In this piece….Bob Costas highlights the career of horse racing’s biggest hero…”Big Red”….Secretariat….who had it all….as heroic as Mickey Mantle….as dominant as Jim Brown…..as graceful as Lynn Swann….and as pretty as Muhammad Ali.
During the late 1940’s and early 1950’s…..Featherweight Champions Willie Pep and Sandy Saddler fought 3 epic battles….considered by many boxing fans….to be some of the best wars conducted in the ring throughout history.
DOG ASIDE: Middleweights Rocky Graziano and Tony Zale really did not like each other at all….especially when they were facing each other within the 18 foot ring. During the decade of the 1940’s….they put on 3 really good Championship Fights that thrilled fight fans from coast to coast. These highlights provide good memories from their…Details
DOG ASIDE: Rodeo in America and abroad is a hugely popular sport…..with the Bull Riding Competition being the fans favorite….due to the incredible strength and bucking power of the RCA Rodeo bulls….for nothing in sports is more dangerous than riding a 2000 lb. animal….who has his balls tied back to make the bull buck more…Details
In an attempt to always bring you my readers something you have never seen or heard of before…..today I am sharing MLB Minnesota Twins 1B Kent Hrbeck’s own Pro Wrestling All Star Baseball Team…..featuring the likes of Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Ivan Puttski, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and more.
DOG ASIDE: Coming from West Texas…..Bone Daddy has a warm spot in his heart for cowboys…..especially rodeo cowboys…..as he attended his 1st Midland Rodeo when he was 7 years old in 1954…..participating in the Greased Pig contest…..a true hoot and a holler for all participants and fans. The Mesquite Rodeo Championship….along with The Calgary Stampede…Details
Ray Benson and his swing group Asleep at the Wheel provides a wonderful rendition of an old swing classic “After You’ve Gone” performing live at Austin City Limits with Willie Nelson.
DOG ASIDE: Never in the history of the sport of American Speed Skating has there been a better skater than Eric Heiden….whether it be in the 500 meter, 1000 meter, 1500 meter, 5000 meter or 10,000 meter races…..he was simply the best. In 1980 at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics…..Heiden proved the proceeding statement…..as he…Details