Comedy – Richard Pryor – Funerals & Cocaine & Whippings By Grandma & Hunting

DOG ASIDE: In 1963, Pryor moved to New York City and began performing regularly in clubs alongside performers such as Bob Dylan and Woody Allen….where on one of his first nights….he opened for singer and pianist Nina Simone at New York’s Village Gate. Simone recalls Pryor’s bout of performance anxiety as follows….”He shook like he had…

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Comedy – Richard Pryor – Pet Monkeys & Heart Attacks & Pissing In A Bottle & Dying

DOG ASIDE: Born on December 1, 1940 in Peoria, Illinois….Pryor grew up in his grandmother’s brothel….where his mother, Gertrude L. (Thomas), practiced prostitution.  His father, LeRoy “Buck Carter” Pryor (June 7, 1915 – September 27, 1968) was a former boxer and hustler.  After his alcoholic mother abandoned him when he was 10….Pryor was raised primarily by his grandmother…

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Comedy – Richard Pryor – On White People & The Brothers & Police After Shooting His Car

DOG ASIDE: Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, and actor….who is currently listed at Number 1 on Comedy Central’s list of all-time greatest stand-up comedians.  Pryor was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues….which employed colorful vulgarities and profanity….as well as…

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NCAAM – Special – Sports Dynasty – Coach John Wooten & The UCLA Bruins – Part 2

DOG COMMENTARY: One of the more incredible epics in sports history….was Coach John Wooden’s UCLA basketball dynasty from (1964 – 1975)….cuz over a 12 years span from the 1964 season through the 1975 season…..opposing teams saved their best for UCLA….yet the Bruins amassed a 335 – 22 record….posting 10 out of 12 NCAA Championships….recording 44…

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NCAAM – NBC Special – Al McGuire Remembers Evansville & Previews 1985 Finals

DOG ASIDE: This video is dedicated to the 19 members of the Evansville Purple Aces team and coaching staff….who lost their lives on that dreadful day on December 13, 1977….when the Air Indiana Flight 216 Douglas DC-3 carrying the University of Evansville basketball team….crashed on takeoff at the Evansville Regional Airport in Evansville, Indiana. The aircraft…

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NCAAM – Special – Al McGuire Previews 1985 Finals – Houston University VS NC State University

DOG ASIDE: NBC’s Al McGuire previews the 1985 NCAA Men’s Basketball Finals between the high flying Phi Slamma Jamma of the Houston Cougars vs the North Carolina State Wolfpack….. in interviews with Houston Coach Guy V. Lewis and NC St Coach Jim Valvano…..followed by McGuire’s 1983 all freshman team with Kenny “Sky” Walker (Kentucky), Tim…

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NCAAM – NBC Special – Al McGuire On Coach Norm Ellenberger & Alburquerque

DOG ASIDE: In this video clip….NBC’s Al McGuire interviews prior University of New Mexico Lobos Coach Norm Ellenberger….then provides a thumb-nail sketch of Alburquerque, New Mexico…..the sight of the 1983 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four…..which was eventually won on a last second shot by Jim Valvano’s North Carolina State Wolfpack team over the high flying…

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NCAAM – Special – Al McGuire Presents His All Time NCAA Tournament Teams

DOG ASIDE: In 1977, Marquette Golden Eagles Coach Al McGuire led his basketball team to the National Championship….and in this NCAA men’s basketball Final Four special….he provides us with his all time tournament teams…..comprised from Al’s Glossary of all time “coast to coast” players in the running game…..all time “chip shot” players comprising of the…

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NCAAM – CBS Special – Highlights Of 50 Years At The Final Four – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: This CBS Special provides incredible highlights of the first 50 years of the Final Four at the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament….a tournament that has become tremendously popular and known as March Madness….as these highlights are guaranteed to bring back awesome memories for those of us who have followed the tournament religiously in March…

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