Gymnastics – 1985 – CBSs Pat OBrien Interviews Olympic Gold Mary Lou Retton At NBA All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: CBS sportscaster Pat O’Brien interviews USA Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Mary Lou Retton during play at the 1985 NBA All Star game….after she had performed for the crowd at halftime.  Pat O’Brien is perhaps best known for his sixteen-year association with CBS Sports….which he joined in 1981….and while at CBS, O’Brien covered the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Draft, NBA…

Track + Field – 1985 – 4th World Cup Special – Interview With 200m Dash Winner USA Kirk Baptiste

DOG ASIDE: Kirk Baptiste (born June 20, 1962) is a retired American track and field athlete….who competed in the sprints….but mainly the 200 meters. He competed for the United States at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics ….where he won the silver medal in the 200m with a time of 19.96 seconds….which was the first time anyone had broken 20…

Golf – 1985 – NBC Skins Game Special – Vin Scully Interview With Fuzzy Zoeller

DOG ASIDE: Frank Urban “Fuzzy” Zoeller Jr. (born November 11, 1951) is an American professional golfer….who has won ten PGA Tour events….including two major championships. He is one of three golfers to have won the Masters Tournament in his first appearance in the event. He also won the 1984 U.S. Open….which earned him the 1985 Bob Jones Award. Zoeller won both of his two majors in…

Golf – 1986 – Brent Musburger Interviews Gary Player At The Masters On Why Are Foreign Players Good

DOG ASIDE: Gary Player (born 1 November 1935) is a South African professional golfer widely considered one of the greatest golfers ever…..who accumulated nine major championships on the regular tour…. and six  Champions Tour major championship victories….as well as three Senior British Open Championships on the European Senior Tour. At the age of 29, Player won the 1965 U.S. Open and became the…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Charlsie Cantey Interviews Derby Favorite Demons Begone Trainer Phil Hauswald

DOG ASIDE: Phil Hauswald grew up 15 minutes away from Churchill Downs with a passion for horses….and a reverence for the Kentucky Derby….for even when he was a grade-school he told people that his ambition was to become a horse trainer….which is a gola that he achieved when he was 28 years old….and in 1987,…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig Behind The Scenes Inside International Broadcast Booths

DOG ASIDE: The Indy 500 is billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing….which is considered part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport….which comprises three of the most prestigious motor sports events in the world….including the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The official attendance is not disclosed by Speedway management….but the permanent seating capacity is upwards of 250,000….and infield…

Figure Skating – 1986 – Special Feature – Jim McKay Interview With World Champ USA Debi Thomas

DOG ASIDE: Debra Janine Thomas (born March 25, 1967) is an American former figure skater and physician….who was the 1986 World women’s champion….which she had just won when this Jim McKay interview took place seen in this video herewith….the 1988 Olympic bronze medalist…..and a two-time U.S. national champion. Her rivalry with East Germany’s Katarina Witt at the 1988 Calgary Olympics was known as the Battle…

Boxing – 1987 – Larry Merchant Claims Judge Joe Guerra Saw A Fight Nobody Else Saw Leonard Vs Hagler

DOG ASIDE: Sugar Ray Leonard was awarded a controversial split-decision when he fought Marvin Hagler for the Middleweight Championship of the World…..when Judge Dave Moretti scored it 115–113 for Leonard…. while judge Lou Filippo had it 115–113 for Hagler….and Judge José Guerra scored the fight 118–110 for Leonard. Many felt that Hagler deserved the decision…