Boxing – Featherweight – 10 Round – Barry McGuigan vs Juan LaPorte

DOG COMMENTARY: Barry McGuigan, nicknamed The Clones Cyclone….is a retired Irish professional boxer from Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland….who became a World Boxing Association featherweight champion. Barry was a fan favorite for Irish and British audiences….as he represented neutrality and peace in a time when Northern Ireland (where he lived) was divided as part of The Troubles. He…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Wrestling – Freestyle 74kg (163 lbs) Finals – USA Dave Schultz VS FGR Martin Knosp

DOG COMMENTARY: For many years Bone Daddy has had the opinion that freestyle wrestling ranks right up there with bull riding as some of the toughest athletes in the world….cuz I have heard the story soooooo many times about the two athlete that were in his US Army Company at Reserve Officer Training Center in…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – USA Grecco Roman Wrestler Jeff Blatnick

DOG COMMENTARY: The Men’s Greco-Roman +100 kg at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was part of the wrestling program were held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA……featuring the gold medal winner USA Jeff Blatnick….then  silver medalist Refik Memisevic of Yugoslavia….and the bronze winner was Romanian Victor Dolipschi…..but the real story of this video is the ABC…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Wrestling – Freestyle 100+ Gold Match – USA Bruce Baumgartner VS CAN Bob Molle

DOG COMMENTARY: The Olympic Games seems to just bring out the best in dang near every athlete that competes…..and sometimes that best is not measured totally on how that athlete did in their particular discipline….but more what they had to do to get there…..as in the case of Bob Molle of CAN….for here was a…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Water Polo – Mens Finals – USA VS YUG – 3rd & 4th Period

DOG COMMENTARY: The finals in the men’s water polo competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics on Friday, September 10th…had the opportunity to set US Olympic history….as the USA teams had never won the gold medal in their 80 years of competing in the Olympics.  At the end of the 3rd period, the USA had…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump Finals – SWE Patrik Sjoeberg

DOG COMMENTARY: As a sportsphile….when I look at each different sport from a “degree of difficulty” kind of rating system…..and when it comes to high jump….it doesn’t seem to require the skills that many other disciplines in sports require…..as I consider sports from a perspective of “eye-to-hand”….or “eye-to-foot”….even “eye-to-mind”….with speed, strength and reaction time/reflex by…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 1500m Finals – Gold GBR Sebastian Coe

DOG COMMENTARY: The track men’s 1500 m race at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was run on Saturday, August 11th….featuring the existing world record holder at 3:34.91 set in Rieti, Italy on September 4, 1983 by GBR Steve Ovett….who was one of twelve runners in the ’84 Games finals….along with GBR Steve Cram, ESP Jose…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 3000 m Steeple Chase Finals

DOG COMMENTARY: What I learned from Bone Daddy…..and have found to be true in my life as a sportsphile….is that sports have proven over and over to me…..to really pull at my “heartstrings”….cuz it brings out a purity that is not often found in HUMAN endeavors….just the simple purity of giving all you have…..and then…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 4 x 100 m Relay Finals – USA Gold 2

DOG COMMENTARY: In the course of the last 5 years…..I have watched every foot of video tape that Bone Daddy has regarding the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….and one of my very favorites is this video clip right here….the finals in the men’s 4 x 100 m relay….a single time around the track at lightning speeds….with…