Tennis – 1983 – US Open Mens Qtr Finals – Ivan Llendl VS Mats Wilander – 4th Set

DOG ASIDE:   This 4th set of the Quarterfinals match between Sweden Mats Wilander verses Czech Ivan Lendl was brought to us by HBO Sports with legendary tennis broadcaster at the BBC, Dick Maskell….sitting along HBO Wimbledon crew of Michael Barkaan and Arthur Ashe.   Tennis on HBO was a television program produced by the premium cable television network HBO….that…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – CBS Preview NCAAM & NCAAW Tourney – Hosts Brent Musberger & Billy Packer

DOG ASIDE:   CBS has owned the television rights to the NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament since 1982….as their lead broadcast team of Brent Musberger and Billy Packer became legends in the world of sports broadcasting as a result of their longtime work with CBS while leading their broadcast team all the way to the Final…

Sports Special – 1979 – Sports Illustrated – The 1st 25 Years – Sportsmen Of The Year – Host James Caan

DOG ASIDE: Towards the end of each fiscal year….the celebrated sports magazine Sports Illustrated has conducted their own Sportsperson / Athlete of the Year Award ….of which the winner was announced via a live television special during the late 1970s and into the early 1980s.  Since its inception in 1954….Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsperson of the Year award…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Rose Bowl Classic – Iowa Hawkeyes VS UCLA Bruins – 4th Quarter

DOG ASIDE: The 1986 Rose Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 1986. It was the 72nd Rose Bowl Game. The UCLA Bruins defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 45-28. UCLA tailback Eric Ball was named the Rose Bowl Player Of The Game. He ran for a Rose Bowl record four touchdowns.   The 1986 Rose Bowl matched the winners of the Big Ten Conference and the Pacific-10 Conference. iowa…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Men’s Finals – Ivan Lendl VS Boris Becker

DOG COMMENTARY:    Germany’s Boris Becker was the defending champion going into the 1986 Wimbledon Mens Finals against Czech Ivan Lendl. Lendl got to the finals by defeating USA Tim Mayotte 6 – 4, 4 – 6, 6 – 4, 6 – 3, 9 – 7 in the quarterfinals….then downed unseeded Slobodan Zivojinovic in the semifinals…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – Midwest Region Semi-Finals – Boston College Eagles VS Memphis State Tigers

DOG ASIDE:   This 1985 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament Midwest Region Semifinal Game between the Boston College Eagles coached by Gary Williams verses the Memphis State Tigers coached by Dana Kirk was played on Friday, March 22 at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas.   The Eagles of Boston College had finished the season with a…

Special – 1977 – Sportsworld – Muhammad Ali Indoor Track Meet & World Womens Gymnastics Championship

DOG COMMENTARY:   Back in the mid-to-late 1970’s, all three (3) major networks….ABC, CBS and NBC…. all had weekend sports specials that brought a variety of different sports from all over the world….as ABC had it’s highly acclaimed Wide World of Sports hosted by the inimitable Jim McKay…..CBS had Sports Saturday / Sunday hosted by Pat O’Brien and/or Tim…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Water Polo & Grecco Wrestling & Team Cycling & Swimming & Rowing

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1984 Los Angeles Olympics telecast by ABC Sports takes place on Day 8 of the Games….as hosted by Kathleen Sullivan and Frank Gifford….which covers five (5) major events througout the day including the men’s water polo match between the USA vs Spain….followed by men’s grecco roman wrestling with Pasquale Passarelli of Germany…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Finals – Mixed Doubles & Womens Doubles & Mens Doubles

DOG COMMENTARY:   The famed grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club celebrated their 100th Anniversary for the 1986 Wimbledon Championships….which were held from June 23rd to July 6th….for this was the 1st time that yellow balls were used during the tournament.   This 1986 Wimbledon edition produced champions including Germany’s…