Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Jim McKay Profile – USA Mary Lou Retton, ROM Ecatarina Czabo & Julianne McNamara & Bela Karoli

DOG COMMENTARY: What I love most about this video is the elegant and eloquent was that ABC’s Jim McKay remembers these three tremendous gymnasts at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….for McKay just had a way of brilliantly saying the right thing…..with a sense of regalness being properly bestowed upon these three princesses of the sport…

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Olympics – 1980 Road To Moscow – Canoeist Angus Morrison & Kayaker Ann Turner

DOG ASIDE: Angus Gault Morrison (born March 11, 1952) is an American retired slalom and sprint canoeist….who competed in the 1970’s and 1980’s. He finished tenth in the C-1 slalom event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich….and four years later at the 1976 Montreal Games….Morrison was eliminated in the repechages of the C-1 500m…

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Olympics – 1980 Moscow – Special – Road To Moscow – Discus Thrower USA Al Oerter

DOG COMMENTARY: Alfred Oerter, Jr. (September 19, 1936 – October 1, 2007) was an American athlete and a four-time Olympic Champion in the discus throw. He was the first athlete to win a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympics….and is an inductee of the IAAF Hall of Fame.  Oerter began his…

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Olympics – 1980 Moscow – Special – Road To Moscow – USA Pentathlete Jane Fredericks

DOG ASIDE: Jane Wardell Frederick (born April 7, 1952) is a former heptathlete from the United States….who set the first official world record in the women’s heptathlon….by gaining a total number of 6104 points on April 24, 1981 at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California.  Frederick had been one of the many 1980 USS…

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Olympics – 1980 Moscow – Special – Road To Moscow – Australia Swimmer Tracy Wickham

DOG ASIDE: ABC did some wonderful profiles of many athletes who competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….as this video piece provides proof in the pudding….for it gives the viewer what it is like to compete on a world stage….and what it is like to be a big fish in a small pond….a world class…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – 90kg Wrestling – USA Ed Banach VS AUT Edwin Lins & History of California

DOG COMMENTARY: I love this particular video….cuz I get to hear one of my all time favorite sportscaster…. Curt Gowdy….for he was truly one of the best at bringing whatever the sport might be that he was covering….still today, I could be totally fine with only being able to listen to Gowdy….not seeing a thing….and…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Highlights With Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: This video gives highlights of Tom Petronoff, Edwin Moses, Carl Lewis in track and field…..with women’s platform diving starting with the 8th dive of the competition….then highlights of the USA women’s volleyball…..and boxing brought to you by Howard Cosell with US boxers Meldrick Taylor and Pernell Whitaker….followed by women’s gymnastics with Jack Whitaker…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Interview – Frank Gifford & Robert Conrad

DOG ASIDE: Robert Conrad is an American film and television actor….best known for his role in the 1965–69 television series The Wild Wild West….where he played the sophisticated Secret Service agent James T. West….and later portrayed World War II ace Pappy Boyington in the television series Black Sheep Squadron. He was a recording artist of…

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ESPN – 1985 Sportscenter With Bob Ley & NFL Yearbook – 1984 San Francisco 49ers

DOG ASIDE: Bob Ley (born March 16, 1955) is a sports anchor and reporter for ESPN….who has won multiple Emmy Awards….is the longest tenured on-air employee of the network….having joined ESPN just three days after the network’s 1979 launch….for Bob Ley and Chris Berman have been the mainstays at ESPN…..when so many other sportscasters have come…

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