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”.
QB Lurtis “Tommy” Thompson came out of Tulsa University as a single wing tailback and led the Philadelphia Eagles to the NFL Championship in 1948 and 1949. When the Eagles started throwing the ball with Thompson at the helm….instead of running the ball like the Eagles of old…and the team became winners
DOG ASIDE: The 1969 Kansas City Chiefs were led to Super Bowl IV victory by Coach Hank Stram and QB Lenny Dawson over the Bud Grant’s Minnesota Vikings. The Chiefs intimidating defense limited the Vikings to just one touchdown. This video has Coach Stram miked….providing a really good view of the positive genius of the…Details
DOG ASIDE: The worst discrimination in the world is not color….it is size. The New York Yanks, Dallas Texans and Baltimore Colts RB Buddy Young became an All Pro in the day when the helmet had no face mask….and the talent of the league was concentrated in a 12 team league. Throughout the history of…Details