Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Sprinter Evelyn Ashford

DOG ASIDE: Evelyn Ashford (born April 15, 1957 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American retired track and field athlete….and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic champion in the 100-meter dash….as she ran under the 11-second barrier over 30 times….becoming the first to run under 11 seconds in an Olympic Games.  As a 19-year-old, Ashford finished 5th in the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – 400m Hurdler USA Edwin Moses

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy was at the Los Angeles Coliseum on the day that USA Edwin Moses won the 400m hurdles at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..as BD refers to seeing him win his 2nd Olympic gold medal as one of the great moments in his career as a Sportsphile seeing live sporting events…..for Moses…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Jim McKay Profile – USA Mary Lou Retton, ROM Ecatarina Czabo & Julianne McNamara & Bela Karoli

DOG COMMENTARY: What I love most about this video is the elegant and eloquent was that ABC’s Jim McKay remembers these three tremendous gymnasts at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….for McKay just had a way of brilliantly saying the right thing…..with a sense of regalness being properly bestowed upon these three princesses of the sport…

Olympics – 1980 Moscow – Special – Road To Moscow – Discus Thrower USA Al Oerter

DOG COMMENTARY: Alfred Oerter, Jr. (September 19, 1936 – October 1, 2007) was an American athlete and a four-time Olympic Champion in the discus throw. He was the first athlete to win a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympics….and is an inductee of the IAAF Hall of Fame.  Oerter began his…

NCAAM – Special – Al McGuire Presents His All Time NCAA Tournament Teams

DOG ASIDE: In 1977, Marquette Golden Eagles Coach Al McGuire led his basketball team to the National Championship….and in this NCAA men’s basketball Final Four special….he provides us with his all time tournament teams…..comprised from Al’s Glossary of all time “coast to coast” players in the running game…..all time “chip shot” players comprising of the…

NCAAM – Special – Al McGuire At The NCAA Basketball Naismith Hall Of Fame

DOG ASIDE: The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an American history museum and hall of fame located at 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue in Springfield, Massachusetts.  It serves as the sport’s most complete library….in addition to promoting and preserving the history of basketball…..for it is dedicated to Canadian doctor and inventor of the…

NFL – Special – Toughest Runners – Chicago Bears Walter Payton – Sweetness

DOG PHILOSOPHY: Would it not be awesome to have the nickname “Sweetness”?…..and be considered one of the toughest runners in NFL history….man, does that cover the spectrum of life, or what?…..I mean, in my humble Chiweenie opinion….Sweetness and Toughest…..just about says it all that is required to have a happy and healthy life…..for if those…

NFL – Special – The Men Who Played The Game – RB John David Crow

DOG ASIDE: John David Crow, Sr. (July 8, 1935 – June 17, 2015)….was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator.  He won the Heisman Trophy as a halfback for the Texas A&M Aggies football team while playing for Coach Bear Bryant in 1957.   After college, he played professional football in the National Football…

NFL – Special – The Men Who Played The Game – QB Earl Morrell

DOG ASIDE: Earl Edwin Morrall (May 17, 1934 – April 25, 2014) was an American football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for twenty-one seasons. Morrall, who also occasionally punted, played 21 seasons in the National Football League as both a starter and reserve. In the latter capacity, he became…