Horse Racing – 1987 – Becky Dixon + Jim McKay Introduce The Horses And Odds At The Preakness Stakes

DOG ASIDE: In this video, ABC’s Wide World of Sports co-hosts Becky Dixon and Jim McKay provide the viewer with a complete rundown of the 1987 Kentucky Derby field along with their odds….and since we have many Jim McKay videos from which to write about him….so, we’ll just focus today’s post on his “partner in crime”…

Olympics – 1984 – Los Angeles Games – ABC Intro To Close Of August 11th Coverage – With Jim McKay + Al Michaels

DOG ASIDE: To say that USOC President Peter Ueberroth created the “Corporate Games” in Los Angeles back in 1984….evidenced by this video herewith….for it is our opinion here at ImaSportsphile that it was at these Olympics that “corporate sponsorship” became the new galaxy in the universe of sports….which has evolved today in November 2018  in such a…

Speed Boat Racing – 1987 – Interview With Driver Jim Kropfeld Of Miss Budweiser At The Emerald Cup

DOG ASIDE: The Miss Budweiser were 22 hydroplanes sponsored by Budweiser beer that raced in the unlimited class under the U-12 banner. They were owned by Bernie Little….with whom Anheuser-Busch sponsorship began in 1963….and thanks to the friendship of Little and A-B president August Busch III.  After Little’s death in April 2003, his youngest son Joe ran the operation for the two final seasons. Following the…

Golf – 1987 – Jim Nantz Interviews U S Open 3rd Round Leader In The Clubhouse Keith Clearwater

DOG ASIDE:  Keith Allen Clearwater (born September 1, 1959) is an American professional golfer…..who has won two tournaments on the PGA Tour….both in his rookie season of 1987….as he won the prestigious Colonial National Invitation in the spring of that year with a 14 under par 266….which tied the previous tournament record set by Corey Pavin in 1985….then later in that same season….he…

MLB – 1973 – Keith Jackson Highlights Mets Bud Harrelson Fight With Reds Pete Rose

DOG ASIDE: This 1973 flashback features ABC’s legendary sportscaster Keith Jackson reflecting on his interview with Mets 3B Coach Bud Harrelson prior to the 1986 NLCS between the Houston Astros vs N Y Mets….as the ex-Mets SS back in 1973 recollects his fight with Reds OF Pete Rose. Derrel McKinley “Bud” Harrelson (born June 6, 1944) is…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games -Track + Field Womens Shot Put Finals – Gold FGR Claudia Losch

DOG ASIDE: This video features ABC’s legendary sportscaster Frank Gifford introducing the winning toss of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games track and field women’s shot put competition….tossed by West Germany’s Claudia Losch….for this was an Olympics that had an East German National Team (DDR) ….and a West German National Team (FRG)…..as Losch tossed for…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jack Whitaker Interviews Demons Begone Jockey Pat Day After Kentucky Derby

DOG ASIDE:  Going into the 113th Running of the Kentucky Derby…..Demons Begone was the odds-on favorite to win….whose profuse bleeding during the race resulted in him being pulled up on the backstretch by Jockey Pat Day….seen in this video herewith….which brings to mind just how fragile these large fast creatures are….and the thoroughbred just loves to…

MLB – 1984 – World Series Padres Vs Tigers Game 2 – Interview With Padres Winning P Andy Hawkins

DOG ASIDE: Melton Andrew Hawkins (born January 21, 1960) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher….who spent most of his career with the San Diego Padres….and also played for the New York Yankees…. and briefly for the Oakland Athletics.  He is known for being the first (and thus far, the only) San Diego Padres pitcher to win a World Series game….which was…

MLB – 1986 – ABCs Don Drysdale PostGame Interview With All Star NL Starting Pitcher Dwight Gooden

DOG ASIDE: Dwight Eugene “Doc” Gooden (born November 16, 1964), also nicknamed “Dr. K”…. is an American former professional baseball pitcher….who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Mets from 1984 to 1994…..and from 1996 to 2000 for the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays.  In a career spanning 430 games, he pitched…