Auto Racing – 1986 – Highlights – NBCs Dale Hansen Spotlights The Year 1986 In Auto Racing

DOG ASIDE: Dale Eugene Hansen (born August 2, 1948) is an American sportscaster….who is currently the weeknight sports anchor during the 6 pm and 10 pm newscasts on ABC’s Dallas affiliate WFAA.  He also hosts Dale Hansen’s Sports Special on Sundays at 10:35 pm….which is consistently one of the highest-rated local programs in Dallas-Fort Worth area…..when his segment each night garners an audience of over 300,000 people.…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – An Inside Look At Michael Spinks Transformation From Lt Heavywt To Heavywt

DOG ASIDE:  Michael Jinx Spinks was the undisputed light heavyweight champions…..and basically had beaten every top light heavyweight or cruiserweight boxer in the world…..so, it was time to move up to the heavyweight division….and what better way to do that than schedule a fight with WBC heavyweight champion and undefeated at 48 – 0 Larry The Easton Assassin Holmes….but…

Boxing – 1985 – Tim Ryan PreFight Show – WBA Super Ltwt Title Fight – Ubaldo Sacco Vs Gene Hatcher

DOG ASIDE: Gene Hatcher (born June 28, 1959) is a former boxer who was world light welterweight champion….whose nickname was “Mad Dog.”  After winning his 1st two fights….Hatcher faced WBA light welterweight champion Johnny Bumphus on June 1, 1984 in what Ring magazine called its “Upset of the Year,” ….when Hatcher scored an eleventh-round technical knockout over Bumphus. When Hatcher knocked Bumphus down….he slipped…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Joyful Time In The Winners Circle At Indy 500 With With Bobby Rahal + Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE:  This video is a very rare piece of footage which highlights the incredible love and bond between driver and owner…..and a moment shared that could never be bested….for winning the Indy 500 while knowing that you may not be around anymore to ever experience an awesome win again….for Bobby Rahal won the race…

Boxing – 1985 – The Story Of Trainer Eddie Futch Being In Both Larry Holmes & Michael Spinks Corner

DOG ASIDE: Eddie Futch (August 9, 1911 – October 10, 2001) was a boxing trainer…..who among his credentials included training four of the five boxers who defeated Muhammad Ali…including Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Larry Holmes and Trevor Berbick….as Futch also trained  Riddick Bowe and Montell Griffin….when they handed future Hall of Fame fighters Evander Holyfield and Roy Jones, Jr., their first professional defeats. In Baltimore, Maryland,…

Boxing – 1984 – Sugar Ray Leonard Talks About His Career And Marvin Hagler For Sportsman Of Year

DOG ASIDE: This video is an excerpt of the 1984 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award Show….in which host Merlin Olsen introduces 1981 winner of the coveted Sports Illustrated award….who speaks about his career….and specifically about the challenges of retiring from the ring and then returning to the ring.  Sugar Ray Leonard is without question,…

Boxing – 1981 – Davey Pearl Interviews Trevor Berbick After Defeating Muhammad Ali + Fight Recap

DOG ASIDE: The Drama in Bahamas was a ten-round boxing match that took place between Muhammad Ali and Trevor Berbick in Nassau, Bahamas on December 11, 1981….when Ali was 39 years old at this time and Berbick was 27 years old. The fight went the distance with Berbick winning through a unanimous decision on points. This was Ali’s last boxing match. The…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Jim McKay Provides Inside Look At The Challenges Of Qualifying For The Indy 500

DOG ASIDE: Throughout the years, the race has used a number of different qualifying procedures….with the current four-lap (ten-mile) qualifying distance being first introduced in 1920….and has been used every year since 1939….whereas in 2014, the qualifying procedure was refined….such that the pole position winner and the starting grid would be determined over two days.…

Boxing – 1981 – Don Dunphy PreFight Analysis + Interview With Ernie Singletary Before Hearns Fight

DOG ASIDE Ernie Singletary was a typical Philadelphia fighter…..tough, well trained, always prepared, could take a punch as evidenced by his ability to go the distance with Thomas Hitman Hearns….who fought some mighty fine middleweights in his 26 win 6 loss career such as Murray Sutherland, Jame Hardrock Green, world champ Alan Minter and Frank Animal Fletcher…..as he is interviewed…