NFL – 1985 – Hall Of Fame Class – With Joe Namath + Pete Roselle + OJ Simpson + Roger Staubach

DOG ASIDE: Frank “Gunner” Gatski (March 18, 1921 – November 22, 2005) was an American football center who played for the Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and the National Football League (NFL) in the 1940’s and 1950’s….who was one of the most heralded centers of his era….as he was known for his strength and consistency….while helping to protect QB Otto Graham….and open…

News – 1986 – KVUE Ch 24 Austin NewsBrief – On Summit Between USA President Reagan + USSR Gorbachov

DOG ASIDE: Despite getting unexpectedly close to the potential elimination of all nuclear weapons….this meeting between US President Ronald Reagan and USSR General Secretary adjourned with no agreement…. however, both sides discovered the extent of the concessions the other side was willing to make…. as human rights became a subject of productive discussion for the…

NCAA Football – 1988 – CBS Sports Update – Jim Nantz Cover Highlights And Scores Of Bowl Games

DOG ASIDE: Jim Nantz joined CBS in 1985….initially working as a studio host for the network’s college football and  basketball coverage….which is what he is doing in this video herewith…. and as an on-course reporter for the PGA Tour golf tour….as well as calling NFL games on Westwood One from 1988 to 1990….when he was moved to television….where Nantz called Sunday Night…

MLB – 1947 – Dodger Catcher Roy Campanella On His + Jackie Robinson Meeting With Commissioner Rickey

DOG COMMENTARY: This video provides a wonderful piece of baseball history featuring two men who played a significant part in breaking the color barrier in not only Major League Baseball….but rather in the world of sports….and we are overjoyed to have this piece of “pure gold” in our treasure chest of memories….as these two legendary hall of…

Horse Racing – 1985 – Highlights – Year In Racing – Spend A Buck Wins The Derby + John Henry Retires

DOG COMMENTARY: This video features two really great horses and one legendary athlete….as Spend A Buck was a really reat horse who make a heck of a lot of money for his owner….and John Henry is a bronzed  legend in his own right….and so we decided to pay tribute to both in this post herewith….cuz…

Auto Racing – 1947 – John Cobbs Railton Breaks 400mph Land Speed Record + Mauri Rose Wins Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: The Railton Special, later rebuilt as the Railton Mobil Special, is a one-off motor vehicle designed by Reid Railton….and built for John Cobb’s successful attempts at the land speed record in 1938.  On September 15, 1938, the Railton Special took the land speed record from Thunderbolt at 353.30 mph (568.58 km/h)…. also being the first to break the 350 mph (560 km/h) barrier.  Eyston re-took the record within 24 hours (357.50 mph…

News – October 14th 1947 – Test Pilot Chuck Yeagar Breaks Sound Barrier For The 1st Time In The X1

DOG ASIDE: Charles Elwood Yeager (born February 13, 1923) is a former United States Air Force officer, flying ace and record-setting test pilot….who became the first pilot confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight in 1947….as seen in this actual footage of that historic flight. Yeager’s career began in World War II as a private in the United States Army Air Forces….when after serving as…

Boxing – 1981 – Interview With Muhammad Ali Prior To The Drama In The Bahamas Vs Trevor Berbick

DOG ASIDE: The Drama in Bahama was a ten-round boxing match that took place between Muhammad Ali and Trevor Berbick in Nassau, Bahamas on December 11, 1981. Ali was 39 years old at this time….and Berbick was 27 years old. The fight went the distance with Berbick winning through a unanimous decision on points. This was Ali’s last boxing match.  Prior to the…

MLB – 1941 – Special Highlights – New York Yankees OF Joe Dimaggio Hits Safely In 56 Straight Games

DOG ASIDE: New York Yankees centerfielder Joe DiMaggio’s most famous achievement is his MLB record-breaking 56-game hitting streak in 1941…..as seen in this video herewith. The streak began on May 15, 1941, a couple of weeks before the death of Lou Gehrig….when DiMaggio went one-for-four against Chicago White Sox pitcher Eddie Smith….as the major newspapers began to write about…