NBA – 1986 – WTBS Sports Presents Lets Go To The Hoops – An NBA Musical Highlight Reel

DOG ASIDE: This video clip is depicts WTBS Network Sports marketing piece for their 1986 NBA broadcast season….as it provides wonderful highlights of NBA action…..along with fan reaction….and it is put to the original music of Danny and the Juniors hit record “Let’s Go To The Hop”.  Danny Rapp (lead), Frank Maffei (2nd tenor), Joe Terranova (baritone)…

NCAAF – 1985 – Halftime Special – Profile Of University Of Texas Honors Colloquium Program

DOG ASIDE: Stiles Professor Elspeth Rostow  in American Studies and Government at the University of Texas at Austin provides a insightful overview of the Honors Colloquium  Program ….which takes place on campus each summer….whereby the school invites 600 graduating high school senior honor students….the brightest minds….to The University to provide an inside look at what potential opportunities…

NCAAM – 1979 – Highlights – MSU Coach Jud Heathcote Remembers Championship Game With Magic And Bird

DOG ASIDE: George Melvin “Jud” Heathcote (May 27, 1927 – August 28, 2017) was an American basketball player and coach….who was a college basketball head coach for 24 seasons….with five at the University of Montana from 1971–1976….and nineteen at Michigan State University from 1976–1995….where he coached Magic Johnson during his two years at Michigan State…which concluded with the 1979 national championship season….and then the “Bird vs. Magic rivalry” went pro….and many…

Olympics – 1980 – Lake Placid Winter Games – Alpine Skiing Womens Downhill – FRA Caroline Attia

DOG ASIDE: Caroline Attia (born 4 July 1960) is a French former alpine skier….who competed in the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics and 1984 Sarajevo Olympics in the women’s downhill….but in this Olympic run, Caroline Attia dislocates her left shoulder as she pushes off out of the starting gate…..so, he Olympic dreams were ended before she could even ski past the 1st gate…

Music – 1981 – Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes – Put To Photos Of The Ugly Dog Contest

DOG ASIDE:. Kim Carnes is an American singer/songwriter…..who had her break through year of 1980 after she was commissioned by Kenny Rogers to co-write the songs for his concept album Gideon (1980)…from which  their duet from that album, “Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer” hit # 4 on Billboard Hot 100….while earning the duo a Grammy Award nomination.  Later that year, her…

Boxing – 1987 – Dr Ferdie Pacheco Interview With Winner Rocky Lockridge After Win Over Dennis Cruz

DOG ASIDE: Rick “Rocky” Lockridge (born January 30, 1959) is an American former professional boxer….who is known for handing Roger Mayweather his first defeat….which was a first-round knockout in just 98 seconds….thus earning him the WBA and lineal super featherweight titles in 1984….then in 1987, he won the IBF super featherweight title….with a defeat of Barry Michael.  Rocky Lockridge was a really good, almost great boxer…

Auto Racing – 1980 – Jackie Stewart + Chris Economaki Commentary + Highlights Indy 500 Time Trials

DOG ASIDE: Christopher “Chris” Constantine Economaki (October 15, 1920 – September 28, 2012) was an American motorsports commentator, pit road reporter and journalist….who was given the title “The Dean of American Motorsports Journalism.”….to which Microsoft chose Economaki to author the auto racing history portion of its Encarta Encyclopedia.  Economaki began as track announcer at a number of major races in the 1940’s and…

Boxing – 1987 – CBS Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy Profile Career Of Canadian Heavyweight Willie DeWitt

DOG ASIDE William Theodore “Willie” DeWit, (born June 13, 1961) is a Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta sitting in Calgary since 2017….who previously was a criminal defense lawyer and a professional boxer.  He represented Canada at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….where he won the silver medal in the heavyweight division. DeWit and teammate Shawn O’Sullivan were heavily touted going into…

Boxing – 1941 – Highlights – World Heavyweight Championship Fight – Billy Conn Vs Joe Louis

DOG ASIDE:  On June 18, 1941, The Brown Bomber Joe Louis was the heavyweight champion of the world when he took on Billy Conn, the light-heavyweight titleholder….as seen in these video highlights herewith….as Conn was leading on all three scorecards….and would have captured the title were the bout only 12 rounds long….which might have prevented Louis from retaining the title…