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…

Boxing – 1985 – Dick Enberg Interviews Tex Cobb + Last 2 Rounds Of Cobb Vs Gregory Heavyweight Fight

DOG ASIDE: Randall Craig “Tex” Cobb (born May 7, 1950) is an American former professional boxer who competed in the heavyweight division…..who was widely considered to possess one of the greatest chins of all time….for Cobb was a brawler who also packed considerable punching power.  He began his fighting career in full contact kickboxing in 1975 before making the jump to professional boxing two years later. He challenged Larry…

Comedy – 1979 – Crazy Square Dance Caller Dan Aykroyd Calls An Unsuspecting Square Dance

DOG ASIDE: A square dance is a dance for four couples (eight dancers in total) arranged in a square….with one couple on each side facing the middle of the square. Square dances were first documented in 16th-century England…and were also quite common in France and throughout Europe. They came to North America with the European settlers….and have…

Boxing – 1974 – Dr Ferdie Pacheco + Archie Moore Talk All Things Rope A Dope In Ali Vs Foreman

DOG ASIDE: The rope-a-dope is a boxing fighting style commonly associated with Muhammad Ali in his 1974 Rumble in the Jungle match against George Foreman…..which is discuss in this video by two men that were in the coners of both fighters on that historic night in Zaire, Africa…..with Dr. Pacheco being in Ali’s corner….and Archie Moore being in Foreman’s corner some 16 years before this…

Animation – 1986 – NBC Sports Super Bowl XX Pause For Intermission And Time To Visit The Snack Bar

DOG ASIDE: This Super Bowl XX animated intermission showcasing the various treats available at “the refreshment stand” is a throwback to the animated intermissions seen at the movies in the 1950’s and 1960’s…,,while featuring hot buttered popcorn, soft drinks, hot dogs, ice cream sandwiches and cups of various flavors.  This animated intermission is just another “nugget of gold” in our…

Horse Racing – 1984 NBCs Pete Axthelm + Harvey Pack Review Days Winners At The Breeders Cup

DOG ASIDE:  This video features NBC’s Pete Axethelm and Harvey Peck…..both of whom were very knowledgeable thoroughbred racing odds makers….who knew the sport “inside and out”….provide the viewers with a complete rundown of the winners at the original running of the 1984 Breeders Cup races. The Breeders’ Cup World Championships is an annual series of Grade I Thoroughbred horse races, operated…

NFL – 1985 – Pete Axethelm Predicts Bears Will Shut Out Giants And Why In NFC Divisional Playoffs

DOG ASIDE: Pete Axthelm (August 27, 1943 – February 2, 1991) was a sportswriter and columnist for the New York Herald Tribune, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and its Inside Sports….when during the 1980’s, his knowledge of sports and journalistic skill aided him in becoming a sports commentator for The NFL on NBC and NFL Primetime and horse racing on ESPN.  Pete Axethelm went to work for Newsweek in 1968 and covered the Summer Olympics in Mexico…

Golf – 1985 – NBC Skins Game Special – Vin Scully Interview With Fuzzy Zoeller

DOG ASIDE: Frank Urban “Fuzzy” Zoeller Jr. (born November 11, 1951) is an American professional golfer….who has won ten PGA Tour events….including two major championships. He is one of three golfers to have won the Masters Tournament in his first appearance in the event. He also won the 1984 U.S. Open….which earned him the 1985 Bob Jones Award. Zoeller won both of his two majors in…

MLB – 1985 – NBC Bill Macatee Highlights Memorable Moments During Week Before All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: Bill Macatee (born November 17, 1955) is an American sports broadcaster who has worked for NBC Sports,  CBS Sports and the Tennis Channel. In 1982, Macatee began his network sports broadcasting career with NBC….where he was the youngest network sportscaster in the industry.  With NBC Sports, he covered a wide range of events including Wimbledon….the Super Bowl….the Rose Bowl….and the World Series.  He also…