Football – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Showcases Candidates From Football

DOG ASIDE: Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsperson of the Year award to “the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement.”  Both Americans and non-Americans are eligible, though in the past the vast majority of winners have been from the United States. Both men and women…

Comedy – 1986 – Skits – Steve Martin – Buying A Used Car + Strangers At The Front Door

DOG ASIDE: Steve Martin was truly blessed with the ability to make folks laugh…..as evidenced by these filmed skits where he is in the process of buying a used car…..along with the hilarious skit about “strangers at your front door”…..for not only was Steve Martin full of comedic genius…..but he was also a very talented actor. …

Auto Racing – 1986 – Highlights – NBCs Dale Hansen Spotlights The Year 1986 In Auto Racing

DOG ASIDE: Dale Eugene Hansen (born August 2, 1948) is an American sportscaster….who is currently the weeknight sports anchor during the 6 pm and 10 pm newscasts on ABC’s Dallas affiliate WFAA.  He also hosts Dale Hansen’s Sports Special on Sundays at 10:35 pm….which is consistently one of the highest-rated local programs in Dallas-Fort Worth area…..when his segment each night garners an audience of over 300,000 people.…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – An Inside Look At Michael Spinks Transformation From Lt Heavywt To Heavywt

DOG ASIDE:  Michael Jinx Spinks was the undisputed light heavyweight champions…..and basically had beaten every top light heavyweight or cruiserweight boxer in the world…..so, it was time to move up to the heavyweight division….and what better way to do that than schedule a fight with WBC heavyweight champion and undefeated at 48 – 0 Larry The Easton Assassin Holmes….but…

Boxing – 1985 – 6 Rnd Middlewt Bout – David Barrow V Frank Tate – W/ Randy Gordon + Termite Watkins

DOG ASIDE:  Frank Tate was an American professional boxer…. who was a National Golden Gloves light middleweight champion….anh won the light middleweight gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Tate began his professional career in December 1984…..when he won the vacant IBF middleweight title by beating Michael Olajide over fifteen rounds at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas…

Boxing – 1985 – Tim Ryan PreFight Show – WBA Super Ltwt Title Fight – Ubaldo Sacco Vs Gene Hatcher

DOG ASIDE: Gene Hatcher (born June 28, 1959) is a former boxer who was world light welterweight champion….whose nickname was “Mad Dog.”  After winning his 1st two fights….Hatcher faced WBA light welterweight champion Johnny Bumphus on June 1, 1984 in what Ring magazine called its “Upset of the Year,” ….when Hatcher scored an eleventh-round technical knockout over Bumphus. When Hatcher knocked Bumphus down….he slipped…

Comedy – 1986 – Richard Pryor On How Nice White People R With Brothers Around + How Quite The Woods

DOG ASIDE: Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American stand-up comedian, actor and social critic….who was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues….which employed vulgarities and profanity….along with racial epithets. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style….and is widely regarded as one…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Joyful Time In The Winners Circle At Indy 500 With With Bobby Rahal + Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE:  This video is a very rare piece of footage which highlights the incredible love and bond between driver and owner…..and a moment shared that could never be bested….for winning the Indy 500 while knowing that you may not be around anymore to ever experience an awesome win again….for Bobby Rahal won the race…

Comedy – 1986 – Comedians On Sex – With Jackie Mason + Myron Cohen + Redd Foxx + Phyllis Diller Et Al

DOG ASIDE: Stand up comedians have always had the subject of sex as part of their routine….and this excerpt from HBO’s On Location with host Robert Klein is evidence of this fact….so, we will tell you a little about each of the folks who appear on this video….as their content is down right hilarious. Jackie Mason (born June…