Horse Racing – 1986 Breeders Cup – Santa Anita Park – Host Dick Enberg – Part 2

DOG COMMENTARY: Some 31 years ago on November 1, 1986….69,155 fans became part of Santa Anita Park’s timeline….as the venerable Arcadia racetrack had firmly established itself as one of the premier facilities in Thoroughbred racing….and was the home of several of the sport’s greatest figures….as champion after champion had left his or her mark at the…

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Movie – Walt Disney Animation – Lady And The Tramp

DOG COMMENTARY: This video holds special meaning to this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile….cuz first of all, it is 15th original animation film produce by Walt Disney…..and a Bone Daddy puts it….all the kids of the Baby Boomer generation were weened on Walt Disney animated films….but more important to me….Tramp, the main character in this film,…

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Boxing – 1986 – 15 Rnd IBF Heavyweight Title – Michael “Jinx” Spinks VS Steffen Tangstad

DOG ASIDE: After Michael Spinks defended his IBF Heavyweight Title in his rematch with Larry Holmes….he took on two time European Heavyweight Champ Steffen Tangstad in his 2nd title defense on September 6, 1986 at the Las Vegas Hilton….as “Jinx” Spinks would win his 30th fight of his career without a loss….when he pulmetted Tangstad…

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Boxing – 1984 – 6 Rnd Light Heavyweights – Evander Holyfield VS Lionel Byarm – Holyfield 1st Fight

DOG COMMENTARY: Throughout my life….I have listened to hundreds….maybe thousands….of Bone Daddy stories….for he is a ranconteur of the highest order….with many being founded during the experiences had while in the process of going to a sporting event. The stories from his trip to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics seem to stand out most….ist and…

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Horse Racing – 1987 Preakness Stakes – 1st Alysheba & 2nd Bet Twice & 3rd Cryptoclearance

DOG ASIDE: This 1987 Preakness Stakes….along with the 1987 Kentucky Derby….are two horse races that are near and dear to Bone Daddy for one simple reason….the owners of the eventual winner Alysheba were a family that BD knew while growing up in Midland, TX from 1952 to 1965….Dorothy and Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. and their four…

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MLB – Highlights – 1981 NLCS – Houston Astros VS Los Angeles Dodgers

DOG ASIDE: Nolan “The Ryan Express / Big Tex” Ryan signed a lucrative free-agent contract with the Houston Astros after the 1979 season. The normally light-hitting Ryan got his Houston years started with a bang in a nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 12, 1980….when he hit a three-run home run off…

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Boxing – 1985 – 15 Round IBF Heavyweight Title Fight – Larry Holmes VS Carl Williams – Rounds 1 – 9

DOG COMMENTARY: Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes was truly a legendary heavyweight boxing champion during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….who was agressively stalking the heavyweight champion career record of 49 – 0….as he entered the ring in his 20th title defense against Carl “The Truth” Williams. Holmes signed to fight Gerrie Coetzee,…

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Boxing – 1987 – 12 Round NABF Lightweight Title – Pernell Whitaker VS Roger Mayweather

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1987 12 round NABF lightweight title fight featured two outstanding boxers who fought during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)…..with one being a super great to legendary in Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker…..and the other being a truly great boxer….as each are too soon being forgotten in the world of boxing…

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MLB – Special Preview – 1981 NL West Division Series – Houston Astros VS Los Angeles Dodgers

DOG ASIDE: This HBO special takes a look at the 1981 MLB pennant race…..as seen through the eyes and minds of such outstanding baseball minds as former Baltimore Orioles Manager Earl Weaver….along with Hall of Fame Orioles OF Frank Robinson….with additional insight from former Cardinals catcher and longtime TV broadcaster Tim McCarver….teamed with well renowned…

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