors outside of the Los Angeles Coliseum….which comes up in the latter portion of the video….cuz it brings back wonderful memories of stories Bone Daddy has told…..regarding dealing with street vendors….continually haggling over prices….cuz…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Wrestling Heavywts – USA Ed Banach VS CAN Clark Davis

DOG ASIDE: Edward Joseph “Ed” Banach (born February 6, 1960) is an athlete who won a gold medal in wrestling in the 1984 Summer Olympics. He wrestled for the University of Iowa from 1980-1983….where he was a four-time NCAA All-American….and a three-time NCAA national champion (1980, 1981, and 1983).  He was named the 1983 Big…