Track + Field – 1985 – ABC Sports 4th World Championships – Mens 400m Hurdles – USA Andre Phillips

DOG ASIDE: André Lamar Phillips (born September 5, 1959) is a retired American Track and Field athlete….who is best known for winning the 400 meters hurdles gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games….as Phillips spent most of his career in the shadow of his idol….Edwin Moses….frequently as runner up during Moses’ unequaled winning streak of 122 consecutive races…..as Phillips managed to beat…

Volleyball – 1980 – NCAA Mens National Finals – Game 5 – UCLA Vs USC – With Steve Zabriske

DOG ASIDE: The 1980 NCAA Men’s Volleyball Tournament was the 11th annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men’s college volleyball. The tournament was played at Irving Gymnasium in Muncie, Indiana during May 1980….when USC defeated UCLA in the final matchby 3–1 (15–7, 6–15, 15–13, 15–8) to win their second national title. This was a rematch of the previous year’s final…which was won by UCLA. The…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Track + Field Mens Triple Jump – 1st Jump – USA Mike Conley

DOG ASIDE: Michael Alex Conley Sr. (born October 5, 1962) is an American former track and field athlete who competed primarily in the triple jump and the long jump…..whereby in the triple jump….he won an Olympic gold medal in 1992 Barcelona Games….silver in 1984 Los Angeles Games….as seen herewith in this video….and gold in the 1993 World Championship.   Conley competed collegiately at the University of Arkansas….where he…

Olympics – 1987 – ABCs Frank Gifford + Becky Dixon On Progress In Preparations For Calgary Olympics

DOG ASIDE: Rebecca “Becky” Dixon (born April 14, 1951) is an American television broadcaster. …who is best known as the co-host of ABC’s Wide World of Sports alongside Frank Gifford from 1987 to 1988.  In 1986, Dixon became the first woman to anchor a network sports show when she became the co-host of ABC’s Wide World of Sports….where in addition to…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Mens Track Cycling Sprint Finals – USA Nelson Vails Vs USA Mark Gorski

DOG ASIDE: Track cycling is a bicycle racing sport usually held on specially built banked tracks or velodromes (but many events are held at older velodromes where the track banking is relatively shallow) using track bicycles.  With the exception of the 1912 Olympics….track cycling has been featured in every modern Olympic Games….with women’s track cycling was first included in the 1988 Seoul Olympics….then the competitions…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – ABC Sports Profile Of Mens Basketball Forward Waymon Tisdale

DOG ASIDE: Wayman Lawrence Tisdale (June 9, 1964 – May 15, 2009) was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA)….and a smooth jazz bass guitarist….who recorded eight jazz albums.  A three-time All American at the University of Oklahoma….he was elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009. Tisdale graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he grew up….who…

Olympics 1984 L A Games Equestrian 3 Day Event Jumping GBR Ian Stark On Oxford Blue

DOG ASIDE: Ian David Stark, OBE (born 22 February 1954) is a retired Scottish equestrian….ho competed in the sport of eventing. Stark was born in Galashiels in the Borders in 195…while beginning to ride horses at the age of 10.  In 1984 Stark won a silver medal for eventing in the Los Angeles Olympic Games on Oxford Blue….as seen in this video herewith.  In 2000 Stark…

Olympics – 1936 – ABCs Jim McKay Showcases USA Marjorie Gestring Winning Springboard Diving Gold

DOG ASIDE: Marjorie Gestring (November 18, 1922 – April 20, 1992) was a competitive springboard diver from the United States….who at the age of 13 years and 268 days old…..won the gold medal in 3-meter springboard diving at the 1936 Berlin Games….making her, at the time, the youngest person ever to win an Olympic gold medal….while still remaining the second-youngest winner. …

NCAA Football – 1984 – ABC Sports Halftime Texas Vs TCU – Texas Coach Fred Akers Halftime Speech

DOG ASIDE: Each and every coach in each and every game of football….is faced with the challenge of what to say to his troops in the locker room at halftime….mostly because each 1st half of each game is different….and between the time that the teams depart the field at the end of the 1st half….to…