Special – 1987 – NBC Sports – The Year In Sports In Review – Host Bill Macatee

DOG COMMENTARY:  Let’s take a look at what took place in the year in sports in 1987….as Super Bowl XXI was won by the  New York Giants by a score of 39 – 20 over the Denver Broncos….while Fiesta Bowl featured the Penn State Nittany Lionswinning the national championship over the Miami Hurricanes by a score of 14 – 10….then…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO PreFight Special – 10 Round Heavyweights – Iron Mike Tyson Vs Jose Ribalta

DOG ASIDE:  In this 24 minute HBO pre-fight video for the 1986 telecast of the 10-round heavyweight fight between Iron Mike Tyson verses Jose Ribalta….the viewer is fortunate to have HBO Boxing commentary team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….who provide great highlights, interviews, personal profiles and expert analysis of the impending…

NCAA Football – 1985 – Bluebonnet Bowl – Texas Longhorns Vs Air Force Academy Falcons

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 Bluebonnet Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game that featured the Texas Longhorns and the Air Force Falcons.  The Falcons had the most victories in a season with eleven….but a loss to rival BYU had cost them a shot at the national title and an outright Western Athletic Conference title….as this was their fourth straight bowl appearance.  As for Texas,…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Mens – 3m Diving + Boxing + Pole Vault + 200m Dash + Basketball Semis

DOG ASIDE: This Wednesday, August 8, 1984 ABC Sports telecast of Day 12 at the Los Angeles Olympics includes some of the outstanding athletes at these games including USA diver Greg Loughanis in the 3m springboard competition…..USA sprinter Carl Lewis in the men’s track 200m finals…..Great Britian’s Daley Thompson in the men’s decathlon competition…..France’s Pierre…

TV Ads – 1979 – KVUE Ch 24 Saturday Movie The Interns Promo + Buckle-Up Your Child Public Service

DOG ASIDE:  This 1979 video clip showcases KVUE Channel 24 Austin’s upcoming Saturday Night at the Movies “The Intern” starring Cliff Robertson….which was a movie that I had never heard of….albeit the commercial was in the style of KVUE’s program promotion spots that were run often on their channel.  The Public Service Message that follows is also…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – NIT Semi-Finals – Texas Longhorns Vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: I have written a great deal about the 1978 Texas Longhorns Men’s Basketball Team….who in our opinion here at ImaSportsphile was one of the top 5 teams in the country that year….but instead of dancing in the 1978 NCAA Tournament….instead were destroying the mediocre competition in the N.I.T…..I mean, after all, Arkansas went…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO Post Fight – 10 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – Iron Mike Tyson VS Jose Ribalta

DOG ASIDE:  This 1986 HBO Post Fight coverage of the 10-round heavyweight bout between Iron Mike Tyson and Jose Ribalta….featured interviews with both fighters….along with the outstanding HBO Boxing commentary team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….who handled both pre-fight and post-fight shows as good as any to ever cover the wonderful…

NCAA Football – 1985 – SWC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE: Back in the day from the 1960’s through the 1980’s….that is when the Texas Longhorns verses the Arkansas was always a bitter rivalry….with it seemed like every game being played had national championship implications….as it all started when two legends of college football coaching were at the helm….with Darrell K. Royal at Texas….and…