Baseball – 1980 – Animated Special – Take Me Up To The Ball Game – With Phil Silvers

DOG COMMENTARY: Take Me Up to the Ball Game is the sixth animated television special from Nelvana Limited….which was released in September of 1980. The title is a play on the song title “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”….as a children’s baseball team….consisting of anthropomorphic animals….encounters a talent scout from outer space named Irwin (voiced by Phil Silvers)….who offers them the chance to play against…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championship – Ice Dance Competition – Gold USSR Bestemianova + Bukin

DOG COMMENTARY:  The Soviets have dominated the ice dancing competition in figure skating seemingly since the dawn of man….and this 1986 World Figure Skating Championship competition was no exception….as legendary USSR pair Natalia Bestemianova + Andrei Bukin took gold….USSR Marina Klimova + Sergei Ponomarenko gathered the silver medal…. while the Canadian pair of Tracy Wilson + Robert McCall…

TV Ads – 1979 – Dr Pepper I’m A Pepper & RCA Video Recorder & H n R Block & Conan’s Pizza

DOG COMMENTARY:  No too long ago….I was asking Bone Daddy about some of the TV Ads that were coming up to be posted….and whether he has any memories from the vintage TV commercials….and he said that he and his good friend TNT both loved Dr. Pepper over Coke or Pepsi…..and that when they were with some girls…

TV Ads – 1983 – Fiat Cars + Robert Conrad For Eveready Batteries + Pearl Beer + Jack In The Box

DOG ASIDE:  ImaSportsphile’s original 2300 hour vintage video library has nearly 5,000 different TV ads….of which we are beginning to post in our TV Ads Section….for it is this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion that these short little beauties are like “nuggets of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories….as everyone remembers driving a Fiat car…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – East Region Finals – Duke Blue Devils Vs Navy Midshipmen

DOG ASIDE:      The 1986 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament was the first tournament to use a shot clock limiting the amount of time for any one offensive possession by a team prior to taking a shot at the basket….for beginning with the 1986 tournament….the shot clock was set at 45 seconds….which would remain until being shortened to…

NCAAM Basketball – 1988 – National Semifinal Game – Oklahoma Sooners Vs Arizona Wildcats

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1988 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men’s NCAA Division I college basketball….which  began on March 17, 1988 and ended with the championship game on April 4….after returning to Kansas City, Missouri for the 10th time. The 1987–88 Oklahoma Sooners men’s basketball team represented the University of Oklahoma in competitive college basketball during the 1987–88 NCAA…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Dbls Finals – Flach/Jordan Vs Navratilova/Gunthardt – Set 1

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1986 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals between Ken Flach + Kathy Jordan verses Martina Navratilova is a match well worth watching….so, in this series of comments….we will focus on the team of Gunthardt and Navratilova.   Heinz Günthardt is a former tennis player from Switzerland….who won five singles titles during his professional career….including the Rotterdam WCT in…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals – Flach/Jordan Vs Navratilova/Gunthardt – Sets 2 + 3

DOG ASIDE:   Paul McNamee and Martina Navratilova were the defending champions coming in to the 1986 Wimbledon Championships….but they decided not to play together….as McNamee competed with Hana Mandlíková but lost in the first round to David Graham and Elise Burgin….while Navratilova played with Heinz Günthardt…..who made it to the finals only to be defeated by Ken Flach and Kathy Jordan in straight sets by 6 – 3,…

NFL – 1986 – AFC Championship Game – Denver Broncos Vs Cleveland Browns

DOG COMMENTARY: In 1986 Denver Broncos season was the franchise’s 27th year in professional football and its 17th with the National Football League (NFL)….when they finished the regular season with a record of 11–5….and returned to the playoffs after a one-year absence….where they won the AFC Championship over the Cleveland Browns….only to lose in Super Bowl XXI to the New York Giants The Broncos won their first…