Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Figure Skating Special – John Curry & Dorothy Hamill Return To Olympics

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Jim McKay brings the viewer of this video clip a blast from the past in Olympic Figure Skating at the 1980 Lake Placid Games…. as past Olympic Champions John Curry and Dorothy Hamill return to the ice at the Olympics to perform a special added attraction at the Lake Placid Games.  I…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid – Highlights – USA Hockey At The Olympics – All Games

DOG COMMENTARY: This video is definitely one of my favorites….for sure on the top ten list out of thousands of videos ….as it gives a game by game highlight coverage of each and every game the USA Hockey Team played at the Lake Placid Games ….all the way to Finland in the finals….cuz I love…

Special – Triple Crown Winner Secretariat – Big Red the Great

DOG ASIDE: Horse racing is beautiful to watch…..cuz these gorgeous creatures called horses were built to run….having long tall muscular legs and hips….with powerful upper torsos….streamlined and aerodynamic….whose ears when laid back….allow them the ability to run….and that my friends…is beautiful to watch.  There may not be a creature more romanticized than the horse…..and this…

Special – 1979 – Stan Barrett’s Land Speed Record Attempt – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: In an effort led by Hal Needham….another Hollywood stuntman like Stan Barrett…..and sponsored by Budweiser….the Budweiser Rocket was built with the intention of being the first land vehicle to break the sound barrier. The 3-wheeler was powered by a hybrid liquid and solid-fuel rocket engine. The solid fuel booster engine essentially came from…

Animation Movie – Animalympics – Part 5 – Boxing & Volleyball & Weightlifting & Fencing

DOG ASIDE: Some events of Animalympics are only referenced….rather than being covered. In the song “We’ve Made It to the Top”….various events are shown that are otherwise not covered like Hammer Throw, Shotput, Javelin, Cycling, Relay Racing and Discus……and probably the best part of it all is that four folks created all the voices and manerisms of the athletes as…

Animation Movie – Animalympics – Part 2 – Figure Skating & Boxing & Track n Field

DOG ASIDE: Many of the segments of Animalympics stand alone….plus there are some recurring events and important characters. The largest such story is the coverage of the marathon….where competitors René Fromage and Kit Mambo are the favorites to win. Both are determined to win with Fromage having devoted his entire life to the marathon….while Mambo…

Animation Movie – Animalympics – Part 1 – Flame Journey & Marathon & Gymnastics imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: Animalympics is a 1980 animated film produced by Lisberger Studios….and released by Warner Bros.  It was the third animated feature film presented with Dolby sound. Originally commissioned by the NBC network as two separate specials…it spoofs the Summer and Winter Olympic Games….and features the voices of Billy Crystal, Gilda Radner, Harry Shearer and Michael…

Special – 1979 US Sky Diving Championship – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: The current FAI world record for largest free-fall formation is a 400-way….set on February 8, 2006 in Udon Thani, Thailand by World Team….as it was held for 4.25 seconds. They used five C-130 Hercules airplanes….exiting from an altitude of 25,000 feet. In April 2013 The World Team tried to break the record for…

Special – 1979 US Sky Diving Championship – Part 1

DOG ASIDE: Formation skydiving is a skydiving event where multiple skydivers attach themselves to one another by grabbing each other’s limbs or by the use of “grippers” on their jumpsuit while free falling through the sky. The goal of this skydiving program is to build a formation of multiple divers arranged in a geometric pattern.…