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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Olympics – 1988 Calgary – Figure Skating – Ice Dancing

DOG ASIDE: Ice dancing is a discipline of figure skating that draws from ballroom dancing. It joined the World Figure Skating Championships in 1952….and became a Winter Olympic Games medal sport in 1976.  As in pair skating, dancers compete as a couple consisting of a man and a woman. Ice dance differs from pair skating…

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Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo – ESPN Coverage With David Sullivan – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: In 1984, ESPN had moved from a fledgling sports and entertainment network into a maturing competitor to NBC, CBS and ABC sports….although only in their 5th year of existence…..as this video provides evidence of their emergence as a significant player in the television sports arena.  Sportscaster David Sullivan was ESPN’s lead commentator for…

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Olympics – 1980 Moscow – USA Athletes Road To Moscow – USA Men’s Pentathlon Team

DOG ASIDE: The USA Pentathlon trains at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonion, TX…..as this is the location of the US National Training Center for the modern pentathlon.  Ft. Sam as we Texans who live within range of its presence like to call it…..was chosen by the Dept. of Defense to be the Army’s training…

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Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo – ESPN Coverage – With David Sullivan – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games was a winter multi-sport event which took place from 8–19 February 1984 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, in present-day Bosnia-Herzegovina. It was the first Winter Olympics held in a Communist state….It was also the second Olympics overall….as well as the second consecutive Olympics to…

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