Auto Racing – 1987 Indy 500 – Mario Andretti & Al Unser & Danny Sullivan

DOG COMMENTARY: The 71st Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Sunday May 24, 1987. After dominating practice, qualifying, and most of the race….leader Mario Andretti slowed with mechanical problems with only 23 laps to go….then 5 laps later….Al Unser, Sr. assumed the lead….and winning his record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500…

Boxing – WBA Light Heavyweight Title – Champ Marvin Johnson VS Leslie Stewart

DOG ASIDE: Marvin Johnson is an American former boxer….who was a 3-time light-heavyweight champion of the world. As an amateur, Johnson fought in the 1972 Olympics in Munich….winning a bronze medal….and made his way up the professional ranks in the light heavyweight division soon thereafter. Early in his career, Johnson lost to Matthew Saad Muhammad and Lottie…

Special – 1979 – Stan Barrett’s Land Speed Record Attempt – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: In an effort led by Hal Needham….another Hollywood stuntman like Stan Barrett…..and sponsored by Budweiser….the Budweiser Rocket was built with the intention of being the first land vehicle to break the sound barrier. The 3-wheeler was powered by a hybrid liquid and solid-fuel rocket engine. The solid fuel booster engine essentially came from…

Special – 1986 – Sports Year In Review – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: This delightful review of sports in 1986……starts off with highlights of the entire 1986 World Cup…..with Argentina….led by Maradona…taking down a strong West Germany side in the Finals….then the video moves into auto racing….with Mario Andretti at the Indy 500…..plus Bobby Rajal, A J Foyt, Al and Bobby Unser….and endless days of rain…..a…

Bob Costas Features Super Stars Jack Nicklaus, Jim Brown, Babe Ruth & Richard Petty et al

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Sports Commentator Bob Costas features sports superstars Jack Nicklaus, Jim Brown, Babe Ruth, Wilt Chamberlain, Billie Jean King and Richard Petty is this video presented by NBC Sports as a Celebration of Sports.

Jim McKay And Jackie Stewart Bring The Time Trials At 1978 Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: One of my favorite sportscaster of all time was Jim McKay…..who hosted the popular sports program ABC’s Wide World of Sports….for he was surely a true Sportsphile long before I coined the phrase after living with one for the whole of my 115 years on this Earth. In this clip….McKay works with auto…