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…

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

DOG ASIDE: As the 1984 USA men’s basketball team rolled through the eight (8) game schedule to win the gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympic Games…..the top three (3) scoring averages were Michael Jodan with 17.1 ppg….Chris Mullin with 11.6 ppg…..Patrick Ewing with 11.0 ppg….and Steve Alford with 10.3 ppg.  The top rebounders were…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 100m Finals – Evelyn Ashford & Alice Brown

DOG COMMENTARY: Sunday, August 5, 1984 proved to be one of the greatest days in sports that Bone Daddy had ever seen live…..as he sat in the stands with 95,000 other Olympic sports fans….who all inclusively were to be anointed by the oils of greatness being painted into legend on this historic day.  There were…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 400m Hurdles Finals – USA Edwin Moses

DOG COMMENTARY: The man who ran 19 steps at the start and 13 steps between hurdles….that dominated the men’s 400 m hurdles race from 1977 until this date of August 5, 1984….cuz that’s when USA Edwin Moses became an American sports legend of the highest order.  Here was a man who had won gold at…

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

DOG COMMENTARY: Carl Lewis is an American former track and field athlete….who won 10 Olympic medals including nine gold….and 10 World Championships medals including eight gold. His career spanned from 1979 to 1996 when he last won an Olympic title and subsequently retired.  Bone Daddy saw Carl run the 100 m and broad jump at…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Gymnastics – Womens Vault Finals – USA Mary Lou Retton – Perfect 10

DOG COMMENTARY: There are athletes who come along once in a blue moon….who have the ability to capture the imagination of not only those fans who have been blessed with the opportunity of seeing that athlete perform….but also for those generations of fans who would follow in the generations to come….growing up with dreams of…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Finals – USA VS Spain – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1984 United States men’s Olympic basketball team competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles representing the United States….as the team was coached by Indiana Hoosiers coach Bob Knight….winning the gold medal against Spain in the final game….for it was the last amateur U.S. team to win an Olympic gold medal in men’s…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Men’s Decathlon – Pole Vault & Hurdles & Discus

DOG ASIDE: Francis Morgan Ayodélé “Daley” Thompson, CBE (born 30 July 1958) is an English former decathlete….who won the decathlon gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Games and 1984 Los Angeles Games….breaking the decathlon world record four times.  With four world records….two Olympic gold medals….three Commonwealth titles….and wins in the World and European Championships….Thompson is considered by…