Olympics – 1980 Moscow – Special – Road To Moscow – USA Pentathlete Jane Fredericks

DOG ASIDE: Jane Wardell Frederick (born April 7, 1952) is a former heptathlete from the United States….who set the first official world record in the women’s heptathlon….by gaining a total number of 6104 points on April 24, 1981 at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California.  Frederick had been one of the many 1980 USS…

Olympics – 1980 Moscow – Special – Road To Moscow – Australia Swimmer Tracy Wickham

DOG ASIDE: ABC did some wonderful profiles of many athletes who competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….as this video piece provides proof in the pudding….for it gives the viewer what it is like to compete on a world stage….and what it is like to be a big fish in a small pond….a world class…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – 90kg Wrestling – USA Ed Banach VS AUT Edwin Lins & History of California

DOG COMMENTARY: I love this particular video….cuz I get to hear one of my all time favorite sportscaster…. Curt Gowdy….for he was truly one of the best at bringing whatever the sport might be that he was covering….still today, I could be totally fine with only being able to listen to Gowdy….not seeing a thing….and…

NCAAM – Special – UCLA Coach John Wooten – Tribute To A Legend – 1964 To 1970

DOG COMMENTARY: There have been volumes and volumes written on legendary UCLA men’s basketball Coach John Wooden…..but in this little ole Chiweenie’s opinion….more should be written about the man….for what comprised his very being…..was that of which develops greatness…..for as a coach and as a teacher of men….he came from the highest order of coaches…

Comedy – Richard Pryor – Kids Lying & Stuttering Chinaman & Orgasms And Macho Man

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy has literally hundreds of hours of comedy….featuring the funniest comedians and their funniest pieces….but “foul mouthed” or not…..Richard Pryor was as the top of the heap when it came to just making you laugh…..and not just some chuckle….but multiple full blown belly laughs…..you know, the kind that heals the soul….for he…

Comedy – Richard Pryor – Staying In Shape & Drowning & Kids & Mexicans & Stuttering Chineese

DOG ASIDE: In 1983, Pryor signed a five-year contract with Columbia Pictures for $40,000,000….and he started his own production company, Indigo Productions.  This resulted in the mainstreaming of Pryor’s onscreen persona and softer, more formulaic films like Superman III (1983)….which earned Pryor $4,000,000…. and Brewster’s Millions (1985), Moving (1988) and See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989).…

Comedy – Richard Pryor – Peeing In The Woods & Muhammad Ali VS Leon Spinks

DOG ASIDE: In 1969, Pryor moved to Berkeley, California….where he immersed himself in the counterculture and rubbed elbows with the likes of Huey P. Newton and Ishmael Reed.  He signed with the comedy-oriented independent record label Laff Records in 1970….and in 1971 recorded his second album Craps (After Hours). Two years later, the relatively unknown comedian…

Comedy – Richard Pryor – Funerals & Cocaine & Whippings By Grandma & Hunting

DOG ASIDE: In 1963, Pryor moved to New York City and began performing regularly in clubs alongside performers such as Bob Dylan and Woody Allen….where on one of his first nights….he opened for singer and pianist Nina Simone at New York’s Village Gate. Simone recalls Pryor’s bout of performance anxiety as follows….”He shook like he had…

Comedy – Richard Pryor – Pet Monkeys & Heart Attacks & Pissing In A Bottle & Dying

DOG ASIDE: Born on December 1, 1940 in Peoria, Illinois….Pryor grew up in his grandmother’s brothel….where his mother, Gertrude L. (Thomas), practiced prostitution.  His father, LeRoy “Buck Carter” Pryor (June 7, 1915 – September 27, 1968) was a former boxer and hustler.  After his alcoholic mother abandoned him when he was 10….Pryor was raised primarily by his grandmother…