Track + Field – 1985 – ABC Sports 4th World Cup Special Feature – Donna De Varona Interviews 800m Winner AFR Sammy Koskei

DOG ASIDE: Sammy Koskei (born 14 May 1961) is a former Kenyan middle distance runner who specialized in the 800m dash….as one of the best Kenyan 800m competitors in the 1980’s with some really fast times…. but he lacked success at the international major championships. His breakthrough year was 1982 when the youngster broke 1:45 second barrier for the first…

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NBA 1987 CBS Sports NBA Playoffs Special Feature Tim Brant Features The Houston Rockets Vs Sea

DOG ASIDE: Tim Brant spent four years at CBS Sports from 1987 to 1990…..while working a variety of broadcasts, including the NFL….the NBA, as seen in this video herewith…..and the NCAA Basketball Tournament.  He served as host of CBS Sports Saturday, Winter-Fest….the NCAA Basketball Tournament Selection Show…..along with the Emmy Award-winning Tour de France coverage. Tim also mentored and worked with childhood…

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NCAA Football – 1988 – NBC Sports Gayle Gardner Showcases The Sugar Bowl – Syracuse Vs Auburn

DOG ASIDE:   After being hired by ESPN in 1983….Gardner served as a SportsCenter anchor for three years…..while moving to NBC from 1987-1993.  Among the assignments that she undertook included anchoring NBC’s New Year’s Day college football bowl game coverage….as seen in the video herewith….along with NFL Live!….Major League Baseball: An Inside Look….NBC’s 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics coverage…. the French Open….Wimbledon….and NBC’s “Prudential Sports Updates“. In January, 1989,…

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Olympics – 1984 – Los Angeles Games – Mens Discus Throw Qualifying – USA Mac Wilkins – With Al Michaels

DOG ASIDE:   Mac Wilkins competed for the United States in the 1976 the Montreal Summer Games in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the discus throw where he won the gold medal with a distance of 221′ 5″ to defeat Wolfgang Schmidt of East Germany by four feet….then Wilkins qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team but did not compete due to the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott….after…

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MLB – 1985 – NBC Sports Special Feature – Game Highlights The Week Before The All Star Game – With Bill Macatee

DOG ASIDE:  In 1982, Bill Macatee began his network sports broadcasting career with NBC as was the youngest network sportscaster in the sports broadcasting industry. With NBC Sports, he covered a wide range of events including Wimbledon, the Super Bowl, the Rose Bowl and the World Series. He hosted NBC’s Major League Baseball Game of the Week pre-game show for 4 years….as well…

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News – 1987 – ESPN Sportscenter With Chris Berman + Gayle Gardner – Featuring NBA Finals Game 6

DOG ASIDE:   Since it premiered upon the network’s launch on September 7, 1979, the show has aired more than 50,000 unique episodes, more than any other program on American television. Christopher James Berman (born May 10, 1955), nicknamed Boomer, is an American sportscaster. He has been an anchor for SportsCenter on ESPN since 1979, joining a month after its initial launch,…

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TV Ads – 1981 – Garrett Morris For The Professional School Of Football

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then we get to post a “TV commercial” that was produced by the comedic genius of The Not Ready For Prime Time Players….the original cast of the long running NBC weekend show Saturday Night Live….and this two minute video provides us with one of those opportunities…..as Garrett Morris shows the viewing public how…

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Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championship Ice Dance Competition – Gold Bestemianova + Bukin

DOG COMMENTARY:  This CBS Sports presentation of the 1986 World Championship Ice Dance Competition is brought to you by hosts John Tesh and Scott Hamilton….which showcases certainly the best Russian ice dance pair of all time…..Natalia Bestemianova + Andrei Bukin…..who certainly are on the top of the heap with folks like Britian’s Jayne Torvil +…

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Golf – 1985 – The Masters Tournament – 2nd Round – Host Brent Musburger + Tom Weiskopf

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 Masters Tournament was the 49th Masters Tournament….which was held April 11 – 14 at  Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia…..as Bernhard Langer won the first of his two major championships, both Masters, two strokes ahead of runners-up Seve Ballesteros, Raymond Floyd, and Curtis Strange. A score of 69 (−3) on Saturday put Floyd in the lead after 54 holes at 212 (−4)….with…

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