Boxing – 1987 – HBO PreFight Special – Middleweight Title – Marvin Hagler VS Sugar Ray Leonard

DOG ASIDE: During the years from 1964 to 1995….the sports world….and especially the boxing universe….was blessed with legendary heavyweight champions like Muhammad Ali, Smokin Joe Frazier and Big George Foreman in the 1960s and 1970s….plus heavyweights Iron Mike Tyson, Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield and Lennox Lewis in the 1980s and 1990s….along with featherweights /…

Sports Special – 1979 – Sports Illustrated – The 1st 25 Years – Sportsmen Of The Year – Host James Caan

DOG ASIDE: Towards the end of each fiscal year….the celebrated sports magazine Sports Illustrated has conducted their own Sportsperson / Athlete of the Year Award ….of which the winner was announced via a live television special during the late 1970s and into the early 1980s.  Since its inception in 1954….Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsperson of the Year award…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO PreFight Special – 10 Round Heavyweights – Iron Mike Tyson VS Jose Ribalta

DOG ASIDE:   If a sports fan is looking for some great highlight footage of Iron Mike Tyson….this video herewith produced by HBO Boxing and the awesome fight broadcast crew of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….provides some of the best lhighlight clips of Tyson when he was young and coming up the…

Special – 1982 – CBS Look At Year In Sports – Host George Plimpton

DOG ASIDE: What has become clearly evident to me after posting over 1700 vintage videos from my Bone Daddy’s incredible 2300 hours of vintage content….covering an era we call the golden age of sports from 1964 to 1995….as I’ve already written several stories supporting our belief of this incredible time in the evolution of sports….1st came…

Boxing – 1990 – HBO In Studio Review – Heavywt Title – Tyson VS Douglas – Tyson Douglas & Merchant

DOG ASIDE: During the golden age of boxing from 1964 – 1995, HBO was one of the major players in promoting and programming live productions of major boxing events…..for this was the period in which MONEY really came into the sport of boxing….and this MONEY drove many of the really great athletes into the pugilistic…

Olympics – 1984 L A – Track Men’s 100m – Equestrian 3-Day Event – Swimming Mens 200m Ind Medley

DOG COMMENTARY: In this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….when it comes to Olympic broadcast coverage on television….the gold standard was set by ABC Sports….and the best job ever done by ABC Sports at the Olympics was at the 1984 Los Angeles Games.   I means, just consider the broadcast crew on this featured Olympic video…

Special – 1982 – Look At The Year In Sports – Host George Plimpton’s

DOG ASIDE: George Plimpton was an American journalist, writer, literary editor, actor and occasional amateur sportsman…..who is widely known for his sports writing….as he was famous for “participatory journalism” which included competing in professional sporting events….and then recording the experience from the point of view of an amateur….such as In 1958, prior to a post-season exhibition game at Yankee…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Mens – Basketball & Gymnastics & Water Polo & Boxing & Track & Swimming

DOG ASIDE: On this day of August 4 at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games…..ABC’s Jim Lampley and Donna de Varona man the host desk as they cover a variety of men’s competitions taking place throughout the Olympic venues…..as they lead off with the final minutes of the Yugoslavia vs Italy final Group A game….which…