Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Gymnastics – Womens Vault Finals – USA Mary Lou Retton – Perfect 10

DOG COMMENTARY: There are athletes who come along once in a blue moon….who have the ability to capture the imagination of not only those fans who have been blessed with the opportunity of seeing that athlete perform….but also for those generations of fans who would follow in the generations to come….growing up with dreams of…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Men’s Springboard – 5th Dive Round

DOG ASIDE: Ronald Merriott (born 24 May 1960) is an American former diver who competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics….after winning the NCAA championship in 3-meter springboard diving at the 1984 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship….where his score of 600.3 is the highest of any of Michigan’s national champion 3-meter divers. Christopher Snode (born 23 March 1959)…

DOG ASIDE: Sharon Hambrook and Kelly Kryczka are Canadian duet competitors in synchronized swimming   winning the gold medal at the 1982 World Aquatics Championship in Guayaquil…while winning a silver medal in the women’s duet at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles….as Kryczka also received a silver medal in duet (with Helen Vanderburg) at the 1979 Pan American…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Men’s Semi – USA VS Canada – 1st Half Part 3

DOG COMMENTARY: There are two sportscasters that rate at the top of the heap of Bone Daddy’s all time favorite college football commentators of live games….for in his opinion…both these two men could paint a picture so brilliantly with words…..that you did not even have to watch the game to be totally engaged in what…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Heavyweights – USA Henry Tillman vs ITA Angelo Musoni

DOG COMMENTARY: What I have always appreciated about Howard Cosell throughout his brilliant and legendary career….was his ability to call everything “honestly, as he saw it”….in every sporting event that he was the sports commentator on….as this video so aptly provides evidence of my opinion….for Howard never pulled a punch…..whether calling boxing or NFL football…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Middlewts – Virgil Hill VS Damir Skaro

DOG ASIDE: Virgil Eugene Hill (born January 18, 1964) is a retired American professional boxer….who is a four-time former world champion….having held the IBF, WBA and lineal light heavyweight titles….as well as the WBA cruiserweight title. In 2013, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame….in addition to winning the 1984 National Golden Gloves at…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – What Is Gold & Diving Springboard Prelims 10th Dive

DOG ASIDE: This video has a bit of an audio difficulty…..as it sounds like ABC is broadcasting under water….but the content is really great…..as the 1st part of the video is a special ABC Profile presented by Kathleen Sullivan on the subject of “What is Gold”…..which covers the subject of what a gold medal was…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Semi – USA VS Canada – 1st Half Part 3

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was a coming-out party for Michael Jordan….who led the U. S. team in scoring….while dazzling the worldwide viewing audience with his athleticism and speed.  In addition to Jordan….the team featured two other future Hall of Famers in Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin (who would later reunite with Jordan as a part…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Men’s – USA VS Canada – 1st Half Part2

DOG ASIDE: Trials for the USA Men’s Olympic Basketball Team were held in April 1984 on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana….where seventy players attended the trials.  Kentucky post players Sam Bowie and Melvin Turpin chose to skip the trials to concentrate on the upcoming 1984 NBA Draft….as Keith Lee of Memphis State, Len…