Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Women’s Marathon – Part 5 – Final Results

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games provided an outcome in track and field competition…..that spurned my Bone Daddy to choose to go on a mission from God….which entailed that he see at least one live event in every sport in these Summer Games… and the outcome of the women’s marathon…..provided the catalyst to…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Highlights Of Yachting & Judo & Baseball – USA vs Dominican Republic

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Frank Gifford brings the viewer highlights of events in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games that are not typically shown in television coverage of the Olympics…..like yachting, where USA competitors are in the race for gold in every class of Olympic yachting competition….then in judo. where USA Ed Liddie unexpectedly wins the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Profile Of Jesse Owens – 1936 Berlin Olympics

DOG COMMENTARY: ABC’s Frank Gifford presents a wonderful piece in tribute to a truly spectacular athlete…..and even better person….Jesse Owens…..and since there have been many tributes to this American icon…..this one is just a little more special….cuz it’s from this lil ole Chiweenie sportsphile….which I am quite sure that I am the only one of…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track Womens 100m – Evelyn Ashford & Alice Brown

DOG ASIDE: Evelyn Ashford (born April 15, 1957 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American retired track and field athlete….and the 1984 Olympic champion in the 100-meter dash.  She ran under the 11-second barrier over 30 times….becoming the first woman to run under 11 seconds in an Olympic Games.  As a 19-year-old, Ashford finished 5th in…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Mens Swimming 100m Freestyle – USA Rowdy Gaines

DOG ASIDE: Ambrose “Rowdy” Gaines, IV (born February 17, 1959) is an American former competition swimmer….U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member…. three-time Olympic gold medalist….and member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. He is currently the chief fundraiser for USA Swimming….as well as a swimming analyst for television networks ESPN and NBC….including coverage of…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Basketball – Profile Of The McGee Twins

DOG ASIDE: In 2012, the Reign of Troy paid homage to two Trojans for Black History Month….because it’s not every day that one gets to acknowledge a set of twins that left a lasting impression on a university. Paula and Pamela McGee….the third (and fourth) elements of the All-Star team that was USC in the…

Comedy – Chevy Chase Hosts Young Comedian – Danny Johnson imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: Sometimes, no matter how hard I try to find information on a particular comedian, athlete or participant….but I will be danged if I could not find anything out about Danny Johnson….but regardless of what this guy’s name is….he is one funny dude…..as his impersonation of Jack Nicholson is hilarious….as this cat will make…

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…