Sports Special – 1979 – Sports Illustrated – The 1st 25 Years – Sportsmen Of The Year – Host James Caan

DOG ASIDE: Towards the end of each fiscal year….the celebrated sports magazine Sports Illustrated has conducted their own Sportsperson / Athlete of the Year Award ….of which the winner was announced via a live television special during the late 1970s and into the early 1980s.  Since its inception in 1954….Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsperson of the Year award…

Special – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year – Edwin Moses & Mary Lou Retton

DOG ASIDE: Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to “the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement.”….with both Americans and non-Americans being eligible….although throughout the history of the award, the vast majority of winners have been from the United States. Both men…

1984 Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Prt 2 – Host Merlin Olsen imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: Stan Musial leads off Part 2 of Sports Illustrated’s 1985 Sportsman of the Year Award Show introduces the Detroit Tigers…who led MLB from the first day of the season to the last game of the World Series….with individual highlights of Dan Quisenberry, Don Mattingly, Tony Gwynn, Steve Garvey, Rick Sutcliffe, Bruce Sutter and…

1984 Sports Illustrated Sportman Of The Year Prt 1 – Host Merlin Olsen

DOG ASIDE: Part 1 of Sports Illustrated’s 1985 Sportman of the Year show with Host Merlin Olsen provides awesome highlights of great athletic achievement in the year 1985….including Chicago Bears Walter Payton breaking the NFL All Time rushing record…..Miami Dolphins QB Dan Marino….Charlie Joyner of the San Diego Chargers…..DE Mark Gastineau of the NY Jets….Lawrence…

Sports Illustrated 25 Year Anniversary Prt 1 – Host James Caan

DOG ASIDE: In the world of sport time is not only measured by years….it is measured by achievement….the achievement of men and women who possess a rare combination of spirit and skill.  Sport is one of the most enthralling spectacles….and like all spectacles….it has enriched the lives of the competitors….and the lives of those who…

Sports Illustrated 25 Year Anniversary Prt 2 – Host James Caan

DOG ASIDE: This video of Sports Illustrated 25th Anniversary Show hosted by James Caan….which took place some 34+ years ago….highlights past Sportsman of the Year recipients like Billie Jean King, Coach John Wooten (the piece on Coach Wooten is priceless)….Coaches Al Maguire, Sid Gillman, Lou Saban, Bo Schembechler….as an incredible piece of footage is put…

Sports Illustrated 25 Year Anniversary Prt 3 – Host James Caan

DOG ASIDE: Sports Illustrated’s 25th Anniversary Show part 3 highlights the athletes who won Sportsman of the Year during the past quarter century who were known by their nicknames…..as nothing more was ever needed….Stan the Man….Pistol Pete….Broadway Joe….Sugar Ray….Mr October….Too Tall ….Americas Team. ..Hollywood….Dandy Don….Bullet Bob….Captain Comeback…..Broad Street Bullies…..Dr J….Arnie’s Army…..the Splendid Splinter….the Say Hey…

Sports Illustrated 25 Year Anniversary Prt 4 – Host James Caan

DOG ASIDE: Sports Illustrated’s 25th Anniversary part 4 highlights such famous events as 1973’s meeting of Bobby Riggs vs Billie Jean King in the “Battle of the Sexes”…..1960 Olympics Rafer Johnson and C. K. Yang….on June 26, 1959 Ingemar Johnnson vs Floyd Patterson in the first of their famous grudge matches…..New Orleans Saints K Tom…