NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – NIT Semifinals – Texas Longhorns VS Rutgers Knights – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:   No significant preseason expectations attended the 1977–78 Texas Longhorns….a team that would produce one of the more successful seasons in Longhorn basketball history….when after a one-point loss in the opening game against Southern California in Los Angeles….Texas inaugurated the $37-million, 16,231-seat Erwin Special Events Center with an 83–76 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners….the first of 8…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – 41st NIT Finals – University of Texas Longhorns VS NC State Wolfpack

DOG COMMENTARY: In 1978, Jim Valvano’s North Carolina State Wolfpack and Abe Lemons’ University of Texas Longhorns met in the finals of the 41st National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden ….after scoring semifinal victories in contrasting styles.  Before a crowd of 18,504, the largest N.I.T. gathering at the Garden since 1968, North Carolina State…

NCAAM Basketball – Special – 50 Years Of Final Fours – 1939 To 1989

DOG COMMENTARY: This 23 minute video was presented on CBS in 1989 with Host Jim Nance….who still today in 2016 is involved with CBS Sports coverage of the NCAAM Final Four telecast…..as he provides the viewing audience with a walk down memory lane for all fans of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament….known today as March…

NBA – Special – Tribute To Red Auerbach At Boston Gardens – With Roy Firestone

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980’s ESPN SportsLook with Roy Firestone features his tribute to the one and only Red Auerbach….who coached and was general manager / team president for the Boston Celtics for 29 years….while being involved in 16 NBA Championships during his tenure.  Arnold Jacob “Red” Auerbach was an American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols,…

MLB – Music – Take Me Out to the Ballgame – With Highlights Of Fans

DOG COMMENTARY: i am just a simple chiweenie Sportsphile….who grew up with the original Sportsphile….the guy who was responsible for taping the 2300 hours of vintage sports, comedy and music that I have undertaken the daunting task of posting the entire cotent of this library….which was recorded on Sony Betamax cassette recorders some 26 –…

Movie – Up In Smoke – Starring Cheech & Chong & Stacy Keach

DOG ASIDE: Up in Smoke is a 1978 American stoner comedy film directed by Lou Adler in Cheech & Chong’s first feature-length film…..which stars Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Edie Adams, Strother Martin, Stacy Keach, and Tom Skerritt….at a time when Cheech & Chong had been a counterculture comedy team for about ten years before they started reworking…

Boxing – 1978 – 15 Round WBC Heavyweight Title – Ken Norton VS Larry Holmes

DOG COMMENTARY: Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes first gained credibility as a contender when he upset the hard-punching Earnie Shavers in March 1978…..as he won by a lopsided twelve-round unanimous decision by winning every round on two scorecards and all but one on the third….as Holmes’s victory over Shavers set up a title shot between…

MLB – 1981 Special – Pitcher Nolan Ryan Passes Sandy Koufax With 5 No Hitters

DOG COMMENTARY: Nolan Ryan is this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite MLB pitcher of all time….as he currently still holds two all time major league pitching records that in my humble opinion will never be broken….his 5,714 strikeouts and his 7 no hitters pitched…..as the pitchers of today and in the future will not be…