MLB – 1964 – Mel Allen Showcases World Series Cardinals Vs Yankees – Featuring MVP C Tim McCarver

DOG ASIDE: James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941) is an American sportscaster and former professional baseball catcher….who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos and the Boston Red Sox between 1959 and 1980….during which he appeared in the MLB All-Star Game in 1966 and 1967….and was the starting catcher for the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals in 1964 and 1967.  In 1964, his tie-breaking home…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 Special – Arch Bishop Edward T Omeara Provides The PreRace Invocation

DOG ASIDE: Due to the longevity of the Indianapolis 500….numerous traditions surrounding the race have developed over the years. Traditions include procedures for the running of the race, scheduling, and pre-race and post-race festivities. For many fans, these traditions are an important aspect of the race….and they have often reacted quite negatively when the traditions are…

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Comedy – 1982 – The Creative Side Of Ludwig Von Beetovhen – With John Belushi

DOG ASIDE: John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an American comedian, actor, and singer….who is best known for his “intense energy and raucous attitude”….which he displayed as one of the seven original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL). Throughout his career, Belushi had a close personal and artistic partnership with his…

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Boxing – 1985 – DKSEN Sports Don Chevrier Interviews Winner Davey Hilton After Defeating Dennis Horn

DOG ASIDE: This video features Don Chevrier’s post fight interview of welterweight Davey Hilton, Jr. being interviewed after his 2nd round TKO of Denis Horne for the Continental Americas welterweight title fight.  Davey Hilton, Jr. is a Canadian former boxing  world champion….who is a member of the Fighting Hilton Family….and is the former brother-in-law of Arturo Gatti.  Hilton held the WBC super…

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Comedy – 1982 – Valerie Brownfield Stand Up Routine

DOG ASIDE: Every now and then, this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile gets a video that I cannot find any research information on the feature participant in the video…..as in the case of comedian Valerie Brumfield , a stand-up comedian during the 1980’s…..who appeared on the Saturday Night Live stage in 1982…..so I have to come…

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Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Barry Tompkins Introduction To Heavyweight Bout With Mitch Green Vs Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE:  In this video herewith….HBO’s Barry Tompkins provides the introduction for the 10 round heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden between two legends of boxing in and around New York City in the mid-1980’s which featured Iron Mike Tyson verses Mitch Blood Green  . Barry David Tompkins (born May 2, 1940) is an American sportscaster…who is best known…

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Comedy – 1978 – The X Police Investigate Another Marijuana Related Death

DOG ASIDE: Bill Murray and Dan Akroyd are The X Police in this Saturday Night Live skit from a show during the 1978 season….which deals with a subject that has been around for a long time….the “not so truthful results of smoking marijuana”.  The truth remains some 33+ years later, many of the “untruths and misconceptions” of the drug are still…

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Boxing – 1985 – HBOs Larry Merchant Showcases The Career Of WBC Featherwt Champ Julio Cesar Chavez

DOG ASIDE: As time has gone by….my opinion of Julio Cezar Chavez has changed dramatically…..as I used to be of the opinion that he dodged to many really great boxers in an around his weight division…. while waiting for those greats to get older before he entered the ring with them….ie: Alexis Arguello, Salvador Sanchez,…

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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…

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