Horse Racing 1984 NBCs Pete Axthelm + Harvey Pack Review Days Winners At The Breeders Cup

DOG ASIDE: The Breeders’ Cup World Championships is an annual series of Grade I Thoroughbred horse races…. which is operated by Breeders’ Cup Limited….a company formed in 1982. ….which from its inception in 1984 through 2006 was a single-day event…when starting in 2007….it expanded to two days…..wherein all sites have been in the United States….except in 1996 when the races were…

Music – 1989 – Ludwig Von Drake Presents The Snore Along Song With The Blue Danue Waltz

DOG ASIDE: Professor Ludwig Von Drake is one of Walt Disney’s cartoon and comic book characters….who was first introduced on September 24, 1961….as the presenter and singer of “The Spectrum Song” in the cartoon An Adventure in Color….which was part of the first episode of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color on NBC.  Said to be an uncle of Donald Duck….Ludwig was described as a scientist, lecturer, psychologist,…

Gymnastics – 1985 – CBS Pat O’Brien Interviews Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Lou Retton At 35th NBA All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: Mary Lou Retton was the first ever American woman to win the all-around gold medal at the Olympics…. and was the only one to do so for twenty years…as she is credited with being a pioneering figure in American women’s gymnastics….including by the four American women who have since equaled her feat consecutively….Carly…

NBA – 1984 – Special – San Diego Chicken Does Timeout Dance With A Young Michael Jackson To Thriller

DOG ASIDE: The San Diego Chicken….also known as The Famous Chicken…..the KGB Chicken….or just The Chicken….is a sports mascot played by Ted Giannoulas….who was hired in 1974 to wear the first chicken suit…..when at the time he was a 20-year-old journalism major at San Diego State University.  The Chicken’s first appearance was a KGB promotion to distribute Easter eggs to children at the San Diego Zoo. …

Olympics – 1936 – ABCs Jim McKay Showcases USA Marjorie Gestring Winning Springboard Diving Gold

DOG ASIDE: Marjorie Gestring (November 18, 1922 – April 20, 1992) was a competitive springboard diver from the United States….who at the age of 13 years and 268 days old…..won the gold medal in 3-meter springboard diving at the 1936 Berlin Games….making her, at the time, the youngest person ever to win an Olympic gold medal….while still remaining the second-youngest winner. …

Cycling – 1986 – CBS John Tesh Interviews USA Greg LeMond After His Prologue In Tour De France

DOG ASIDE: In 1986, USA Greg LeMond became the first non-European professional cyclist to win the Tour de France….then LeMond was accidentally shot with multiple pellets while hunting in 1987…..and missed the next two Tours…..only to return to the 1989 Tour…..while completing an improbable comeback by winning in dramatic fashion on the race’s final stage….then he successfully…

NCAAF – 1954 – Rice RB Dicky Moegle Running All Over Alabama In The Cotton Bowl + The Phantom Tackle

DOG ASIDE: Richard Lee “Dicky” Moegle (born September 14, 1934) is a former American football halfback in the National Football League (NFL) for the San Francisco 49’ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Rice University in Houston….where he was a consensus All-American in 1954.   In 1953, he teamed up with fullback Dave “Kosse” Johnson….who was the nation’s second leading rusher….to win a share of the Southwest Conference title with the University…

TV Ads – 1987 – Strohs Beer + Golf Great Arnold Palmer For Paine Webber Investments

DOG ASIDE: The Stroh Brewery Company is a beer brewery located in Detroit, Michigan….whereas in addition to its own Stroh’s brand….the company produced or bought the rights to several other brands including Goebel….Schaefer….Schlitz….Augsburger….Erlanger….Old Style….Lone Star….Old Milwaukee….Red River and Signature….plus they manufacture Stroh’s Ice Cream. The company was taken over and broken up in 2000, but some of its brands continued to be made by the…

NCAAF – 1987 – Special Feature – The Beano Cook Clipboard – Heisman Trophy Hype Before The 1987 Season

DOG ASIDE: Carroll Hoff “Beano” Cook (September 1, 1931 – October 11, 2012) was an American television personality who worked for ESPN…who was well known as a college football historian and commentator.  Cook joined ESPN in 1986 as a studio commentator….where he also did freelance radio and television work in the Pittsburgh area.  He was most recently seen on ESPNEWS every Thursday on The Hot List debating with Brian Kenny. Beano could…