Boxing – 1981 – 10 Round Middleweight Bout – Bobby Czyz Vs Rick Noggle

DOG ASIDE: This 1981 middleweight boxing match between Bobby Czyz verses Rick Noggle took place on June 6, 1981 at the Sun Dome in Tampa Bay, Florida….which was carried on NBC Sportsworld featuring Marv Albert and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco behind the mikes calling the fight.  Czyz would enter the fight at 14 – 0…. while…

Music – 1980 – Austin City Limits – Gail Davies

DOG ASIDE: Gail Davies is an American singer/songwriter and the first female record producer in country music….as se is the daughter of country singer Tex Dickerson and the sister of songwriter Ron Davies….who established herself as a successful singer and songwriter during the 1970’s and 1980’s by scoring numerous Top 10 and Top 20 Billboard hits.  She was one of country…

Comedy – 1985 – HBO Special – Not Necessarily The News – Part 3

DOG ASIDE:  Not Necessarily the News is an American satirical sketch comedy series that first aired on HBO in September 1982 as a comedy special….and then ran as a series from 1983 to 1990…as it was Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels’s first professional television writing gig. The show was considered an inspiration and a predecessor to future news satirical programs like The Daily Show, The…

Comedy – 1979 – HBO Special – Blockheads – The Art Of Ventriloquism – Host Mariette Hartley

DOG ASIDE:  Ventriloquism, or ventriloquy, is an act of stagecraft in which a person, a ventriloquist, changes his or her voice so that it appears that the voice is coming from elsewhere….typically a puppet or “dummy”…..as in the act of ventriloquism is the ability to do so is commonly called the ability to “throw” one’s voice…. while making the dummy appear to be…

News – 1984 – ABCs Peter Jennings World News Brief – Taxes + Prison Break

DOG ASIDE: ABC News anchor Peter Jennings was at the news desk for quite some time…as a Canadian-American journalist who served as the sole anchor of ABC World News Tonight for 22 years from 1983 until his death from lung cancer in 2005….for despite dropping out of high school, he transformed himself into one of American television’s most prominent journalists….whereas, Jennings started…

Music – 1920 To 1980 – Austin City Limits – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers

DOG ASIDE:  If I ever want to just feel good….have my feet start tapping…..my “bomba” start swayin’ and swingin’….and before I know it….I’m dancing….I just put this video on and start listening to Johnny Gimble and The Texas Swing Pioneers”….cuz every time I listen to these fellas…..I end up feeling good.  We at ImaSportsphile consider Johnny Gimble to…

MLB – 1981 – Special – Mr Baseball Bob Uecker Fantasy – All Star Game + Orioles Mgr Earl Weaver

DOG ASIDE:  Bob Uecker is best known as Mr. Baseball, the voice of the Milwaukee Brewers…..who is a fun loving ex-MLB catcher who likes to fantasize more often than not….as in this video where he completes the call of the Yankees vs Brewers game just before the upcoming All Star game….when his fantasy takes him on…

Boxing – 1984 – 10 Round Junior Middleweight Bout – Davey Moore Vs Wilfred Benetiz

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then, I come across a fight that just never should have been stopped by the referee….and this 10 round junior middleweight bout between Davey Moore verses Wilfred Benetiz is definitely on of those….as this bout was halted in the 2nd round after a good over-hand right landed on Benetiz jaw….which…

MLB – 1981 – Special – HBOs Inside Baseball – Hosts Frank Robinson + Earl Weaver + Barry Tompkins

DOG ASIDE: Race for the Pennant was a weekly sports show that focused on Major League Baseball….while being premiered on Home Box Office (HBO) in 1978.  It was hosted by Len Berman, Tim McCarver, Barry Tompkins, Bob Gibson, Maury Wills, Frank Robinson, Earl Weaver and others. The series started on HBO in 1978 and ended in 1992.    Race for the Pennant was notorious for bringing…