Frisbee – 1979 – World Frisbee Disc Championships – Human + Canine Competitions – Rose Bowl

DOG ASIDE: In 1975, Irv Lander, Alex Stein and Eldon McIntire first organized a World Championship for flying-disc (Frisbee) catching dogs and their handlers….and as the event continued annually….Stein and his disc dog, Ashley Whippet, won the first three championships in 1975, 1976 and 1977.  McIntire was the owner of another disc dog named Hyper Hank….and since Lander worked…

Comedy – 1975 To 1980 – HBO Special – The Best Comedians Of On Location

DOG ASIDE:  On Location was a series from HBO that premiered on New Year’s Eve 1975 with a one-hour performance by comedian Robert Klein….which became a source for uncensored stand-up comedy performances from such great comedic talents such as Henny Youngman, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, David Brenner, Redd Foxx, Rich Little, Robin Williams, Phyllis Diller, Shecky Greene, Billy Crystal, George Kirby, Lily Tomlin, Buddy Hackett, Pat Cooper, Freddie Prinze…

NFL – 1983 – Special – NFLs Best Ever Quarterbacks – Graham + Tarkenton + Staubach + Unitas

DOG ASIDE: A quarterback is a position in American and Canadian football as a member of the offensive team…. who line up directly behind the center on the offensive line. In modern American football, the quarterback is usually considered the leader of the offensive team….and is often responsible for calling the play in the huddle.  In the NFL, while the starting quarterback has no other responsibility or authority….he…

NFL – 1986 – Special – The NFLs Best Special Teams – Seattle Seahawks

DOG COMMENTARY:  Special Teams in the NFL consist of eight different positions players designated as “special team players”…..as special teams are units that are on the field during kicking plays….and while many players who appear on offensive or defensive squads also play similar roles on special teams….ie: offensive linemen to block or defensive players to tackle….plus…

Boxing – 1978 – Special – 1960 Rome Olympics Boxing – When Muhammad Ali Was Cassius Clay

DOG ASIDE:  This one and a half minutes of highlights from the 1960 Rome Olympics boxing competition ….which covers USA light heavyweight boxer, Cassius Clay….is an tremendous piece of footage covering The Greatest Muhammad Ali….when he was 18 years old and still known by his given name of Cassius Clay from Louisville, Kentucky….as this video also provides…

NFL – 1982 – Special – Great Expectations – The Story Of The 1982 Dallas Cowboys

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1982 Dallas Cowboys season began with great expectations after having lost in the NFC Championship the two seasons prior…..which would turn out to be a strike-shortened nine game season, which the Cowboys finished with a record of 6 wins and 3 losses….placing them second in the NFC. After losing the season opening game against the Pittsburgh Steelers….which was the first…

Special – 1981 – Year Of Sports In Review – Host George Plimpton Covers The World Of Sports In 1981

DOG ASIDE:    Nobody produced better highlight reviews of the year in sports than George Plimpton’s syndicated programs….as his specials just seemed to be a little more special than the others produced by various networks….and this review of the year 1981 by Plimpton was no exception.    1981 was an outstanding year in sports….which provided…

NCAA Football – 1977 – Special – Texas Longhorns: Undefeated Season + Earl Campbell Heisman Winner

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1977 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1977 NCAA Division I football season….as the Longhorns finished the regular season with an 11–0 record….after riding the broad shoulders and strong legs of RB Earl Campbell….who won the Heisman Trophy in 1977 and led the nation in rushing with 1,744 yards….as he became the first…

NFL – 1980 – NBC Special – Super Bowl XV – Road To New Orleans – Eagles Vs Raiders – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980 NBC Sports Special was their two hour program showcasing the 1980-81 NFL season leading up to Super Bowl XV at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana….which was to be played on January 25, 1981 between the Oakland Raiders verses the Philadelphia Eagles.  NBC Sports featured Brian Gunble, Mike Adamle, Pete…