MLB – 1954 To 1976 – Special – The Story Of Henry Hammerin Hank Aaron – With John Facenda

DOG ASIDE: Henry Louis Aaron (born February 5, 1934), nicknamed “Hammer“ or “Hammerin’ Hank“, is a retired American Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder who serves as the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves today in 2018….who played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL)….with two seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League (AL), in his career from 1954 through 1976. …

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jack Whitaker In The Paddocks + Charlsie Cantey In The Stables At Belmont Stks

DOG ASIDE: John Francis “Jack” Whitaker (born May 18, 1924) is an American sportscaster who worked for both CBS and ABC….who won three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Host or Commentator in 1979….for writing in 1990….and being awarded the Lifetime Achievement award in 2012. Jack Whitaker also received the Maryland Jockey Club’s Hilltop Award for outstanding coverage of thoroughbred racing. He was named “Best Announcer”…

Boxing – 1987 – ABCs Alex Wallau Interviews Evander Holyfield After Retaining Title Vs Henry Tillman

DOG ASIDE: About 30 minutes after Evander Holyfield had dismantled one of his old roommates from the 1984 Olympic team….the inevitable question was shouted out at the post-fight news conference….after all, Holyfield’s destruction-derby performance against Henry Tillman at Reno’s Bally Grand Hotel was the most impressive display of punching power anyone has seen lately….with the…

NCAAW – 1986 – CBS Sports Special – The Basketball Dynasty Of Immaculata University Mighty Macs

DOG ASIDE:  Immaculata University is a private, co-educational, Roman Catholic university founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary….which is located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The university is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The university sports teams are known as the Mighty Macs….with their colors being blue and white. Immaculata is part of the Colonial States Athletic Conference through the 2017–18 school year….after…

News – 1986 – Tom Brokaw Reports On Reykjavic Iceland Summit By US President Reagan + USSR Gorbachev

DOG ASIDE: The Reykjavík Summit was a summit meeting between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev….which was held in Reykjavík, on 11–12 October 1986. The talks collapsed at the last minute….but the progress that had been achieved eventually resulted in the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union.  So, it is always a point of great…

NCAAM – 1978 – Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs DePual Demon Deacons – Last 2 Minutes

DOG ASIDE: Although I have yet to run across the rest of this 1978 NCAA men’s basketball game of the week….I have decided to go ahead and post this game…..cuz it features two legendary coaches….in DePaul University Coach Ray Meyers and Texas University Coach Abe Lemons. Raymond Joseph Meyer (December 18, 1913 – March 17, 2006)…

NFL – 1984 – NFL Films Special – The Big Little Man Buddy Young – With Steve Sabol + John Facenda

DOG ASIDE: Claude Henry K. “Buddy” Young (January 5, 1926 – September 5, 1983) was an American football player and track and field athlete….who was a native of Chicago that became the Illinois state champ in the 100-yard dash…..as the diminutive 5’4″ Young was also known as the “Bronze Bullet”….who had exceptional quickness and acceleration. He is one of the shortest men…

NBA – 1986 – ESPNs Bob Ley Reports On Celtics #1 Draft Choice Len Bias Is Dead From Cocaine Overdose

DOG ASIDE: Leonard Kevin Bias (November 18, 1963 – June 19, 1986) was a first-team All-American college basketball forward at the University of Maryland….who was selected by the Boston Celtics as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft on June 17….and died two days later from cardiac arrhythmia induced by a cocaine overdose. He is considered by some sportswriters to be the greatest player not…

Music – 1983 – The Showband Of The Southwest – University Of Texas Marching Band Halftime Show

DOG ASIDE: The University of Texas Longhorn Band (LHB) is also known as the Showband of the Southwest…. which is the marching band of The University of Texas at Austin…..and was founded in 1900 by distinguished professor of chemistry, Dr. Eugene P. Schoch. The band is currently under the direction of Dr. Scott Hanna. The band performs at all in-state football games….as seen in…