Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig Behind The Scenes Inside International Broadcast Booths

DOG ASIDE: The Indy 500 is billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing….which is considered part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport….which comprises three of the most prestigious motor sports events in the world….including the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The official attendance is not disclosed by Speedway management….but the permanent seating capacity is upwards of 250,000….and infield…

Figure Skating – 1986 – Special Feature – Jim McKay Interview With World Champ USA Debi Thomas

DOG ASIDE: Debra Janine Thomas (born March 25, 1967) is an American former figure skater and physician….who was the 1986 World women’s champion….which she had just won when this Jim McKay interview took place seen in this video herewith….the 1988 Olympic bronze medalist…..and a two-time U.S. national champion. Her rivalry with East Germany’s Katarina Witt at the 1988 Calgary Olympics was known as the Battle…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 Special Feature – Driver Tom Sneva Hits The Wall And Ends His Day

DOG ASIDE: Thomas E. “Tom” Sneva (born June 1, 1948) is a retired American race car driver….who won the  Indianapolis 500 in 1983. Sneva was a former math teacher….who primarily raced in Indy cars….and was named to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2005.  Sneva’s win at Indianapolis followed several runner-up finishes and notable crashes….which got him the nickname “The Gas Man,”….for he…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Mens Gymnastics Rings Finals – Winners JPN Koji Gushiken + CHN Li Ning

DOG ASIDE: As seen in this video herewith….Japan’s Koji Gushiken and China’s Li Ning tied for the gold medal in men’s gymnastics rings competition….while USA’s Mitch Gaylord won the bronze medal….as indicated in this video brought to the viewing audience by ABC’s Jack Whitaker. Kōji Gushiken (born November 12, 1956) is a former Olympic gymnast for Japan at the 1984…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – Rowing + Canoeing Highlights Put To Classical Music

DOG ASIDE: Rowing at the Summer Olympics has been part of the competition since its debut in the 1900 Summer Olympics….as rowing was on the program at the 1896 Summer Olympics….but was cancelled due to bad weather. Only men were allowed to compete until the women’s events were introduced at the 1976 Montreal Olympics….which gave national federations the incentive to support…

Auto Racing – 1987 – ABCs Jerry Gappens In Race Interview With Driver Roberto Guerrero Wife Katie

DOG ASIDE: In 1987 Cotter sold the racing team that Roberto Guerrero drove for to Vince Granatelli (son of former Indy car owner Andy Granatelli)….to form Vince Granatelli Racing with Guerrero driving the #4 True Value/ STP March 87C-Cosworth DFX.  Guerrero scored his first Indy car win at the Checker 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. In the race Guerrero originally qualified 3rd….but the car was declared illegal…

MLB – 1962 – Keith Jackson Interviews MLB Great Richie Ashburn On Remembering The 1962 New York Mets

DOG ASIDE: This video features an interview by legendary sportscaster Keith Jackson’s interview with MLB Hall of Fame member Pillies OF Richie Ashburn…..as they reminisce about the 1962 New York Mets.team that lost a total of 120 games in the teams 1st year in the Major Leagues. Donald Richard Ashburn (March 19, 1927 – September 9,…

Track + Field – 1980 – World Invitational From Peking China – Mens 4 x 100m Relay – USA Wins Gold

DOG ASIDE:  The truth be known….this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile just loves track and field….and one of my favorite events is the 4 x 100m relay….men’s and women’s….cuz it is just exciting to watch four really fast people pass a baton three times within the passing lane…..cuz it just goes so fast….I mean, to cover…

Tennis – 1941 – Highlights Of U S Open Champions – Featuring Sara Cook And Bobby Riggs

DOG ASIDE: This vintage treasure features Sarah Cooke winning the U.S. National Tennis women’s singles championship in 1941….as the video says….Sarah was # 1 in ’41…..Sarah Hammond Palfrey Danzig (September 18, 1912 – February 27, 1996) was an American tennis player….whose career spanned two decades from the late 1920’s until the late 1940’s. She won the singles title…