NFL – 1985 – Special – NBC At The Half – AFC Divisional Playoffs – Raiders Vs Pats – Highlights

DOG ASIDE;    This NBC halftime special for the 1985 AFC Divisional Playoff game be the New England Patriots verses the Los Angeles Raiders brings together some of the legends of sports broadcasters who grew up with NBC Sports….including Bob Costas and Pete Axthelm at the NFL ’85 news desk….as they break down the 1st half of…

NCAA Football – 1987 – Special – Memories + & Highlights Of 50 Cotton Bowl Classics – Host Lindsay

DOG COMMENTARY:  This video is a very special “nugget of gold” in our ImaSportsphile vintage video library….for in 6 short minutes….legendary sportscaster Lindsey Nelson narrates a video highlight history of the 1st fifty (50) Cotton Bowl Classic games….as this awesome footage is a gift to college football fans from a historic lineage of great college football contests…

Music – 1986 – Texas Longhorn Showband Of The Southwest + The Fightin Aggie Band – Halftime Show

DOG ASIDE:    Every Thanksgiving Day for dang near 100 years from 1915 to 2011….two major college rivalries took place on the gridirons of Texas Memorial Stadium in Autin, Texas and Kyle Field in Bryan College Station, Texas every other year….as the Texas Longhorn football team took on the Texas Aggie football team in the…

Professional Wrestling – 1985 – CBS Special – The Greatest Show Around – Inside The WWF

DOG COMMENTARY:    This CBS Sports program features Bob Costas…..as he takes a look a the incredible success of professional wrestling….and specifically the World Wrestling Federation (WWF)….which has a history that dates back to the early 1950’s when it was founded by Jess McMahon and Toots Mondt….who founded the Capitol Wrestling Corporation (CWC)….which has undergone numerous name changes throughout the years….from World…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – Greatest USA Olympic Boxers In History – Host Al Albert + Randy Gordon

DOG ASIDE:   USA Network was an active player in live televised boxing during the Golden Age of Boxing (1964 – 1999)….especially with their Saturday Night At The Fights program….featuring their boxing broadcast team of Al Albert (brother of legendary sportscaster Marv Albert) and Randy Gordon….who grew up around the fight game in New York City.    This USA Boxing Special…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – CBS Special – Road To The Final Four – Hosts Jim Nance & Bill Raftery

DOG ASIDE:    It seems to us at ImaSportsphile that CBS Sports has been bringing the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament forever….but they actually out-bid NBC for the rights to the tournament in 1982….and have been bringing March Madness to America and the world every year since then.    This CBS special Road to the Final Four was aired on…

NCAA Football – 1985 – Special – Interview With Texas Freshman RB Charles Hunter

DOG ASIDE:  During the 1985 Texas Longhorn football season….two very talented freshman running backs….Eric Metcalf and Charles Hunter….of whom this interview seen herewith features.  Eric Metcalf  would finish his Longhorn career after making the All-SWC Team three years in a row….while winning the 1987 SWC Player of the Year Award ….after which he got drafted…

NCAA Football – 1986 – 50th Cotton Bowl – Auburn Tigers Vs Texas A && M Aggies – 2nd Thru 4th Qtrs

DOG COMMENTARY:    The 1986 Cotton Bowl Classic was an American college football bowl game played on January 1, 1986 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas….as it was the 50th Cotton Bowl Classic held….in a game featuring the Texas A&M Aggies and the Auburn Tigers….featuring Heisman Trophy winner RB Bo Jackson.  Coach Jackie Sherill was in his fourth year with A&M….while in his previous three years…

Boxing – 1971 To 1976 – Special – Joe Frazier Talks About 3 Fights With Muhammad Ali

DOG COMMENTARY:  With the possible exception of David vs. Goliath….the greatest rivalry in the history of individual human combat was the three-fight trilogy staged by Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier from 1971-75…..which began as the embodiment of the culture war taking place at that time in America….and it evolved into a conflict in the ring…