DOG ASIDE: The 1985 Detroit Lions season was their 56th in the National Football League….and in 1st year Coach Darryl Rogers….the team improved upon their previous season’s output of 4–11–1, winning seven games. The Lions beat four playoff teams at home….Dallas, San Francisco, Miami….and the N.Y. Jets….but lost to Tampa Bay and Indianapolis on the road. Despite…Details
DOG ASIDE: The 1960 Rome Olympics was one of the most memorable in terms of drama, future legends and athletic achievement in all of modern Olympic history. Names like Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), Wilma Rudolph, Al Oerter and the Russian sisters Irina and Tamara Press were but a few of the jewels set in the…Details
DOG ASIDE: Eric Arthur Heiden (born June 14, 1958, in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American former long track speed skater and road cyclist who won all of the men’s speed skating races….and thus an unprecedented five individual gold medals…..and set four Olympic records and one world record at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games. He was the most…Details
NBC’s Sports World was a weekend program that covered the whole spectrum of sports….much like ABC’s Wide World of Sports…and CBS’s Sports Saturday and Sports Sunday programs. In this clip….NBC covers MLB Nolan Ryan’s first 4 No Hitters….and then gives you a wonderfully humorous interview with Heavyweight Boxer Tex Cobb.
Sugar is in almost everything….hidden away like a dark shadow….and the world consumes mass quantities of the stuff every day.
The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics women’s swimming 200m backstroke event was won by Jolanda de Rover from the Netherlands. USA Amy White won Silver and Romania Anca Patrascoiu won Bronze.
DOG ASIDE: Trans World Airlines Flight 847 was a flight from Cairo to San Diego with en route stops in Athens, Rome, Boston and Los Angeles. On the morning of Friday, June 14, 1985 Flight 847 was hijacked by members of Islamic Jihad shortly after take off from Athens. The hijackers were seeking the release of 700 Shi’ite Muslims…Details
DOG ASIDE: In the winter of 1964, Nelson Mandela arrived on Robben Island where he would spend 18 of his 27 prison years. Confined to a small cell, the floor his bed, a bucket for a toilet, he was forced to do hard labor in a quarry. He was allowed one visitor a year for…Details
DOG ASIDE: The ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships (WSSC) are the world championships for the sport of synchronized skating. Held since 2000….the World Synchronized Skating Championships is an annual event organized by the International Skating Union…..and attracts the most elite senior-level synchronized skating teams from around the world to compete for the World Championship. These competitions have…Details