Comedy – 1985 – Great Dates In History – US President Reagan News Conference Is Interrupted

DOG ASIDE: This video provides one of those unexpected “spontaneous belly laughs”….as this woman in the crowd at a news conference of US President Ronald Reagan…..as she shouts out how she has dreamed for 10 years of years of becoming a millionaire…..and The Pres responds back to her….“Ten Years”.  So, it becomes evident to this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile….that…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig Behind The Scenes Inside International Broadcast Booths

DOG ASIDE: The Indy 500 is billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing….which is considered part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport….which comprises three of the most prestigious motor sports events in the world….including the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The official attendance is not disclosed by Speedway management….but the permanent seating capacity is upwards of 250,000….and infield…

Comedy – 1986 – Not Necessarily The News – Michael Lawrence On Madonna + A Firesign Theatre Piece

DOG ASIDE: Michael Lawrence from Not Necessarily The News does a hilarious piece on Madonna being the next Marilyn Monroe to start this video off…..which is followed by the always creative and funny Firesign Theatre members doing a short piece for Comic Relief in 1986. The Firesign Theatre (also known as The Firesigns….was an American surreal comedy group….who first performed live on…

Special – 1982 – USA Network Night Flight Special – The Credits For TAKE OFF Program

DOG ASIDE: Night Flight is an online visual-arts magazine and variety television show that originated on cable TV network USA Network….when It originally aired from 1981 to 1988….before moving to syndication in the early 1990’s.  In April 2018, it returned to cable television as a short form (15 minute) program airing late Friday nights/early Saturday mornings on…

NHL – 1986 – ESPNs Jim Kelly Showcases The NHL All Stars Visit To The Children Hospital

DOG ASIDE: Videos like this one always warm this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s heart….and albeit that we chiweenies are small dogs…..we have big hearts…..which goes well with our big attitudes….for the truth be known, it takes a lot of attitude to go into a badger’s den and pull out the biggest baddest badger in the…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – Rowing + Canoeing Highlights Put To Classical Music

DOG ASIDE: Rowing at the Summer Olympics has been part of the competition since its debut in the 1900 Summer Olympics….as rowing was on the program at the 1896 Summer Olympics….but was cancelled due to bad weather. Only men were allowed to compete until the women’s events were introduced at the 1976 Montreal Olympics….which gave national federations the incentive to support…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – ABCs Frank Gifford Reports On The Effect Of Smog At The Games

DOG ASIDE: Smog is a type of severe air pollution….with the word “smog” being coined in the early 20th century as a blending of the words smoke and fog to refer to smoky fog, its opacity, and odor. The word was then intended to refer to what was sometimes known as pea soup fog….which is a familiar and serious problem in London from the 19th century…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Becky Dixon + Jim McKay Introduce The Horses And Odds At The Preakness Stakes

DOG ASIDE: In this video, ABC’s Wide World of Sports co-hosts Becky Dixon and Jim McKay provide the viewer with a complete rundown of the 1987 Kentucky Derby field along with their odds….and since we have many Jim McKay videos from which to write about him….so, we’ll just focus today’s post on his “partner in crime”…