Olympics – 1980 Moscow – Modern Pentathlon – USA Pentathletes Prepare for Games

DOG ASIDE: This video gives the viewer an inside look at American athletes training for the Olympic Modern Pentathlon at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX…..for it was decided in 1955….by the Department of Defense….that the Army Base at Ft. Sam (that’s what we Texans call it) would become the national training center for…

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Olympics – 1980 Moscow – US Athletes In Crisis – President Jimmy Carter Boycotts

DOG ASIDE: On April 12, 1980….President Jimmy Carter announces that the U.S. will boycott the Olympic Games scheduled to take place in Moscow that summer. The announcement came after the Soviet Union failed to comply with Carter’s February 20, 1980, deadline to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.  The Soviet military invaded Afghanistan in 1979 to…

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Bonne Daddy´s 1964 New York Yankees World Series Baseball Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: The 1964 World Series pitted the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals against the American League champion New York Yankees….with the Cardinals prevailing in seven games.  St. Louis won their seventh world championship….while the Yankees….who had appeared in 14 of 16 World Series since 1949….did not play in the Series again until 1976.…

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Bonne Daddy´s 1964 New York Yankees Baseball Card Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: The 1964 New York Yankees season was the 62nd season for the Yankees….as the team finished with a record of 99–63….winning their 29th pennant…..and finishing 1 game ahead of the Chicago White Sox. The Yanks were managed by Yogi Berra….playing at Yankee Stadium.,,,where in the World Series….they were defeated by the St. Louis…

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Bonne Daddy´s 1965 New York Yankees Baseball Card Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: Bone Daddy was a graduating senior at Midland High School when the 1965 NY Yankees season started….with plans of heading to Austin, TX to attend The University of Texas in the fall of ’65….where he would watch his 1st World Series as a college freshman…..but he would not be watching his beloved Yankees…

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Bonne Daddy´s 1967 New York Yankees Baseball Card Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: The 1967 New York Yankees season was the 67th season for the Yankees franchise….65th in New York.  The team finished ahead of only the Kansas City Athletics (who moved to Oakland after the season ended) in the American League final standings….with a record of 72–90….finishing 20 games behind the Boston Red Sox.  New…

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Bonne Daddy´s 1968 New York Yankees Baseball Card Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: The New York Yankees season was the 66th season for the team in New York….and its 68th season overall. The team finished above .500 for the first time since 1964….with a record of 83–79….finishing 20 games behind the Detroit Tigers.  New York was managed by Ralph Houk….as the Yanks played at Yankee Stadium.  The…

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Bonne Daddy´s 1969 New York Yankees Baseball Card Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: The 1969 New York Yankees season was the 67th season for the team in New York….and its 69th season overall. The team finished in fifth-place in the newly established American League East with a record of 80–81….as they were 28½ games behind the Baltimore Orioles….for the Yanks were managed by Ralph Houk…..and played at Yankee…

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Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo – Closing Ceremony – ABC Hilites With Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: In my lil ole Sportsphile opinion….the Closing Ceremony at any Olympic Games is an expression of the best of life….and the worst of life….for it is a time when all the athletes of the world come together one final time to celebrate their accomplishments of competing in the Olympics….as each and every participant…

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