Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Men’s Track Cycling Sprint Finals – USA Nelson Vails VS Mark Gorski

DOG ASIDE: The story of Nelson Vail’s ascent to stardom during the 1984 L A Games was an indication of just how brilliant and effective ABC Sports was at building potential Olympic heroes.  Nelson Beasley Vails (born October 13, 1960) is a retired road and track cyclist from the United States….who rode as a professional from 1988 to 1995 representing the USA…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Mens Cycling Sprint Finals & Mens Triple Jump & Equestrian Team Eventing

DOG COMMENTARY: This video covers events that took place in Day 2 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games….featuring the men’s track cycling sprint finals with USA cyclists Mark Gorski and Nelson Vails in awesome head to head competition for the gold medal….followed by the track & field men’s triple jump with Americans Mike Conley,…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games – Closing Night – Highlights Of The Games – Host Jim McKay

DOG COMMENTARY: I have sat at Bone Daddy’s side for 5 different Olympic Summer Games and 6 different Olympic Winter Games television telecasts….for we have watched dang near every moment of every telecast from early in the morning to late at night….cuz we just love the Olympics….plus we have posted an incredible amount of Olympic…

Boxing – 1984 – 6 Rnd Light Heavyweights – Evander Holyfield VS Lionel Byarm – Holyfield 1st Fight

DOG COMMENTARY: Throughout my life….I have listened to hundreds….maybe thousands….of Bone Daddy stories….for he is a ranconteur of the highest order….with many being founded during the experiences had while in the process of going to a sporting event. The stories from his trip to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics seem to stand out most….ist and…

Boxing – Middleweight Bout – Sugar Ray Leonard VS Kevin Howard

DOG COMMENTARY: In November 1979, Sugar Ray Leonard defeated a super great boxer of the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) in Wilfred Benitez to win his first title….which he held until he lost his first fight in June 1980 with Roberto Duran….another boxing legend during the golden age….a title which he regained in…

Boxing – WBA Welterweight Title – Champ Sugar Ray Leonard VS Dave Green

DOG COMMENTARY: Dave “Boy” Green is a former British welterweight boxing champion and businessman….boxing under the moniker as the “Fen Tiger”.  In his youth at Cromwell School he was into soccer and cross-country….but took up boxing in 1967 after joining the Chatteris Amateur Boxing Club….with his trainer Arthur Binder being the one who had taught Eric Boon,…

Boxing – WBA Welterweight Title – Champ Donald Curry vs Colin Jones

DOG COMMENTARY: Colin Jones was a Welsh boxer….who became the British, Commonwealth and European welterweight champion….who before turning professional had represented Great Britain at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada as the youngest British boxer to qualify for the Olympics….that is until Amir Khan appeared at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Jones was one of the hardest punching welterweights of…

Boxing – Junior Welterweight Fight – Irleis Perez vs Meldrick Taylor

DOG COMMENTARY: Meldrick Taylor is one of many boxing champions hailing from the city of Philadelphia, PA….who  learned his craft in the gyms of his hometown….posting a 99-4 record as an amateur fighter….while earning a spot on the 1984 U.S. Olympic team at the age of 17….and claiming the gold medal in the featherweight division. Following his…

Boxing – Junior Middleweight Bout – Davey Moore VS Wilfred Benetiz

DOG COMMENTARY: Davey Moore was an American world junior middleweight champion boxer….the second of two professional champions who shared the name in the second half of the 20th century….with each dying around the age of thirty….the first Davey Moore (born 1933) as a result of punishment in a fight….the second in an accident at his home. The…