NFL – 1980 – NBC Special – Super Bowl XV – Road To New Orleans – Eagles Vs Raiders – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980 NBC Sports Special was their two hour program showcasing the 1980-81 NFL season leading up to Super Bowl XV at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana….which was to be played on January 25, 1981 between the Oakland Raiders verses the Philadelphia Eagles.  NBC Sports featured Brian Gunble, Mike Adamle, Pete…

NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs Arkansas Razorbacks

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1980-81 Texas Longhorns men’s basketball team came into the season after losing their entire starting back-court of George Turner, Ron Baxter and John Danks…..which were also the 1st, 2nd and 5th leading scorers on the team….who were also their entire senior leadership from the year prior…..so, 1980-81 was a rebuilding year for…

Boxing – 1986 – Special – History Of Heavyweight Champion Brawlers

DOG ASIDE: I ask the question often if folks remember what the Twin Towers in New York City looked like….and many have no idea…..so I send this to the opening of this HBO PreFight Show for the upcoming world heavyweight title fight between Mike Tyson verses Mitch Green….cuz HBO Sports does a complete lead-in to their telecast of this…

Music – 1980s – Austin City Limits Best – Marty Robbins + Floyd Tillman + Roy Clarke/Gatemouth Brown

DOG COMMENTARY:  There has never been a more popular live music program that was ever on television than Austin City Limits….which is an American public television music program recorded live in Austin, Texas, by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station KLRU…..while being broadcast on many PBS stations around the United States. The show helped Austin to become widely known as the “Live Music…

NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns Vs SMU Mustangs – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY:  The 1979-80 Texas Longhorns men’s basketball team had lost 4 starters from the team that won the N.I.T. as well as two SWC (Southwest Conference) titles over the past two years….meaning the only returning starter was F Ron Baxter….who was in his senior season at Texas…. after being a four year starter for…

NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns Vs SMU Mustangs – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE: LaSalle Thompson, the behemoth center for the 1980 University of Texas Longhorns Men’s Basketball team was a frequent visitor at Bone Daddy’s bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in Austin, TX….whereby each time that he came in the doors….he’d ask Bone Daddy to put on current Longhorns basketball…

Boxing – 1980 – 12 Rnd WBC Featherweight Title – Salvador Sanchez Vs Ruben Castillo – Final Round

DOG COMMENTARY:. This final round of the 1980 WBC and Lineal Featherweight Title Fight between Ruben Castillo verses Champ Salvadore Sanchez….provides ample evidence of why Sanchez is considered a boxing legend here at ImaSportsphile….for he was in a close, hard-fought battle with Castillo….and he dominated the 15th round like the greats really do.  This was…

Boxing – 1979 – Amateur Boxing – USA Vs East Germany – With Howard Cosell

DOG COMMENTARY:  How could any fan of the art of pugilism not want to hear Howard   Cosell describing all the action as Team USA did battle with Team DDR (East Germany) within the confines of the four posts….just one year before they were to most likely going to see each other again in the ring at the…

NCAAW Basketball – 1987 – Women’s Midwest Regional Finals – University of Texas VS Ole Miss

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1987 NCAA Womens Basketball Midwest Regional Finals between the Lady  Longhorns from the University of Texas at Austin verses the Lady Rebels from the University of Mississippi….better known as Ole Miss.   The Lady Rebels defeated Auburn 56-55 in overtime in Austin, Texas, to advance to the NCAA Elite Eight for the second…