Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Barry Tompkins Introduction To Heavyweight Bout With Mitch Green Vs Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE:  In this video herewith….HBO’s Barry Tompkins provides the introduction for the 10 round heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden between two legends of boxing in and around New York City in the mid-1980’s which featured Iron Mike Tyson verses Mitch Blood Green  . Barry David Tompkins (born May 2, 1940) is an American sportscaster…who is best known…

Boxing – 1985 – HBOs Larry Merchant Showcases The Career Of WBC Featherwt Champ Julio Cesar Chavez

DOG ASIDE: As time has gone by….my opinion of Julio Cezar Chavez has changed dramatically…..as I used to be of the opinion that he dodged to many really great boxers in an around his weight division…. while waiting for those greats to get older before he entered the ring with them….ie: Alexis Arguello, Salvador Sanchez,…

Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Tompkins + Leonard + Merchant PreFight Comments On Camacho Vs Boza Edwards

DOG ASIDE: Cornelius Boza Edwards (born 27 May 1956) is the former WBC Super Featherweight Champion of the World….who fought in both the Super Featherweight and Lightweight divisions. Edwards was born in Uganda and emigrated to England….where he lived for a long period. He currently lives in the United States, where he trains other boxers. Boza-Edwards won the WBC world…

Comedy – 1985 – Not Necessarily The News On CBS Closes New York Offices + Nancy Reagan Drug Policy

DOG ASIDE: In this Not Necessarily the News video clip….Stuart Pankin features stories on the state of the British economy….while showing footage of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher moonlighting while washing cars….followed by an interesting piece on CBS closing their New York City offices…..which is then followed by an absolutely hilarious piece on 1st Lady Nancy Reagan talking…

Comedy – 1985 – NNTNs Rich Hall With An Episode Of Sniglets – Words That Are Not Words

DOG ASIDE: Richard Travis Hall (born 10 June 1954) is an American comedian, writer, and musician….who first came to prominence as a sketch comedian in the 1980’s…..when he wrote and performed for a range of American networks, in series such as Fridays….Not Necessarily the News….as seen in this video herewith while popularizing the “sniglet” neologism….and on  Saturday Night Live.    After…

Boxing – 1988 – Larry Merchant In Ring Interview Of Champ Mike Tyson After Unifying Title Vs Spinks

DOG ASIDE: In this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….Michael Spinks was a legendary light heavyweight champion….who should have NEVER been a heavyweight champion…..cuz he did not KO, TKO or seriously restructure Larry Holmes in either of their two fights…as Jinx Spinkx was not a viable heavyweight….evidenced by his short exit (1st round KO) in this fight against…

Comedy – 1986 – Weird Al Yankovic + J Geils Perform A Rap Song – Cut The Grief With Comic Relief

DOG ASIDE: This 1986 Comic Relief act features Crazy Al Jankowitz and J Geils doing a comedic rap song Cut The Grief With Comic Relief….which shows off the talents of these two unique musical entertainers. Alfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, film/record producer, satirist, and author….who is known for his humorous songs that…

NCAA Sports – 1980 – HBO Inside Sports Special Feature – Barry Tompkins Highlights Student Athletes

DOG ASIDE: A student athlete is a participant in an organized competitive sport sponsored by the educational institution in which he or she is enrolled….as student-athletes are full time students as well as full time athletes.  Due to educational institutions being colleges….they offer athletic scholarships in various sports…..with many student athletes being compensated with scholarships to attend these institutions….…

Boxing – 1990 – HBOs Larry Merchant Interviews With Buster Douglas + Mike Tyson On Possible Long Count

DOG ASIDE: Going into this fight….Mike Tyson was the undefeated and undisputed heavyweight champion of the world….holding the WBC, WBA, and IBF titles.  Despite the several controversies that marked Tyson’s profile at the time….such as his “fiery” relationship with Robin Givens….added to the contractual battles with longtime manager Bill Cayton….whom Tyson didn’t care for…..especially after the death of father-like Jim Jacobs….and then there…