NFL – 1945 To 1951 – NFL Films Steve Sabol On Tales Of A One Eyed Wonder – Eagles QB Tommy Thompson

DOG ASIDE: Thomas Pryor Thompson (August 15, 1918 – April 22, 1989) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League and Canadian Football League….who was blind in one eye, from a childhood incident, but nevertheless served in the U.S. Army for two years during World War II….which put his professional career on hold.  Born in Hutchinson, Kansas, Thompson graduated from R. L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas….where our…

NCAAM – 1987 – CBSs James Brown Interview Of Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim After Finals Loss To Indiana

DOG ASIDE: James Arthur Boeheim (born November 17, 1944) is the current head coach of the men’s basketball team at Syracuse University….whom he has guided the Orange to ten Big East regular season championships… five Big East Tournament championships….and 33 NCAA Tournament appearances….including five Final Four appearances….and three appearances in the national title game…..in which the Orange lost to Indiana in 1987 on a last-second jump shot…

NCAAM – 1986 – CBSs Jim Nance + Bill Rafferty Spotlight The Road To The Final Four Regional Finals

DOG ASIDE: William Joseph Raftery (born April 19, 1943) is an American basketball analyst and former college basketball coach….who has consecutively served as an analyst and play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports’ college basketball coverage for over 33 years.  Raftery was also an analyst with ESPN…where he was primarily partnered with Sean McDonough and Jay Bilas….and formerly Mike Gorman for Big East games. He has also served as an analyst for CBS Radio/Westwood One’s…

MLB – 1986 – ESPNs Chris Berman + George Grande The Home Run Derby At The All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: The Home Run Derby is an annual home run hitting contest in Major League Baseball (MLB) customarily held the day before the MLB All-Star Game….which places the contest on a Monday in July. Since the inaugural derby in 1985, the event has seen several rule changes, evolving from a short outs-based competition, to multiple rounds, and eventually a bracket-style timed…

MLB – 1986 – ESPNs Chris Berman Highlights The AL Starting Team For The All Star Game In Houston

DOG ASIDE: The 1986 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 57th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL)….which are the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 15, 1986, at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas….the home of the Houston Astros of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the…

MLB – 1987 – CBSs Tim Ryan Tell The Story Of The Split Finger Fastball And Astros P Mike Scott

DOG ASIDE: Michael Warren Scott (born April 26, 1955) is an American former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets and the Houston Astros….who won the National League Cy Young Award in 1986…..as Scott is part of a select group of pitchers that have thrown a no-hitter and struck out 300 batters in the same season. The turning point in Scott’s career came in 1985….when he became a…

Music – 1978 – Frankie Laine At The Coconut Grove – Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling + Cool Water

DOG ASIDE: Frankie Laine….born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio on March 30, 1913 to February 6, 2007….was an Italian American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career nearly spanned 75 years….from his first concerts in 1930 with a marathon dance company….to his final performance of “That’s My Desire” in 2005….who was often billed as “America’s Number One Song Stylist”….with his other nicknames being…

Golf – 1978 – Curt Gowdy Hilites Year In Golf – Featuring Tom Watson + Jack Nicklaus + Nancy Lopez

DOG ASIDE: Legendary sportscaster Curt Gowdy provides highlights of professional golf in 1978…..with highlights of leading money winner Tom Watson on the men’s tour with $329,429…..and Nancy Lopez on the LPGA with $189,814.  Gowdy goes on to cover the majors winners on the men’s side….with Andy North winning the US Open….Gary Player winning the Masters…..Jack…

MLB – 1985 – This Week In Baseball – Highlights – N Y Yankees + N Y Mets At Mid-Season – With Mel Allen

DOG ASIDE: The Yankees of the mid-1980’s were led by All-Star first baseman Don Mattingly….who as a team that in spite of accumulating the most total wins of any major league team….they failed to win a World Series….the first such Yankees team since the 1910’s….and had only 1 playoff appearance.  Although they consistently had a powerful offense….Mattingly…