Olympics – 1984 – Los Angeles Summer Games – Womens Discus Throw Finals – AUS Gael Martin

DOG ASIDE: Gael Patricia Mulhall-Martin (born 27 August 1956) is a former Australian athlete who competed in the shot put and in the discus throw at the Olympic level….and also had a career in power lifting….who was the daughter of footballer Ken Mulhall….an Australian rules footballer with the St Kilda Football Club. Gael Martin won the bronze medal in women’s shot put at the 1984 Los…

NFL – 1986 – NBC Sports NFC Divisional Playoff Special – Pete Axethelm Predicts Bears Shutout Giants

DOG ASIDE: Pete Axthelm (August 27, 1943 – February 2, 1991) was a sportswriter and columnist for the New York Herald Tribune, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek and Inside Sports….when during the 1980’s, his knowledge of sports and journalistic skill aided him in becoming a sports commentator for The NFL on NBC….along with NFL Primetime and horse racing on ESPN.   Born in New York City and a 1965 graduate of Yale University….where Axthelm wrote The…

NBA – 1987 – WTBS Charlie Neal Interviews Past Slam Dunk Champs Spud Webb + Dominique Wilkins

DOG ASIDE: Anthony Jerome “Spud” Webb (born July 13, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball point guard. Webb….who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA)….and is best known for winning a The Slam Dunk Contest despite being one of the shortest players in NBA history….as NBA.com lists him at 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall.  Spud Webb was the shortest person to EVER…

NFL – 1988 – CBS Sports Special – All Madden Team Coach + Future Prospects With Pat Summerall + John Madden

DOG ASIDE: The broadcast team of Pat Summerall and John Madden were easily the best to ever grace an NFL broadcast booth….not to mention the best to ever do the All Madden Teams telecasts…..or best football video games ever….or best narrator of NFL Great Teams Great Years telecasts…. at least in this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….cuz…

NBA – 1988 – TBS Sports All Star Saturday Night Slam Dunk Contest – Hawks F Dominique Wilkins

DOG ASIDE: Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball player ….who primarily played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA)….when he was a nine-time NBA All-Star….and is widely viewed as one of the best dunkers in NBA history which this video provides ample evidence of why Dominique Wilkins is considered and nicknamed “The Human Highlight Film”.   In…

Olympics – 1980 – Lake Placid Games Ice Dancing – Jim McKay + Dick Buttons Discuss Lift Controversy

DOG ASIDE: Richard Totten “Dick” Button (born July 18, 1929) is an American former figure skater and skating analyst ….who is a two-time Olympic champion in 1948 and 1952….and five-time World champion from 1948 to 1952.  He is also the only non-European man to have become European champion.  Button is credited as having been the first skater to successfully land the double axel jump in competition in 1948….as…

NBA – 1987 – CBS Tim Brant Reports On NBA Playoffs With Bucks Vs 76ers Series Game 2 + Highlights

DOG ASIDE: When the Milwaukee Bucks drafted Arkansas All American G Sydney Moncrief in 1979….from there on they would win six straight division titles…. and have .500 seasons or better for the next 11 years of his career. . Within those years, the Bucks became perennial Eastern Conference contenders….primarily due to the strong play of…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Track + Field – Womens Shot Put Gold Medal Toss By FGR Claudia Losch

DOG ASIDE: Claudia Losch (born 10 January 1960) is a retired German shot putter….who won the gold medal in women’s shot put at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games….as seen by her winning toss in this video herewith….then she went on to place 5th at the 1988 Calgary Olympic Games.  She is also the 1989 World Indoor Champion….three time European Indoor…

NCAA Football – 1985 – Lorimar Sports Bluebonnet Bowl Special Welcome From Texas Govenor Mark White

DOG ASIDE: Mark Wells White Jr. (March 17, 1940 – August 5, 2017) was an American politician and lawyer….who served as the 43rd Governor of Texas from 1983 to 1987. He also held office as Secretary of State of Texas (1973–77) and as Texas Attorney General (1979–83).  White was elected governor in the 1982 gubernatorial election by defeating the incumbent Bill Clements.   A member of the Democratic Party, White sought to…