Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Profile Of Jesse Owens – 1936 Berlin Olympics

DOG COMMENTARY: ABC’s Frank Gifford presents a wonderful piece in tribute to a truly spectacular athlete…..and even better person….Jesse Owens…..and since there have been many tributes to this American icon…..this one is just a little more special….cuz it’s from this lil ole Chiweenie sportsphile….which I am quite sure that I am the only one of…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track Womens 100m – Evelyn Ashford & Alice Brown

DOG ASIDE: Evelyn Ashford (born April 15, 1957 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American retired track and field athlete….and the 1984 Olympic champion in the 100-meter dash.  She ran under the 11-second barrier over 30 times….becoming the first woman to run under 11 seconds in an Olympic Games.  As a 19-year-old, Ashford finished 5th in…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Mens Swimming 100m Freestyle – USA Rowdy Gaines

DOG ASIDE: Ambrose “Rowdy” Gaines, IV (born February 17, 1959) is an American former competition swimmer….U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member…. three-time Olympic gold medalist….and member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. He is currently the chief fundraiser for USA Swimming….as well as a swimming analyst for television networks ESPN and NBC….including coverage of…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Basketball – Profile Of The McGee Twins

DOG ASIDE: In 2012, the Reign of Troy paid homage to two Trojans for Black History Month….because it’s not every day that one gets to acknowledge a set of twins that left a lasting impression on a university. Paula and Pamela McGee….the third (and fourth) elements of the All-Star team that was USC in the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Mens Gymnastics – Individual Rings & Vault Competition

DOG ASIDE: Mitch Gaylord was a member of the 1984 USA Olympic Gymnastics Team….resulting in the manifestation of an Olympic dream that he had been cultivating for many years….and as this video shows us…..he “done good”….when his chance to shine….came during the men’s individual rings competition in Los Angeles in ’84.  Then we get to…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Light Heavyweight Boxing – USA Evander Holyfield vs IRQ Ismail Salman

DOG ASIDE: Evander Holyfield (born October 19, 1962) is an American former professional boxer….who held the undisputed world championship in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions….earning him the nickname “The Real Deal”.  He is the only four-time world heavyweight champion, winning the WBA, WBC and IBF titles in 1990….the WBA and IBF titles in 1993….as…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Equestrian Show Jumping – Part 1

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In Part 2 of the Equestrian Show Jumping Competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games…..we get to watch USA Bruce Davidson on J J Babu…..Italy’s Mariana Sciocchetti on Master Hunt….USA Mike Plumb on Blue Stone…..and reigning world champion Great Britain’s Lucinda Green on Regal Realm.  This is such a beautiful sport to watch.

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Mens Flyweight Boxing – USA Paul Gonzales & Howard Cosell Interview With Coach Pat Nappi

DOG ASIDE: This video starts off with an interview by ABC’s Howard Cosell with USA Boxing Coach Pat Nappi…..regarding a controversy that came up with three of Nappi’s boxers…..Mark Breland, Steve McCrory and Frank Tate……all fighters with Kronk Gym and Emmanuel Stewart….who all revolted against Coach Nappi…..which turned out to be a result of Steward’s…