NCAA Championships – 1980 – Outdoor Track And Field & Mens Volleyball With USC VS UCLA

DOG ASIDE:   The 1980 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships were held June 3 – 7 at Texas University Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX…. as the 58th annual NCAA-sanctioned track meet to determine the individual and team national champions of men’s collegiate Division I outdoor track and field events in the United States.  This was the third time the…

NCAAM Basketball – 1987 – NCAA Finals – Syracuse Orangemen VS Indiana Hoosiers

DOG COMMENTARY:   Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, sat almost at mid-court on Row 26 just behind the Indiana Hoosiers bench for this 1987 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, LA….which he ranks in his Top 5 list of best live sporting events that he has attended in…

NCAA Football – 1985 – SWC Game of the Week – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks – 1st Qtr

DOG ASIDE:   I can remember vividly the stories told by Bone Daddy about the “blood rivalry” between the University of Texas and the University of Arkansas back in the days of the Southwest Conference in football….as the SWC was at the very top of the college football food chain throughout its entire existence from 1914 to…

Boxing – 1982 – ABC In Studio Review – Heavyweight Title – Larry Holmes VS Gerry Cooney – Part 1

DOG ASIDE:    Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney was a world championship boxing match that took place on June 11, 1982….as this fight was one of the most highly anticipated fights of the early 1980s…cuz Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes had held the WBC heavyweight champion title for 4.5 years since 1978….when he beat Ken Norton by a fifteen-round split decision at the Caesars…

Boxing – 1982 – ABC In Studio Review – WBC Heavyweight Title – Holmes Vs Cooney – Part 2

DOG COMMENTARY:     On June 11, 1982, Holmes defended his title against Gerry Cooney, the undefeated #1 contender and an Irish-American. The lead-up to the fight had many racial overtones. Holmes said that if Cooney wasn’t white, he would not be getting the same purse as the champion (both boxers received $10 million for the bout).  Although…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – Final Four Semifinals – Duke Blue Devils VS Kansas Jayhawks

DOG ASIDE:    This NCAA Mens Basketball 1986 Final Four Semifinal Game not only featured two long-time storied college basketball programs….but also two of the all time legendary coaches in Duke’s Coach K (Krzyzewski) and Kansas’ Larry Brown….who as a matter of fact….are still coaching today some 30 years later….with Coach K still at Duke…

NCAA Football – 1988 – Orange Bowl – Oklahoma Sooners VS Miami Hurricanes – 4th Qtr

DOG ASIDE:   There are only two (2) coaches in the history of football in the United States who have won both an NCAA National Championship and a Super Bowl NFL Championship….Jimmie Johnson and Barry Switzer…. which make this National Championship Orange Bowl game even more special….and when you add into this eqution that their…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Equestrian Team Show Jumping & Boxing & Diving & Wrestling & Track 800m

DOG COMMENTARY:   As with every day’s telecast of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics….ABC Sports did an incredible job of covering each and every sport at each venue with the best assembled team of broadcasters ever put together for an Olympic Game….and the day covered in this video herewith is no exception.  This telecast…

NCAA Football – 1977 – Special – SWC Highlights – Texas Longhorns Undefeated Season In Review

DOG ASIDE:    The 1977 SWC Season was highlighted with the only undefeated team in the country, the Texas Longhorns….along with the Heisman Trophy Winner for 1977….as the conference was laden with top caliber talent….as evidenced by the SWC season statistics leaders as follows; Pass Attempts / Completions  – Rice QB Randy Hertel 356 /…