1987 NBA Playoffs – Nuggets VS Lakers – CBS At The Half

DOG ASIDE: At some point in the development of halftime shows on network sports television….the halftime became almost as important to viewers as the actual game….and in my lil ole Chiweenie humble opinion…..that point in time in the world of televised sports…..that halftime became a genre of its own….and to my way of thinking….that just…

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…

1979 NBC SportsWorld – Muhammad Ali Indoor Track Meet – With Dick Enberg & Ali

DOG ASIDE: This video of the 1979 Muhammad Ali Indoor Track Meet features a world class 60m Dash line-up with Harvey Glance, Steve Williams, Clancy Edwards, Charlie Wells, Dwayne Evans, Steve Riddick, Houston McTear and Donald Quarrie…..with a new world indoor record of 6.74 seconds. Also on this video is the 800m with Mike Boyt,…

1979 SportsWorld – Muhammad Ali Indoor Track Meet – Mens High Jump Dwight Stones

DOG ASIDE: Known as ‘The Ali’ by Track & Field enthusiasts of the day. The Muhammad Ali Invitational Track Meet started in 1979 in Long Beach, CA. The highlight was an 800-meter race that featured high-jumper Dwight Stones, former WBA heavyweight champ Jimmy Ellis, jockey Angel Cordero, and U.S. Senator Alan Cranston. Ali got involved in…

1985 SportsWorld – Muhammad Ali Invitational Indoor Track & Field Meet – Ali and Dick Enberg

DOG ASIDE: During the mid-1980’s….Muhammad Ali was sponsoring the Muhammad Ali Invitational USA Indoor Track and Field Meet….and NBC SportWorld covered it for several years.  In the 1985 Ali Invitational Meet…..many USA competitors at the top of the food chain in their particular track and field discipline would compete in this indoor event….as 1985 showcased…

NBC SportsWorld – 1984 Womens World Gymnastics Championships From Sofia, Bulgaria

DOG ASIDE: There is absolutely no question in my lil ole Chiweenie brain that the folks associated with NBC SportsWorld, ABC Wide World of Sports and CBS Sports Saturday/Sunday….were all Sportsphiles….cuz their programs covered all types of sports in all types of places…..for they sent their television crews to far away places….just to bring sports…

1985 Women’s World Gymnastics Championships From Rennes, France

DOG ASIDE: The 1986 Women’s World Gymnastics Championship….held in Rennes, France…..with the medal count being won for the 7th straight year by the Soviet Union….who dominated women’s gymnastics from 1974 to 1994….when the team from China finally beat the Soviets.  The 1986 World Championships proved to be a transition time for the Russian women’s team….as…