NHL – 1986 Stanley Cup Finals – Game 5 – Edmonton Oilers VS Philadelphia Flyers

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1987 Stanley Cup Final was played between the Edmonton Oilers and the Philadelphia Flyers….as the Oilers won the series 4–3, for their third Stanley Cup Championships….for this would be the fifth of eight consecutive Finals contested by a team from Alberta….when the Oilers appeared in six and the Calgary Flames in two)….while being the…

NFL – 1986 Season – Dallas Cowboys VS Los Angeles Raiders – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE: Any time that the Dallas Cowboys square off against the Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders….whether it be in the regular season or the playoffs….it simply becomes must see TV for any and all NFL fans….for these are two storied NFL franchises…..known as “America’s Team” and “The Bad Boys of Raider Nation”. and this 1986 NFL regular…

NHL – 1986 – 38th All Star Game – Hartford, Conneticut – Wales Conference VS Campbell Conference

DOG COMMENTARY: The 38th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut, home to the Hartford Whalers, on February 4, 1986….which featured the Wales Conference All Stars coached by Mike Keenan of the Philadelphia Flyers against the Campbell Conference All Stars coached by Glen Sather of the Edmonton…

Rodeo – 1986 Mesquite World Championship – Bare Back Riding Competition & Saddle Bronc Riding

DOG COMMENTARY: The Mesquite ProRodeo is a rodeo located in Mesquite, Texas, United States that operates during rodeo season from April through September each year….as this rodeo was named the Mesquite Championship Rodeo prior to its purchase by Camelot Sports and Entertainment in 2009….which is also addressed as simply the Mesquite Rodeo. Charlie Columbus McNally…

NFL – 1987 Super Bowl XXI – Broncos VS Giants – With John Madden & Pat Summerall – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY: Super Bowl XXI was an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion New York Giants to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1986 season….as the game was played on January 25, 1987 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena,…

NBA – Special – Tribute to Dr J – The Story Of His Career

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy played multiple sports well into his 40’s….city league flag football, basketball and volleyball….but his very favorite sport thas always been basketball….for as the original Sportsphile….he believes that the skills that the game of basketball require to be good at the game….can be translated into any other sport that there is….strengh, speed,…

NBA Special – 1986 Lottery 1st 8 Picks Selection Process – Commissioner David Stern Announces

DOG ASIDE: Prior to the 1986 NBA Lottery, the NBA conducted this televised event on NBC….as hosted by Pat O’Brien….in which the NBA Commissioner, David Stern, announced the order of selection by the first eight teams to pick in the upcoming 1986 NBA Draft….as Stern announces the 8th team first….working his way and announcing the…

NBA – Special -NBA Ref Jess Thompson Helps 7 Yr Old Natalie Ross Sing Nathional Anthem

DOG COMMENTARY: By the time this wonderful video of NBA referee Jess Thompson helping 7 year old Natalie Ross sing the National Anthem prior to a Philadelphia 76’ers game in the 1980’s is truly one of the best “nuggets of gold” in the Imasportsphile treasure chest of vintage content….for it shows the “better side” of…

NFL – 1985 AFC Divisional Playoff – New England Patriots VS Los Angeles Raiders

DOG COMMENTARY: It doesn’t matter when or where the Pats and the Raiders meet up….it is typically a significant battle…and this 1985 AFC Divisional Playoff game was no exception….as the teams entered this game with the Raiders already hving defeated New England 35–20 during the regular season….but in this game, Patriots RB Craig James had an…