Horse Racing – 1982 – NBC Special – Bob Costas Salutes Triple Crown Winner Secretariat

DOG COMMENTARY:  There is no question that race horses are athletes….who embody the same qualities as competitiveness, persistence, perserverance, heart….they got it all….and it doesn’t take a lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile to see that….but for me, it’s the speed and grace that WOWs me….which brings up a “sports point” with me….two sports that don’t get…

MLB – 1951 To 1981 – Video + Music Special – Talking Baseball Musical Salute To The Hall Of Famers

DOG COMMENTARY: Baseball has been recognized as America’s Pastime since Bone Daddy was a young pup in West Texas in the mid-1950’s….and since that time…..there have really been only two MLB songs that captured the hearts of baseball fans all over the country….”Take Me Out To The Ballgame” and “Talking Baseball” with “Willie, Mickey and the Duke”….for they both…

Boxing – 1964 – NBC Special Review – World Heavyweight Title Fight – Cassius Clay Vs Sonny Liston

DOG ASIDE:  There is really nothing more that I can add to what the content of this film covers the history that was made on February 25, 1964….when the 22 year old “Louisville Lip” Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. stepped into the boxing ring with the “Big Bad Bear” Sonny Liston….and less than one hour later, he “shocked the world”….and…

Boxing – 1989 – HBO Prefight Special – World Heavyweight Title – Carl Williams Vs Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE:    HBO always put on a great fight telecast….which not only included some fantastic fights during the Golden Age of Boxing (1964 – 1999)….but also featured some of the best Pre-fight Shows and Post-fight Interviews….as they showcased some of the very best “boxer profiles” produced in all of sports….for this video provides evidence to that fact….with…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Cotton Bowl – Auburn Vs Texas A & M – Pregame + 1st Qtr – With Bo Jackson

DOG COMMENTARY:  The 1986 Cotton Bowl Classic was an American college football bowl game played on January 1, 1986 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. It was the 50th Cotton Bowl Classic held….in a game that featured the Texas A&M Aggies and the Auburn Tigers….who feature one of the all-time great college running backs in Bo Jackson….as Bo was bemg Bo on this day….in a season in…

NBA – 1985 – 35th All Star Game – Featuring 17 Future Hall Of Fame Members

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 35th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was played on February 10, 1985 at the Hoosier Dome, Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana….as the coaches were K. C. Jones (Boston Celtics) for the East….and Pat Riley (Los Angeles Lakers) for the West. The East Team was led by Detroits’ Isiah Thomas with 22 points….followed by Celtics’ Larry Bird with 21, Bucks’ Terry…

MLB – 1976 – Special – Profile Of Detroit Pitcher Mark Fidrych – A Birds Eye View – Host Mel Allen

DOG COMMENTRY:    Every now and then a sports personality comes along that is “bigger than life”…..a person so different from the norm….that they capture the imagination of sports fandom everywhere…and the 1976 Major League Baseball season gave us such a character when Pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych toed the rubber for the Detroit Tigers….in what would…

NBA – 1986 – CBS At The Half – NBA Finals Game 2 – Rockets Vs Celtics – Profile Of Akeem Olajuwon

DOG COMMENTARY: This CBS At The Half program for halftime of Game 2 of the 1986 NBA Finals features a great interview between Brent Musburger and Magic Johnson….which then shifts to a personal profile of Akeem “The Dream” Olajuwon….the then future Hall of Fame center of the Houston Rockets…. which focused a great deal on early in…

Olympics – 1936 – Track + Field Legend Jesse Owens – The Buckeye Bullet – Host Paul Hornung

DOG COMMENTARY:    Jesse Owens was an American track and field athlete….who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Games….while completely dismantling the concept of the “superior Aryan race” in front of their Furher and his entire 3rd Reich.     Owens specialized in the sprints and the long jump…..and was recognized in his lifetime as “perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in…