Track & Field – 1985 – IAAF World Cup – Womens 400m & 4 x 100m – Mens 200m & 5000m & 4 x 100m

DOG ASIDE:     When the track and field world reconvened in Canberra, Australia for the 1985 IAAF World Cup after the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics one year later….this competition included the Eastern Block powerhouse countries like the USSR and East Germany….who had boycotted the L A Games….so, this was the 1st time since…

Track & Field – 1985 – World Championships – Women’s 100m & 4 x 400m & 800m – Mens 110m Hurdles

DOG ASIDE:   This 1985 Track and Field World Championship Competition was the 4th IAAF World Cup in Athletics….which was an international track and field sporting event sponsored by the International Association of Athletics Federations….and was held on October 4 – 6, 1985, at the Bruce Stadium in Canberra, Australia.     This event was lelecasted live on ABC’s Wide World of Sports and featured…

NCAA Football – 1977 – Highlights – Texas 11 – 0 Season & Earl Campbell Heisman Run – SWC In Review

DOG ASIDE:   No coach in the history of college football has ever come into their 1st season of coaching at any school that had more talent or upside than the 1977 Texas Longhorns….when Coach Fred Akers took over at the helm of Texas football….for anchoring this outstanding football team that the 1st year coach…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Track Mens 400m Hurdles & Boxing & Womens Volleyball & Womens Gymnastics

DOG COMMENTARY:   This ABC telecast of Day 9 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games was hosted by Jim McKay….as he starts the program off with a wonderful review and interview by Donna de Varona of the incomparable 400m hurdler USA Edwin Moses….who entered these games with a record of never losing a race…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Swim Men’s 200m Ind Med & Womens 200m butterfly -Track Womens 800m

DOG ASIDE:   This ABC coverage of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics took place on Day 10 of the Games….with Jim Lampley, Mark Spitz and Donna de Varona at poolside while covering the swimming finals of the men’s 200m individual medley competition…which was won by Canada’s Alex Baumann as he took home gold….with USA…

NCAA Championships – 1980 – Outdoor Track And Field & Mens Volleyball With USC VS UCLA

DOG ASIDE:   The 1980 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships were held June 3 – 7 at Texas University Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX…. as the 58th annual NCAA-sanctioned track meet to determine the individual and team national champions of men’s collegiate Division I outdoor track and field events in the United States.  This was the third time the…

NCAA Football – 1985 – SWC Game of the Week – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks – 1st Qtr

DOG ASIDE:   I can remember vividly the stories told by Bone Daddy about the “blood rivalry” between the University of Texas and the University of Arkansas back in the days of the Southwest Conference in football….as the SWC was at the very top of the college football food chain throughout its entire existence from 1914 to…

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

DOG ASIDE:    Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney was a world championship boxing match that took place on June 11, 1982….as this fight was one of the most highly anticipated fights of the early 1980s…cuz Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes had held the WBC heavyweight champion title for 4.5 years since 1978….when he beat Ken Norton by a fifteen-round split decision at the Caesars…