NBA – 1988 – TBS Sports All Star Saturday Night Slam Dunk Contest – Warriors G Otis Smith – 2nd Dunk

DOG ASIDE: Otis Fitzgerald Smith (born January 30, 1964) is a retired American professional basketball player….who  played college basketball for Jacksonville University….and was taken with the 17th pick in the second round of the 1986 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets. He played one full season and part of a second with the Nuggets before being traded to the Golden State Warriors during the 1987-88 season….where…

Olympics – 1979 Road To Moscow Special – USA Al Oerter + Jane Fredericks In Preparation

DOG ASIDE: Alfred Oerter Jr. (September 19, 1936 – October 1, 2007) was an American athlete and a four-time Olympic Champion in the discus throw…..as he became the first athlete to win a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympic Games.  Oerter began his Olympic career at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Olympics….where he was not considered the…

Music – 1978 – NBC Classical Chorus With Eric Idle – An English Ship Went To Sea In The Month Of May

DOG ASIDE: It is rare when we can get a video trim from Saturday Night Live past the “regulators” at youtube….but at some point in the not too distant future…that won’t matter….cuz we are ultimately going on our own server….and we won’t be subject to their arbitrary selection of videos they choose as non-compliant with copyright regulations….as…

NCAA Football – 1988 – CBS Sports Orange Bowl OU Vs Miami Special – The Miami Canes Starting Lineup

DOG ASIDE: The 1988 Orange Bowl featured “Game of the Century” type billing….as the undefeated and # 1 ranked Oklahoma Sooners faced off against undefeated and # 2 ranked Miami for the national championship. Now, with the national championship on the line, Miami sought to make it three-losses-in-three-years for Oklahoma….and also their first postseason bowl win under Coach Jimmy…

MLB – 1946 – Legendary Mel Allen Highlights Unsung Cardinals Hero CF Harry The Hat Walker + Emos Slaughter

DOG ASIDE: Harry William Walker, known to baseball fans “Harry the Hat” (October 22, 1916 – August 8, 1999)….was an American baseball player, manager and coach.  “Harry the Hat” got his nickname from his habit during at-bats of continually adjusting his cap between pitches….as there were no batting helmets in his day.  His batting title came in 1947….when he hit .363 in a season…

NHL – 1985 – ESPN Highlights Of Penguins Mario Lemieux Winning MVP Of 1985 NHL All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins….who played parts of 17 National Hockey League seasons with the team from 1984 to 2006….while assuming ownership in 1999.  Dubbed The Magnificent One or Le Magnifique….as well as Super Mario….he is widely acknowledged to have been one of the best players of all time…..who was…

Olympics – 1988 – Seoul Games Special – Taekwondo Medal Ceremony – Gold USA Arlene Limas

DOG ASIDE: Arlene Limas (born February 9, 1966) is an American taekwondo practitioner and multiple international gold medalist….who is of Mexican and Polish descent….who graduated with honors from Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago….and received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from De Paul University in 1990.  Arlene Limas made history when she became the first American to win a gold medal at the…

NCAA Football – 1984 – ABC Keith Jackson – Texas Vs A&M Highlights + Coach Akers PostGame Speech

  DOG ASIDE: This video has legendary college football broadcaster Keith Jackson calling the highlights of the just finished the 1984 annual “Thanksgiving Battle For Texas Bragging Rights” between the arch rival Texas Longhorns Vs Texas Aggies….which when joined together in perfect harmony as Keith Jackson can do… makes this video well worth the watch.  Going into…

Special – 1986 – President Reagan Congratulates ABC Wide World Of Sports 25 Year Anniversary Show

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Wide World of Sports is an American sports anthology television program that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from April 29, 1961 to January 3, 1998….primarily on Saturday afternoons….which was hosted by Jim McKay….with a succession of co-hosts beginning in 1987 ….as the title continued to be used for general sports programs on the network until 2006.  In…