Sports Special – 1979 – Sports Illustrated – The 1st 25 Years – Sportsmen Of The Year – Host James Caan

DOG ASIDE: Towards the end of each fiscal year….the celebrated sports magazine Sports Illustrated has conducted their own Sportsperson / Athlete of the Year Award ….of which the winner was announced via a live television special during the late 1970s and into the early 1980s.  Since its inception in 1954….Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsperson of the Year award…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Mens – 3m Diving & Boxing & Pole Vault & 200m Dash & Basketball Semis

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games were truly one of the best performances ever by the USA Olympic Team….and the coverage by ABC Sports was equal to the task of bringing the Games live and in color throughout the entire Olympics.   On this the 8th day of competition…..ABC leads off with…

Special – 1981 – Sports Year In Review – Host George Plimpton

DOG ASIDE: In this George Plimpton special, he looks at the year 1981 in sports….while providing the viewer with some awesome highlights of the accomplishments of many athletes and several teams to include Alpine Skiing World Cup overall champ USA Phil Mahre….with women’s overall champ Marie-Theres Nadig of Switzerland….along with cycling’s Bernard Hinault of France win in the Tour…

Special – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year – Edwin Moses & Mary Lou Retton

DOG ASIDE: Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to “the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement.”….with both Americans and non-Americans being eligible….although throughout the history of the award, the vast majority of winners have been from the United States. Both men…

Gymnastics – Special – 1970 To 1980 – Olga Korbut & Nadia Comaneci & Kurt Thomas – Host Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: I have often commented after watching and posting 1600 vintage video on our webpage over the past year and a half….that my favorite sports braodcaster for the sports that we classify as Other Sports…..gymnastics, horse racing and all the sports covered by ABC’s Wide World of Sports….is the always elegant and eloquent Jim McKay…..who presents…

Olympics – Special – Olympiad – The Rare Ones – Irena Szewinska & Klaus Dibiasi & Pat McCormick & Harrison Dillard

DOG COMMENTARY: As I have often said, I am a huge fan of the Olympic films produced by Bud Greenspan  called Olympiad….and this one seen herewith called “The Rare Ones” provides the Olympics sports fan with an indepth look at the Olympic history set by four very outstanding and extraordinary Olympic athletes including two track sprinters….Poland’s Irena…

Olympics – Special – Olympiad – The Magnificent Ones – Mark Spitz & Lasse Viren – Host Jesse Owens

DOG COMMENTARY: Bud Greenspan’s film series called The Olympiad is the best “top shelf” productions of films about the Olympic Games ever produced in this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s humble opinion….and this particular video called “The Magnificient Ones”  is a stunning example of my opinion….as it features legendary 9 Olympic gold medal swimmer USA Mark Spitz….along…