1984 L A Olympics Mens Freestyle Wrestling Match With Heavywt USA Bruce Baumgardner imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: In the Men’s Super Heavyweight Freestyle Wrestling Competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games…..USA Bruce Baumgartner won the Gold……Robert Molle of Canada won Silver….and Ayhan Taskin of Turkey won Bronze.  It was the 7th Gold medal won by the US Men’s Freestyle Team out of 10 weight divisions competed for at The…

1983 USSR Gymnastics Exhibition With Nellie Kim & Nicolai Andrianov

DOG ASIDE: Nicolai Andrianov was a Soviet/Russian gymnast….who held the record for men for the most Olympic medals won at 15 (7 gold medals, 5 silver medals, 3 bronze medals) until Michael Phelps surpassed him at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Nellie Kim was a Soviet gymnast who won three gold medals and a silver…

USA Womens Gymnastics Cathy Rigby Winning Silver Medal At 1970 World Championship On The Balance Beam

DOG ASIDE: Cathy Rigby is an actress, speaker, and former world class gymnast. Her performance in the 1968 Summer Olympics at Mexico City helped to popularize the sport of gymnastics in the United States. She became the first American woman to win a medal at a World Gymnastics Championship…the silver medal on the balance beam. After her…

Highlights Of 1987 Wimbledon Men’s Finals With Jimmy Connors VS Pat Cash

DOG ASIDE: During the 1980’s there were two spoiled boys with bad attitudes on the court in the sport of professional tennis….Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe….as each were known to berate judges and opposing players alike…..but there was no denying the talent that each had. Connors won the Men’s Finals against Pat Cash in the…

Jim McKay Presents Gymnastics Icon Olga Korbut Uneven Bars Routine At The 1972 Olympics

DOG ASIDE: In the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympic Games…..Russian Olga Korbut was the belle of the ball….known as the “Sparrow from Minsk”….who  won four gold medals and two silver medals. In this video piece….Sportscaster Jim McKay and US Women Gymnastics Coach Gordon provide a great perspective of just how The Sparrow changed women’s gymnastics…

ESPN Salutes Dr J On His Retirement & Earl Lloyd As 1st Black In NBA

DOG ASIDE: In this salute to Julius Erving on the night of announcing his retirement from the NBA…..a young ESPN Chris Bermen introduces a wonderful tribute to Dr. J…..with Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and 76’ers Coach and teammate Billy Cunningham paying their respects. In the 2nd part of this video….Sportscaster Pat O’Brien provides a good…

NFL Men Who Played The Game Featuring QB Earl Morrall

DOG ASIDE: There are a handful of NFL players throughout history that got better as they got longer in the tooth in their NFL careers….especially quarterbacks like George Blanda, Sonny Jorgenson, Billy Kilmer, Carsen Palmer and Earl Morrell. It wasn’t that these leaders were bad when they were young….cuz they weren’t….it is just like fine…

The NFL Dallas Cowboys Real Cowboy In The Story of Walt Garrison

DOG ASIDE: From 1966 to 1974….Dallas Cowboy Fullback Walt Garrison rode herd over the NFL….as the real cowboy on the Dallas Cowboys….cuz he was a cowboy many times over before he was ever one in Dallas….since he had been a collegiate star running back for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. As “real cowboy”….he spent time on the…

NFL’s Willie The Wisp In The Story Of Chicago Bears RB Willie Galimore

DOG ASIDE: Sportscaster Bob Costas brings us an inside look at Chicago Bears RB Willie “The Wisp” Galimore….whose # 28 was retired by the Bears organization. The Wisp left his mark on the NFL from 1957 to 1963….in a career spent with DA BEARS. Galimore was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in…