NBA – 1986 – WTBS Rick Barry Highlights The Story Of The Slam Dunk – A Symphony In D Major

DOG ASIDE: A slam dunk, also simply known as a dunk, is a type of basketball shot that is performed when a player jumps in the air….while controling the ball above the horizontal plane of the rim….and scores by putting the ball directly through the basket with one or both hands….which is considered a type of field goal that  is worth two…

Music – 1985 – Larry Gatlin – Star Spangled Banner – Performed At Stanley Cup Finals Game 5

DOG ASIDE: Larry Wayne Gatlin (born May 2, 1948) is an American country and Southern gospel singer and songwriter….who was part of a trio with his younger brothers Steve and Rudy….as he achieved considerable success within the country music genre….while performing on 33 top-40 singles…when combining his solo recordings and those with his brothers.  As their fame grew, the band…

NBA – 1986 – WTBS Sports Presents Lets Go To The Hoops – An NBA Musical Highlight Reel

DOG ASIDE: This video clip is depicts WTBS Network Sports marketing piece for their 1986 NBA broadcast season….as it provides wonderful highlights of NBA action…..along with fan reaction….and it is put to the original music of Danny and the Juniors hit record “Let’s Go To The Hop”.  Danny Rapp (lead), Frank Maffei (2nd tenor), Joe Terranova (baritone)…

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…

Tennis – 1986 – Special – A Wimbledon Musical – Mad Dogs And Englishmen Go Out In The Midday Sun

DOG ASIDE: Social commentator Ellis Cashmore describes Wimbledon as having “a David Niven-ish propriety   ….which is conforming to the standards of behavior common in the 1950’s.  Writer Peter York sees the event as representing a “particular white and affluent type of Britishness”….describing the area of Wimbledon as “a southern, well off, late-Victorian suburb with a particular social character”. Cashmore…

MLB – 1984 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special – Orioles C Rick Dempsey Proves Life Is A Stage

DOG ASIDE:  As we have said before…..the guys who hosted the MLB special The Unofficial Baseball Handbook….were masters of illuminating the lighter side of baseball….as every of  video that they did had a hearty dose of humor in laced throughout each segment….as evidence by this video herewith featuring Orioles C Rick Dempsey proving to the world…

MLB – 1984 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook – Who Ya Gonna Call When Stuck In A Wave – Wave Busters

DOG ASIDE: Sean, the host of the Unofficial Baseball Handbook is a master of the dry sense of humor….and this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile just loves it….for in my humble opinion….he hit the nail on the head with this video clip….cuz I agree with him….there a re too many times that I go to a…

MLB – 1985 – Mel Allen Does MLBs 1st Rap Music – On This Week In Baseball – With Baseball Dreams

DOG ASIDE: There are so many great voices of baseball….Jack Brickhouse, Red Barber, Vin Scully, Dizzy Dean, Tim McCarver, Joe Garagiola, Jack Buck, Al Michaels, et al…..but none compare with this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite….and the same the guy doing MLB’s 1st rapp song on this video herewith…..the one and only Mel Allen…..who albeit…

Music – 1934 – Roy Acuff – The Wabash Cannonball – Put To Highlights Of 1934 MLB World Series Tigers Vs Cardinals

DOG ASIDE: “The Wabash Cannon Ball“ was a fast express train line [1] on the Wabash, St. Louis, & Pacific Railroad. This express train traveled throughout the middle and western United States and also, on the Great Rock Island Route in the late 1800’s and into the early 1900’s.  “The Great Rock Island Route”, also known as “Wabash Cannonball“,…