MLB – 1981 – NBC Sports Special – Tribute To Nolan Ryan Breaking Sandy Koufax Record Of 4 No Hitters

Houston Astros Pitcher Nolan Ryan established a Major League Baseball pitching record on September 26, 1981….when he broke Dodgers Sandy Koufax MLB record of 4 no hitters pitched….when he basically insured a 5 – 0 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers….while on his way to a record of throwing 7 no-hitters in his 27 year career.  …

Comedy – 1978 – Andy Kaufman – The Bongos Just Make Me Yodel

        The comedic genius of Andy Kaufman was never more evident than in this video seen herewith…..as the title alone makes me laugh….but when you consider that Kaufman considered himself an entertainer rather than a comedian….and albeit true to a certain extent….the fact remains that he was down right funny when he…

Boxing – 1986 – NBCs Dr Ferdie Pacheco + Marv Albert Review Buster Drayton Vs Davey Moore Fight

DOG ASIDE: Buster Drayton (born March 2, 1952) is an American former boxer who won the IBF world title at light middleweight (154lb).  Drayton turned pro in 1978 and won the vacant IBF light middleweight title with a decision win over Carlos Santos in 1986….then he defended the belt twice before losing it to Matthew Hilton the following year.  In 1988 he took on WBA light…

Boxing – 1986 – NBCs Marv Albert Provides Profile And History Of Jr Welterwt Frankie Warren Career

DOG ASIDE: Frankie Warren was a junior welterweight / super lightweight boxer from Corpus Christie, Texas….who was known as Panchito.  and had a really good, almost outstanding, professional boxing career from 1982 to 1989….in which time he amassed a 30 wins with 20 by KO and 2 defeats….while fighting some of the best in the world…

Comedy – 1978 – Chevy Chase – Stand Up Routine

DOG ASIDE: Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase (born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, actor and writer….who was born into a prominent New York family,…and worked a variety of jobs before moving into comedy…. when he began acting with National Lampoon….after which he became a key cast member in the first season of Saturday Night Live….when his recurring Weekend Update segments soon…

Golf – 1978 – NBC Special With Curt Gowdy – Highlights Of The Year 1978 In Golf In Review

DOG ASIDE: This video features legendary sportscaster Curt Gowdy for NBC Sports….as he provides a highlighted review of the year 1978 in golf….which includes coverage of the PGA, LPGA and Amateur golf major events…..including the PGA’s Gary Player winning the Masters, Andy North winning the US Open, Jack Nicklaus winning the British Open and John…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Highlights – NBCs Dale Hansen Spotlights The Year 1986 In Auto Racing

DOG ASIDE: Dale Eugene Hansen (born August 2, 1948) is an American sportscaster….who is currently the weeknight sports anchor during the 6 pm and 10 pm newscasts on ABC’s Dallas affiliate WFAA.  He also hosts Dale Hansen’s Sports Special on Sundays at 10:35 pm….which is consistently one of the highest-rated local programs in Dallas-Fort Worth area…..when his segment each night garners an audience of over 300,000 people.…

Boxing` – 1982 – 10 Rnd Lighjtwt Bout – Miguel Meza Vs Livingstone Bramble – 4th Round TKO

DOG ASIDE: This 10 round lightweight bout between Miguel Meza verses Livingstone Bramble was fought at the Great Gorge Playboy Club on August 22, 1982….as the fact that it took place at a Playboy Club was probably the greatest highlight of the folks who went to see this fight…..which basically was a “butt whipping” by Bramble for…

Comedy – 1978 – Ted Knight Stand Up Routine

DOG ASIDE: Ted Knight (December 7, 1923 – August 26, 1986) was an American actor and voice artist well known for playing the comedic roles of Ted Baxter in The Mary Tyler Moore Show….Henry Rush in Too Close for Comfort….and Judge Elihu Smails in Caddyshack.  His role as the vain and untalented WJM newscaster Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show brought Knight widespread recognition…