NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – East Region Finals – Duke Blue Devils Vs Navy Midshipmen

DOG ASIDE:      The 1986 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament was the first tournament to use a shot clock limiting the amount of time for any one offensive possession by a team prior to taking a shot at the basket….for beginning with the 1986 tournament….the shot clock was set at 45 seconds….which would remain until being shortened to…

NCAAW Basktetball – 1986 – Midwest Region Finals – Texas Lady Longhorns Vs Ole Miss Lady Rebs

DOG ASIDE:    On their way to an undefeated season….the Lady Longhorns of Texas ran into their toughest competition in the Midwest Regional final game….as they struggled against Ole Miss on their home court at the Erwin Center on the University of Texas campus.  Perhaps it was the pressure of getting to the Final Four after…

NCAAM Basketball – 1988 – National Semifinal Game – Oklahoma Sooners Vs Arizona Wildcats

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1988 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men’s NCAA Division I college basketball….which  began on March 17, 1988 and ended with the championship game on April 4….after returning to Kansas City, Missouri for the 10th time. The 1987–88 Oklahoma Sooners men’s basketball team represented the University of Oklahoma in competitive college basketball during the 1987–88 NCAA…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Dbls Finals – Flach/Jordan Vs Navratilova/Gunthardt – Set 1

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1986 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals between Ken Flach + Kathy Jordan verses Martina Navratilova is a match well worth watching….so, in this series of comments….we will focus on the team of Gunthardt and Navratilova.   Heinz Günthardt is a former tennis player from Switzerland….who won five singles titles during his professional career….including the Rotterdam WCT in…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals – Flach/Jordan Vs Navratilova/Gunthardt – Sets 2 + 3

DOG ASIDE:   Paul McNamee and Martina Navratilova were the defending champions coming in to the 1986 Wimbledon Championships….but they decided not to play together….as McNamee competed with Hana Mandlíková but lost in the first round to David Graham and Elise Burgin….while Navratilova played with Heinz Günthardt…..who made it to the finals only to be defeated by Ken Flach and Kathy Jordan in straight sets by 6 – 3,…

NFL – 1986 – AFC Championship Game – Denver Broncos Vs Cleveland Browns

DOG COMMENTARY: In 1986 Denver Broncos season was the franchise’s 27th year in professional football and its 17th with the National Football League (NFL)….when they finished the regular season with a record of 11–5….and returned to the playoffs after a one-year absence….where they won the AFC Championship over the Cleveland Browns….only to lose in Super Bowl XXI to the New York Giants The Broncos won their first…

NCAAM Basketball – 1939 To 1989 – CBS Special – 50 Years Of Final Fours – Host Jim Nance

DOG COMMENTARY:  Every now a then, a video rolls up to the top spot for videos ready to be posted…. which bring this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile a great deal of unexpected joy….and this 1989 CBS Sports special college basketball production is one of those rare jewels that just popped up out like the magic…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – N I T Semifinal Game – Rutgers Knights Vs Texas Longhorns 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE:    We have written often about the 1978 Texas Longhorns Men’s Basketball Team….which was coached by our favorite coaching legend here at ImaSportsphile…the one and only A. E. “Abe” Lemons….and what I find when another Horns video roles to the front of the line to be posted….like this one herewith….and when that happens….we find…

News – 1985 – NBC Nightly News Special Report – With Tom Brokaw – Egyptian Airliner Hijacking

DOG COMMENTARY:  It never ceases to amaze me how often that things change….there are always some things that just don’t change…..and this video provides the viewer with examples of both those things that change….and those that don’t.  Regarding things that change….how about the approach to this news piece that NBC’s Tom Brokaw delivers the news…