Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Equestrian Team Show Jump + Boxing + Diving + Wrestling + Track 800m

DOG COMMENTARY: Day 11 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics took place on Tuesday, August 7th….as ABC’s coverage in this daytime 3 hour block of coverage featured the Equestrian Team Show Jumping preliminary round….with Team USA featuring Joe Fargis on Touch of Class….Conrad Homefeld on Abdulla ….Melanie Smith on Calypso…..and Leslie Howard on Albany…..as this eventual gold medal winning team…

NCAA Football – 1988 – Orange Bowl – Oklahoma Sooners Vs Miami Hurricanes – 4th Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1988 Orange Bowl featured “Game of the Century” type billing….as the undefeated and top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners faced off against undefeated and second-ranked Miami for the national championship….while adding to the hype was the recent on-field history between the teams…..for Oklahoma was a dominant force in college football….winning the national championship in 1985….and losing just one game…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO PreFight Special – 10 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – Mike Tyson Vs Mitch Green

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1986 HBO PreFight Special was aired on May 20, 1986 live from Madison Square Garden in NYC….which was in advance of the 10 round heavyweight bout between Iron Mike Tyson verses Mitch Blood Green….who were both basically New York City fighters.  Mike Tyson entered the ring having KO’d 19 of 20 fighters he had faced in…

TV Ads – 1985 – Jeep Cherokee Car + The Atlantic Financial Money Market

DOG COMMENTARY: The Jeep Cherokee is a line of vehicles sold by Jeep under various vehicle classes…..which originally sold as a variant of the popular Jeep Wagoneer,…which allowed the Cherokee to evolve from a full-size SUV to one of the first compact SUVs….and eventually into its current incarnation as a crossover SUV. The nameplate has been in continuous use in some form since 1974….and…

NCAAM Basketball – 1988 – Final Four Semifinals – Arizona Wildcats VS Oklahoma Sooners

DOG COMMENTARY; This NCAA men’s basketball national championship semifinal game between Coach Lute Olsen’s Arizona Wildcats verses Coach Billy Tubbs Oklahoma Sooners was a good game between two outstanding teams…..as the Wildcats showcased NBA talents with F Sean Elliot….who scored 31 points in this game….along with C Tom Tolbert, who had 13 rebounds….and G Steve…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Womens Marathon – USA Joan Benoit + NOR Grete Waitz – 1st 5 Miles

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1st ever Olympic women’s marathon was run at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games…. which made this a historic event… for this event is a serious contender for the title of the best women’s marathon ever….much like the race and outcome of the men’s marathon to be run later in this games.…

TV Ads – 1984 – Call To Glory Promo + Lloyd Bridges For 1st City Bank + SW Bell Telephone

DOG COMMENTARY:  Call to Glory was an American television drama that aired for 22 episodes during the 1984–1985 season  on the ABC network….as the show focused on USAF pilot Colonel Raynor Sarnac (Craig T. Nelson) and his family, living near Edwards Air Force Base….where Sarnac was stationed during the early 1960’s…..as the show was heavily promoted during ABC’s broadcast of the 1984 Summer Olympics….with the pilot episode…

Boxing – 1986 – Special – HBO PreFight – IBF Heavyweight Title – Spinks Vs Holmes – Fight 2

DOG ASIDE: This 1986 rematch of the IBF Heavyweight Championship Title Fight between Michael Spinx Jinx Spinks verses Larry The Easton Assassin Holmes should never have taken place…..cuz Spinks did not deserve to win the title from Homes in their first fight in September of 1985….cuz there were many more “powers that be” in boxing who did not want to…

Special – 1986 – CBS Reviews Year In Sports – MJ + Bird & Jimmie + Barry & Iron Mike + Cus Et Al

DOG COMMENTARY: 1986 provided another incredible year in sports….and this CBS Sports Special provides “proof in the pudding”….with highlights of all the major events, athletes, achievements, new records and commentary on each….for the gang at  CBS Sports including Dick Stockton, Tim Ryan Brent Musburger, Irv Cross, Billy Packer, Jim Nance, et al were really “top shelf” at covering…