Boxing – 1985 – HBO Special – The Selling Of A Champion – An Inside Look At 19 Year Old Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE:  This HBO Boxing Special features their legendary boxing commentator team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….as they analyze and dissect the concept of Selling a Champion”….with an indepth look at how the powers that be in boxing at the time…..were already in process of creating and hyping the future heavyweight champion…

Boxing – 1986 – Barry Tompkins Look At Hector Camacho Training Camp With Trainer Chuck Talihanini

DOG ASIDE: This HBO Boxing special with host Barry Tompkins  provides an inside look at the training camp of boxing legend Hector Macho Camacho prior to an upcoming title fight….which gives our viewers some insight into the training that a professional boxer goes through during preparation for a fight….and is really quite interesting.  As we have commented…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – An Inside Look At Michael Spinks Transformation From Lt Heavywt To Heavywt

DOG ASIDE:  Michael Jinx Spinks was the undisputed light heavyweight champions…..and basically had beaten every top light heavyweight or cruiserweight boxer in the world…..so, it was time to move up to the heavyweight division….and what better way to do that than schedule a fight with WBC heavyweight champion and undefeated at 48 – 0 Larry The Easton Assassin Holmes….but…

Comedy – 1986 – Richard Pryor On How Nice White People R With Brothers Around + How Quite The Woods

DOG ASIDE: Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American stand-up comedian, actor and social critic….who was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues….which employed vulgarities and profanity….along with racial epithets. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style….and is widely regarded as one…

Boxing – 1985 – The Story Of Trainer Eddie Futch Being In Both Larry Holmes & Michael Spinks Corner

DOG ASIDE: Eddie Futch (August 9, 1911 – October 10, 2001) was a boxing trainer…..who among his credentials included training four of the five boxers who defeated Muhammad Ali…including Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Larry Holmes and Trevor Berbick….as Futch also trained  Riddick Bowe and Montell Griffin….when they handed future Hall of Fame fighters Evander Holyfield and Roy Jones, Jr., their first professional defeats. In Baltimore, Maryland,…

Comedy – 1986 – Great Impersonators With Frank Gorshin + George Kirby + Billy Crystal + Rich Little

DOG ASIDE: An impersonator is someone who imitates or copies the behavior or actions of another….as there are many reasons for impersonating someone….especially with entertainers….who impersonate celibrities…. and makes fun of their personal lives. recent scandals and known behavior patterns….as entertainers who impersonate multiple celebrities as part of their act….can be sorted into impressionists and celebrity impersonators….with…

Boxing – 1980 – Highlights – Best Fights In 1980 – Leonard Vs Duran Ali Vs Holmes Cuevas Vs Hearns

DOG ASIDE: This video is really something special…..as it captures the entire year of 1980 in boxing….which was a really dramatic year in the sport…..as four legends in boxing faced off against each other…..when Surgar Ray Leonard went toe to toe with Nabis de Piedra (hands of stone) Roberto Duran in the first fight…..and ended the…

Special – 1981 – Merlin Olsen Showcases The Year In Sports In 1981 In Highlights Of Greatest Plays

DOG ASIDE: In this video, Merlin Olsen is the host of the 1981 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award Show…..and in this segment, he narrates highlights of many outstanding events and achievements in the world of sports….which has some absolutely classic “snipits” of video, like The Catch by 49’ers Dwight Clarke from QB Joe Montana to beat the Dallas…