NFL – Special – Men Who Played The Game – Browns TE Ossie Newsome

DOG COMMENTARY: Ozzie Newsome Jr. (born March 16, 1956) is a former American football tight end for the Alabama Crimson Tide while in college….and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame…..then for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns….an inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame….and the current general manager of the NFL Baltimore Ravens. During Newsome’s…

NFL – Special – Men Who Played The Game – NY Giants RB Frank Gifford

DOG COMMENTARY: This NFL FIlms special “The Men Who Played The Game” hosted by their very own, Steve Sabol….son of Ed Sabol….as this father and son combination built an incredible library as the best producer of NFL game footage ….for these guys were and are the gold standard for filming the plays that take place…

NFL – Special – 1978 – Inside The NFL – Eagles Vs Giants – Part 3

DOG ASIDE: Part 3 of the 1978 Inside the NFL special focuses entirely on the match-up between the New York Giants vs Philadelphia Eagles…featuring the recent successes of Head Coach Dick Vermeil….as on this  day, the Eagles defense shut down the Giants offense in the first half….while QB Jaws Jaworski led the Eagles to a…

NFL – Special – 1978 – Inside The NFL – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: Part 2 of the 1978 NFL special “Inside the NFL” features the upstart Cincinnatti Bengals rolled up their 2nd highest point total in history in their game against the Cleveland Browns in the battle for Ohio….followed by the Rams demolishing the dreams of the Green Bay Packers thanks to a devastating defense….after which Fran…

NFL – Special – 1978 – Inside The NFL – Part 1

DOG ASIDE: The 1978 NFL season saw the Dallas Cowboys lead the NFL in defensive sacks on the quarterback….while the 49’ers were in such shambles that they had to resort to WR Fred Soloman as their quarterback at one point in this season….however, the league did introduce two sensational rookies in San Diego’s WR John…

Music – Ray Charles – Gonna Be A Bright Sun Shiny Day & She’s Long Gone Now

DOG COMMENTARY: In June 1952, Atlantic Records bought Charles’s contract for $2,500 from Swing Time Records….and in his first recording session for Atlantic….he recorded “The Midnight Hour” and “Roll With My Baby” in September 1952, albeit,  his last Swingtime release “Misery in My Heart” and “The Snow Is Falling” would not appear until February 1953.  He began…

Music – Ray Charles – You Don’t Know Me & A Little More Love & I’m Still A Fool For You

DOG COMMENTARY: Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was known professionally worldwide as Ray Charles….was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer….who like to be called “Brother Ray” among friends and fellow musician….and often was referred to as “The Genius.” Ray Charles was blind from the age of seven….who pioneered the genre of…

Golf – PGA – 1986 Skins – Back 9 – Jack Nichlaus & Fuzzy Zoeller & Lee Trevino & Arnold Palmer

DOG COMMENTARY: The Skins Game was an unofficial-money event on the PGA Tour from 1983 to 2008….which took place in November or December of each year after the end of the official PGA Tour season. It was recognized by the PGA Tour but did not count towards the official money list. The Skins Game differed…

Golf – PGA – 1985 Skins Game – Front 9 – Nicklaus & Palmer & Watson & Zoeller

DOG ASIDE: It doesn’t matter when or where….if you could watch any foursome play professional golf in any format….it is this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion that you would be hard-pressed to field any four better players to play heads-up in a Skins format like this 1985 Skins Game featuring Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom…