News – October 14th 1947 – Test Pilot Chuck Yeagar Breaks Sound Barrier For The 1st Time In The X1

DOG ASIDE: Charles Elwood Yeager (born February 13, 1923) is a former United States Air Force officer, flying ace and record-setting test pilot….who became the first pilot confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight in 1947….as seen in this actual footage of that historic flight. Yeager’s career began in World War II as a private in the United States Army Air Forces….when after serving as…

Boxing – 1981 – Interview With Muhammad Ali Prior To The Drama In The Bahamas Vs Trevor Berbick

DOG ASIDE: The Drama in Bahama was a ten-round boxing match that took place between Muhammad Ali and Trevor Berbick in Nassau, Bahamas on December 11, 1981. Ali was 39 years old at this time….and Berbick was 27 years old. The fight went the distance with Berbick winning through a unanimous decision on points. This was Ali’s last boxing match.  Prior to the…

MLB – 1941 – Special Highlights – New York Yankees OF Joe Dimaggio Hits Safely In 56 Straight Games

DOG ASIDE: New York Yankees centerfielder Joe DiMaggio’s most famous achievement is his MLB record-breaking 56-game hitting streak in 1941…..as seen in this video herewith. The streak began on May 15, 1941, a couple of weeks before the death of Lou Gehrig….when DiMaggio went one-for-four against Chicago White Sox pitcher Eddie Smith….as the major newspapers began to write about…

Horse Racing – 1984 NBCs Pete Axthelm + Harvey Pack Review Days Winners At The Breeders Cup

DOG ASIDE:  This video features NBC’s Pete Axethelm and Harvey Peck…..both of whom were very knowledgeable thoroughbred racing odds makers….who knew the sport “inside and out”….provide the viewers with a complete rundown of the winners at the original running of the 1984 Breeders Cup races. The Breeders’ Cup World Championships is an annual series of Grade I Thoroughbred horse races, operated…

NFL – 1985 – Pete Axethelm Predicts Bears Will Shut Out Giants And Why In NFC Divisional Playoffs

DOG ASIDE: Pete Axthelm (August 27, 1943 – February 2, 1991) was a sportswriter and columnist for the New York Herald Tribune, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and its Inside Sports….when during the 1980’s, his knowledge of sports and journalistic skill aided him in becoming a sports commentator for The NFL on NBC and NFL Primetime and horse racing on ESPN.  Pete Axethelm went to work for Newsweek in 1968 and covered the Summer Olympics in Mexico…

NHL – 1986 – ESPN Jim Kelly Highlights Reigning All Star Game MVP Penguins Mario Lemieux

DOG ASIDE: Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins….who played parts of 17 National Hockey League seasons with the Penquins from 1984 to 2006….while assuming ownership in 1999.  Dubbed The Magnificent One or Le Magnifique….as well as Super Mario….he is widely acknowledged to have been one of the best players of all time…..who was a…

NFL – 1986 – NFC Divisional Playoffs Cowboys Vs Rams Halftime With Brent Musburger + Joe Montana

DOG ASIDE: CBS Sports At The Half  Team of Brent Musburger, 49’ers QB Joe Montana and Tom Brookshire  assess the 1st half of play in the 1986 NFC Divisional Playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams in this video herewith…..in a game where running back Eric Dickerson led the Rams to a victory by scoring…

Track + Field – 1985 – 4th World Cup Special – Interview With 200m Dash Winner USA Kirk Baptiste

DOG ASIDE: Kirk Baptiste (born June 20, 1962) is a retired American track and field athlete….who competed in the sprints….but mainly the 200 meters. He competed for the United States at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics ….where he won the silver medal in the 200m with a time of 19.96 seconds….which was the first time anyone had broken 20…

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…