Olympics – 1968 Mexico City – Men’s Decathlon – USA Bill Toomey

Ten’s my favorite number. Ten letters in my name. Born January 10, always wore number 10 as a ball player. It had to be the decathlon.” — Bill Toomey DOG ASIDE: William Anthony Toomey (born January 10, 1939) is a former American track and field competitor….and the 1968 Mexico City Olympic decathlon champion.  A graduate of…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Biathlon & Cross Country Skiing

DOG ASIDE: Biathlon debuted at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley with the men’s 20 km individual event….while at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble….the men’s 4×7.5 km relay debuted….followed by the 10 km sprint event at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. Beginning at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville….women’s biathlon debuted with…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Closing Ceremony – IOC Lord Killanin & Finale

DOG ASIDE: The closing of every the 13th Winter Olympics was a happy experience….which left a hole in the hearts of all of those who participated….and all of those who watched…..leaving memories that will last a lifetime…..as no HUMAN who watched the Lake Placid Winter Games will ever forget these highlights of the Games: The…

Olympics – 1976 Montreal – Men’s Decathlon – USA Bruce Jenner

DOG ASIDE: The Men’s decathlon competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, was held at the Olympic Stadium on 29–30 July. The decathlon consists of ten track and field events, with a points system that awards higher scores for better results in each of the ten components. The athletes all compete in one…

Bonne Daddy´s 1961 New York Yankees Baseball Card Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: The 1961 New York Yankees season was the 59th season for the team in New York….and its 61st season overall. The team finished with a record of 109–53….which were eight games ahead of the Detroit Tigers….as they won their 26th American League pennant.   New York was managed by Ralph Houk….while the Yankees…

NFL Greats – Walter Payton – Sweetness – Host Robert Conrad

DOG ASIDE:’ Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1953 – November 1, 1999) was an American football running back who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons….only missing one game in all of the thirteen seasons.  Walter Payton was known around the NFL as “Sweetness”….as he is remembered as one of…

Special – Triple Crown Winner Secretariat – Big Red the Great

DOG ASIDE: Horse racing is beautiful to watch…..cuz these gorgeous creatures called horses were built to run….having long tall muscular legs and hips….with powerful upper torsos….streamlined and aerodynamic….whose ears when laid back….allow them the ability to run….and that my friends…is beautiful to watch.  There may not be a creature more romanticized than the horse…..and this…

Special – Profile of Mark Fidrych – The Bird Soars And Dives

DOG ASIDE: Mark Steven Fidrych (August 14, 1954 – April 13, 2009) who was nicknamed “The Bird”….was a Major League Baseball pitcher….who pitched his entire career for the Detroit Tigers (1976–1980).  In 1976, Fidrych led the major leagues with a 2.34 ERA….won the AL Rookie of the Year award….and finished with a 19–9 record.  Shortly after, injuries…

Special – Interview With Monday Night Football Commentator – O J Simpson

DOG ASIDE: There may not be another story of a heralded athlete that is more diverse and convoluted than the story of The Juice, O J Simpson.  Orenthal James “O. J.” Simpson (born July 9, 1947)….nicknamed “the Juice”….is a retired American football player, broadcaster, actor, and convicted felon currently incarcerated at the Lovelock Correctional Center in…