NFL – 1985 Madden All Pro Linebackers – Lawrence Taylor & Mike Singletary

DOG COMMENTARY: In this lil ole chiweenie sportsphile’s opinion….any time I get to hear and see John Madden…..it just makes me feel good….cuz there’s something about the combination of his significant physical stature….his energy and enthusiams for all things that he love…..the way explained with a piece of chalk and a knowledge of the game….and…

NFL – Pregame 1985 MNF – Raiders VS Chargers – With Gifford & SImpson & Namath

DOG COMMENTARY: ABC brought the NFL to prime time on television in 1970 with the introduction to Monday Night Football….which featured the famous commentator crew of Frank Gifford, Howard Cosell and Don Meredith….all who became national celebrities in their tenure on MNF until 1983….when Cosell retired (except for 3 years that Meredith did spend from…

NFL – ESPN 1985 Monday Night Match Up – Raiders VS Chargers

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 Los Angeles Raiders improved upon their previous season’s output of 11–5 winning 12 games….as the team qualified for the playoffs for the fourth straight season by winning the AFC West Division….as Coach Tom Flores led the Raiders for a 7th season….while RB Marcus Allen earned the 1985 league MVP…..starting all 16 games and caught…

NFL – ESPN 1985 Monday Night Match Up – Dolphins VS Jets

DOG COMMENTARY: This Monday Night Match-Up between division rivals and in 1985…..the two best teams in the AFC East Division….and the game went a long way in deciding who would be Division Champ (Miami Dolphins 12 – 4)….and who would in up 2nd (N Y Jets 11 – 5).  Steve Sabol and Coach Allie Sherman…

NFL – ESPN 1985 Monday Night Match – Bears VS Dolphins

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 NFL Season was a magic year for the Chicago Bears…..for this was the year that Coach Iron Mike Ditka led his team to the ONLY Super Bowl victory in the storied history of The Monsters of the Midway….now Da Bears did win 8 NFL Championship prior to Super Bowl I….but my gosh…

NFL – Chicago Bears – 1984 Central Division Champion Season – Fight to the Finish

DOG COMMENTARY: Iron Mike Ditka coached the Chicago Bears from 1982 to 1992….winning Super Bowl XX in 1985….but his best coaching year really was the year before winning the NFL Title….yep, in 1984….cuz that is when Da Bears had not sniffed the NFL Division Playoff win since 1963…..some 21 years back when their last NFL…

Boxing – WBA Welterweight Title – Champ Thomas Hearns VS Randy Shields

DOG COMMENTARY: Thomas “Hitman” Hearns was 30 – 0 with 27 KO’s when he entered the ring on April 25, 1981….to defend his WBA world welterweight title for the 2nd time against Randy Shields….an accomplished club fighter who had a career of 41 wins 9 losses 1 draw….having fought for a world title on 2…

Boxing – Middleweight Bout – Thomas Hearns VS Jeff McCracken

DOG COMMENTARY: After Thomas “Hitman” Hearns lost to Sugar Ray Leonard in his attempt to unify the world welterweight title….he did two very distinct things…..1st, he moved up in weight to the light middleweight and middleweight divisions….mainly because at his height of 6’2″, it was easier for him to make weight by putting on pounds…

Boxing – WBC Light Middleweight Title – Champ Thomas Hearns VS Roberto Duran

DOG COMMENTARY: By the time that June 6, 1984 rolled around…..both Roberto “Manos de Piedras” Duran faced off against the WBC world light middleweight champion Thomas “Hitman” Hearns…..both had already established themselves as super great legendary boxers during the golden age of boxing from 1964 to 1995…..for there was no other era of boxing in…