Olympics – 1972 Munich – Track – Mens 800m – USA Dave Wottle

DOG ASIDE: David “Dave” James Wottle (born August 7, 1950) is a retired American middle-distance track athlete.  He was the gold medalist in the 800 meter run at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.  Leading up to the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany….Wottle won the AAU 800 meter title before equaling the world record…

Olympics – 1976 Montreal – Track – Mens 800m – CUB Alberto Juantorena

DOG ASIDE: The 1976 Montreal Olympics provided a wonderful race in track and fields men’s 800m final…..with Alberto Juantorena (CUB) taking gold…..Ivo Van Damme (BEL) gaining silver…..and Rick Wohlhuter (USA) receiving bronze…..but the real story came when Juantorena also won the men’s 400m…..becoming the first person in Olympic history to accomplish this feat…..and this video gives the…

Olympics – 1968 Mexico City – Track – POL Irena Kirszenstein & USA Barbara Ferrell

DOG ASIDE: Irena Szewińska (born Irena Kirszenstein on 24 May 1946) is a retired Polish sprinter who was one of the world’s foremost athletes for nearly two decades, in multiple events.  She won gold in Tokyo in 1964 in the 4 x 100m relay and silver in the 200m and long jump….then gold in 1968…

Olympics – 1956 Melbourne – Track – Mens 800m – USA Tom Courtney & GB Derek Johnson

DOG ASIDE: Thomas “Tom” William Courtney (born August 17, 1933) is a retired American athlete…winner of two gold medals at the 1956 Summer Olympics….who was born in Newark, New Jersey….as Tom Courtney came into national prominence while a student at Fordham University, winning the 1955 NCAA 880 yd (805 m) title.  An AAU champion in 400m…

Olympics – 1960 Rome – Track Mens 800m – BEL Roger Moens & NZL Peter Snell

DOG ASIDE: During the 1960 Rome Summer Olympics…track and field men’s 800m featured George Kerr of the West Indies, Belguim’s Roger Moens and New Zealand’s Peter Snell in a classic head to head to head competition.  The 800m has always provided historic competition during the Olympics…..and 1960 at Rome was no difference….as the outcome is…

Olympics – 1972 Munich & 1976 Montreal – Track – Mens 5000m & 10000m – FIN Lasse Viren

DOG ASIDE: Lasse Artturi Virén (born 22 July 1949) is a Finnish former long-distance runner….winner of four gold medals at the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics.  Born in Myrskylä, Finland, Virén recaptured the image of the “Flying Finns” promoted by runners like Hannes Kolehmainen, Paavo Nurmi, and Ville Ritola in the 1920’s. After his career…

Olympics – 1948 London – Track – Mens 800m – USA Mal Whitfield & GB Arthur Wendt

DOG ASIDE: The Olympic Games are revived in London’s Wembley Stadium after the Games had been on the shelf for twelve years….while taking time off for World War I and II.  Since the beginning of the modern olympics…. the men’s track and field 800m run has been a popular event because there have been some…

Olympics – 1976 Montreal – Men’s Decathlon – USA Bruce Jenner

DOG ASIDE: The Men’s decathlon competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, was held at the Olympic Stadium on 29–30 July. The decathlon consists of ten track and field events, with a points system that awards higher scores for better results in each of the ten components. The athletes all compete in one…

Special – MLB Salary Comparison Of 1963 and 1983 & Al Oerter On Steroids

DOG ASIDE: This video provides a really interesting look at the highest paid MLB players in 1963…..and how that compares with the highest paid player salaries of 1983….and do you know what grew that salary base?…..the boob tube….that’s television folks…..for this reason for growth has escalated beyond belief since 1983 to 2016.  This video then…