1985 ESPN With David Sullivan On NCAA Football David McWilliams As New Coach At Texas Tech

DOG ASIDE: This ESPN Sportscenter clip from 1985 covers the announcement of David McWilliams a former American football player at The University of Texas from 1961 to 1963….and defensive coordinator at Texas from 1982 to 1985 when he was named as the head coach at Texas Tech University in 1986. McWilliams returned to UT at…

1978 ESPN NFL Primetime With Tom Jackson & Chris Bermen & Gayle Gardner

DOG ASIDE: This video clip gives you a look at a 1978 ESPN telecast with Chris Berman, Tom Jackson and Gayle Gardner…who were some of the original ESPN sportscasters.  Both Berman and Jackson are still bringing the NFL on ESPN in 2016…..some 38 years later…which by any standard is a significant accomplishment….especially when you consider…

Weightlifting 1982 World Cup Power Lifting Championship

DOG ASIDE: Power lifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts…squat, bench press and dead lift.  As in the sport of Olympic weightlifting….it involves lifting weights in three attempts. Power lifting evolved from a sport known as “odd lifts”….which followed the same three-attempt format but used a wider…

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…