Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – Rowing + Canoeing Highlights Put To Classical Music

DOG ASIDE: Rowing at the Summer Olympics has been part of the competition since its debut in the 1900 Summer Olympics….as rowing was on the program at the 1896 Summer Olympics….but was cancelled due to bad weather. Only men were allowed to compete until the women’s events were introduced at the 1976 Montreal Olympics….which gave national federations the incentive to support…

Auto Racing – 1987 – ABCs Jerry Gappens In Race Interview With Driver Roberto Guerrero Wife Katie

DOG ASIDE: In 1987 Cotter sold the racing team that Roberto Guerrero drove for to Vince Granatelli (son of former Indy car owner Andy Granatelli)….to form Vince Granatelli Racing with Guerrero driving the #4 True Value/ STP March 87C-Cosworth DFX.  Guerrero scored his first Indy car win at the Checker 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. In the race Guerrero originally qualified 3rd….but the car was declared illegal…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – ABCs Frank Gifford Reports On The Effect Of Smog At The Games

DOG ASIDE: Smog is a type of severe air pollution….with the word “smog” being coined in the early 20th century as a blending of the words smoke and fog to refer to smoky fog, its opacity, and odor. The word was then intended to refer to what was sometimes known as pea soup fog….which is a familiar and serious problem in London from the 19th century…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jack Whitaker + Charlsie Cantey Report From The Stables At The Preakness

DOG ASIDE:  This video features ABC’s Wide World of Sports reporters Jack Whitaker and Charlsie Cantey in the jockey’s dressing room and the stables at Pimlico Racetrack for the 112th running of the Preakness Stakes.   Charlsie Cantey (born 1946) is one of broadcasting’s veteran thoroughbred horse racing analysts….who as an American sportscaster, worked for ESPN (1985–2002), ABC Sports (1986–2000), WOR-TV (1975–1977), CBS Sports (1977–1986), USA Network (2002–2005) and NBC Sports (2000–2005).  Cantey joined ABC…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Behind The Scenes Look At Weekend Update News Correspondent Dan Aykroyd

DOG ASIDE: Dan Aykroyd was nothing short of pure genius when it came to comedy…..as his creative mind lent itself to a vast array of comedic thought…..for her was the man that could come up with such unique products as “body floss”….“the mohawk masterr” …..“the bass o matic”….and comedy skits like “the coneheads”…..“the killer bees”…..“E Buzz Miller”….“bad…

MLB – 1962 – Keith Jackson Interviews MLB Great Richie Ashburn On Remembering The 1962 New York Mets

DOG ASIDE: This video features an interview by legendary sportscaster Keith Jackson’s interview with MLB Hall of Fame member Pillies OF Richie Ashburn…..as they reminisce about the 1962 New York Mets.team that lost a total of 120 games in the teams 1st year in the Major Leagues. Donald Richard Ashburn (March 19, 1927 – September 9,…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Becky Dixon + Jim McKay Introduce The Horses And Odds At The Preakness Stakes

DOG ASIDE: In this video, ABC’s Wide World of Sports co-hosts Becky Dixon and Jim McKay provide the viewer with a complete rundown of the 1987 Kentucky Derby field along with their odds….and since we have many Jim McKay videos from which to write about him….so, we’ll just focus today’s post on his “partner in crime”…

Track + Field – 1980 – World Invitational From Peking China – Mens 4 x 100m Relay – USA Wins Gold

DOG ASIDE:  The truth be known….this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile just loves track and field….and one of my favorite events is the 4 x 100m relay….men’s and women’s….cuz it is just exciting to watch four really fast people pass a baton three times within the passing lane…..cuz it just goes so fast….I mean, to cover…

Olympics – 1984 – Los Angeles Games – ABC Intro To Close Of August 11th Coverage – With Jim McKay + Al Michaels

DOG ASIDE: To say that USOC President Peter Ueberroth created the “Corporate Games” in Los Angeles back in 1984….evidenced by this video herewith….for it is our opinion here at ImaSportsphile that it was at these Olympics that “corporate sponsorship” became the new galaxy in the universe of sports….which has evolved today in November 2018  in such a…