NCAA Football – 1988 – CBS Sports Orange Bowl OU Vs Miami Special – The Miami Canes Starting Lineup

DOG ASIDE: The 1988 Orange Bowl featured “Game of the Century” type billing….as the undefeated and # 1 ranked Oklahoma Sooners faced off against undefeated and # 2 ranked Miami for the national championship. Now, with the national championship on the line, Miami sought to make it three-losses-in-three-years for Oklahoma….and also their first postseason bowl win under Coach Jimmy…

NCAA – 1980 – Championships – Outdoor Track & Field + Mens Volleyball USC Vs UCLA

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980 ABC Wide World of Sports coverage of the NCAA Track and Field Championships from Austin, Texas featuring broadcasting legend Keith Jackson and Marty Liqouri on the mike…..and the NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship between USC verses UCLA….with Steve Zabriskie and Diana Nyad covering the meet.. The 1980 NCAA Men’s Division I Outdoor Track and…

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

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1988 Orange Bowl featured “Game of the Century” type billing….as the undefeated and top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners faced off against undefeated and second-ranked Miami for the national championship….while adding to the hype was the recent on-field history between the teams…..for Oklahoma was a dominant force in college football….winning the national championship in 1985….and losing just one game…

Special – 1986 – CBS Reviews Year In Sports – MJ + Bird & Jimmie + Barry & Iron Mike + Cus Et Al

DOG COMMENTARY: 1986 provided another incredible year in sports….and this CBS Sports Special provides “proof in the pudding”….with highlights of all the major events, athletes, achievements, new records and commentary on each….for the gang at  CBS Sports including Dick Stockton, Tim Ryan Brent Musburger, Irv Cross, Billy Packer, Jim Nance, et al were really “top shelf” at covering…

NCAA Football – 1988 – Orange Bowl – Oklahoma Sooners Vs Miami Hurricanes – PreGame + 1st Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1988 Orange Bowl was an American college football bowl game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Oklahoma Sooners in the 54th edition of the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida on January 1, 1988….as Miami was coached by Jimmy Johnson….and Oklahoma was coached by Barry Switzer…in the only time the opposing head coaches from a college national championship football game each later served as head coach of the same…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mens Finals – Boris Becker Vs Ivan Lendl

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1986 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in England.  It was the 100th edition of the Wimbledon Championships….and were held from 23 June to 6 July 1986. This year at Wimbledon will be remembered for many things….as one of our favorite pieces of Sportsphile trivia is it…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Orange Bowl – Oklahoma Sooners Vs Penn State Nittany Lions – 1st 3 Qtrs

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1986 Orange Bowl Classic featured the # 1 Penn State Nittany Lions….coached by Joe Paterno…..against the # 2 ranked Sooners from Oklahoma University…..coached by Barry Switzer….as this was Oklahoma’s 2nd straight Orange Bowl appearance….and their 2nd straight Big Eight Conference title…..while this was Penn State’s first Orange Bowl appearance since 1974. Tim Manoa gave Penn State an…

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…

Boxing 1986 – HBO Prefight Special – WBA Heavywt Title – Champ Tim Witherwspoon vs Tony Tubbs

DOG ASIDE:   On January 17, 1986 at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, WBA heavyweight champion Tony “TNT” Tubbs, from Cincinnati, Ohio, fought “Terrible” Tim Witherspoon, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in defense of the title he won from Greg Page seven months earlier. Tubbs was undefeated at 21-0…and Witherspoon came into the fight with a record of…