NFL – 1985 – Hall Of Fame Class – With Joe Namath + Pete Roselle + OJ Simpson + Roger Staubach

DOG ASIDE: Frank “Gunner” Gatski (March 18, 1921 – November 22, 2005) was an American football center who played for the Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and the National Football League (NFL) in the 1940’s and 1950’s….who was one of the most heralded centers of his era….as he was known for his strength and consistency….while helping to protect QB Otto Graham….and open…

News – 1986 – KVUE Ch 24 Austin NewsBrief – On Summit Between USA President Reagan + USSR Gorbachov

DOG ASIDE: Despite getting unexpectedly close to the potential elimination of all nuclear weapons….this meeting between US President Ronald Reagan and USSR General Secretary adjourned with no agreement…. however, both sides discovered the extent of the concessions the other side was willing to make…. as human rights became a subject of productive discussion for the…

NCAA Football – 1988 – CBS Sports Update – Jim Nantz Cover Highlights And Scores Of Bowl Games

DOG ASIDE: Jim Nantz joined CBS in 1985….initially working as a studio host for the network’s college football and  basketball coverage….which is what he is doing in this video herewith…. and as an on-course reporter for the PGA Tour golf tour….as well as calling NFL games on Westwood One from 1988 to 1990….when he was moved to television….where Nantz called Sunday Night…

Music – 1971 – Michael Jackson At 13 Years Old Sings It Was A Very Good Year

DOG ASIDE: In 1964, Michael Jackson and brother Marlon joined the Jackson Brothers….which was a band formed by their father which included brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine as backup musicians playing congas and tambourine.  In 1965, Michael began sharing lead vocals with his older brother Jermaine, and the group’s name was changed to the Jackson 5. The following year,…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Drag Racing Today – With Eric Idle + Dan Aykroyd

DOG ASIDE: Dan Aykroyd’s eccentric talent was recognized by others in the highly competitive SNL environment: when he first presented his famous “Super Bass-O-Matic ’76” sketch….which was a fake T.V. commercial in which a garish, hyper-pitchman touts a food blender that turns an entire bass into liquid pulp….when to other writers and cast members….”the ‘Bass-O-Matic’ was so exhilratingly strange that many…

Boxing – 1987 – CBSs James Brown Interviews Sugar Ray Leonard At NBA Finals Celtics Vs Lakers Game 5

DOG ASIDE: James Talmadge Brown (born February 25, 1951), commonly called “J.B.“….is an American sportscaster known for being the studio host of The James Brown Show….The NFL Today on CBS Sports ….Thursday Night Football on CBS Sports….and the NFL Network. He is also a Special Correspondent for CBS News. He is also known for serving as the former host of Fox Sports’ NFL pregame show Fox NFL…

Animation – 1986 – NBC Sports Super Bowl XX Pause For Intermission And Time To Visit The Snack Bar

DOG ASIDE: This Super Bowl XX animated intermission showcasing the various treats available at “the refreshment stand” is a throwback to the animated intermissions seen at the movies in the 1950’s and 1960’s…,,while featuring hot buttered popcorn, soft drinks, hot dogs, ice cream sandwiches and cups of various flavors.  This animated intermission is just another “nugget of gold” in our…

Auto Racing – 1947 – John Cobbs Railton Breaks 400mph Land Speed Record + Mauri Rose Wins Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: The Railton Special, later rebuilt as the Railton Mobil Special, is a one-off motor vehicle designed by Reid Railton….and built for John Cobb’s successful attempts at the land speed record in 1938.  On September 15, 1938, the Railton Special took the land speed record from Thunderbolt at 353.30 mph (568.58 km/h)…. also being the first to break the 350 mph (560 km/h) barrier.  Eyston re-took the record within 24 hours (357.50 mph…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Land Is Scarce Use Your Head – A New Look At The Human Head

DOG ASIDE: Although Dan Aykroyd is only represented in voice in this video….his fingerprints and his mind set is all over this piece of comedic genius….and yes, it is a bit “off the wall”….but that is what made his comedy so unique…..for like much of his work…the audience never really knew if it was supposed to…