NFL – 1945 To 1951 – NFL Films Steve Sabol On Tales Of A One Eyed Wonder – Eagles QB Tommy Thompson

DOG ASIDE: Thomas Pryor Thompson (August 15, 1918 – April 22, 1989) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League and Canadian Football League….who was blind in one eye, from a childhood incident, but nevertheless served in the U.S. Army for two years during World War II….which put his professional career on hold.  Born in Hutchinson, Kansas, Thompson graduated from R. L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas….where our…

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NBA – 1988 – All Star Saturday Night Slam Dunk Contest Finals – Hawks F Dominique Wilkins Final Dunk

DOG ASIDE: Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball player who primarily played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Wilkins was a nine-time NBA All-Star….and is widely viewed as one of the best dunkers in NBA history…..earning the nickname “The Human Highlight Film”.  In 2006, Wilkins was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The 1988…

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NCAAF – 1986 – CBSs Jim Nantz Reports On Alabama Coach Ray Perkins Departure At The End Of Season

DOG ASIDE: Walter Ray Perkins (born December 6, 1941) is an American football coach and former player….who  played as a wide receiver for the University of Alabama in college and the Baltimore Colts in the NFL. He later worked as a football coach for 28 years, including stints as the head coach for the New York Giants, The University of Alabama, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arkansas State University.…

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Music – 1981 – Jill Clayburgh – You Love Him Just Cuz He Is Around

DOG ASIDE: Jill Clayburgh (April 30, 1944 – November 5, 2010) was an American actress known for her work in theater, television, and cinema. She won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival…and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 1978 film An Unmarried Woman. She would receive a second Best Actress Academy Award nomination for…

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NCAAM – 1987 – CBSs James Brown Interview Of Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim After Finals Loss To Indiana

DOG ASIDE: James Arthur Boeheim (born November 17, 1944) is the current head coach of the men’s basketball team at Syracuse University….whom he has guided the Orange to ten Big East regular season championships… five Big East Tournament championships….and 33 NCAA Tournament appearances….including five Final Four appearances….and three appearances in the national title game…..in which the Orange lost to Indiana in 1987 on a last-second jump shot…

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Music – 1979 – Kris Kristofferson + Hank Williams Jr – Nobody Is Lonesome For Me

DOG ASIDE: Kris Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an American actor and singer-songwriter….who wrote and recorded the songs like “Me and Bobby McGee“….“For the Good Times”….“Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down“….and “Help Me Make It Through the Night”.  Kristofferson composed his own songs….and collaborated with Nashville songwriters such as Shel Silverstein.  In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash in…

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NCAAM – 1986 – CBSs Jim Nance + Bill Rafferty Spotlight The Road To The Final Four Regional Finals

DOG ASIDE: William Joseph Raftery (born April 19, 1943) is an American basketball analyst and former college basketball coach….who has consecutively served as an analyst and play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports’ college basketball coverage for over 33 years.  Raftery was also an analyst with ESPN…where he was primarily partnered with Sean McDonough and Jay Bilas….and formerly Mike Gorman for Big East games. He has also served as an analyst for CBS Radio/Westwood One’s…

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MLB – 1986 – ESPNs Chris Berman + George Grande The Home Run Derby At The All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: The Home Run Derby is an annual home run hitting contest in Major League Baseball (MLB) customarily held the day before the MLB All-Star Game….which places the contest on a Monday in July. Since the inaugural derby in 1985, the event has seen several rule changes, evolving from a short outs-based competition, to multiple rounds, and eventually a bracket-style timed…

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MLB – 1986 – ESPNs Chris Berman Highlights The AL Starting Team For The All Star Game In Houston

DOG ASIDE: The 1986 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 57th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL)….which are the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 15, 1986, at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas….the home of the Houston Astros of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the…

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