Boxing – 1986 – ABCs Jim McKay Remembers Boxer Barry McGuigan Uniting A Divided Ireland

DOG ASIDE: Finbar Patrick ‘Barry’ McGuigan MBE (born 28 February 1961) is an Irish retired professional boxer and current boxing promoter. Born in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland, McGuigan was nicknamed The Clones Cyclone and became the WBA and lineal featherweight world champion. He was very popular with Irish and British audiences, representing neutrality and peace in a time when Ireland, where he lived, was affected by The Troubles….which was an ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland during the late…

Boxing – 1985 – Jim Lampley + Alex Wallau Interview + Highlights Of Mark Breland Vs Darryl Anthony

DOG ASIDE: ABC Sports boxing broadcast team of Alex Wallau and Jim Lampley provide their thoughts about the just finished 6 round welterweight bout between Mark Breland vs Daryl Anthony….followed by highlights from the fight….and an interview with Breland the winner.  ImaSportsphile has a good number of Mark Breland fights….both amateur and professional…..and it is…

Figure Skating – 1977 – Jim McKay Showcases USA Gymnasts + Figure Skaters On China Exhibition Trips

DOG ASIDE: I have written on many occasions while posting videos with ABC sports commentator Jim McKay behind the mike….for he is without question this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite sportscaster of other sports than football, baseball, boxing and basketball…..for he brought the sports world more different sports from many more different places than any…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Al Trautwig Interviews John MaBee On $5M Payday If Alysheba Wins Belmont

DOG ASIDE: In this video seen herewith….ABC’s Al Trautwig interviews Chairman of the Board John MaBee at Golden Eagle Insurance prior to the 1987 Belmont Stakes….a race in which Alysheba, who had previously won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes….which were the first two legs of the 1987 Triple Crown of horse racing….as MaBee’s…

Figure Skating – 1988 – ABCs Jim McKay Profiles CAN Brian Orser – Up Close And Personal

DOG ASIDE: Brian Ernest Orser (born 18 December 1961) is a former competitive and professional figure skater for Canada….who is the 1984 Los Angeles Games and 1988 Seoul Games Olympic silver medalist….1987 World champion….and eight-time Canadian national champion from 1981 – 1988.  The rivalry between Brian Orser and American figure skater Brian Boitano….who were the two favorites to win the gold…

Gymnastics – 1970 – ABCs Jim McKay Remembers USA Cathy Rigby And Her Effect On American Gymnastics

DOG ASIDE: Cathleen Roxanne Rigby (born December 12, 1952) was known as Cathy Rigby…who is an actress, speaker, and former artistic gymnast….where her performance in the 1968 Mexico Olympics helped to popularize the sport of gymnastics in the United States. Cathy Rigby was the highest-scoring American gymnast at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics….which helped her become a favorite with American television audiences….thus helping…

Horse Racing – 1987 – ABCs Al Michaels Covers The Odds + Post Positions For The Kentucky Derby

DOG ASIDE: Betting on horse racing or horse betting commonly occurs at many horse races tracks….as gamblers can stake money on the final placement of the horses taking part in a race. Gambling on horses is, however, prohibited at some racetracks…..but where gambling is allowed….most tracks offer parimutuel betting where gamblers’ money is pooled and shared proportionally among the winners…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jack Whitaker In The Paddocks + Charlsie Cantey In The Stables At Belmont Stks

DOG ASIDE: John Francis “Jack” Whitaker (born May 18, 1924) is an American sportscaster who worked for both CBS and ABC….who won three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Host or Commentator in 1979….for writing in 1990….and being awarded the Lifetime Achievement award in 2012. Jack Whitaker also received the Maryland Jockey Club’s Hilltop Award for outstanding coverage of thoroughbred racing. He was named “Best Announcer”…

Boxing – 1987 – ABCs Alex Wallau Interviews Evander Holyfield After Retaining Title Vs Henry Tillman

DOG ASIDE: About 30 minutes after Evander Holyfield had dismantled one of his old roommates from the 1984 Olympic team….the inevitable question was shouted out at the post-fight news conference….after all, Holyfield’s destruction-derby performance against Henry Tillman at Reno’s Bally Grand Hotel was the most impressive display of punching power anyone has seen lately….with the…