NCAAF – 1986 Texas Longhorn Football – Season In Review

DOG ASIDE: The TexasLonghorns football team finished the regular season with a 7–3–1 record and lost to Iowa in the 1984 Freedom Bowl….as the 1984 season had Texas once again ranked No. 1 in the polls….but soon dropped after a tie with Oklahoma….followed by 3 straight losses to end the season. A year later Texas…

NFL – Special – Pat Summeral & John Madden – A Match Made In Heaven

DOG COMMENTARY: It is the opinion of this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile that the best NFL game commentators of all-time since the inception of televised NFL games to the present CBS’s lead broadcast team from 1981 to 1994 was Pat Summerall and John Madden In 1981, Pat Summerall was teamed with former Oakland Raiders head coach John…

NBA – 31st All Star Classic – Richfield Coliseum -Bird & Kareem & Dr. J & Iceman

DOG COMMENTARY: The 31st edition of the NBA All Star Classic was held at Richfield Coliseum….an indoor arena located in Richfield Township, roughly halfway between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio….as these 1981 All Stars featured such acclaimed players on the East Squad as Larry Bird, Dr. J, Artis Gilmore, Michael Ray Richardson, Nate Archibald, Marques Johnson and…

Music – 1985 4th Of July Celebration – Hosts President & Mrs Ronald Reagan

DOG COMMENTARY: The country and its people were experiencing a time of prosperity and abundance…..which after having 4+ years of “reaganomics” (referring to US President Ronald Reagan economic policy) in play in the United States of America….as the economic times seemed to experience a great need to “show-off our successes” by providing the world with a grand 4th…

NFL – Great Players – Howie Long – Warlord Of The Raiders

DOG COMMENTARY: Howard Matthew Moses “Howie” Long is an American former National Football League (NFL) defensive end, actor and sports analyst. He played in the NFL for 13 seasons and spent the entirety of his career with the Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders franchise….during which was named to eight Pro Bowls….while helping his Raiders win a…

NCAAF – 1984 SWC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns vs Texas Tech Red Raiders – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY: Coming out for the 2nd half with a lead of 10 – 0 for the Texas Tech Red Raiders…..was definitely a potential huge upset in the making…..as the Longhorns were ranked # 2 in the country coming into their game with Tech….as the Red Raiders are notoriously “tough on their onw turf” at Jones…

NCAAF – 1984 SWC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns vs Texas Tech Red Raiders

DOG COMMENTARY: 1984 marked the 34 meeting of an American college football rivalry between the Texas Longhorns and the Texas Tech Red Raiders…..a rivalry that began in 1928….which accellerated in its intensity in 1960 when the Red Raiders joined the Southwest Football Conference…as these two storied universities have played each year since then for The…

Music – 1985 July 4th Celebration In New York Harbor – John Williams Conductor

DOG COMMENTARY: The year 1985 was a very good year in American history….for it was in the middle of Ronald Reagan’s presidency….and the good ole USA was back to a “churning economy” that had American spirits and patriotism running on high….evidenced by this video of the Lady Liberty Weekend Celebration in New York Harbor….where the…

NFL – 1985 NFC Divisional Championship – Chicago Bears VS NY Giants

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 Chicago Bears team was one of the most enjoyable teams to watch for any NFL fan…..for this was a group of distinct individuals……to include such players like LB Mike Singletary, DE Richard Dent, DT Steve McMicheal (University of Texas fame), DT “Refrigerator” Perry, QB Jim McMahon, RB Walter “Sweetness” Payton, et…