NCAA Football – 1984 – ABC Sports Halftime Texas Vs TCU – Texas Coach Fred Akers Halftime Speech

DOG ASIDE: Each and every coach in each and every game of football….is faced with the challenge of what to say to his troops in the locker room at halftime….mostly because each 1st half of each game is different….and between the time that the teams depart the field at the end of the 1st half….to…

Music – 1987 – Stevie Wonder – Very Superstitious – Put To Highlights Of MLB Player Superstitions

DOG ASIDE: Baseball is a sport with a long history of superstition….from the Curse of the Bambino to some players’ refusal to wash their clothes or bodies after a win….for superstition is present in all parts of baseball. Many baseball players….batters, pitchers, and fielders alike….perform elaborate, repetitive routines prior to pitches and at bats due to superstition…..while the desire to keep a…

Boxing – 1974 – Rumble In The Jungle Ali Vs Foreman – Cornermen Archie Moore + Dr Pacheco Remember

DOG ASIDE: This fight is still probably the most watch live audience of all time….and if not….at least during the 20th Century….as well over a billion viewers worldwide watched this historic fight live from the city of Zaire in the Republic of the Congo on October 1, 1974.  Ali verses Foreman….just think about those two…

MLB – 1984 – ESPN SportsCenter With Bob Ley – Featuring MLB Scores & Highlights

DOG ASIDE: Robert A. Ley (born March 16, 1955) is an American sports anchor and reporter for ESPN….who is a multiple Emmy Award-winner….after being the longest tenured on-air employee of the network….by having joined ESPN just three days after the network’s 1979 launch.  In 1980, Ley hosted the first televised NCAA Selection Show….though the airing would switch to CBS…

NFL – 1956 To 1971 – NFL Films – The Men Who Played The Game – Green Bay Packers QB Bart Starr

DOG ASIDE: Bryan Bartlett “Bart” Starr (born January 9, 1934) is a former professional American football player and coach….who played quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1956 through 1971.  Bart Starr is the only quarterback in NFL history to lead a team to three consecutive league championships from 1965 thru 1967….whereas Starr and New England Patriots QB Tom Brady are tied for total NFL championships…

Music – 1987 – Nobody Told Me There Would Be Days Like These – Put To MLB Baseball Bloopers Hilites

DOG ASIDE:  One of the great truths of life is found in these simple words…. “Nobody told me there’d be days like these.”….which like so many thoughts from The Beatles spoke volumes to a generation of young folks for so many years….and still does today.  When these words and this melody are applied in sync to what happens…

NFL – 1987 – NFL Films Special Feature – Standing On The Corner – Story Of The NFL Cornerback

DOG ASIDE:  A cornerback (CB) is a member of the defensive backfield or secondary in American and Canadian football.  Cornerbacks cover receivers, to defend against pass offenses and make tackles…..with other members of the defensive backfield including the safeties and occasionally linebackers. The cornerback position requires speed and agility…..with a typical skillset requiring proficiency in anticipating the quarterback….backpedaling….executing single and zone coverage….disrupting pass routes….and block shedding….with the chief responsibility…

NBA – 1959 To 1973 – Hilton Hotels NBA Classic Competitions – Wilt Chamberlain Vs Bill Russell

DOG ASIDE: In the NBA during the 1960’s….Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain transformed the NBA game by combining height with a greater level of athleticism than any and all previous centers.  Between the two of them….Chamberlain and Russell won nine of the eleven MVP awards in the eleven-year period between 1958 and 1969….while playing against one another in six Eastern…

NFL – 1985 – NFL Films Special Feature – The Offensive Tackle – The Unknown Soldiers Of Pro Football

DOG ASIDE: Tackle is a playing position in American and Canadian football. Historically, in the one-platoon system prevalent in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries….a tackle played on both offense and defense. In the modern system of specialized units….offensive tackle and defensive tackle are separate positions….and the stand-alone term “tackle” refers to the offensive tackle position only. The offensive tackle (OT, T) is a…