NCAA – 1980 – Championships – Outdoor Track & Field + Mens Volleyball USC Vs UCLA

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980 ABC Wide World of Sports coverage of the NCAA Track and Field Championships from Austin, Texas featuring broadcasting legend Keith Jackson and Marty Liqouri on the mike…..and the NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship between USC verses UCLA….with Steve Zabriskie and Diana Nyad covering the meet.. The 1980 NCAA Men’s Division I Outdoor Track and…

Boxing – 1982 – ABC In Studio Review – Heavyweight Title – Larry Holmes Vs Gerry Cooney – Part 1

DOG ASIDE: This ABC Wide World of Sports Special was televised the following week after the June 11, 1982 heavyweight title fight between # 1 ranked Gentleman Gerry Cooney, the challenger verses The Easton Assassin Larry Holmes, the champ…..as ABC devotes their entire Wide World of Sports program to an indepth review of the fight…..which included highlights of the…

Boxing – 1982 – ABC In Studio PostFight Review – WBC Heavyweight Title – Holmes Vs Cooney – Part 2

DOG ASIDE:  After Gentleman Gerry Cooney destroyed Ken Norton before coming into this fight with The Easton Assassin Champ Larry Holmes….the Great White Hope hype had never been higher since the day Rocky Marciano left the ring…..which sheds light on why ABC Sports went to the effort of putting this 40 minute program together….including highlights from the fight…..Howard Cosell’s analysis of…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – Final Four Semifinals – Duke Blue Devils Vs Kansas Jayhawks

DOG ASIDE: Any time and any where that the Kansas Jayhawks go up against the Duke Blue Devils in college basketball….you can pretty well bet it is going to be a great game….and this 1986 meeting in one of the National Semifinal match-up was no exception.  Duke’s Coach K brought his Blue Devils team into…

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…