Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Final – USA VS Spain – 1st Half Pt 2

DOG COMMENTARY: In my continuing belief that this USA Olympic men’s basketball team was the best team ever in USA Olympic history…..as evidenced by the guards not named Michael Jordan on the team as follows: Stephen Todd Alford is an American basketball coach and former player who is currently the head coach of the UCLA Bruins…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Carl Lewis

DOG ASIDE: At the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles….Carl Lewis was entered into four events with realistic prospects of winning each of them….and thereby matching the achievement of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Lewis started his quest to match Owens with a convincing win in the 100 m, running 9.99 s to defeat…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Highlights – Carl Lewis Broad Jump & Joaquim Cruz 800m & Valerie Brico-Hooks 400m

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Jim McKay provides the viewer with video highlights of USA Carl Lewis winning the broad jump competition…..followed by USA Valerie Brisco-Hooks victory celebration after winning the women’s 400 m…..and USA Roger Kingdom’s gold medal 110 m hurdles gold medal race…..followed by a live satellite feed of Brazil’s Joaquim Cruz during the live…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 200m Semi Finals – USA Carl Lewis

DOG COMMENTARY: Being a dog….I have a keener eye than HUMANS have….with a completely different viewing perspective than you folks also….meaning that I see things that you don’t see….and when you couple that with the fact that I am also a sportsphile….then you will understand how when I am looking at Carl Lewis run…..I see…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 200 m Heats – USA Carl Lewis

DOG ASIDE: In this the first heat of the 2nd round of the men’s 200 m at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..USA Carl Lewis was on his way to winning his 3rd gold medal….for this incredible athlete was in the process of placing himself in the annals of Olympic track and field history….along side the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – 1972 Munich Marathon Gold Medalist Frank Shorter

DOG ASIDE: Frank Charles Shorter (born October 31, 1947) is an American former long-distance runner who won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1972 Munich Olympics….followed by the silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.  His Olympic successes, along with the achievements of other American runners, are credited with igniting the running boom…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Advertizement – Salute Al Oerter From 7 – 11 Stores

DOG COMMENTARY: The incredible Al Oerter….an athlete of the highest order…had many articles written about him and his achievements….had many video pieces done with Oerter as a featured athlete….but this rare piece of tribute to the “one-n-only” Al Oerter by 7-11 Stores….was only aired during ABC’s 16 day coverage of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Dick Schaap On Turning Gold Into Gold

DOG COMMENTARY: This video piece put together by ABC sportscaster Dick Schaap provides a really good inside look at how the heroes of the Olympics can turn their gold medals into “golden millions in the marketplace….spotlighting which athletes have the best opportunities to cash in on their success….like Bruce Jenner, Sugar Ray Leonard, Carl Lewis,…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens 110m Hurdles – USA Greg Foster & Broad Jump – USA Carl Lewis

DOG ASIDE: Gregory (“Greg”) Foster (born August 4, 1958) was an American hurdling athlete….who is the only person in the history of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics to win three consecutive 110 meter hurdling titles (1983, 1987, and 1991). He was the 1981 IAAF World Cup and the 1991 World Indoor hurdling champion.  As well as…