Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Water Polo – USA VS Holland – 4th Period

DOG ASIDE: The USA Men’s Water Polo Team has won a total of seven (7) medals at the Olympic Games…..one gold medal 1984 at the 1904 Forest Park Olympics….three silver medals at these 1984 Los Angeles Games, 1988 Seoul Games and 2008 Beijing…..and three bronze medals at the 1924 Paris Games, 1932 Los Angeles and…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Water Polo – USA VS Holland – 3rd Period imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: The water polo tournament at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held from August 1 to August 10, 1984….at the Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool in Malibu, California.  The tournament featured 12 men’s teams….the tournament was set up into 2 levels of round-robin play….preliminary play in 3 groups….and final play in 2 groups. The top 2…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Water Polo – USA VS Holland – 2nd Period

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy was sports chairman for his fraternity….and the sport of water polo was one of the 15+ sports that the Delts at UT competed for University championships throughout the school year.  I have often heard stories about the water polo guys….mostly about girls they knew….cuz all the guys that play water polo….have…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Water Polo – USA VS Holland – 1st Period

DOG ASIDE: This particular 1984 Los Angles Olympics men’s water polo match between the USA vs Netherlands,,,,,took place on August 6th in the first match of the final round of this 12-team competition.  Bone Daddy knew the sport of water polo pretty darn well…..cuz he had seen more than a few live events…..as he was…

Olympics – 1948 London & 1952 Helsinki – Mens 800m – USA Mal Whitfield & JAM Arthur Wint

DOG ASIDE: Malvin Greston “Mal” Whitfield (October 11, 1924 – November 19, 2015) was an African-American athlete….goodwill ambassador….and airman. Nicknamed “Marvelous Mal”….he was the Olympic champion in the 800 meters at the 1948 London Olympics and 1952 Helsinki Olympics….and a member of the 1948 gold medal team in the 4 × 400 meters relay. Overall, Whitfield was a…

Olympics – 1948 London – Track – Mens 100m & 200m Dash & 400m Relay – The Barney Ewell Story

DOG ASIDE: The 1948 Summer Olympics….officially known as the Games of the XIV Olympiad….were an international multi-sport event….which was held in London, England, United Kingdom.  After a 12-year hiatus because of World War II….these were the first Summer Olympics since the 1936 Games in Berlin.  The event came to be known as the Austerity Games….because…

Olympics – 1932 Los Angeles & 1936 Berlin – Track – Mens 800m – GB Tom Hansen & USA John Woodruff

DOG ASIDE: The track and field men’s 800m run has produced some of the most dramatic finishes in Olympic history……as this video provides evidence to that fact in both the 1932 Los Angeles Games and the 1936 Berlin Games.  Prior to the 1932 Olympics…..Great Britain had won the men’s 800m run at the prior three…

Olympics – 1936 Berlin & 1952 Helsinki – Track – Womens 4 x 100m Relay Finals

DOG ASIDE: Over the course of 16 years and 4 Olympic Games from 1936 in Berlin to 1952 in Helsinki…..the USA Women’s 4 x 100m Relay Teams were the beneficiaries of tragic misfortunes to teams from Germany and Australia…..allowing the USA to win two gold medals….like gifts from above….as the team from Germany at the…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens Marathon – Start Of Race

DOG ASIDE: This video covers the start of the first ever women’s marathon at The Olympic Games….and what a history making event it would turn out to be….cuz at the conclusion of this race won by Joan Benoit of the USA….the energy at the Los Angeles Coliseum would be the catalyst for Bone Daddy and…