MLB – 1984 – ESPN SportsCenter With Bob Ley – Featuring MLB Scores & Highlights

DOG ASIDE: Robert A. Ley (born March 16, 1955) is an American sports anchor and reporter for ESPN….who is a multiple Emmy Award-winner….after being the longest tenured on-air employee of the network….by having joined ESPN just three days after the network’s 1979 launch.  In 1980, Ley hosted the first televised NCAA Selection Show….though the airing would switch to CBS…

MLB – 1985 – The Budweiser Clydesdales At Busch Stadium For World Series Game 3 With Royals Vs Cardinals

DOG ASIDE: The Budweiser Clydesdales are a group of Clydesdale horses used for promotions and commercials by the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company. There are several “hitches” or teams of horses that travel around the United States….and others that remain in their official homes at the company headquarters at the Anheuser-Busch brewery complex in St. Louis, Missouri….or at Merrimack, New Hampshire.  At St. Louis, they are housed in…

NFL – 1987 – NFL Films Special Feature – Standing On The Corner – Story Of The NFL Cornerback

DOG ASIDE:  A cornerback (CB) is a member of the defensive backfield or secondary in American and Canadian football.  Cornerbacks cover receivers, to defend against pass offenses and make tackles…..with other members of the defensive backfield including the safeties and occasionally linebackers. The cornerback position requires speed and agility…..with a typical skillset requiring proficiency in anticipating the quarterback….backpedaling….executing single and zone coverage….disrupting pass routes….and block shedding….with the chief responsibility…

NFL – 1987 – Strohs Circle Of Sports – Through The Cameras Eye Featuring Top NFL Photographers

DOG ASIDE: Peter Read Miller has been photographing athletes, events, and the sporting life for more than 35 years…. who as a staff photographer for Sports Illustrated for more than 30 years.., has shot more than 100 SI covers….has covered 9 Olympic games….36 Super Bowls….14 NBA finals….as well as Stanley Cup finals… the World Series….the…

MLB 1986 – Mel Allen + Did You Know That You Are My Hero – With Highlights Of The Greats Of The Game

DOG ASIDE: Sometimes sports and music ….when combined in perfect harmony….really provide fertile ground for film and photo to capture and translate the pure artistry that sports can provide….be it the actions and/or sounds of sports….and it becomes captivating.  There is something special that happens for an old baseball fan….who remembers the game from as…

MLB – 1984 – The Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun At The Ballpark

DOG ASIDE: Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT rights activist….as her career has spanned over 40 years…when her 1983 album She’s So Unusual was the first debut album by a female artist to achieve four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100….including “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Time After Time,” “She Bop,”…

Music – 1978 – Manhattan Transfer Live In Concert

DOG COMMENTARY: The Manhattan Transfer is a jazz vocal group founded in 1969 that has explored a capella, vocalese, swing, standards, Brazilian jazz, rhythm and blues, and pop music….as there has been two editions of the Manhattan Transfer, with Tim Hauser being the only person to be part of both. The first group consisted of Hauser, Erin Dickins,…

Music – 1980 – Austin City Limits – Don Williams – Amanda Light Of My Life

DOG COMMENTARY: Don Williams was an American country singer, songwriter and 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame….who began his solo career in 1971 while singing popular ballads and amassing 17 # 1 country hits….with his straightforward yet smooth bass-baritone voice….soft tones….and imposing build earned him the nickname “Gentle Giant” of country music.  It was with the group the…

Music – 1958 – Special – Alvin + The Chipmunks – The Chipmunk Song Christmas Dont Be Late

DOG COMMENTARY: “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)“ is a novelty Christmas song written by David Seville in 1958…..as Seville sang and recorded the song….varying the tape speeds to produce “high-pitched  chipmunk voices….but the recording credits the vocals to The Chipmunks….who were a fictitious singing group of chipmunks named Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. The song won three Grammy Awards in 1958 for Best…