Special – 1979 – HBO Daredevils – 45 Ft Swan Dive With Noose Around The Neck Of The Great Alexander

DOG ASIDE: A stunt performer is often referred to as a stuntman, stunt woman or daredevil, is a trained professional who performs stunts as a career. From its inception as a professional skill in the early 1900’s to the 1960’s….daredevil stunts were most often performed by professionals who had trained in that discipline prior to performing the stunts publicly.  Current film and television stunt performer…

Special – 1954 To 1979 – James Caan Hosts Sports Illustrated 25 Yr Anniversary – Hilites Of 1970s

DOG ASIDE: Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine owned by Meredith Corporation….which was first published in August 1954….and today in 2018 has over 3 million subscribers….and is read by 23 million people each week….including over 18 million men.  It was the first magazine with circulation over one million to win the National Magazine Award for General Excellence twice. It is…

Special – 1979 – HBO Daredevils Special – The Sword Swallower Richard Beard – With Robert Conrad

DOG ASIDE: Sword swallowing is a skill in which the performer passes a sword through the mouth and down the esophagus to the stomach….for this feat is not swallowing in the traditional sense….as the natural processes that constitute swallowing do not take place….but are repressed in order to keep the passage from the mouth to the stomach open for the sword. The practice…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – ABC Sports Profile Of Mens Basketball Forward Waymon Tisdale

DOG ASIDE: Wayman Lawrence Tisdale (June 9, 1964 – May 15, 2009) was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA)….and a smooth jazz bass guitarist….who recorded eight jazz albums.  A three-time All American at the University of Oklahoma….he was elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009. Tisdale graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he grew up….who…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Trophy Presentation & Wrapup – Featuring Ken Flach + Kathy Jordan

DOG ASIDE: Paul McNamee and Martina Navratilova were the defending mixed doubles champions….but decided not to play together….which resulted in Martina Navratilova playing with Heinz Günthardt…..who made it to the finals against  Ken Flach and Kathy Jordan…..who won the 1986 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title by a score of 6–3, 7–6. Kenneth Eliot Flach (May 24, 1963 – March 12, 2018) was a professional tennis player from the…

MLB – 1941 – Special Highlight Of Yankees Joe Dimaggio 56 Games Hit Streak

DOG ASIDE: Joe DiMaggio’s most famous achievement is his MLB record-breaking 56-game hitting streak in 1941….as the streak began on May 15, 1941….which was a couple of weeks before the death of  Yankees teammate Lou Gehrig.  Major newspapers began to write about DiMaggio’s streak early on, but as he got closer to George Sisler’s modern era record of…

Golf – 1986 – CBSs Brent Musburger + Al Trautwig + Tom Weiskopf Talk About The Day At The Masters

DOG ASIDE: The 1985 CBS Sports in studio golf broadcasting crew of Brent Musburger , Tom Weiskopf and Al Trautwig spent a lot of time in Butler’s Cabin at the Augusta National Golf Course doing interviews with tournament leaders and past champions…..as the past champions always appeared in their green jacket for each interview.  So, we are…

Music – 1989 – Ludwig Von Drake Presents The Snore Along Song With The Blue Danue Waltz

DOG ASIDE: Professor Ludwig Von Drake is one of Walt Disney’s cartoon and comic book characters….who was first introduced on September 24, 1961….as the presenter and singer of “The Spectrum Song” in the cartoon An Adventure in Color….which was part of the first episode of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color on NBC.  Said to be an uncle of Donald Duck….Ludwig was described as a scientist, lecturer, psychologist,…

NBA – 1984 – Special – San Diego Chicken Does Timeout Dance With A Young Michael Jackson To Thriller

DOG ASIDE: The San Diego Chicken….also known as The Famous Chicken…..the KGB Chicken….or just The Chicken….is a sports mascot played by Ted Giannoulas….who was hired in 1974 to wear the first chicken suit…..when at the time he was a 20-year-old journalism major at San Diego State University.  The Chicken’s first appearance was a KGB promotion to distribute Easter eggs to children at the San Diego Zoo. …