DOG ASIDE: From 1966 to 1974….Dallas Cowboy Fullback Walt Garrison rode herd over the NFL….as the real cowboy on the Dallas Cowboys….cuz he was a cowboy many times over before he was ever one in Dallas….since he had been a collegiate star running back for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. As “real cowboy”….he spent time on the…Details
DOG ASIDE: Comedian Martin Mull does his famous sit-down nightclub comedy….where he and his band sit throughout the entire show. Mull is one of those comedians who likes to integrate music into his routines….singing only songs that he wrote….and to say that his songs are just a bit weird and off the wall….they are indeed…Details
DOG ASIDE: Sportscaster Bob Costas brings us an inside look at Chicago Bears RB Willie “The Wisp” Galimore….whose # 28 was retired by the Bears organization. The Wisp left his mark on the NFL from 1957 to 1963….in a career spent with DA BEARS. Galimore was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in…Details
DOG ASIDE: Comedian Red Skelton was an entertainer of the highest order….stand up comedian, mime, unforgettable characters, clown….making people laugh all over the world from 1937 to 1971 on radio and on television….for this lovable man never used a curse word and never belittled anyone….in all of his years of making America laugh. Bone Daddy…Details
Nearly every comedian that I have seen….and I’ve seen a lot of them….has sports related routines in their repertoire….for one simple reason….cuz they work and they make people laugh. This is one of Steve Martin’s that just makes me laugh.
DOG ASIDE: Basketball is the sport that Bone Daddy was the best at….he still loves the game and is a die-hard San Antonio Spurs fan…..but as a young budding Sportsphile while balling on the playgrounds of Midland, Texas….he was a Boston Celtics fan to the max…loving Cousy, Heinsohm, Nelson, Sanders, Russell et al….but his favorite…Details
During the 1980’s there were some really talented pretenders to the Heavyweight Title….and Gentleman Gerry Cooney was one of those. He had a devastating right hand….and could take a punch pretty darn well. He fought the best at the time….Ken Norton, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson….but he never could quite make a champion’s level.
DOG ASIDE: HUMANS have the incredible ability to complicate so many things…..which is usually driven by money….and the world of professional boxing had become very convoluted and complicated with three major governing bodies….WBC, WBA and IBC…..so, in 1979 the powers that be of boxing came up with a solution to all the confusion….have a heavyweight…Details
Marv Albert and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco are summing up the Heavyweight Title Fight between Champ Larry Holmes vs Scott Frank….which Holmes wins with a TKO in the 5th round….followed by memories of past Heavyweight Champions set to the song “Everybody Has A Dream”.