Boxing – 1986 – HBO Larry Merchant Profiles New York Born + Raised Heavywt Boxer Mitch Blood Green

Mitch Blood Green (born January 13, 1957) is an American former professional boxer….whose professional career covered from 1980 to 2005….who is best known for facing a then-undefeated Mike Tyson in 1986….and then for his later street brawl with Tyson in 1988.   As a professional, Green was one of NBC’s “Tomorrow’s Champions” ….and was ranked as high as # 7 by the World Boxing…

Music – 1934 – Roy Acuff – Wabash Cannonball – With Highlights Of Cards World Champ Gas House Gang

“The Wabash Cannon Ball” was a fast express train line on the Wabash Railroad. This express train traveled throughout the middle and western United States….and also, on the Great Rock Island Route in the late 1800’s and into the early 1900’s. “The Great Rock Island Route”, also known as “Wabash Cannonball”….is the title of an American folk song…

Tennis – 1941 – Highlights Of U S Open Champions – Featuring Sara Cook And Bobby Riggs

DOG ASIDE: This vintage treasure features Sarah Cooke winning the U.S. National Tennis women’s singles championship in 1941….as the video says….Sarah was # 1 in ’41…..Sarah Hammond Palfrey Danzig (September 18, 1912 – February 27, 1996) was an American tennis player….whose career spanned two decades from the late 1920’s until the late 1940’s. She won the singles title…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jack Whitaker Interviews Demons Begone Jockey Pat Day After Kentucky Derby

DOG ASIDE:  Going into the 113th Running of the Kentucky Derby…..Demons Begone was the odds-on favorite to win….whose profuse bleeding during the race resulted in him being pulled up on the backstretch by Jockey Pat Day….seen in this video herewith….which brings to mind just how fragile these large fast creatures are….and the thoroughbred just loves to…

MLB – 1979 – ImaSportsphile Special – Legendary Vin Scully Not Realizing Camera Is Still Running

DOG ASIDE: Vincent Edward Scully (born November 29, 1927) is an American retired sportscaster….who is best known for his 67 seasons calling games for Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers….after beginning in 1950….when the franchise was located in Brooklyn….and ending in 2016. His run constitutes the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history….and he is second only…

Music – 1978 – The Grateful Dead – This Must Be Heaven

DOG ASIDE: The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California….with a group that ranged from quintet to septet….whereby the band is known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements  of rock, folk, country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, modal jazz, reggae, experimental music, psychedelia, and space rock….and if that sounded like quite a lot….it was.  The Dead were known for live performances of lengthy instrumental jams,….and let’s not forget their…

Music – 1979 – Kris Kristofferson + Hank Williams Jr – Nobody Is Lonesome For Me

DOG ASIDE: Kris Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an American actor and singer-songwriter….who wrote and recorded the songs like “Me and Bobby McGee“….“For the Good Times”….“Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down“….and “Help Me Make It Through the Night”.  Kristofferson composed his own songs….and collaborated with Nashville songwriters such as Shel Silverstein.  In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash in…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Gymnastics Mens Rings Final – USA Mitch Gaylord – With Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: Mitchell Jay Gaylord (born March 10, 1961) is an American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist in the 1984 Los Angeles Games….as Gaylord led the gold-medal-winning U.S. men’s gymnastics team….by becoming the first American gymnast to score a perfect 10.00 in the Olympics.  He also won the silver medal in vault….the bronze in parallel bars….and the bronze in the rings. In addition to…

Boxing – 1990 – Heavywt Title Fight Douglas Vs Tyson – Larry Merchant PostFight Interview With Winner Buster Douglas

DOG ASIDE: James “Buster“ Douglas (born April 7, 1960) is an American retired professional boxer….who competed from 1981 to 1990….and again from 1996 to 1999….who is best known for his stunning upset of Mike Tyson on February 11, 1990 in Tokyo, Japan….to win the undisputed heavyweight title. At the time Tyson was undefeated…nicknamed Iron Mike….and considered to be the best boxer in the world,….s well as…