Distance Running – 1985 – Womens NY Mini-Marathon – Joan Benoit Samuelson + Marty Cooksey

DOG ASIDE:  This 1985 New York City women’s mini-marathon was covered by ABC Sports with host Donna de Varona and Katherine Switzer covering the race….which includes such “top shelf runners” as Ingrid Kristiansen, the then current world record holder in the women’s marathon…..along with 1984 Olympic women’s marathon gold medal winner Joan Benoit Samuelson….whom Bone Daddy…

Figure Skating – 1986 – Women’s World Championship – WGER Claudia Leistner + USSR Kira Ivanova

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1986 Women’s World Championship figure skating competition is brought by CBS Sports with hosts Tim Ryan and Scott Hamilton….but what’s most interesting about this video is that the voice of the narrator on the GDR Katarina Witt and USA Debi Thomas piece sounded like the elegant and eloquent voice of ABC’s legendary Jim…

Golf – 1986 – 68th PGA Championship – 3rd Rnd + Final Round – Inverness Golf Club – Host Jim McKay

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 PGA Championship was the 68th PGA Championship….which was held August 7 – 11 at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio…..when Bob Tway won his only major championship with a two strokes victory over runner-up Greg Norman….who was the 54-hole leader by four strokes going into the final round.  Heavy rains on Sunday stopped play for the day in mid-afternoon….whereby In the final group, Norman and Tway…

Golf – 1987 – Masters Golf Championship – Final Round – Larry Mize + Seve Ballesteros + Greg Norman

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1987 U.S. Open was the 87th U.S. Open, held June 18–21 at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California. Scott Simpsonpassed and held off 1982 champion Tom Watson on the Lake Course to win his only major title by one stroke. Eleven former champions were in the field and only four made the 36-hole cut. This was the third U.S. Open at the Lake Course of the Olympic…

Figure Skating – 1982 – Special – A Night Of Stars – Starring Peggy Fleming

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1982 ABC Wide World of Sports program features A Night of Stars figure skating special live from Peking, China as hosted by Chris Schenkel and Peggy Fleming…..along with a clip of the Grand National Sumo Wrestling Championship from Nagano, Japan…..but since most of the program focuses on the figure skating exhibition A Night of Stars…..which showcases US…

Distance Running – 1978 – Special – The Boston Marathon Highlights – Host Bill Rodgers

DOG COMMENTARY: First of all, this video starts off with 5 minutes of Dan Akroyd and John Belushi as The Blues Brothers….being introduced at the Rhino Club by Garrett Morris….plus the credits of SNL with the whole Not Ready For Prime Time Players singing Happy Trails To You….as just a wonderful piece of untitled video to…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Round IBF Jr Middleweight Title – Champ Buster Drayton Vs Matthew Hilton

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1987 IBF Junior Middleweight Title Fight between champion Buster Drayton verses Matthew Hilton took place on ABC Wide World of Sports on June 27, 1987 in Montreal, Canada…. with Jim Lampley and Alex Wallau making the call for ABC. This fights went the distance with Hilton, a Canadian, winning on a unanimous decision….which gave…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Special – A Look Inside D Wayne Lukas + Jeff Lukas Training

DOG ASIDE: 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….has won twenty Breeders’ Cup races…. received five Eclipse Awards for his accomplishments….and his horses have won 25 year-end Eclipse Awards.   After D Wayne graduated from college in Wisconsin….he taught high school where for nine years he was…

NCAA Swimming – 1985 – National Championship – Women’s 100 yd Butterfly – USA Mary T Meagher

DOG COMMENTARY: It is quite possible that the greatest women’s butterfly swimmer ever was USA Mary T Meagher…..known affectionately as Madame Butterfly….who is a former competition swimmer, Olympic champion and world record-holder. In 1981 she bettered her own existing world records in the 100-meter butterfly and 200-meter butterfly….as these times would stand as the respective world records…