Boxing – 1986 – NBC Sports Special Feature – Career Profile Of Buster Drayton – With Marv Albert

DOG ASIDE Buster Drayton (born March 2, 1952) is an American former boxer….who won the IBF world title at light middleweight (154lb).  Drayton turned pro in 1978 and won the vacant IBF light middleweight title with a decision win over Carlos Santos in 1986. He defended the belt twice before losing it to Matthew Hilton the following year. In 1988 he took on WBA light…

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Tennis – 1986 – Special – A Wimbledon Musical – Mad Dogs And Englishmen Go Out In The Midday Sun

DOG ASIDE: Social commentator Ellis Cashmore describes Wimbledon as having “a David Niven-ish propriety   ….which is conforming to the standards of behavior common in the 1950’s.  Writer Peter York sees the event as representing a “particular white and affluent type of Britishness”….describing the area of Wimbledon as “a southern, well off, late-Victorian suburb with a particular social character”. Cashmore…

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Boxing – 1986 – Larry Merchant PostFight Interview With Hector Camacho After Defeating Edwin Rosario

DOG ASIDE: The first three rounds were swept by Camacho on all three judges’ scorecards….while keeping Rosario away with his jab and out circling the pursuing challenger….when in the fourth, Rosario began to turn things around by landing an uppercut in the final seconds….which earned him the round….then in round five, Rosario connected with a left to…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Interview With Mario Andretti When Car Failure Ends Day After Leading Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: Mario Gabriele Andretti (born February 28, 1940) is an Italian-born American former race car driver….who is one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport…..as he is one of only two drivers to have won races in Formula One, IndyCar, World Sportscar Championship and NASCAR…with the other being Dan Gurney….as he also won races in midget cars and sprint cars.  During his career, Andretti won the 1978 Formula One…

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Boxing – 1954 Highlights – World Heavyweight Championship Fight – Ezzard Charles Vs Rocky Marciano

DOG ASIDE: Ezzard Mack Charles (July 7, 1921 – May 28, 1975) was an American professional boxer and World Heavyweight Champion….who defeated numerous Hall of Fame fighters in three different weight classes. In 1951, Charles fought Jersey Joe Walcott a third time and lost the title by knockout in the seventh round….then Charles lost a controversial decision in their fourth and final bout. …

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Comedy – 1979 – Skit – Psychic Dorothy Haagen In Ask Elvis

DOG ASIDE: This comedy skit titled Ask Elvis features renown psychic Dorothy Haagen…..whose psychic powers come from her cosmic connection with the spirit of deceased super star singer / entertainer Elvis Presley….who gives her sage advice about how to handle a particularly stressful situation….which is also quite funny.  We at ImaSportsphile are extremely fortunate to have…

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Boxing – 1990 – Larry Merchant Explores ReMatch Possibility Of Tyson Vs Douglas After Tyson Was KOd

DOG ASIDE:  HBO’s Larry Merchant explores the possibility of a Buster Douglas verses Mike Tyson re-match after Douglas’ devastating knockout of Mike Tyson in the 10th round of their 12 round undisputed heavyweight championship fight on February 11, 1990 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.   The knockout was so unexpected….since Iron Mike seemed to be invincible…

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MLB – 1964 – Mel Allen Showcases World Series Cardinals Vs Yankees – Featuring MVP C Tim McCarver

DOG ASIDE: James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941) is an American sportscaster and former professional baseball catcher….who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos and the Boston Red Sox between 1959 and 1980….during which he appeared in the MLB All-Star Game in 1966 and 1967….and was the starting catcher for the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals in 1964 and 1967.  In 1964, his tie-breaking home…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 Special – Arch Bishop Edward T Omeara Provides The PreRace Invocation

DOG ASIDE: Due to the longevity of the Indianapolis 500….numerous traditions surrounding the race have developed over the years. Traditions include procedures for the running of the race, scheduling, and pre-race and post-race festivities. For many fans, these traditions are an important aspect of the race….and they have often reacted quite negatively when the traditions are…

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