NBA – 1988 – All Star Saturday – Pat OBrien Reviews Legends Game + 3 Pt Shootout + Slam Dunk Contest

By the time the 1988 NBA’s All Star Saturday Legends Classic, 3-Point Shootout and the extremely popular Slam Dunk Contest rolled around…..the WTBS Sports program, which aired typically on Saturday night before the NBA All Star Game on Sunday afternoon….the competition was highly anticipated….for the night would feature Celtics Larry Bird verses SuperSonics Dale Ellis in the 3-Point Shootout…..followed by Hawks…

Music – 1982 – Willie Nelson – Georgia On My Mind + All of Me + Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

Willie Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, producer, author, poet, and activist….whose critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973)….when combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978)….made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country….which was a sub-genre of…

MLB – 1985 – ALCS Game 7 Royals Vs Blue Jays PreGame Show – Dick Enberg + Rick Dempsey + Tony Kubek

The 1985 American League Championship Series was played between the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays from October 8 to 16….when Major League Baseball decided to extend the Championship Series in both leagues from its best-of-five (1969 – 1984) to the current best-of-seven format starting with this year….and it proved pivotal in the outcome of the ALCS. The Blue Jays seemingly put…

NCAAF + USFL + NFL – 1984 – ABCs Jim Lampley Reviews The Year 1984 In College + NFL + USFL Football

 In this ABC Sports special, legendary sportscaster Jim McKay passes the mike to another future sportscasting legend, Jim Lampley….who covers the year 1984 in footall in America….to include highlights of the college football season, with features on Bo Jackson, Doug Flutie and Bernie Kosar….plus a review of the USFL season featuring QB’s Steve Young and…

MLB – 1985 – Baseball Behind The Seams – The End To The Atlanta Braves Season – With Kirk Douglas

The 1985 Atlanta Braves season was the 20th in Atlanta and the 115th season in franchise history. The Braves failed to qualify for the postseason for the third consecutive season….so, during the off-season, the Braves would hire former Pittsburgh Pirates skipper Chuck Tanner as their 1985 manager.  In addition to a new manager, the 1985 Braves had a new relief ace in Bruce Sutter…..and they also had…

NCAAF – 1985 – Bluebonnet Bowl Halftime – Longhorn Season Review + Profile Of UT Alum Author James Michener

The 1985 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season…..where the Longhorns finished the regular season with an 8–3 record….and went on to lose 24 – 16 to the Air Force Academy in the Bluebonnet Bowl on December 31, 1985 at Rice Stadium in Houston, TX in front of a crowd of…

Music – 1986 – Gatlin Brothers – Somebody Wants Her Back + Born With Texas In My Soul

In 1979, when Larry Gatlin signed with Columbia Records….and decided to officially have his brothers billed on his singles and on his albums….as in that year, their name was officially “Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers”.  In October, they released the album Straight Ahead…..which spawned the classic single “All the Gold in California”….which became their biggest hit together….while…

MLB – 1985 – World Series Game 7 Royals Vs Cardinals Postgame Show – With Al Michaels + Reggie Jackson + Tim McCarver

The 1985 World Series began on October 19 and ended on October 27….when the American League champions Kansas City Royals played the National League champions St. Louis Cardinals….as with the Royals upsetting the heavily favored Cardinals in seven games. The Series was popularly known as the “Show-Me Series“ or the “I-70 Showdown Series“….as both cities are in the state of Missouri and are connected by Interstate 70.…

NCAAF – 1983 – Pat OBrien + Ara Parseghian Highlight Texas Vs Baylor + Boston College Vs Miami

This 1983 CBS Sports Saturday college football report features hosts Pat O’Brien and Ara Parseghian at the studio desk….as they provide highlights and analysis to ongoing games….including the University of Texas Longhorns in a tough battle with longtime SWC rival, the Baylor Bears…..along with the highlights of the game played the night before between the…