Horse Racing – 1987 – ABCs Al Michaels Covers The Odds + Post Positions For The Kentucky Derby

DOG ASIDE: Betting on horse racing or horse betting commonly occurs at many horse races tracks….as gamblers can stake money on the final placement of the horses taking part in a race. Gambling on horses is, however, prohibited at some racetracks…..but where gambling is allowed….most tracks offer parimutuel betting where gamblers’ money is pooled and shared proportionally among the winners…

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Golf – 1985 – NBCs Vin Scully Interviews Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus At 1985 The Skins Game

DOG ASIDE: Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), nicknamed The Golden Bear, is an American retired professional golfer….who many golf gurus and observers regard him as the greatest golfer of all time.  During a span of more than 25 years, he won a record 18 major championships….while producing 19 second-place finishes….and 9 third-place finishes.  Nicklaus focused on the major championships….…

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Music – 1934 – Roy Acuff – The Wabash Cannonball – Put To Highlights Of 1934 MLB World Series Tigers Vs Cardinals

DOG ASIDE: “The Wabash Cannon Ball“ was a fast express train line [1] on the Wabash, St. Louis, & Pacific Railroad. This express train traveled throughout the middle and western United States and also, on the Great Rock Island Route in the late 1800’s and into the early 1900’s.  “The Great Rock Island Route”, also known as “Wabash Cannonball“,…

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MLB – 1934 – World Series Highlights Cardinals Vs Tigers Put To Roy Acuff + The Wabash Cannonball

DOG ASIDE: The 1934 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team’s 53rd season in St. Louis, Missouri….and the 43rd season in the National League.  The Cardinals went 95–58 during the season….while finishing first in the National League….who went on to defeat the Detroit Tigers In the World Series. . The Gashouse Gang was a nickname applied to this Cardinals team of 1934…..who by most…

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Horse Racing – 1987 – ABC Sports Kentucky Derby Special – Singing Of My Old Kentucky Home

DOG ASIDE: “My Old Kentucky Home“ is an anti-slavery ballad originally as written by Stephen Foster in 1852. Foster likely composed the song after having been inspired by the narrative of popular anti-slavery novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin….while likely referencing imagery witnessed on his visits to the Bardstown, Kentucky farm called Federal Hill. Today, the song My Old Kentucky Home remains an important composition due…

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Golf – 1985 – NBCs Vin Scully Interviews Tom Watson About Golf & Family During The Skins Game

DOG ASIDE: Thomas Sturges Watson (born September 4, 1949) is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour Champions….and formerly on the PGA Tour….who in the 1970’s and 1980’s was one of the leading players in the world….winning eight major championships…..while leading the PGA Tour money list five times. He was the # 1 player in the world according to McCormack’s World Golf…

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MLB – 1954 To 1976 – Special – The Story Of Henry Hammerin Hank Aaron – With John Facenda

DOG ASIDE: Henry Louis Aaron (born February 5, 1934), nicknamed “Hammer“ or “Hammerin’ Hank“, is a retired American Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder who serves as the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves today in 2018….who played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL)….with two seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League (AL), in his career from 1954 through 1976. …

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Horse Racing – 1987 – Jack Whitaker In The Paddocks + Charlsie Cantey In The Stables At Belmont Stks

DOG ASIDE: John Francis “Jack” Whitaker (born May 18, 1924) is an American sportscaster who worked for both CBS and ABC….who won three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Host or Commentator in 1979….for writing in 1990….and being awarded the Lifetime Achievement award in 2012. Jack Whitaker also received the Maryland Jockey Club’s Hilltop Award for outstanding coverage of thoroughbred racing. He was named “Best Announcer”…

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Boxing – 1987 – ABCs Alex Wallau Interviews Evander Holyfield After Retaining Title Vs Henry Tillman

DOG ASIDE: About 30 minutes after Evander Holyfield had dismantled one of his old roommates from the 1984 Olympic team….the inevitable question was shouted out at the post-fight news conference….after all, Holyfield’s destruction-derby performance against Henry Tillman at Reno’s Bally Grand Hotel was the most impressive display of punching power anyone has seen lately….with the…

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