Boxing – 1987 – HBO PreFight Special – Middleweight Title – Marvin Hagler Vs Sugar Ray Leonard

DOG COMMENTARY:  Two of Bone Daddy’s favorite boxers from the Golden Age of Boxing….which spanned from February 1964….when Cassius Clay dethroned The Bear Sonny Liston….until November 1999….when Lennox Lewis won a unanimous decision over Evander Holyfield….were Sugar Ray Leonard and Marvelous Marvin Hagler…..so, when the two boxing legends finally met in the center of the ring on April…

TV Ads – 1982 – Kirk Douglas For Sperry Corporation + VISA Credit Card

DOG ASIDE: Sperry Corporation (1910−1986) was a major American equipment and electronics company….whose existence spanned more than seven decades of the 20th century….then through a series of mergers….it exists today as a part of Unisys….while some other of its former divisions became part of Honeywell  and Lockheed Martin.  The company is best known as the developer of the artificial horizon and a wide…

TV Ads – 1982 – MacIntosh Computers + Northwest Airlines + STP Gas Treatment + Plymouth Cars

DOG COMMENTARY:  Look at where MacIntosh Computers have gone since 1982 ….to the hand-held Apple I-phone Smart Phones (computers) are today in 2018….as Apple has announced their building of a new $350 billion dollar campus in the USA beginning in 2018….as early Macintosh models were expensive….which  hinderd its competitiveness in a market already dominated by…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – ESPN Special – Bracketology Regional Break-Downs – Dick Vitale + Bob Ley

DOG COMMENTARY: There are three legends of sports broadcasting that started at ESPN back in the late 1970’s when the network first came on the air that were still working with ESPN in 2017….Chris Berman, Bob Ley and Dick Vitale….as ESPN provided the vehicle for these three to ascend to this legendary status….and two of…

Special – 1985 – NBC Sportsworld – Grand Sumo Wrestling Competition – Nagasaki, Japan

DOG COMMENTARY:  Sumo (相撲 sumō) or sumo wrestling is a competitive full-contact wrestling sport….where a wrestler (rikishi) attempts to force another wrestler out of a circular ring (dohyō)….or into touching the ground with anything other than the soles of his feet…..as the Japanese characters 相撲 literally mean “striking one another”.      The sport originated in Japan….which is still the only country where…

NCAA Football – 1985 – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs TCU Horned Frogs – 1st Qtr

DOG ASIDE:   The 1985 TCU Horned Frogs football team represented Texas Christian University (TCU) in the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season….as the Horned Frogs finished the season 3 – 8 overall….while posting an 0 – 8 in the Southwest Conference. The team was coached by Jim Wacker….in his third year as head coach….as the Frogs played their home games in Amon…

Music – Ray Charles – Gonna Be A Bright Sun Shiny Day & She’s Long Gone Now

DOG COMMENTARY: In June 1952, Atlantic Records bought Charles’s contract for $2,500 from Swing Time Records….and in his first recording session for Atlantic….he recorded “The Midnight Hour” and “Roll With My Baby” in September 1952, albeit,  his last Swingtime release “Misery in My Heart” and “The Snow Is Falling” would not appear until February 1953.  He began…