NBA – 1988 – TBS Sports All Star Saturday Night Slam Dunk Semifinals – Blazers Clyde Drexler

DOG ASIDE: Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22, 1962) is an American retired professional basketball player nicknamed “Clyde the Glide“….who  was a ten-time All-Star during his career….and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Drexler won an Olympic gold medal in 1992 as part of the United States men’s Olympic basketball team known as “The Dream Team”….and…

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News – 1986 – KVUE Ch 24 Kathleen Campbell – Iceland Summit With President Reagan + USSR Gorbachov

DOG ASIDE: The Reykjavík Summit was a summit meeting between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev….which was held in Höfði in Reykjavík, Iceland on 11–12 October 1986.  The talks collapsed at the last minute….but the progress that had been achieved eventually resulted in the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union.  In 1986, Gorbachev had proposed banning all ballistic…

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MLB – 1986 – Mel Allen T.W.I.B Notes With Highlights Of Indians OF Pat Tabler + Twins Kirby Puckett

DOG ASIDE: Patrick Sean Tabler (born February 2, 1958) is an American former Major League Baseball player and currently a color analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays on the Canadian sports television network Rogers Sportsnet and formerly with TSN.  In 1983, Tabler was traded to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Jerry Dybzinski….and became their starting first baseman. That year he hit .291 in 124 games….as he became quickly known as…

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NBA – 1986 – Music Special – I Want To Play My Game Tonight – Americas Game It Is FANtastic

DOG ASIDE:  The NBA has been running advertisements for the league that carries the moniker “NBA America’s Game, It’s FANtastic” for many many years…..in which they sync NBA highlights with music…..as seen in this video herewith to the music of I Want To Play My Game Tonight.   To this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile….this “It’s FANtastic” campaign to promote the NBA…

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News – 1987 – CNN Ty Benjamin Reports On Picturing Yourself With Ivan Boesky – Inside Trading Broker

DOG ASIDE: Ivan Frederick Boesky (born March 6, 1937) is a former American stock trader….who became infamous for his prominent role in an insider trading scandal that occurred in the United States during the mid-1980’s.  During 1975, he initiated his own stock brokerage company….Ivan F. Boesky & Company….with $700,000 (equivalent to $3.2 million in 2017) worth of start money from his wife’s family….with…

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MLB 1986 NBC Sports World Series Special Feature Marv Albert Interview With Mets P Ron Darling

DOG ASIDE: Ronald Maurice Darling Jr. (born August 19, 1960) is an American former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball….who played for the New York Mets….as seen in this video herewith….the Montreal Expos….and the Oakland Athletics.  During his 13-year career, Darling amassed a 136–116 won-loss record….with 13 shutouts….while amassing 1,590 strikeouts….and a 3.87 ERA….and was picked for the All-Star team in 1985.  …

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NFL – 1986 – NBC Sports Special – Super Bowl XX Animated Intermission At The Concession Stand

DOG ASIDE: Any folks that were around back in the 1950’s. 1960’s and 1970’s….probably saw a movie at one time or another at a Drive-In Theaters in America…..for this was the place that a young fella liked to take his favorite gal to watch a cinema on the really big screen….where you sat in your…

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NBA – 1987 – CBS Sports NBA Finals Special – James Brown PostGame Interview With Boston C Greg Kite

DOG ASIDE: Gregory Fuller “Greg” Kite (born August 5, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player…. who as a 6’11” center from Brigham Young University was selected 21st overall by the Boston Celtics in the 1983 NBA draft.  As a Celtic, he won two championship rings in 1984 and 1986….and played in the 1987 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers…..as seen in this…

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NBA – 1988 – TBS Sports All Star Saturday Night Slam Dunk Contest – Warriors G Otis Smith – 2nd Dunk

DOG ASIDE: Otis Fitzgerald Smith (born January 30, 1964) is a retired American professional basketball player….who  played college basketball for Jacksonville University….and was taken with the 17th pick in the second round of the 1986 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets. He played one full season and part of a second with the Nuggets before being traded to the Golden State Warriors during the 1987-88 season….where…

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