Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Heavyweights – USA Henry Tillman vs ITA Angelo Musoni

DOG COMMENTARY: What I have always appreciated about Howard Cosell throughout his brilliant and legendary career….was his ability to call everything “honestly, as he saw it”….in every sporting event that he was the sports commentator on….as this video so aptly provides evidence of my opinion….for Howard never pulled a punch…..whether calling boxing or NFL football…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Boxing – Middlewts – Virgil Hill VS Damir Skaro

DOG ASIDE: Virgil Eugene Hill (born January 18, 1964) is a retired American professional boxer….who is a four-time former world champion….having held the IBF, WBA and lineal light heavyweight titles….as well as the WBA cruiserweight title. In 2013, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame….in addition to winning the 1984 National Golden Gloves at…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – What Is Gold & Diving Springboard Prelims 10th Dive

DOG ASIDE: This video has a bit of an audio difficulty…..as it sounds like ABC is broadcasting under water….but the content is really great…..as the 1st part of the video is a special ABC Profile presented by Kathleen Sullivan on the subject of “What is Gold”…..which covers the subject of what a gold medal was…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Semi – USA VS Canada – 1st Half Part 3

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was a coming-out party for Michael Jordan….who led the U. S. team in scoring….while dazzling the worldwide viewing audience with his athleticism and speed.  In addition to Jordan….the team featured two other future Hall of Famers in Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin (who would later reunite with Jordan as a part…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Men’s – USA VS Canada – 1st Half Part2

DOG ASIDE: Trials for the USA Men’s Olympic Basketball Team were held in April 1984 on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana….where seventy players attended the trials.  Kentucky post players Sam Bowie and Melvin Turpin chose to skip the trials to concentrate on the upcoming 1984 NBA Draft….as Keith Lee of Memphis State, Len…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Finals – USA VS Spain – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1984 United States men’s Olympic basketball team competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles representing the United States….as the team was coached by Indiana Hoosiers coach Bob Knight….winning the gold medal against Spain in the final game….for it was the last amateur U.S. team to win an Olympic gold medal in men’s…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Chinese Diver Hongping Li

DOG ASIDE: Hongping Li (Chinese: 李宏平; born 14 February 1963) is a Chinese former diver who competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics….was an NCAA champion and two-time Olympian…. who has been one of the most successful NCAA coaches for more than a decade….as the head diving coach at USC…..was named to the position on July 1,…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Diving – Men’s Springboard Prelims – 11th Dive

DOG ASIDE: This video covers the 11th and final dive of the Olympic Men’s 3 meter diving preliminary competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Games…..featuring the dives of USA Greg Louganis, GBR Christopher Snode, USA Ron Merriott, CHN Li Hongping, ITA Piero Italiani and VEN Carlos Isturiz…..coming to the viewer from the Olympic Swim Center on…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Rowing – Womens Eights Finals

DOG ASIDE: Coming into the 1984 Olympic women’s eights rowing competition….the Romanian team had won five (5) straight gold medals in the other five women’s rowing events….as the USA team consisting of Kristen Thorsness, Kristine Norelius, Shyril O’Steen, Carie Graves, Kathy Keeler, Harriet Metcalf, Betsy Beard, Carol Bower and Jeanne Flanagan….beat out the Romanians in…

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