NCAA Football – 1985 – Raycom Sports Special – The University Of Texas Summer Honors Colloquium Program

DOG ASIDE: Every summer, nearly 600 rising high school seniors spend a summer weekend on campus of The University of Texas at Austin…. getting a taste of college classes and culture at the Honors Colloquium…. which is a recruitment event….under the leadership of the School of Undergraduate Studies staff…which invites Texas high school students to explore…

NFL – 1954 – Highlights NFL Championship Game – Lions Vs Browns – Featuring Otto Graham + Bobby Lane

DOG ASIDE: The 1954 National Football League championship game was the 22nd annual championship game….which was held on December 26 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio….when the Detroit Lions (9–2–1) of the Western Conference met the Cleveland Browns (9–3) of the Eastern Conference in the NFL title game for the third consecutive year….after the Lions had won the previous two….17–7 at Cleveland in 1952….and 17–16 at home in Briggs Stadium in 1953.…

Olympics – 1984 – Los Angeles Summer Games – Womens Discus Throw Finals – AUS Gael Martin

DOG ASIDE: Gael Patricia Mulhall-Martin (born 27 August 1956) is a former Australian athlete who competed in the shot put and in the discus throw at the Olympic level….and also had a career in power lifting….who was the daughter of footballer Ken Mulhall….an Australian rules footballer with the St Kilda Football Club. Gael Martin won the bronze medal in women’s shot put at the 1984 Los…

NFL – 1986 – NBC Sports NFC Divisional Playoff Special – Pete Axethelm Predicts Bears Shutout Giants

DOG ASIDE: Pete Axthelm (August 27, 1943 – February 2, 1991) was a sportswriter and columnist for the New York Herald Tribune, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek and Inside Sports….when during the 1980’s, his knowledge of sports and journalistic skill aided him in becoming a sports commentator for The NFL on NBC….along with NFL Primetime and horse racing on ESPN.   Born in New York City and a 1965 graduate of Yale University….where Axthelm wrote The…

NBA – 1987 – WTBS Charlie Neal Interviews Past Slam Dunk Champs Spud Webb + Dominique Wilkins

DOG ASIDE: Anthony Jerome “Spud” Webb (born July 13, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball point guard. Webb….who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA)….and is best known for winning a The Slam Dunk Contest despite being one of the shortest players in NBA history….as NBA.com lists him at 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall.  Spud Webb was the shortest person to EVER…

NFL – 1988 – CBS Sports Special – All Madden Team Coach + Future Prospects With Pat Summerall + John Madden

DOG ASIDE: The broadcast team of Pat Summerall and John Madden were easily the best to ever grace an NFL broadcast booth….not to mention the best to ever do the All Madden Teams telecasts…..or best football video games ever….or best narrator of NFL Great Teams Great Years telecasts…. at least in this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….cuz…

NBA – 1988 – TBS Sports All Star Saturday Night Slam Dunk Contest – Hawks F Dominique Wilkins

DOG ASIDE: Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball player ….who primarily played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA)….when he was a nine-time NBA All-Star….and is widely viewed as one of the best dunkers in NBA history which this video provides ample evidence of why Dominique Wilkins is considered and nicknamed “The Human Highlight Film”.   In…

Olympics – 1980 – Lake Placid Games Ice Dancing – Jim McKay + Dick Buttons Discuss Lift Controversy

DOG ASIDE: Richard Totten “Dick” Button (born July 18, 1929) is an American former figure skater and skating analyst ….who is a two-time Olympic champion in 1948 and 1952….and five-time World champion from 1948 to 1952.  He is also the only non-European man to have become European champion.  Button is credited as having been the first skater to successfully land the double axel jump in competition in 1948….as…