NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – Special – Interview With Al McGuire & Texas Coach Abe Lemons

DOG COMMENTARY:  For this special video featuring the halftime interview by Hall of Fame Coach Al McGuire….while working as a basketball commentator for NBC Sports….of Hall of Fame Coach Abe Lemons during halftime of the NBC Game of the Week between the Texas Longhorns vs USC Trojans….I have decided to provide excerpts from an article…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – NBC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns VS USC Trojans – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE:    In 1979, the Texas Longhorns mens basketball team had four starters coming back from a team that “took New York City and Madison Square Garden by storm”….as they came from way down deep in the heart of Texas to the Big Apple….and blew away the competition in the N.I.T. (National Invitation Tournament) that…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – NBC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns VS USC Trojans – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY:    With its four leading scorers returning, Texas entered the 1978–79 season with a No. 6 ranking in the AP poll….as they were a near-unanimous favorite to win the SWC championship….but the Longhorns struggled early after beginning the season 7–4 and falling out of the AP rankings after a 21-point road defeat to C Bill…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Equestrian Team Show Jumping & Boxing & Diving & Wrestling & Track 800m

DOG COMMENTARY:   As with every day’s telecast of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics….ABC Sports did an incredible job of covering each and every sport at each venue with the best assembled team of broadcasters ever put together for an Olympic Game….and the day covered in this video herewith is no exception.  This telecast…

NCAAM – NBC Special – Al McGuire Remembers Evansville & Previews 1985 Finals

DOG ASIDE: This video is dedicated to the 19 members of the Evansville Purple Aces team and coaching staff….who lost their lives on that dreadful day on December 13, 1977….when the Air Indiana Flight 216 Douglas DC-3 carrying the University of Evansville basketball team….crashed on takeoff at the Evansville Regional Airport in Evansville, Indiana. The aircraft…

NCAAM – Special – Al McGuire Previews 1985 Finals – Houston University VS NC State University

DOG ASIDE: NBC’s Al McGuire previews the 1985 NCAA Men’s Basketball Finals between the high flying Phi Slamma Jamma of the Houston Cougars vs the North Carolina State Wolfpack….. in interviews with Houston Coach Guy V. Lewis and NC St Coach Jim Valvano…..followed by McGuire’s 1983 all freshman team with Kenny “Sky” Walker (Kentucky), Tim…

NCAAM – NBC Special – Al McGuire On Coach Norm Ellenberger & Alburquerque

DOG ASIDE: In this video clip….NBC’s Al McGuire interviews prior University of New Mexico Lobos Coach Norm Ellenberger….then provides a thumb-nail sketch of Alburquerque, New Mexico…..the sight of the 1983 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four…..which was eventually won on a last second shot by Jim Valvano’s North Carolina State Wolfpack team over the high flying…

NCAAM – Special – Al McGuire Presents His All Time NCAA Tournament Teams

DOG ASIDE: In 1977, Marquette Golden Eagles Coach Al McGuire led his basketball team to the National Championship….and in this NCAA men’s basketball Final Four special….he provides us with his all time tournament teams…..comprised from Al’s Glossary of all time “coast to coast” players in the running game…..all time “chip shot” players comprising of the…

NCAAM – Special – Al McGuire At The NCAA Basketball Naismith Hall Of Fame

DOG ASIDE: The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an American history museum and hall of fame located at 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue in Springfield, Massachusetts.  It serves as the sport’s most complete library….in addition to promoting and preserving the history of basketball…..for it is dedicated to Canadian doctor and inventor of the…