Comedy – 1980 – Special – Joe Piscopo On Sports

DOG ASIDE: Joseph Charles John Piscopo is an American comedian, actor, musician, writer, and a nationally syndicated radio talk show host. He is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live in the early 1980’s….where he played a variety of recurring characters.  Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Piscopo grew up in North Caldwell…and attended West Essex High School….where he was a member…

Music – 1977 – Austin City Limits – Earl Scruggs Revue – Simply Pickin’

DOG ASIDE: Earl Eugene Scruggs was an American musician noted for popularizing a three-finger banjo picking style….now called “Scruggs Style”….which is a defining characteristi of bluegrass music…as his three-finger style of playing was radically different from the ways the five-string banjo had been historically played….as Scruggs popularized the instrument in several genres of music….and elevated the…

Boxing – 1983 – World Amateur Championship – Welterweight Bout – Mark Breland Vs Sun Yung Bol

DOG ASIDE:  There were a great number of televised amateur boxing competitions (ie: USA vs USSR, etc), championships (AAU, Golden Gloves & World Championships) that were televised on national networks in the USA during the Golden Age of Boxing….from 1964 to 1995….as this was a period where the sport of boxing attracted some really outstanding young…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – Special – Al McGuire Interviews Texas Coach Abe Lemons

DOG ASIDE: Sometimes it is possible to view the measure of a man by what comes out of his mouth…..as legendary college basketball coach Abe Lemons was one of those folks that seemed to have more to say than most….cuz he was notorious for running his listeners down a rabbit hole….not unlike the white rabbit…

MLB – 1978 – Music Special – Take Me Out To The Ball Game + Great Photos Of Fans

DOG ASIDE: There is nothing more near and dear to a person born and reared in America than baseball….as every baseball fan I have ever known can sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” ….and they know all the words too….for the song alone brings back so many memories to baseball fans and all they…

NCAA Baseball – 1987 – College World Series – Texas Longhorns Vs Arkansas Razprbacks – Innings 3 & 4

DOG ASIDE: This 1987 College World Series Game 3 was played on May 30th between the Texas Longhorns under Coach Cliff Gustafson verses the Arkansas Razorbacks under Coach Norm DeBryin.  The Longhorns came into this game with a 58 – 9 season record….after winning the SWC Title for the 9th straight time with a record…

Boxing – 1979 – Amateur – USA VS Cuba – Johnny Bumphus + Jackie Beard + Benard Taylor + Alex Ramos

DOG COMMENTARY:  In this 1979 amateur boxing video featuring the USA verses Cuba boxing teams…. the viewer gets a look at some of the outstanding 1980 USA Olympic Team…..who never got to fight for their country in the Moscow Olympics thanks to US President Jimmy Carter…..the “peanut farmer” who brought politics into the Olympic Games…..for Johnny Bumphus,…

NFL – 1980 – Special – Super Bowl XV – Raiders VS Eagles – Road To New Orleans & Game 4th Qtr

DOG ASIDE: In this the 2nd half of NBC Sports pre-Super Bowl XV special….they bring in their 1st team of broadcasters, Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen, to take over the analysis and pregame interviews….with Eagles Coach Dick Vermeil and Raiders Coach Tom Flores.  The program then shifts to the playing field where ex-QBs’ Len Dawson…

NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns Vs SMU Mustangs – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE: LaSalle Thompson, the behemoth center for the 1980 University of Texas Longhorns Men’s Basketball team was a frequent visitor at Bone Daddy’s bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in Austin, TX….whereby each time that he came in the doors….he’d ask Bone Daddy to put on current Longhorns basketball…