Boxing – 1987 – 10 Round Lightweight Bout – Rocky Lockridge VS Dennis Cruz

DOG ASIDE: Rick “Rocky” Lockridge is an American former professional boxer….who is known for handing Roger Mayweather his first defeat in a first-round knockout in just 98 seconds…. which earned him the WBA and lineal super featherweight titles…..as he later won the IBF super featherweight title….while ending his career with 44 wins and 9 losses…for Rocky…

NHL – 1985 – 38th Annual All Star Game – Wales All Stars VS Campbell All Stars – With Al Trautwig

DOG COMMENTARY: The 38th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut….which is the home to the Hartford Whalers, on February 4, 1986…..with Edmonton Oilers coach Glen Sather and honorary captain Phil Esposito leading the Campbell Conference All Stars….while Philadelphia Flyers coach Mike Keenan and honorary captain Gordie…

Boxing – 1986 – 15 Round IBF Heavyweight Title – Michael Spinks VS Larry Holmes – Fight II

DOG COMMENTARY: On September 21, 1985, legendary heavyweight champion Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes stepped in the ring looking to equal Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 career record and to make his twentieth successful title defense…..as his opponent was looking to make history as well…..for after winning the undisputed championship at light heavyweight, Michael Spinks decided to…

Boxing – 1981 – 15 Round WBC Championship – Alexis Arguello VS Ray Boom Boom Mancini

DOG COMMENTARY: There were many many super great to legendary boxers during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) that became world lightweight champions to include Esteban de Jesus, Roberto Duran, Carlos “Teo” Ortiz, Julio Cezar Chavez, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, Hector “Macho” Camacho, Edwin Rosario, Jose Luis Ramirez, Oscar de la Hoya, Miguel…

NBA – 1981 NBA All Star Game – West VS East – 2nd Qtr & 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE: This 1981 NBA All Star Game signified the start of tthe Magic Johnson and Larry Bird era of the NBA…..as both entered the League for the 1979 / 1980 season….and from that point onward….either the Lakers or the Celtics won the NBA Championship 8 out of the 11 years they played against each…

NBA – 1981 NBA All Star Game – West VS East – PreGame & 1st Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1981 NBA All-Star Game was an exhibition basketball game which was played February 1, 1981, at Richfield Arena in Richfield Township, Ohio. This was the 31st edition of the National Basketball Association All-Star Game and was played during the 1980–81 NBA season….which was coached by Billy Cunningham, Philadelphia 76ers for the Eastern Conference….and…

Boxing – 1985 – 12 Round Undisputed Light Heavywt Title – Michael Spinks VS Jim MacDonald

DOG COMMENTARY: Spinks fought only once in 1984 when he retained his light heavyweight crown with a twelve-round majority decision over Eddie Davis….as he and Dwight Muhammad Qawi were only a couple of weeks away from fighting a rematch in September of that year… but that fight got called off when Qawi was injured during…

MLB – Music Special – Talking Baseball With Willie Mickey & The Duke – HOF Songwriter Terry Cashman

DOG COMMENTARY: Terry Cashman is a record producer and singer-songwriter from New York City….who is best known for his 1981 hit “Talkin’ Baseball.”….for while the song is well recognized today….it was all but ignored by typical Top 40 radio during its chart life….while making only the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Cashman was the lead singer for a band…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Rnd IBF Heavyweight Championship – Tony Tucker VS Buster Douglas

DOG COMMENTARY: Tony Craig Tucker Is an American former professional boxer from 1980 to 1998…. who won the IBF heavyweight title on May 30, 1987….in this title fight seen below with Buster Douglas….but holds the unenviable distinction of being the shortest-reigning world heavyweight champion in history at only 64 days….when he went the distance against Iron Mike…