Special – 1981 – Sports Year In Review – Host George Plimpton

DOG ASIDE: In this George Plimpton special, he looks at the year 1981 in sports….while providing the viewer with some awesome highlights of the accomplishments of many athletes and several teams to include Alpine Skiing World Cup overall champ USA Phil Mahre….with women’s overall champ Marie-Theres Nadig of Switzerland….along with cycling’s Bernard Hinault of France win in the Tour…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games – Closing Night – Highlights Of The Games – Host Jim McKay

DOG COMMENTARY: I have sat at Bone Daddy’s side for 5 different Olympic Summer Games and 6 different Olympic Winter Games television telecasts….for we have watched dang near every moment of every telecast from early in the morning to late at night….cuz we just love the Olympics….plus we have posted an incredible amount of Olympic…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games – Figure Skating Pair – Host Jim McKay & Dick Buttons

DOG COMMENTARY: For the United States, the Miracle on Ice was not in the Pairs Figure Skating competition….as the US medal favorites Tai Babilonia & Randy Gardner were forced to withdraw before the competition due to an injury to Gardner….while the legendary world champion Soviet Union pair Irina Rodnina & Alexander Zaitsev were challenged for gold…

Olympics – 1988 Calgary – Ice Dancing – Viennese Waltz

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Ice Dancing at the Olympics is breathtaking and beautiful…..and the Viennese Waltz portion as seen in the video from Calgary in 1988….for I call this video, The Four B’s….Bestemianova, Bukin, Breathtaking, Beautiful…..as the Russian skaters Natalia Bestemianova and Andrei Bukin are well worth the watch.

Olympics – 1988 Calgary – Men’s Figure Skating – USSR Viktor Petrenko

DOG ASIDE: Viktor Vasyliovych Petrenko (Ukrainian: Віктор Васильович Петренко; born 27 June 1969) is a Ukrainian former competitive figure skater….who represented the Soviet Union….the Unified Team….and Ukraine during his career.  He is the 1992 Olympic Champion for the Unified Team at Albertville, CN.  Petrenko became the first flagbearer for Ukraine.  Petrenko currently lives in the…

Olympics – 1988 Calgary – Men’s Figure Skating – USA Brian Boitano

DOG ASIDE: Brian Anthony Boitano (born October 22, 1963) is an American figure skater from Sunnyvale, California.  He is the 1988 Olympic champion….the 1986 and 1988 World Champion….and the 1985–1988 U.S. National Champion.  He turned professional following the 1988 season. He returned to competition in 1993 and competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics….where he placed sixth. Going…

Olympics – 1988 Calgary – Figure Skating – Ice Dancing

DOG ASIDE: Ice dancing is a discipline of figure skating that draws from ballroom dancing. It joined the World Figure Skating Championships in 1952….and became a Winter Olympic Games medal sport in 1976.  As in pair skating, dancers compete as a couple consisting of a man and a woman. Ice dance differs from pair skating…

Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo – ESPN Coverage With David Sullivan – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: In 1984, ESPN had moved from a fledgling sports and entertainment network into a maturing competitor to NBC, CBS and ABC sports….although only in their 5th year of existence…..as this video provides evidence of their emergence as a significant player in the television sports arena.  Sportscaster David Sullivan was ESPN’s lead commentator for…