Tennis – 1987 – Wimbledon Women’s Finals – Martina Navratilova VS Steffi Graf

DOG COMMENTARY:    On July 4, 1987 at Wimbledon, England….there was a certain comfort that Martina Navratilova took in being at this hallowed place of tennis….where the grass courts seem to be like a security blanket to keep the doubts away….when the women’s singles final provided an appointment she has been keeping for the prior…

Olympics – 1980 – Special – Road To Moscow – Jane Fredericks & USA Kayak Team & Al Oerter

DOG COMMENTARY:   The video deals with a subject that still sits in Bone Daddy’s craw…..that being all the members , coaches, trainers and support staff of  the 1980 USA OlympicTeam…..who had their “dreams and aspirations….sweat and tears” wiped away with one statement from the mouth of a spineless politician…. when US Presiden Jimmy Carter announced…

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…