Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley

DOG ASIDE: Thomas J. “Tom” Bradley (December 29, 1917 – September 29, 1998) was the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles….serving from 1973 to 1993….as he was the only African-American mayor of that city….and his 20 years in office mark the longest tenure by any mayor in the city’s history. His 1973 election made him the second…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Photography At The Olympics

DOG ASIDE: If it were not for the sports photographers….sports fans all over the world would have a big void in their mental portfolio of great moments in sports….and this ABC profile of photography at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games….provides the viewer with a very good understanding of how the Olympics athletes deal with…

Olympics 1984 Los Angeles ABC Profile – Sailing With Superman

DOG ASIDE: How often does anyone get to sail with Superman….but that is exactly what ABC’s Kathleen Sullivan got to do….as evidenced by this video by this video….and even though the video sounds like it had been recorded under water….it really gives a good view of sailing with actor Christopher Reeves…..the man who was known…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – The Missions Of California

DOG ASIDE: The Spanish missions in California comprise a series of 21 religious outposts….which were established by Catholic priests of the Franciscan order between 1769 and 1833….in order to expand Christianity among the Native Americans northwards into what is today the U.S. state of California. The missions were part of a major effort by the Spanish…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Weightlifting – The Shortest Sport In Time On Field

DOG ASIDE: When a sport is considered by how long it takes to compete in order to win a competition….the sport that turns out to have less time on the field, court, mat, stage….whatever….is weightlifting…for this is a sport that is measured in very few actual minutes (less than three) that the athletes are actually…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Advertizement – Salute Al Oerter From 7 – 11 Stores

DOG COMMENTARY: The incredible Al Oerter….an athlete of the highest order…had many articles written about him and his achievements….had many video pieces done with Oerter as a featured athlete….but this rare piece of tribute to the “one-n-only” Al Oerter by 7-11 Stores….was only aired during ABC’s 16 day coverage of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic…

DOG ASIDE: James “Jim” Ray Hines (born September 10, 1946) is a retired American track and field athlete….who held the 100 m world record for 15 years….as he was the first sprinter to officially break the 10-second barrier in the 100 meters with fully automatic timing….running an electronically timed 9.95 to win the 1968 Olympics…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Actor Ben Cross – Chariots Of Fire

DOG ASIDE: Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film….that tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Paris Olympics….as Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God…while Harold Abrahams, an English Jew runs to overcome prejudice….played by Ben Cross who is profiled and interviewed by ABC’s…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Beverly Hills, CA

DOG COMMENTARY: In Bone Daddy’s opinion after having gone to some 26 Olympic venues all over “in and around” Los Angeles…..over the “intense and incredible” 12 days that he and his two travelling companions….Sky Pilot and Prince of Pleasure….spent at the 1984 Olympics…..as I have heard him say on many occasions….there are some really cool…