Cycling – 1985 – Highlights – Battle For The Tour Du France Between Bernard Hinault + Greg LeMond

DOG ASIDE: Bernard Hinault (born 14 November 1954) is a Breton former professional cyclist….who won the Tour de France five times….and he is one of only seven cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours….as well as one of two cyclists to have won each more than once….with the other being Alberto Contador.  He won the Tour de France in 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982 and 1985….as seen in…

Boxing – 1969 – Highlights – 15 Round World Heavyweight Title Fight – Jerry Quarry Vs Joe Frazier

DOG ASIDE: Jerry Quarry (May 15, 1945 – January 3, 1999), nicknamed “Irish” or “The Bellflower Bomber”, was an American heavyweight boxer….who was rated by Ring Magazine as the most popular fighter in the sport, from 1968 to 1971….during the peak of his career….with his most famous bouts being against world champions Floyd Patterson, Jimmy Ellis, Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali and Ken…

Music – 1985 – MLB Rapper Mel Allen – Baseball Is The Game For Me And MLB Is The Place To Be

DOG ASIDE:  Baseball broadcast legend Mel Allen had that God given voice which was perfectly designed for baseball….with just the right amount of energy and excitement….sprinkled by a handful of “leprechaun dust” which made his call almost magical in nature….but when it comes to performing rap music….he just doesn’t seem to have the soul for it….however, his…

Boxing – 1986 – NBC Sports Special Feature – Career Profile Of Buster Drayton – With Marv Albert

DOG ASIDE Buster Drayton (born March 2, 1952) is an American former boxer….who won the IBF world title at light middleweight (154lb).  Drayton turned pro in 1978 and won the vacant IBF light middleweight title with a decision win over Carlos Santos in 1986. He defended the belt twice before losing it to Matthew Hilton the following year. In 1988 he took on WBA light…

Tennis – 1986 – Special – A Wimbledon Musical – Mad Dogs And Englishmen Go Out In The Midday Sun

DOG ASIDE: Social commentator Ellis Cashmore describes Wimbledon as having “a David Niven-ish propriety   ….which is conforming to the standards of behavior common in the 1950’s.  Writer Peter York sees the event as representing a “particular white and affluent type of Britishness”….describing the area of Wimbledon as “a southern, well off, late-Victorian suburb with a particular social character”. Cashmore…

Boxing – 1986 – Larry Merchant PostFight Interview With Hector Camacho After Defeating Edwin Rosario

DOG ASIDE: The first three rounds were swept by Camacho on all three judges’ scorecards….while keeping Rosario away with his jab and out circling the pursuing challenger….when in the fourth, Rosario began to turn things around by landing an uppercut in the final seconds….which earned him the round….then in round five, Rosario connected with a left to…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Interview With Mario Andretti When Car Failure Ends Day After Leading Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: Mario Gabriele Andretti (born February 28, 1940) is an Italian-born American former race car driver….who is one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport…..as he is one of only two drivers to have won races in Formula One, IndyCar, World Sportscar Championship and NASCAR…with the other being Dan Gurney….as he also won races in midget cars and sprint cars.  During his career, Andretti won the 1978 Formula One…

Boxing – 1954 Highlights – World Heavyweight Championship Fight – Ezzard Charles Vs Rocky Marciano

DOG ASIDE: Ezzard Mack Charles (July 7, 1921 – May 28, 1975) was an American professional boxer and World Heavyweight Champion….who defeated numerous Hall of Fame fighters in three different weight classes. In 1951, Charles fought Jersey Joe Walcott a third time and lost the title by knockout in the seventh round….then Charles lost a controversial decision in their fourth and final bout. …

Boxing – 1990 – Larry Merchant Explores ReMatch Possibility Of Tyson Vs Douglas After Tyson Was KOd

DOG ASIDE:  HBO’s Larry Merchant explores the possibility of a Buster Douglas verses Mike Tyson re-match after Douglas’ devastating knockout of Mike Tyson in the 10th round of their 12 round undisputed heavyweight championship fight on February 11, 1990 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.   The knockout was so unexpected….since Iron Mike seemed to be invincible…