ESPN Sportscenter With Chris Berman Reporting On The NFL Before Becoming The Swami

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Christopher James “Chris” “Boomer” Berman (born May 10, 1955), also known by the nickname Boomer, is an American sportscaster. He anchors SportsCenterMonday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, U.S. Open golf, the Stanley Cup Finals and other programming on ESPN and ABC Sports. Berman calls play-by-play of select Major League Baseball games for ESPN. 

NCAA Football Tribute To Coach Bear Bryant On The Day He Died

DOG ASIDE: Paul William “Bear” Bryant (September 11, 1913 – January 26, 1983) was an American college football player and coach.  He was best known as the longtime head coach of the University of Alabama football team.  During his 25-year tenure as Alabama’s head coach….he amassed six national championships and thirteen conference championships. Upon his…

Olympics 1984 L A Games Day 9 Women’s Rowing Coxed Fours Final

DOG ASIDE: Rowing at the Summer Olympics has been part of the competition since its debut in the 1990 Summer Olympics. Rowing was on the program at the 1896 Summer Olympics….but was cancelled due to bad weather. Only men were allowed to compete until the women’s events were introduced at the 1976 Montreal Olympics….which gave national…

Animalympics Animated Special Opening With Lighting Of The Flame Starring Gilda Radner

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Animalympics is a 1980 animated film produced by Lisberger Studios and released by Warner Brothers.  It was the third animated feature film presented with Dolby sound. Originally commissioned by NBC network as two separate specials….as it spoofs the Summer and Winter Olympic Games…..and features the voices of Gilda Radner, Billy Crystal, Harry Shearer and Michael Fremer.

1984 Olympics Day 8 Track & Field Womens Heptahlon Gold Medalist Glynis Nunn

DOG ASIDE: A heptathlon is a track and field combined events contest made up of seven events.  The name derives from the Greek hepta (seven) and athlon (contest).  There are two heptathlons….the women’s heptathlon and the men’s….composed of different events. The men’s heptathlon is older and is held indoors….while the women’s is held outdoors and was introduced in…

1984 L A Olympics Day 8 Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Heat 3

DOG ASIDE: Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held at the McDonald’s Olympic Swim Stadium….located on the USC campus. There was a total of 494 participants from 67 countries competing. This was the first Olympic games at which only two swimmers per country were permitted. Previously, three swimmers were allowed and many countries….most often…

1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics Men’s 500m Speed Skating Finals With USA Eric Heiden

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Lake Placid Winter Olympics provided a champion speed skater of the highest order….who set a standard that may never be equaled again in the Olympic Games…..by winning a gold medal in every distance in the speed skating competition (5).  Sportscaster Keith Jackson interviews the incredible athlete after winning the 500m speed…

1984 L A Olympic Profile Of Mens Wrestling 70 Kg Gold Medal Winner USA Jeff Blatnick Cancer Survivor

DOG ASIDE: Jeffrey Carl “Jeff” Blatnick (July 26, 1957 – October 24, 2012) was an American super heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestler and sports commentator. He won NCAA Division II heavyweight wrestling championships in 1978 and 1979….and won the Olympic gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling in 1984 after battling back from cancer.  After radiation therapy helped to…