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…

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 – 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…

Comedy – 1986 – Weird Al Yankovic + J Geils Perform A Rap Song – Cut The Grief With Comic Relief

DOG ASIDE: This 1986 Comic Relief act features Crazy Al Jankowitz and J Geils doing a comedic rap song Cut The Grief With Comic Relief….which shows off the talents of these two unique musical entertainers. Alfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, film/record producer, satirist, and author….who is known for his humorous songs that…

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 – 1981 – Jill Clayburgh – You Love Him Just Cuz He Is Around

DOG ASIDE: Jill Clayburgh (April 30, 1944 – November 5, 2010) was an American actress known for her work in theater, television, and cinema. She won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival…and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 1978 film An Unmarried Woman. She would receive a second Best Actress Academy Award nomination for…

Music – 1987 – Stevie Wonder – Very Superstitious – Put To Highlights Of MLB Player Superstitions

DOG ASIDE: Baseball is a sport with a long history of superstition….from the Curse of the Bambino to some players’ refusal to wash their clothes or bodies after a win….for superstition is present in all parts of baseball. Many baseball players….batters, pitchers, and fielders alike….perform elaborate, repetitive routines prior to pitches and at bats due to superstition…..while the desire to keep a…

Music – 1987 – Nobody Told Me There Would Be Days Like These – Put To MLB Baseball Bloopers Hilites

DOG ASIDE:  One of the great truths of life is found in these simple words…. “Nobody told me there’d be days like these.”….which like so many thoughts from The Beatles spoke volumes to a generation of young folks for so many years….and still does today.  When these words and this melody are applied in sync to what happens…

Music – 1987 – Lost In A Fury Of Waves And Cluster – Who Ya Gonna Call – Wave Busters

DOG ASIDE: To date, I have not been able to obtain the identity of the two guys who hosted The Unofficial Baseball Handbook…..other than his 1st name is jim…..but the brunette seen in this video here with….but both had great senses of humor…..evidenced by this clip….and being an accredited Sportsphile…..I get it….there are a bunch…