MLB – 1985 Pizza Hut All Star Softball Game – Host Bob Costas

DOG ASIDE: During the mid-1980’s, NBC and Pizza Hut teamed up to produce and promote a pre-spring training softball all star game between National League vs American League stars…..which brought together some of MLB’s best players in 1985….to play a “let’s have fun” slow pitch softball game for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America…

MLB – 1985 All Star Game – With Vin Scully & Joe Garagiola & Bob Costas

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 56th playing of the game….which is annually played between the All-Stars of the National League and the All-Stars of the American League. The game was played on July 16, 1985, in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota….the home of the Minnesota Twins. The…

NBA – 1986 Finals – Boston Celtics VS Houston Rockets – Game 1

DOG COMMENTARY: The Boston Celtics made the 1985 NBA Finals but lost in six games to the Los Angeles Lakers….as the series exposed some of Boston’s weaknesses….such as the lack of bench scoring….which was exploited after Kevin McHale moved to the starting lineup with Cedric Maxwell bothered by knee injuries. In addition, Larry Bird played through…

Boxing – Special – Heavyweight Champions – Cassius Clay – From Olympic Gold To Archie Moore

DOG COMMENTARY: Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky….as he had a sister and four brothers….and was named for his father, Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr…..who himself was named in honor of the 19th-century Republican politician and staunch abolitionist, Cassius Marcellus Clay….also from the state of Kentucky…. for he was a descendant…

NBA – Special – Great Sports Legends – Wilt Chamberlain

DOG COMMENTARY: Throughout sports history….there have been exceptional athletes….and then, there have been exceptional exceptional athletes….and Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain was one of the latter…..cuz when you stand 7′ 2″ tall….it is really difficult to be an exceptional exceptional athlete…..but Wilt was….having set numerous all-time NBA records that still stand….but being “exceptional exceptional”….Wilt the Stilt…

NFL – Special – Old Rivals Touch Football Game – 1958 NY Giants VS Baltimore Colts

DOG COMMENTARY: I just love to watch this video over and over again….cuz it is awesome to see this touch football game which served as a reinactment of the “greatest NFL game ever played”….for there are so many Hall of Fame players participating in this somewhat less competitive game than the one played back in 1958.…

NFL – Special – 1985 All Madden Team – Defensive Backs _ Host John Madden & Pat Summerall

DOG ASIDE: Any time you can get John Madden and Pat Summerall on camera while working together under whatever circumstances….it is probably going to be worth watching….and this video is certainly no exception….and Coach and Pat a moving down the highway in the “Madden Mobile” heading to their next gig as CBS lead Sunday NFL…

NFL – Special – Men Who Played The Game – Miami Dolphins RB Larry Czonka

DOG COMMENTARY: Lawrence Richard “Larry” Csonka (born December 25, 1946) is a former professional American football fullback with the Miami Dolphins….as a member of their perfect season team in 1972….while winning Super Bowl championships in 1972 and 1973. One of six children, Csonka was born in the Akron suburb Stow, Ohio….where he was raised on a farm by…

NFL – Special – Men Who Played The Game – Green Bay Pakers DE Willie Davis

DOG COMMENTARY: William Delford Davis (born July 24, 1934) is a former American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns and the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL)….as Davis graduated from Grambling State University in 1956.  Davis wore number 87 during his career with the Packers for 10 seasons as the anchor to…