Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championship Ice Dance Comp – USSR Marina Klimova + Serei Ponomarenko

Marina Klimova and Sergei Ponomarenko are former competitive ice dancers…..who competed for the Soviet Union and the Unified Team…..as they became the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympic figure skating ice dance champions…..the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics silver medalists…..and the 1984 Sarajevo Winterr Olympics bronze medalists….along with being three-time World champions….as well as  four-time European champions.  In addition to winning three World championships and four European…

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Music – 1979 – Hoyt Axton – Joy To The World – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

“Joy to the World“ is a song written by Hoyt Axton….which was made famous by the band Three Dog Night. The song is also popularly known by its opening lyric, “Jeremiah was a bullfrog“….as Three Dog Night originally released the song on their 4th studio album, Naturally, in November 1970….and subsequently released an edited version of the song as a single in…

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Boxing – 1983 – Tim Ryan Profiles Training Of Super Featherwt Hector Camacho While Preparing For John Montes Fight

After a stellar amateur career, Hector Camacho began to quickly rise through the professional ranks….. first in the featherweight and then in the super featherweight division. He was so confident that he claimed he could beat world featherweight champions Salvador Sánchez and Eusebio Pedroza….however, Sánchez died while Camacho was still coming up in the ranks…..then In the super featherweight…

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NFL – 1946 To 1955 – NFL Films – Best Ever QBs – Cleveland Browns Otto Graham – With John Facenda

The Cleveland Browns’ record with Otto Graham as starting quarterback was 57–13–1….which includes a 9 – 3 record in the playoffs…..as he still holds the NFL career record for yards per pass attempt….while averaging 8.63…..plus, he holds the record for the highest career winning percentage for an NFL starting quarterback with 0.810…..dang, that 81% winning percentage.    Otto…

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Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – Busted – Sung Live At Constitution Hall Concert

“Busted” is a song written by Harlan Howard in 1962…..which was recorded and first released by Johnny Cash (with the Carter Family) for Cash’s 1963 album Blood, Sweat and Tears.….with the first recording was by Burl Ives in 1962…..as it has subsequently been recorded by several notable artists including Ray Charles also in 1963 and Patty Loveless in 2009.  The song is about a dirt-poor farmer struggling to…

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NFL – 1982 – NFL Films – Best Ever Running Backs – With Gale Sayers + O J Simpson + Jim Brown

Gale Sayers is an American former professional football player….who earned acclaim both as a halfback and return specialist in the National Football League (NFL). In a brief but highly productive NFL career, Sayers spent seven seasons with the Chicago Bears from 1965 to 1971….as multiple injuries effectively limited him to five seasons of play.  He was known for his elusiveness and agility, and was regarded by…

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Boxing – 1978 – Howard Cosell PostFight Interview Of Ken Norton After Losing Title To Larry Holmes

Ken Norton Sr. (August 9, 1943 – September 18, 2013) was an American professional boxer….who competed from 1967 to 1981….and held the WBC heavyweight title in 1978.  He is best known for his trilogy of fights with Muhammad Ali….in which Norton won the first fight by split decision….and lost the latter two fights by split and unanimous decision, respectively.  Norton also fought a…

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Comedy – 1983 – Bob Hope + Martha Raye Stand Up Duet + Excerpt From 1939 Movie Never Say Die

Martha Raye (August 27, 1916 – October 19, 1994) was an American comic actress and singer…..who performed in movies, Broadway plays and later starred on television.  She was honored in 1969 at the Academy Awards as the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient for her volunteer efforts and services to the troops.  A talented performer whose career spans the better part…

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