Golf – 1987 – US Open – Round 2 – Olympic Golf Club – Host Jim McKay + Dave Marr

DOG ASIDE:  Round 2 of this US Open took place on Friday, June 19, 1987 at the Olympic Golf Club in San Francisco, CA with Tom Watson and Mark Wiebe at -3….with a one stroke lead over John Cook, Jack Nicklaus, Bernhard Langer, Jim Thorpe and Tsuneyuki Nakajima at -2….followed by Ben Crenshaw, Bob Eastwood,…

Horse Racing – 1986 – 112th Kentucky Derby – Winner Willie Shoemaker On Ferdinand

DOG COMMENTARY:    This day at the 112th Running of the Kentucky Derby belonged to trainer D Wayne Lukas….a three year-old named Ferdinand….and a man known by many as The Shoe….as legendary jockey Willie Shoemaker won his last of his 11 Triple Crown race victories. William Lee “Bill” Shoemaker was an American thoroughbred jockey….who for 29 years held the world record…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Round IBC World Welterweight Title – Lloyd Honeyghan Vs Johnny Bumphus

DOG COMMENTARY:    Great Britain had not had a world boxing champion since 1950….when middleweight Randy Turpin performed a miracle by defeating undisputed world champion Sugar Ray Robinson….that was until September 26, 1987….when GBR’s Lloyd Honeyghan surprized Donald Curry by taking his title.  Lloyd Honeyghan is a British former professional boxer….who competed from 1980 to 1995….while reigning…

Horse Racing – 1986 – ABC Special – A Look Inside D Wayne Lucas Training – Host Jim McKay

DOG COMMENTARY:    D Wayne Lukas is an American horse trainer and a U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee…..who holds the record for the most Triple Crown race wins with fourteen….while having won twenty Breeders’ Cup races….and received five Eclipse Awards for his accomplishments….while his horses have won 25 year-end Eclipse Awards.    Lukas grew up with an interest in horses after being born and raised…

Special – 1961 To 1986 – ABCs Wide World Of Sports 25th Anniversary – Host Jim McKay

DOG COMMENTARY:    ABC’s Wide World of Sports is an American sports anthology television program that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from April 29, 1961 to January 3, 1998….when it appeared primarily on Saturday afternoons…..and was hosted by the “elegant and eloquent” voice of Jim McKay until 1987….after which a succession of co-hosts began to appear….but the title continued to be…

Pool – 1979 – ABC Special – Trick Pool Shots – With Steve Miserac + Irving Crane + Ernie Costa

DOG ASIDE:    We have posted around 250 television specials from back in the day….like specials on rock climbing….or skiing down Mt Everest….or the World Bellyflop Diving Competition….or the transatlantic flight Double Eagle II, the 1st hot air balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean….or an actual space walk in 1978….and the list goes on….but we…

Special – 1978 – The Flight of Double Eagle II – A TransAtlantic Hot Air Balloon Adventure

DOG COMMENTARY:     Double Eagle II was piloted by Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, and Larry Newman….as it became the first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean….when it landed August 17, 1978 in Miserey (near Paris)  137 hours 6 minutes after leaving Presque Isle, Maine….for it could have been regarded as a successful crossing at the point that the Double Eagle II crossed the Irish coast on the evening of August 16th….as an event…

Sky Diving – 1979 – U S Sky Diving Championship

DOG ASIDE:     Parachuting, or skydiving, is a method of transiting from a high point to Earth with the aid of gravity…. involving the control of speed during the descent with the use of a parachute….which may involve more or less free-falling….a period during which the parachute has not been deployed….and the body gradually accelerates to terminal velocity. …