NCAA Football – 1985 – SWC Game of the Week – Texas Longhorns Vs Texas Tech Red Raiders

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 Texas Tech University Red Raiders football team in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season….as they were In their fifth and final season under head coach Jerry Moore…when the Red Raiders compiled a 4–7 record (1–7 in the SWC)…while outscoring opponents by a combined total of 249 to 240 (largely on the…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – HBO PreFight – IBF Heavyweight Title – Holmes Vs Spinks – Fight 1

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1985 IBF World Heavyweight Title Fight between Lighheavyweit Cham Michael Spinks verses Heavyweight Champ Larry Holmes starts off with HBO’s Barry Tompkins narrating the history in boxing of heavyweight title fights between the heavyweight champ and the light heavyweight champ….which is absolutely awesome footage of great fights of this genre throughout history. …

NCAA Football – 1988 – Orange Bowl – Oklahoma Sooners Vs Miami Hurricanes – PreGame + 1st Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1988 Orange Bowl was an American college football bowl game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Oklahoma Sooners in the 54th edition of the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida on January 1, 1988….as Miami was coached by Jimmy Johnson….and Oklahoma was coached by Barry Switzer…in the only time the opposing head coaches from a college national championship football game each later served as head coach of the same…

TV Ads – 1986 – Lyle Alzado For Sports Illustrated

DOG ASIDE: Sports Illustrated is an American sports media franchise owned by Meredith Corporation….as Its self-titled magazine has over 3 million subscribers….and is read by 23 million people each week….including over 18 million men.  It was the first magazine with circulation over one million to win the National Magazine Award for General Excellence twice….whereby Its swimsuit issue has been published since 1964…which…

NCAA Football – 1983 – SWC Game of the Week – Texas Longhorns Vs TCU Horned Frogs – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE: This game was played on November 12, 1983 at Texas Memorial Stadium….with a kickoff at 1pm….as television coverage of the game was carried by Home Sports Entertainment Network (HSE) featuring Bill Worrell and Mickey Herkowitz on the mike calling the game.   The 1983 Texas Longhorns football team finished the regular season with an 11–0 record….after…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – Southeast Region Semifinals – Villanova Wildcats Vs Maryland Terrapins

DOG ASIDE: This 1985 NCAA Men’s Basketball Southeast Regional semifinal game between the Villanova Wildcats verses the Maryland Terrapins featured two collegiate coaching legends with Villanova’s Rollie Massimino….who ended a 47 year college coaching career with 816 wins and 462 losses for a .638 career winning percentage….along with Maryland’s Left Driessell….who also coached college ball…

TV Ads – 1980 – Lucite Paint + Peanuts Charlie Brown And Snoopy For MetLife Insurance

DOG COMMENTARY: This paint advertisement is for LUCITE Wall Paint….which originally was a product of DuPont back in 1936….when it first came on the market as an acrylic paint that is a fast-drying and made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion….which are water-soluble….but become water-resistant when dry. Depending on how much the paint is diluted with water, or modified with acrylic…

Olympics – 1980 – Special – USA Road To Moscow – Jane Frederick + Kayak Team + Al Oerter

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980 Olympic Special was aired in advance of US President Jimmy Carter’s unpopular decision to let politics enter the Olympics Games by boycotting the Moscow Olympics….while denying all USA Olympic Team athletes from competing in something they had been training for during the four years prior to the 1980 Olympics.  Prior MLB…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon – Mens Dbls Finals – Wilander + Nystrom Vs Donnelly + Fleming

DOG ASIDE: Heinz Günthardt and Balázs Taróczy were the defending men’s doubles champions coming into the 1986 Wimbledon Championships….but lost in the first round to USA’s Sammy Giammalva and Greg Holmes….as the Swedish team of Joakim Nyström + Mats Wilander defeated USA’s Gary Donnelly and Peter Fleming in the final, 7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–3 to win the Gentlemen’s Doubles title at the 1986 Wimbledon Championships. Coming into…