Track + Field – 1954 – Special Feature – The Tale Of Roger Bannister And The 4 Minute Mile Barrier

DOG ASIDE: Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister (23 March 1929 – 3 March 2018) was a British middle-distance athlete and neurologist….who ran the first sub-4-minute mile….who at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics set a British record in the 1500 meters and finished in fourth place. This achievement strengthened his resolve to become the first athlete to finish the mile run in under four minutes. He accomplished this…

Special – 1954 To 1979 – James Caan Hosts Sports Illustrated 25 Yr Anniversary – Hilites Of 1970s

DOG ASIDE: Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine owned by Meredith Corporation….which was first published in August 1954….and today in 2018 has over 3 million subscribers….and is read by 23 million people each week….including over 18 million men.  It was the first magazine with circulation over one million to win the National Magazine Award for General Excellence twice. It is…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – ABC Sports Profile Of Mens Basketball Forward Waymon Tisdale

DOG ASIDE: Wayman Lawrence Tisdale (June 9, 1964 – May 15, 2009) was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA)….and a smooth jazz bass guitarist….who recorded eight jazz albums.  A three-time All American at the University of Oklahoma….he was elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009. Tisdale graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he grew up….who…

MLB – 1941 – Special Highlight Of Yankees Joe Dimaggio 56 Games Hit Streak

DOG ASIDE: Joe DiMaggio’s most famous achievement is his MLB record-breaking 56-game hitting streak in 1941….as the streak began on May 15, 1941….which was a couple of weeks before the death of  Yankees teammate Lou Gehrig.  Major newspapers began to write about DiMaggio’s streak early on, but as he got closer to George Sisler’s modern era record of…

Olympics – 1936 – ABCs Jim McKay Showcases USA Marjorie Gestring Winning Springboard Diving Gold

DOG ASIDE: Marjorie Gestring (November 18, 1922 – April 20, 1992) was a competitive springboard diver from the United States….who at the age of 13 years and 268 days old…..won the gold medal in 3-meter springboard diving at the 1936 Berlin Games….making her, at the time, the youngest person ever to win an Olympic gold medal….while still remaining the second-youngest winner. …

NCAAF – 1954 – Rice RB Dicky Moegle Running All Over Alabama In The Cotton Bowl + The Phantom Tackle

DOG ASIDE: Richard Lee “Dicky” Moegle (born September 14, 1934) is a former American football halfback in the National Football League (NFL) for the San Francisco 49’ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Rice University in Houston….where he was a consensus All-American in 1954.   In 1953, he teamed up with fullback Dave “Kosse” Johnson….who was the nation’s second leading rusher….to win a share of the Southwest Conference title with the University…

NCAAF – 1987 – Special Feature – The Beano Cook Clipboard – Heisman Trophy Hype Before The 1987 Season

DOG ASIDE: Carroll Hoff “Beano” Cook (September 1, 1931 – October 11, 2012) was an American television personality who worked for ESPN…who was well known as a college football historian and commentator.  Cook joined ESPN in 1986 as a studio commentator….where he also did freelance radio and television work in the Pittsburgh area.  He was most recently seen on ESPNEWS every Thursday on The Hot List debating with Brian Kenny. Beano could…

MLB – 1969 To 1982 – Strohs Circle Of Sports – The Story Of MLB P Bill Spaceman Lee

DOG ASIDE: William Francis Lee III (born December 28, 1946) is accurately nicknamed Spaceman….who was an American former Major League Baseball pitcher…..that played for the Boston Red Sox from 1969 to 1978….and the Montreal Expos from 1979 to 1982.  On November 7, 2008, Lee was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame….as the team’s record-holder for most games pitched by a left-hander (321)….and the third-highest…

Music – 1987 – The Pretenders – Gonna Make You Notice (Brass In Pocket) – Put To MLB Great Plays Highlights

DOG ASIDE: The Pretenders are a British-American rock band formed in Hereford, England, in March 1978….in which the original band consisted of initiator and main songwriter Chrissie Hynde on lead vocals and rhythm guitar…. James Honeyman-Scott on lead guitar, backing vocals and keyboards….Pete Farndon  on bass guitar and backing vocals….and Martin Chambers on drums, backing vocals and percussion.  Following the drug-related deaths of Honeyman-Scott and Farndon….the…