NFL – 1980 – NBC Special – Super Bowl XV – Road To New Orleans – Eagles Vs Raiders – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980 NBC Sports Special was their two hour program showcasing the 1980-81 NFL season leading up to Super Bowl XV at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana….which was to be played on January 25, 1981 between the Oakland Raiders verses the Philadelphia Eagles.  NBC Sports featured Brian Gunble, Mike Adamle, Pete…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – N.I.T. Semifinals – Texas Longhorns Vs Rutgers Knights – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE:  Our original Sportsphile, Bone Daddy, was a frequent visitor of Texas Longhorns men’s basketball practice during the 1977-78 season….as that was when he would take Coach Abe Lemons the latest recorded game video of each future opponent that Abe’s team was going to face at some point in the future….as these videos were…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Day 11 – Boxing + Womens Basketball Finals – USA VS Korea – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: Day 11 coverage of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics continued with this 40 minute program window that featured Howard Cosell at the L A Sports Arena calling the 4th round light flyweight match between USA Paul Gonzales vs GBR John Lyon….as Gonzales continued on his path to winning the gold medal in the…

Boxing – Amateur – 1979 – USA Vs USSR – Host Vern Lundquist – Live In Moscow

DOG ASIDE: This 1970 edition of ABC’s Wide World of Sports with host Vern Lundquist….a future broadcasting legend….especially with SEC college football broadcasts….as the USA Boxing Team takes on the USSR in Moscow….as both the USA and USSR teams prepare for the upcoming 1980 Moscow Olympics.  The Americans brought their “young team” to this international amateur boxing competition….leaving…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – Midwest Region Finals – NC State Wolfpack Vs Kansas Jayhawks

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 NCAA men’s basketball tournament Midwest Regional Finals featured two icons of college coaching in Larry Brown at Kansas University and Jim Valvano at North Carolina State University…..as Valvano led his Wolfpack team to the National Championship in 1983…..and Brown would lead his Jayhawks team to the National Championship just two years…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Day 11 – Boxing – Flywts + Lt Flywts + Lightwts & Diving Mens 3m

DOG COMMENTARY:  As ABC Sports enters Day 11 of their 1984 Los Angeles Olympics telecast….they focus most of their early window of coverage for the day on boxing at the Los Angeles Sports Arena…. with boxing broadcast legend Howard Cosell at the mike for three featured bouts throughout the day….as 1st up is a 3rd…

NCAA Swimming + Diving – 1985 – National Championships – Austin, TX – Featuring Matt Biondi

DOG ASIDE: The 1985 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships were contested in March 1985 at the Texas Swimming Center at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas at the 62nd annual NCAA sanctioned swim meet to determine the team and individual national champions of Division I men’s collegiate swimming and diving in the United States….as the men’s and women’s titles would not be held at the same site until 2006.  …

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Day 9 – Track – Women’s 400m + 100m + Volleyball & Men’s 400m Hurdles

DOG COMMENTARY:  ABC Sports’ televised coverage of Day 9 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games took place on Sunday, August 5th…..as this portion of the day’s events leads off with Al Michaels, Wilma Rudolph and O J Simpson on the mikes at the Los Angeles Coliseum for track and field competition….as the first heat…

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

DOG ASIDE: With the rise of numerous regional championships….as well as the growth in Olympic-style multi-sport events such as the Commonwealth Games and the Pan-American Games…..when competitions between international track and field athletes became widespread.  From the 1960’s onwards….the sport of track and field gained more exposure and commercial appeal through television coverage….along with the increasing wealth of nations….so, after over half…