Leon Redbone at ACL sings Big Fat Mule to Ride & Champagne Charlie & Diddy Wa Diddy imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: The story of Austin City Limits has a phenomenal story. Austin City Limits (ACL) is an American public television music program recorded live in Austin,Texas….by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station KLRU…..and broadcast on PBS stations around over the United States. The show helped Austin to become widely known as the “Live Music…

DeBarge sings Learn The Ways of Love & High Society – Open To Love & Need Your Loving

DOG ASIDE: Motown is an American record company founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. as Tamla Records on January 12, 1959….and incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan. The name, a combination of motor and town, has also become a nickname for Detroit. Motown played an important role in the racial integration…

1985 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship Women’s Broad Jump & Mens 880 Yd Run

DOG ASIDE: During the mid-1980’s in the sport of track and field…..there were two US broad jumbers who were world record holders….and they happened to be brother and sister….Carl & Carol Lewis. Don’t you know that their parents were mighty proud of their two siblings?!  I this NCAA Indoor Championship of 1985…..Carol Lewis was the…

Boxing 12 Rnd USBA Heavyweight Championship With Scott LeDoux VS Greg Page With Don Dunphy & Davie Pearl

DOG ASIDE: Greg Page (October 25, 1958 – April 27, 2009) was a boxer from Louisville, Kentucky. He was the WBA Heavyweight Champion from December 1984 to April 1985, losing the title in his first defense. His professional record was 58-17-1 with 48 knockouts….while defeating Gerrie Coetzee, Jimmy Young, James “Quick” Tillis, Renaldo Snipes,Alfredo Evangelista, Scott…

Boxing 10 rnd Heavyweight Bout With Earnie Shavers VS Jeff Sims

DOG ASIDE: During the golden age of heavyweight boxers from the mid-1960’s to the mid-1980’s….there was a heavyweight who never held the title….but is considered the hardest puncher of all time….was best known as Earnie Shavers….an American former professional boxer and two-time world heavyweight title challenger. He is considered by most boxing experts to be the…

Sports Legend Special On Sportscaster Curt Gowdy Hosted By George Plimton

DOG ASIDE: Truly one of the all time great sportscaster/broadcaster/analyst was Curt Gowdy….as he was at the helm of televised sports when sportscasters covered all types of sports….they didn’t specialize like John Madden in football, Dick Vitale in basketball, et al….for he was of the same mold as Jim McKay, Keith Jackson, Howard Cosell, et…

Boxing 12 rnd NABF Heavywt Championship With Tim Witherspoon VS James Broad With Don Chevrier

DOG ASIDE: After the golden years of Heavyweight Boxing passed…..somewhere around the mid-to-late 1980’s….there were more than just a few pretenders to the crown of Heavyweight Champion….with some of those actually winning a WBC, WBA or IBC title…..and two of those heavyweights were James Broad and Tim Witherspoon….as both got multiple title shots….with Witherspoon winning…

Boxing – 10rnd Heavyweight Fight With Trevor Berbick VS Greg Page With Howard Cosell

DOG ASIDE: The headlines of boxing had been pretty much dominated by the Heavyweight Division by the likes of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Larry Holmes, George Foreman and Mike Tyson for several decades when Greg Page and Trevor Berbick came along….albeit Page did win the IBC Heavyweight Title. Although neither were on the…

1983 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships – Women’s 100 Yd Butterfly With Mary T. Meagher & Jil Sterkel

DOG ASIDE: One of the truly great women swimmers of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..was 100m Butterfly gold medalist Mary T. Meagher…..better known as “Madame Butterfly”…..who was accompanied by teammate Jenna Tompson (2nd) on the medal stand Los Angeles….as Madame Butterfly was just shedding her cocoon as a 19 yr. old freshman at California University…