Special – 1985 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Show – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Winner

DOG COMMENTARY:      The year in sports in 1985 provided many magical moments and some incredible athletic achievements…. including the San Francisco 49’ers climaxing a great season by beating the Miami Dolphins 38 – 16 to win Super Bowl XIX….and Pete Rose breaking Ty Cobb’s career hits record of 4191….while both future Hall of…

Sky Diving – 1979 – U S Sky Diving Championship

DOG ASIDE:     Parachuting, or skydiving, is a method of transiting from a high point to Earth with the aid of gravity…. involving the control of speed during the descent with the use of a parachute….which may involve more or less free-falling….a period during which the parachute has not been deployed….and the body gradually accelerates to terminal velocity. …

Distance Running – 1984 – Special – Austin American Statesman’s Capitol 10,000

DOG PHILOSOPHY:  Austin, Texas is one of the most unique cities in the world….which has had a moniker of Keep Austin Wierd for some 53 years since the mid-1960’s….while being the home of The University of Texas….Barton Springs….78704…Capital 10,000….Austin City Limits….6th Street….Franklin’s BBQ…Formula 1 Racing…. Live Music Scene….Robert Rodriquez movies…TexMex food and on and on….for it is…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Boxing – Flywts & Lt Flywts & Super Flywts – Diving Men’s 3m

DOG ASIDE:     ABC’s afternoon telecast of Day 10 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games featured three (3) boxing matches….which were all called by legendary boxing commentator Howar Cosell…..with the 1st televised match being a flyweight bout between USA Steve McCrory vs. MAW Peter Ayesu….as McCrory would win this match by unanimous decision…

Track & Field – 1985 – World Championships – Women’s 100m & 4 x 400m & 800m – Mens 110m Hurdles

DOG ASIDE:   This 1985 Track and Field World Championship Competition was the 4th IAAF World Cup in Athletics….which was an international track and field sporting event sponsored by the International Association of Athletics Federations….and was held on October 4 – 6, 1985, at the Bruce Stadium in Canberra, Australia.     This event was lelecasted live on ABC’s Wide World of Sports and featured…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Track Mens 400m Hurdles & Boxing & Womens Volleyball & Womens Gymnastics

DOG COMMENTARY:   This ABC telecast of Day 9 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games was hosted by Jim McKay….as he starts the program off with a wonderful review and interview by Donna de Varona of the incomparable 400m hurdler USA Edwin Moses….who entered these games with a record of never losing a race…

NCAA Championships – 1980 – Outdoor Track And Field & Mens Volleyball With USC VS UCLA

DOG ASIDE:   The 1980 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships were held June 3 – 7 at Texas University Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX…. as the 58th annual NCAA-sanctioned track meet to determine the individual and team national champions of men’s collegiate Division I outdoor track and field events in the United States.  This was the third time the…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Equestrian Team Show Jumping & Boxing & Diving & Wrestling & Track 800m

DOG COMMENTARY:   As with every day’s telecast of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics….ABC Sports did an incredible job of covering each and every sport at each venue with the best assembled team of broadcasters ever put together for an Olympic Game….and the day covered in this video herewith is no exception.  This telecast…