Comedy – 1978 – Film – Schillers Reel – Java Junkie – with Peter Aykroyd + Teri Garr + Patti Oja

DOG ASIDE: Back in the early years of Saturday Night Live….there would be various short films that would appear on the live broadcast under the name of Schillers Reel…..which were always about “edgy” subjects…..like the one seen below titled Java Junkie.  These short films were always interesting and sometimes quite funny, but still playing on the edges of comedy…..and almost…

Boxing – 1906 To 1985 – Barry Tompkins Narrates History Of Nine lt Heavywt Vs Heavywt Title Fights

DOG ASIDE: This video features HBO Boxing Commentator Barry Tompkins showcasing 9 prior heavyweight title fights between light heavyweight champions who took on heavyweight champions…..which affords the viewer a wonderful piece of boxing history….with highlights and interviews from such historic light heavyweight champs vs heavyweight champs including the 1906 bout between Burnet vs O’Brien…..the 1921…

Boxing – 1985 – HBO Special – The Selling Of A Champion – An Inside Look At 19 Year Old Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE:  This HBO Boxing Special features their legendary boxing commentator team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….as they analyze and dissect the concept of Selling a Champion”….with an indepth look at how the powers that be in boxing at the time…..were already in process of creating and hyping the future heavyweight champion…

Comedy – 1978 – Chevy Chase – Stand Up Routine

DOG ASIDE: Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase (born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, actor and writer….who was born into a prominent New York family,…and worked a variety of jobs before moving into comedy…. when he began acting with National Lampoon….after which he became a key cast member in the first season of Saturday Night Live….when his recurring Weekend Update segments soon…

Boxing – 1986 – Barry Tompkins Look At Hector Camacho Training Camp With Trainer Chuck Talihanini

This HBO Boxing special with host Barry Tompkins  provides an inside look at the training camp of boxing legend Hector Macho Camacho prior to an upcoming title fight….which gives our viewers some insight into the training that a professional boxer goes through during preparation for a fight….and is really quite interesting.  As we have commented on many…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – KING – Featuring JFK + MLK + RFK In Has Anybody Here Seen My Old Friend John

DOG ASIDE: The Not Ready For Prime Time Players was a comedy group consisting of Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Laraine Newman and Chevy Chase….who were the backbone of the early years on NBC’s Saturday Night Live….as this group included some of the best comedic genius of the late 1970’s and entire…

Boxing 1986 CBS Sports Special John Maddens Journey How Marvin Hagler Became Marvelous

DOG ASIDE: Like the TV commercial says….”It doesn’t get any better than this”….any time you get the incomparable John Madden teamed up with the marvelous one, Marvin Hagler…..it simply does not get any better than this…..as Madden focuses his entire John Madden’s Journey special on how boxing legend Marvin Hagler got his nickname Marvelous…..for any and all boxing…

Boxing – 1985 – Tim Ryan Interview With Gene Hatcher After Super Lightwt Title Loss To Sacco

DOG ASIDE: Ronald Hatcher Jr. (born June 28, 1959), better known as Gene Hatcher….is a former boxer who was world light welterweight champion….whose nickname was “Mad Dog.”  Hatcher’s first defense was against Uby Sacco in December of 1985….in which he won a fifteen-round decision…..but in their rematch in July 1985….Sacco won with a ninth round TKO in Italy….as the fight was stopped…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 Special – The Story Of # 87 Steve Chassey As Told By His 8 Yr Old Son Blaine

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then I get a video to post that is truly a “human interest story”….and this video about Steve Chassey…..the driver of car # 87 in the 1987 Indy 500…..as told by his 8 year old son, Blaine….is truly one of those special type videos…..for you can see the pride in that…