Bob Hope’s Road To Hollywood – Virginia Mayo & Dorothy Lamore & Bing Crosby imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: In Bob Hope’s long and storied career in show business of more than 80 years…..he was able to accomplish a great deal….while sharing the stage with many great artists….but none any bigger than Dorothy Lamore and Bing Crosby….with whom he did his famous “Road Movies”.  In this video clip….we get to revisit many…

Boxing Special – Tribute To The Brown Bomber – Joe Louis

DOG ASIDE: Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981)….best known as Joe Louis….was an American professional boxer.  He held the world heavyweight championship from 1937 to 1949….and is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. Nicknamed the “Brown Bomber”….Louis helped elevate boxing from a decline in popularity in…

Olympics Special – Americas Athletes on the Road to the 1980 Moscow Olympics

DOG ASIDE: I wrote a story titled “The Worst Ticks are Politics”….cuz politics robs HUMANS of their dream….and that is exactly what US President Jimmy Carter did in his decision of politics….to boycott the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics….as he literally robbed the dreams of hundreds of American athletes….who had trained for four years or more….to…

Special – 1986 Year in Sports – Bears Super Bowl & World Cup Argentina’s Maradona

DOG ASIDE: This video provides a wonderful walk down memory lane to the year 1986 in sports. This was a year where the Chicago Bears won the Super Bowl….and proceeded to record the famous Bear’s Super Bowl Shuffle….a year where two perennial losers….the Houston Astros and the New York Mets faced off in the NLCS…..and…

ESPN Sports Look With Host Roy Firestone And Guest Dodgers OF Willie Davis

DOG ASIDE: Roy Firestone began his career as a sports anchor and reporter in Miami….working briefly at WTVJ before moving to Los Angeles as a sports anchor for KCBS-TV from 1977–85.  From 1980-90, he was the host of ESPN’s interview program SportsLook….later renamed Up Close.  He also served as a color commentator for the network’s first…

Speclal – Muppets Go To The Movies – The Three Musketeers & The Wizard of Oz

DOG ASIDE: Of all the great HUMAN’S with talent that just simply died too soon…..Janis Joplin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Len Bias, Freddie Prinze, Jr, Buddy Holly, et al…..one of the world’s biggest losses was Jim Henson….the creator of The Muppets….for his talent touched people from age 3 to age 103….which just about covered every HUMAN…

ABC Special – Jim McKay Hosts The Decade Of The 1970s

DOG ASIDE: The sports stars in the decade of the 1970’s were brightly illuminated by the development of sports programming on television. In this video, two of my all time favorite sportscasters….Jim McKay and Howard Cosell….bring highlights of some awesome athletes and athletic events during the decade….like the KC Chiefs of the AFL beating the…