NCAA Championships – 1980 – Outdoor Track And Field & Mens Volleyball With USC VS UCLA

DOG ASIDE:   The 1980 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships were held June 3 – 7 at Texas University Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX…. as the 58th annual NCAA-sanctioned track meet to determine the individual and team national champions of men’s collegiate Division I outdoor track and field events in the United States.  This was the third time the…

NCAA Football – 1985 – SWC Game of the Week – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks – 1st Qtr

DOG ASIDE:   I can remember vividly the stories told by Bone Daddy about the “blood rivalry” between the University of Texas and the University of Arkansas back in the days of the Southwest Conference in football….as the SWC was at the very top of the college football food chain throughout its entire existence from 1914 to…

Boxing – 1982 – ABC In Studio Review – Heavyweight Title – Larry Holmes VS Gerry Cooney – Part 1

DOG ASIDE:    Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney was a world championship boxing match that took place on June 11, 1982….as this fight was one of the most highly anticipated fights of the early 1980s…cuz Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes had held the WBC heavyweight champion title for 4.5 years since 1978….when he beat Ken Norton by a fifteen-round split decision at the Caesars…

Boxing – 1982 – ABC In Studio Review – WBC Heavyweight Title – Holmes Vs Cooney – Part 2

DOG COMMENTARY:     On June 11, 1982, Holmes defended his title against Gerry Cooney, the undefeated #1 contender and an Irish-American. The lead-up to the fight had many racial overtones. Holmes said that if Cooney wasn’t white, he would not be getting the same purse as the champion (both boxers received $10 million for the bout).  Although…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Equestrian Team Show Jumping & Boxing & Diving & Wrestling & Track 800m

DOG COMMENTARY:   As with every day’s telecast of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics….ABC Sports did an incredible job of covering each and every sport at each venue with the best assembled team of broadcasters ever put together for an Olympic Game….and the day covered in this video herewith is no exception.  This telecast…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Womens Track Marathon – USA Joan Benoit & Nor Grete Waitz – 1st 5 Miles

DOG COMMENTARY:   The Women’s Marathon at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California was held on August 5, 1984….as It was the first time a women’s marathon had been held at the Olympic Games. The 50 competitors came from 28 countries….as 44 finished the race. The world record holder Joan Benoit of the United States won the gold medal….with the silver medal…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Womens – Marathon Joan Benoit / Grete Waitz & Basketball USA VS Canada

DOG COMMENTARY:   The Womens Marathon in track and field at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles provided an opportunity for Bone Daddy and his two traveling partners….Sky Pilot and Prince of Pleasure….to experience an epiphany and motivation that led these Tres Amigos on an incredible journey to set an Olympic fan record that…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Water Polo & Grecco Wrestling & Team Cycling & Swimming & Rowing

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1984 Los Angeles Olympics telecast by ABC Sports takes place on Day 8 of the Games….as hosted by Kathleen Sullivan and Frank Gifford….which covers five (5) major events througout the day including the men’s water polo match between the USA vs Spain….followed by men’s grecco roman wrestling with Pasquale Passarelli of Germany…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Mens – 3m Diving & Boxing & Pole Vault & 200m Dash & Basketball Semis

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games were truly one of the best performances ever by the USA Olympic Team….and the coverage by ABC Sports was equal to the task of bringing the Games live and in color throughout the entire Olympics.   On this the 8th day of competition…..ABC leads off with…