Special – 1982 – Look At The Year In Sports – Host George Plimpton’s

DOG ASIDE: George Plimpton was an American journalist, writer, literary editor, actor and occasional amateur sportsman…..who is widely known for his sports writing….as he was famous for “participatory journalism” which included competing in professional sporting events….and then recording the experience from the point of view of an amateur….such as In 1958, prior to a post-season exhibition game at Yankee…

Special – 1981 – Sports Year In Review – Host George Plimpton

DOG ASIDE: In this George Plimpton special, he looks at the year 1981 in sports….while providing the viewer with some awesome highlights of the accomplishments of many athletes and several teams to include Alpine Skiing World Cup overall champ USA Phil Mahre….with women’s overall champ Marie-Theres Nadig of Switzerland….along with cycling’s Bernard Hinault of France win in the Tour…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Mens – Figure Skate & Speed Skate & Hockey USA VS USSR & Ski Slalom

DOG COMMENTARY: On this day of ABC’s broadcast of the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics….the viewer get to see coverage of the men competing in figure skating, speed skating, hockey and slalom in skiing. This was possibly the most wide-open men’s Olympic championship…..with nobody that had established himself as the world’s best figure skater since…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid Olympics – Hockey – USA VS USSR – The Miracle On Ice

DOG COMMENTARY: The “Miracle on Ice” refers to a medal-round game during the men’s ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York,,,,played between the hosting United States and the defending gold medalists, the Soviet Union…. who had won the gold medal in six of the seven previous Winter Olympic Games….and were the overwhelming…

NFL – Highlights – 1968 New York Jets – Super Bowl III Season

DOG COMMENTARY:  The 1968 New York Jets season was the ninth season for the team in the AFL….as the team had the most successful season in franchise history…..after trying to improve upon their 8–5–1 record of 1967….they won the AFL Eastern Division with an 11–3 record….then they defeated the defending champion Oakland Raiders in the…

Special – 1975 – Magic Year In Sports – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: The year 1975 had super highs and some super lows…..as one of the lowest lows was to take place in the horse racing match race between the super filly Ruffian and the best stud Foolish Pleasure….for Ruffian would break her ankle and have to be destroyed…..but on the other side of lows were…

Special – 1982 – Sports Year In Review – Part 5

DOG ASIDE: Regretfully, we do not have audio on this clip…but the video is still great….and the sporting events that are covered….are well worth watching even without sound…so, kicking off the video is highlights of Bjorn Borg vs John McEnroe in the Men’s Finals at Wimbledon….then moves to coverage of soccer’s World Cup….followed by a…