Olympics – 1980 – Lake Placid Winter Games – Alpine Skiing Womens Downhill – FRA Caroline Attia

DOG ASIDE: Caroline Attia (born 4 July 1960) is a French former alpine skier….who competed in the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics and 1984 Sarajevo Olympics in the women’s downhill….but in this Olympic run, Caroline Attia dislocates her left shoulder as she pushes off out of the starting gate…..so, he Olympic dreams were ended before she could even ski past the 1st gate…

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Music – 1981 – Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes – Put To Photos Of The Ugly Dog Contest

DOG ASIDE:. Kim Carnes is an American singer/songwriter…..who had her break through year of 1980 after she was commissioned by Kenny Rogers to co-write the songs for his concept album Gideon (1980)…from which  their duet from that album, “Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer” hit # 4 on Billboard Hot 100….while earning the duo a Grammy Award nomination.  Later that year, her…

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MLB – 1986 – President George H Bush Throws Out The 1st Pitch At Game 1 NLCS Astros Vs Mets

DOG ASIDE: As the viewer watches U S President George H. Bush throw out the 1st pitch at Game 1 of the 1986 National League Championship Series between the New York Mets verses the Houston Astros….I have just got to tell you a little story about Big George (G H Bush), the pres…..cuz our Bone Daddy,…

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Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Playboy Party Jokes – With Playboy Bunny Laraine Newman

DOG ASIDE: Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, tells us that the first thing he did as a young man-child after buying a Playboy magazine…..was to unfold the centerfold layout ….and check out the new Playmate of the Month…then he would go to the Playboy Party Jokes section of the magazine….which was just inside the front cover…

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Comedy – 1979 – Weekend Update – With Dr Morris On New Fleabitus Blood Clot Medicine

DOG ASIDE: Weekend Update is a Saturday Night Live sketch and fictional news program that comments on and parodies current events.  It is the show’s longest-running recurring sketch….having been on since the show’s first broadcast,….and is typically presented in the middle of the show immediately after the first musical performance. One or two of the players are cast in the role of news…

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Comedy – 1985 – HBO Not Necessarily The News – Rock N Roll News Briefs And Highlights

DOG ASIDE: There is hardly a word spoken in this video, but it is absolutely “off the wall” and hilarious…..for Not Necessarily The News was more than creative in the way that the presented comedy and got big laughs. Also, this video shows how extensive our vintage library truly is here at ImaSportsphile….for we have a multitude of rare…

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Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Welcome To The 3 Rs – With Guest Michael Micinos And His Daughter Colleen

DOG ASIDE:  In this SNL skit from a 1978 telecast of Saturday Night Live….Jane Curtain is the head of the New York State Board of Regents….who interviews Mr. Michael Micinos (John Belushi), a Greek-American, who is joined at the interview by his daughter Colleen (Gilda Radner)….a man who has filed a $10 million dollar lawsuit against…

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Boxing – 1987 – Dr Ferdie Pacheco Interview With Winner Rocky Lockridge After Win Over Dennis Cruz

DOG ASIDE: Rick “Rocky” Lockridge (born January 30, 1959) is an American former professional boxer….who is known for handing Roger Mayweather his first defeat….which was a first-round knockout in just 98 seconds….thus earning him the WBA and lineal super featherweight titles in 1984….then in 1987, he won the IBF super featherweight title….with a defeat of Barry Michael.  Rocky Lockridge was a really good, almost great boxer…

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Special – 1979 – Schillers Reel – Sushii By The Pool With Desi Arnaz Jr + Carrie Fisher + Stever Keats

DOG ASIDE: One of the more interesting “shorts” that were shown frequently on Saturday Night Live back in the late 1970’s and throughout the 1980’s were titled “Schillers Reel” ….which were short films produced by Tom Schiller….who was part of the original 1975 writing team when Saturday Night Live debuted on NBC. Notable films included “La Dolce Gilda” featuring Gilda Radner…..and “Don’t…

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