Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Mens – 3m Diving & Boxing & Pole Vault & 200m Dash & Basketball Semis

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games were truly one of the best performances ever by the USA Olympic Team….and the coverage by ABC Sports was equal to the task of bringing the Games live and in color throughout the entire Olympics.   On this the 8th day of competition…..ABC leads off with…

NCAA Football – 1984 – SWC Game of Week – # 1 Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE: The 1985 Texas Longhorns entered their Southwest Conference football game on October 19th at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, AR before 53,212 rabid Hog fans there to support their # 4 ranked Razorbacks….as the Horns came in with a record of 3 – 1….having lost a close 14 – 7 game with # 2…

NCAA Football – 1984 – Red River Shootout – Texas Longhorns VS Oklahoma Sooners – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE:  On October 13, 1984 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX in front of a crowd of 37,794 Longhorn fans wearing burnt orange….along with 37,794 Sooner fans wearing red…..and for the first time since 1965….the Texas Longhorns (3-0) entered the Red River Rivalry game as the top-ranked team in the country. Under 8th-year…

NCAA Football – 1984 – Red River Shootout – #1 Texas Longhorns VS #2 Oklahoma Sooners – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY:   In the universe of sports, there are no greater rivalries than those that exist in college football….USC vs Notre Dame, Ohio State vs Michigan, Alabama vs Auburn, Texas vs Texas A & M, Yale vs Harvard, Florida vs Florida State and so on and on….but for our dollar at Ima Sportsphile, the…

Olympics – 1984 L A – Track Men’s 100m – Equestrian 3-Day Event – Swimming Mens 200m Ind Medley

DOG COMMENTARY: In this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….when it comes to Olympic broadcast coverage on television….the gold standard was set by ABC Sports….and the best job ever done by ABC Sports at the Olympics was at the 1984 Los Angeles Games.   I means, just consider the broadcast crew on this featured Olympic video…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Mens – Basketball & Gymnastics & Water Polo & Boxing & Track & Swimming

DOG ASIDE: On this day of August 4 at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games…..ABC’s Jim Lampley and Donna de Varona man the host desk as they cover a variety of men’s competitions taking place throughout the Olympic venues…..as they lead off with the final minutes of the Yugoslavia vs Italy final Group A game….which…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Women’s Field Hockey & Swimming & Heptalon – Mens Cycling & Wrestling

DOG ASIDE: This women’s field hockey match between the USA vs Netherlands feature two teams that would eventually win medals…..as the Dutch women would go on to win gold….while the American women would take home the bronze medal….which was quite an accomplishment for the USA side…..who had never medaled in Olympic women’s field hockey before. The…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Men’s Track Cycling Sprint Finals – USA Nelson Vails VS Mark Gorski

DOG ASIDE: The story of Nelson Vail’s ascent to stardom during the 1984 L A Games was an indication of just how brilliant and effective ABC Sports was at building potential Olympic heroes.  Nelson Beasley Vails (born October 13, 1960) is a retired road and track cyclist from the United States….who rode as a professional from 1988 to 1995 representing the USA…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Boxing & Womens Swimming 200m Backstroke – Track 100m Heats – Rowing 8s

DOG COMMENTARY: This video of Day 6 at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics by ABC Sports brings the viewer coverage of the Boxing with lightweights Yong-Mo Heo (South Korea) vs. Efren Tabanas of the Phillipines….along with super heavyweights Mohammad Yousef (Pakistan) vs Lennox Lewis (Canada), who would go on to win gold and later establish…