Comedy – 1982 – Skit – Steve Martin Is Mike McMack Defense Lawyer

DOG ASIDE: Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician….who came to public notice in the 1960’s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour….and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show.  In the 1970’s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. Since…

Auto Racing – 1986 – ABCs Jack Arute Interviews Pole Sitter Rick Mears Prior To Start Of Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: Rick Ravon Mears (born December 3, 1951), also known by the nickname “Rocket Rick”….is a retired  American race car driver….who is one of three men to win the Indianapolis 500 four times in 1979, 1984, 1988 and 1991….and is the current record-holder for pole positions in the race with six in 1979, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1989 and 1991.  Rocket Rick is also…

Boxing – 1985 – Dick Enberg Interviews Tex Cobb + Last 2 Rounds Of Cobb Vs Gregory Heavyweight Fight

DOG ASIDE: Randall Craig “Tex” Cobb (born May 7, 1950) is an American former professional boxer who competed in the heavyweight division…..who was widely considered to possess one of the greatest chins of all time….for Cobb was a brawler who also packed considerable punching power.  He began his fighting career in full contact kickboxing in 1975 before making the jump to professional boxing two years later. He challenged Larry…

Auto Racing – 1961 To 1986 – Jim McKay Provides Highlights Of Auto Racing Over Past 25 Years

DOG ASIDE: After the Second World War, sports car racing emerged as a distinct form of racing with its own classic races….and from 1953, its own FIA-sanctioned World Championship…..when NASCAR’s Strictly Stock Division was renamed the “Grand National” division beginning in the 1950 season. Over a period of more than a decade, modifications for both safety and performance…

Boxing – 1987 – Alex Wallau Interviews Hector Camacho After Defeat Of His Idol Howard Davis Jr.

DOG ASIDE: The interview featured in this video took place after a 10 round junior middleweight fight with Howard Davis Jr…..which he won by unanimous decision….as he defeated the fighter who he grew up admiring as an amateur champion in New York City.     In a storied amateur career Hector Camacho won three New York Golden Gloves tournaments….beginning…

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…