Horse Racing – 1986 – Greg Gumbel + Sharon Smith On Controversy Of Lasix Not Being Allowed At Derby

DOG ASIDE   This video features ESPN’s Greg Gumbel and Sharon Smith reporting on the use of the drub Lasix in horse racing….and how its use is not allowed at the 1986 Kentucky Derby.  Furosemide, sold under the brand name Lasix, is a medication used to treat fluid build-up due to heart failure, liver scarring, or kidney disease….which is also used for the treatment of high blood…

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

DOG ASIDE: The 1934 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team’s 53rd season in St. Louis, Missouri….and the 43rd season in the National League.  The Cardinals went 95–58 during the season….while finishing first in the National League….who went on to defeat the Detroit Tigers In the World Series. . The Gashouse Gang was a nickname applied to this Cardinals team of 1934…..who by most…

Horse Racing – 1987 – ABC Sports Kentucky Derby Special – Singing Of My Old Kentucky Home

DOG ASIDE: “My Old Kentucky Home“ is an anti-slavery ballad originally as written by Stephen Foster in 1852. Foster likely composed the song after having been inspired by the narrative of popular anti-slavery novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin….while likely referencing imagery witnessed on his visits to the Bardstown, Kentucky farm called Federal Hill. Today, the song My Old Kentucky Home remains an important composition due…

Golf – 1985 – NBCs Vin Scully Interviews Tom Watson About Golf & Family During The Skins Game

DOG ASIDE: Thomas Sturges Watson (born September 4, 1949) is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour Champions….and formerly on the PGA Tour….who in the 1970’s and 1980’s was one of the leading players in the world….winning eight major championships…..while leading the PGA Tour money list five times. He was the # 1 player in the world according to McCormack’s World Golf…

MLB – 1954 To 1976 – Special – The Story Of Henry Hammerin Hank Aaron – With John Facenda

DOG ASIDE: Henry Louis Aaron (born February 5, 1934), nicknamed “Hammer“ or “Hammerin’ Hank“, is a retired American Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder who serves as the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves today in 2018….who played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL)….with two seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League (AL), in his career from 1954 through 1976. …

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jack Whitaker In The Paddocks + Charlsie Cantey In The Stables At Belmont Stks

DOG ASIDE: John Francis “Jack” Whitaker (born May 18, 1924) is an American sportscaster who worked for both CBS and ABC….who won three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Host or Commentator in 1979….for writing in 1990….and being awarded the Lifetime Achievement award in 2012. Jack Whitaker also received the Maryland Jockey Club’s Hilltop Award for outstanding coverage of thoroughbred racing. He was named “Best Announcer”…

NCAAW – 1986 – CBS Sports Special – The Basketball Dynasty Of Immaculata University Mighty Macs

DOG ASIDE:  Immaculata University is a private, co-educational, Roman Catholic university founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary….which is located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The university is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The university sports teams are known as the Mighty Macs….with their colors being blue and white. Immaculata is part of the Colonial States Athletic Conference through the 2017–18 school year….after…

News – 1986 – Tom Brokaw Reports On Reykjavic Iceland Summit By US President Reagan + USSR Gorbachev

DOG ASIDE: The Reykjavík Summit was a summit meeting between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev….which was held in Reykjavík, on 11–12 October 1986. The talks collapsed at the last minute….but the progress that had been achieved eventually resulted in the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union.  So, it is always a point of great…

NFL – 1984 – NFL Films Special – The Big Little Man Buddy Young – With Steve Sabol + John Facenda

DOG ASIDE: Claude Henry K. “Buddy” Young (January 5, 1926 – September 5, 1983) was an American football player and track and field athlete….who was a native of Chicago that became the Illinois state champ in the 100-yard dash…..as the diminutive 5’4″ Young was also known as the “Bronze Bullet”….who had exceptional quickness and acceleration. He is one of the shortest men…