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…

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…