NCAA Football – 1985 – Bluebonnet Bowl – Texas Longhorns VS Air Force Academy Falcons

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1985 Bluebonnet Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game that featured the Texas Longhorns and the Air Force Falcons….who had the most victories in their football history in a season with 11….but a loss to rival BYU had cost them a shot at the national title and an outright Western Athletic Conference title. This was their fourth straight bowl…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – NIT Semifinals – Texas Longhorns VS Rutgers Knights – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:   No significant preseason expectations attended the 1977–78 Texas Longhorns….a team that would produce one of the more successful seasons in Longhorn basketball history….when after a one-point loss in the opening game against Southern California in Los Angeles….Texas inaugurated the $37-million, 16,231-seat Erwin Special Events Center with an 83–76 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners….the first of 8…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO Post Fight – 10 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – Iron Mike Tyson VS Jose Ribalta

DOG COMMENTARY:   The Heavyweight Boxing Champion legend that was to become Iron Mike Tyson….entered the ring on this August 17, 1986 night at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, NJ to fight a 10-round heavyweight bout with Jose Ribalta…..was 25 – 0 with 23 of his wins coming by KO or TKO….for up to this…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Mens – 3m Diving & Boxing & Pole Vault & 200m Dash & Basketball Semis

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games were truly one of the best performances ever by the USA Olympic Team….and the coverage by ABC Sports was equal to the task of bringing the Games live and in color throughout the entire Olympics.   On this the 8th day of competition…..ABC leads off with…

Boxing – 1986 – Post Fight Interviews – Heavyweight Title – Michael Spinks VS Larry Holmes – Rematch

DOG ASIDE: It has been my contention for quite some time that the best post-fight boxing interviews during the golden age of boxing were conducted by HBO Boxing’s broadcast crew of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant…..with the latter being the one who was in the ring right after the fight to get…

NCAA Football – 1984 – SWC Game of Week – # 1 Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE: The 1985 Texas Longhorns entered their Southwest Conference football game on October 19th at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, AR before 53,212 rabid Hog fans there to support their # 4 ranked Razorbacks….as the Horns came in with a record of 3 – 1….having lost a close 14 – 7 game with # 2…

NCAA Football – 1984 – Red River Shootout – Texas Longhorns VS Oklahoma Sooners – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE:  On October 13, 1984 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX in front of a crowd of 37,794 Longhorn fans wearing burnt orange….along with 37,794 Sooner fans wearing red…..and for the first time since 1965….the Texas Longhorns (3-0) entered the Red River Rivalry game as the top-ranked team in the country. Under 8th-year…