NCAA Football – 1984 – SWC Game of Week – Texas University VS Texas Tech – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE: Since Bone Daddy graduated frrom The University of Texas at Austin in 1970…..not only does his blood bleed Orange….but so does mine….for football in Texas is not a game….it is a way of life that runs deep….evidenced by the fact that there are many high school football complexes that have stadiums in excess…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Round IBF Cruiserweight Championship – Champ Rickey Parkey VS Evander Holyfield

DOG ASIDE: Our Ima Sportsphile boxing library….which includes some 625 world championship title fights….plus 200 additional professional and amatuer bouts from the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) goes a long way in proving that this era did indeed contain more boxing legends in dang near every weight division…..a plethera of super great boxers…..a…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – 41st NIT Finals – University of Texas Longhorns VS NC State Wolfpack

DOG COMMENTARY: In 1978, Jim Valvano’s North Carolina State Wolfpack and Abe Lemons’ University of Texas Longhorns met in the finals of the 41st National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden ….after scoring semifinal victories in contrasting styles.  Before a crowd of 18,504, the largest N.I.T. gathering at the Garden since 1968, North Carolina State…

NCAA Football – 1984 Orange Bowl – # 1 Nebraska Cornhuskers vs # 2 Miami Hurricanes – 4th Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1984 Orange Bowl was the 50th annual Orange Bowl Classic, played on January 2, 1984, between the unbeaten Nebraska Cornhuskers and the once-beaten Miami Hurricanes for the national championship.  Nebraska came into the game ranked #1 in both major polls with a 12-0 record….having steamrolled just about every opponent on the 1983 schedule….except for close road wins at Oklahoma…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Mens – Basketball & Gymnastics & Water Polo & Boxing & Track & Swimming

DOG ASIDE: On this day of August 4 at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games…..ABC’s Jim Lampley and Donna de Varona man the host desk as they cover a variety of men’s competitions taking place throughout the Olympic venues…..as they lead off with the final minutes of the Yugoslavia vs Italy final Group A game….which…

Special – 1981 – Sports Year In Review – Host George Plimpton

DOG ASIDE: In this George Plimpton special, he looks at the year 1981 in sports….while providing the viewer with some awesome highlights of the accomplishments of many athletes and several teams to include Alpine Skiing World Cup overall champ USA Phil Mahre….with women’s overall champ Marie-Theres Nadig of Switzerland….along with cycling’s Bernard Hinault of France win in the Tour…

NCAA Football – 1982 – SWC Game of Week – Texas University VS Texas A & M – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: Never in the history of college football has there been a more storied rivalry than the one that came down every Thanksgiving in the heart of Texas….than the annual game between the Texas Longhorns versas the Texas A & M Aggies…as it didn’t matter whether the game was played in Austin (UT) or…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO Post Fight Interview – 10 Round Heavyweight Bout – Mike Tyson VS Mitch Green

DOG ASIDE: During the golden age of boxing from 1964 to 1995….HBO with their boxing broadcast crew featuring Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….brought literally hundreds of world championship title fights to a boxing fan base that literally loved everyone of their telecasts….for many different reasons….like no commercials, indepth insight into the combatants…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Women’s Field Hockey & Swimming & Heptalon – Mens Cycling & Wrestling

DOG ASIDE: This women’s field hockey match between the USA vs Netherlands feature two teams that would eventually win medals…..as the Dutch women would go on to win gold….while the American women would take home the bronze medal….which was quite an accomplishment for the USA side…..who had never medaled in Olympic women’s field hockey before. The…