Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games – Figure Skating Pair – Host Jim McKay & Dick Buttons

DOG COMMENTARY: For the United States, the Miracle on Ice was not in the Pairs Figure Skating competition….as the US medal favorites Tai Babilonia & Randy Gardner were forced to withdraw before the competition due to an injury to Gardner….while the legendary world champion Soviet Union pair Irina Rodnina & Alexander Zaitsev were challenged for gold…

Boxing – 1978 – 15 Round WBC Heavyweight Title – Ken Norton VS Larry Holmes

DOG COMMENTARY: Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes first gained credibility as a contender when he upset the hard-punching Earnie Shavers in March 1978…..as he won by a lopsided twelve-round unanimous decision by winning every round on two scorecards and all but one on the third….as Holmes’s victory over Shavers set up a title shot between…

Boxing – 1984 – 6 Rnd Light Heavyweights – Evander Holyfield VS Lionel Byarm – Holyfield 1st Fight

DOG COMMENTARY: Throughout my life….I have listened to hundreds….maybe thousands….of Bone Daddy stories….for he is a ranconteur of the highest order….with many being founded during the experiences had while in the process of going to a sporting event. The stories from his trip to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics seem to stand out most….ist and…

Horse Racing – 1987 Preakness Stakes – 1st Alysheba & 2nd Bet Twice & 3rd Cryptoclearance

DOG ASIDE: This 1987 Preakness Stakes….along with the 1987 Kentucky Derby….are two horse races that are near and dear to Bone Daddy for one simple reason….the owners of the eventual winner Alysheba were a family that BD knew while growing up in Midland, TX from 1952 to 1965….Dorothy and Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. and their four…

Boxing – 1987 – 12 Round NABF Lightweight Title – Pernell Whitaker VS Roger Mayweather

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1987 12 round NABF lightweight title fight featured two outstanding boxers who fought during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)…..with one being a super great to legendary in Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker…..and the other being a truly great boxer….as each are too soon being forgotten in the world of boxing…

Boxing – 1985 – 10 Round Heavyweight Bout – Carl Truth Williams VS Jesse Ferguson

DOG COMMENTARY: Carl “The Truth” Williams was an American boxer from Belle Glade, Florida….who was the USBA United States Heavyweight Boxing champion from 1987 to 1991….and who fought in several noteworthy boxing matches in the 1980’s and 1990’s…..with his first title shot was against Larry Holmes….which he lost in a controversial decision. His next fight was a victory against…

Gymnastics – Special – 1970 To 1980 – Olga Korbut & Nadia Comaneci & Kurt Thomas – Host Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: I have often commented after watching and posting 1600 vintage video on our webpage over the past year and a half….that my favorite sports braodcaster for the sports that we classify as Other Sports…..gymnastics, horse racing and all the sports covered by ABC’s Wide World of Sports….is the always elegant and eloquent Jim McKay…..who presents…

Golf – 1987 US Open Championship – Final Round – Olympic Club San Francisco – Host Jim McKay

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1987 U.S. Open Golf Championship was the 87th U.S. Open in history….and was held June 18–21 at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California…..where eleven former champions were in the field and only four made the 36-hole cut….as Scott Simpson passed and held off 1982 champion Tom Watson on the Lake Course to win…

Golf – 1987 US Open Championship – Round 3 – Olympic Club In San Francisco – Host Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: Round 3 of the 1987 US Open Golf Championship was played at Olympic Club Lake Course in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, June 20th….as this video program seen herewith was brought by ABC Golf….with who Bone Daddy’s long-time friend Terry Jastrow from Midland, Texas….was the producer of ABC sports golf telecasts on this date…