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

DOG ASIDE: This 1980 World Invitational Track + Field Meet was held in Peking, China  just prior to the 1980 Moscow Olympic Game that the peanut picking US President Jimmy Carter decided to  boycott…..thus establishing with this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile forever that THE WORST TICS ARE POLI-TICS….as it will forever be our opinion that…

MLB – 1985 – NBC Sports Bob Costas Interviews Commissioner Peter Ueberroth On Potential Of Strike

DOG ASIDE: Peter Victor Ueberroth (born September 2, 1937) is an American executive….who served as the sixth Commissioner of Baseball from 1984 to 1989…..after serving for five years as the organizer of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games….where he was a prominent figure in the games….while receiving the Olympic Order in gold at its conclusion of the Games.  Due to the success of the games….…

Track + Field – 1985 – 4th World Cup Special – Donna De Varona Interviews 200m Winner Kirk Baptiste

DOG ASIDE: Kirk Baptiste (born June 20, 1962) is a retired American track and field athlete…..who mainly competed in the 100m and 200m for the United States….as he did at the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, United States….where he won the silver medal in the 200m with a time of 19.96 seconds. This was the first time anyone had broken…

MLB – 1986 – ABC Sports NLCS Mets Vs Astros Game 6 – Tim McCarver PostGame Interview Mets Manager Davey Johnson

DOG ASIDE: David Allen Johnson (born January 30, 1943) is an American former professional baseball player and manager….who played for the Baltimore Orioles (1965–1972)….Atlanta Braves (1973–1975)….Yomiuri Giants (1975–1976)….Philadelphia Phillies (1977–1978)….and Chicago Cubs (1978)…..who also has managed the New York Mets (1984–1990)….Cincinnati Reds (1993–1995)….Orioles (1996–1997)….Los Angeles Dodgers (1999–2000)….and Washington Nationals (2011–2013).   Davey Johnson was the starting second baseman for the Orioles when they won four American League (AL) pennants and two World Series championships between 1965 and 1972…..as he made…

Music – 1986 – John Davies Of The Indianapolis Opera Company Sings Back Home In Indiana At The Start Of The Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: “(Back Home Again in) Indiana” is a song composed by James F. Hanley….with lyrics by Ballard MacDonald….that was published in January 1917. Although it is not the state song of Indiana….which is “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away”….it is perhaps the best-known song that pays tribute to the Hoosier state. Since 1946, “Back Home Again in Indiana”…

Speed Boat Racing – 1987 – Emerald Cup Championship – Interview Of Miss Madison Spokesman Bob Hughes

DOG ASIDE: Miss Madison is an H1 Unlimited hydroplane….which is the only community-owned unlimited htdroplane in the world. It is based out of Madison, Indiana, a small town of 12,000 residents on the Ohio River which annually hosts the Madison Regatta…..which explains why Mr. Bob Hughes….the man interviewed in this video herewith…..is the spokesperson for the boat….and not the owner….cuz the town…

NFL – 1979 – Tribute To Daryl Stingley + Interview With Jack Tatum Who Delivered Paralyzing Hit

DOG ASIDE: Darryl Floyd Stingley (September 18, 1951 – April 5, 2007) was an American professional football player…. who played wide receiver his entire five year career for the New England Patriots of the NFL….until his career was tragically ended at age 26 by an on-field spinal cord injury…..which led to an early death from heart disease and pneumonia……that was complicated by his quadriplegia. In a 1978 preseason game…

NHL – 1987 – ESPN Rendez-Vous 87 PreGame Special – Intro To The Event With Tom Mees + John Saunders

DOG ASIDE: Rendez-vous ’87 was an international ice hockey series of games between the Soviet Union national ice hockey team and a team of All-Stars from the National Hockey League….which was held in Quebec City, Canada…. as it replaced the NHL’s All-Star festivities for the 1986–87 NHL season. The Soviet team was paid $80,000 for their appearance in Rendez-vous ’87….while the NHL players raised $350,000 for…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – Kathleen Sullivan Explores The $$$ Value Of Medals Won

DOG ASIDE: How much gold is in an Olympic gold medal?….as several of our visitors to our ImaSportsphile video museum have asked….well, we didn’t know the answer until this video herewith game up for posting. So, now we can truthfully answer that the gold medals awarded at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games had 6.5%…