MLB – 1956 – Special – NBCs Bob Costas Salutes Yankees Mickey Mantle MVP Year

DOG COMMENTARY: This video brings back awesome memories for out Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile….who has been a huge Mickey Mantle fan since the early 1950’s…..as he grew up being a Yankee fan of the highest order…..who ended up with a rather outstanding New York Yankees baseball card collection….as this video reminds me of how…

Horse Racing – 1982 – NBC Special – Bob Costas Salutes Triple Crown Winner Secretariat

DOG COMMENTARY:  There is no question that race horses are athletes….who embody the same qualities as competitiveness, persistence, perserverance, heart….they got it all….and it doesn’t take a lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile to see that….but for me, it’s the speed and grace that WOWs me….which brings up a “sports point” with me….two sports that don’t get…

NFL – 1985 – Special – NBC At The Half – AFC Divisional Playoffs – Raiders Vs Pats – Highlights

DOG ASIDE;    This NBC halftime special for the 1985 AFC Divisional Playoff game be the New England Patriots verses the Los Angeles Raiders brings together some of the legends of sports broadcasters who grew up with NBC Sports….including Bob Costas and Pete Axthelm at the NFL ’85 news desk….as they break down the 1st half of…

Professional Wrestling – 1985 – CBS Special – The Greatest Show Around – Inside The WWF

DOG COMMENTARY:    This CBS Sports program features Bob Costas…..as he takes a look a the incredible success of professional wrestling….and specifically the World Wrestling Federation (WWF)….which has a history that dates back to the early 1950’s when it was founded by Jess McMahon and Toots Mondt….who founded the Capitol Wrestling Corporation (CWC)….which has undergone numerous name changes throughout the years….from World…

NFL – 1985 – Pregame Show – AFC Divisional Championship – NE Patriots Vs LA Raiders

DOG ASIDE:  This NBC Pregame Show for the 1985 NFL AFC Divisional Championship between the New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles was hosted by the NFL ’85 crew of Bob Costas, Ahmad Rashad and Pete Axthelm….along with their legendary broadcast team of Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen.  As a side note, the sports world lost…

NFL – 1985 – AFC Divisional Championship – New England Patriots Vs Los Angeles Raiders

DOG ASIDE:    The 1985 New England Patriots season was the 16th season for the team in the National Football League and 26th season overall. The Patriots had a record of 11 – 5….while finishing tied for 2nd in the AFC East Division…..as they then became the first team in NFL history ever to advance to the Super Bowl by winning 3 playoff games…

Special – 1986 – Halftime At The Rose Bowl – Iowa Vs UCLA – Highlights Of The Big 10

DOG ASIDE:  Back in the mid-80’s….halftimes’ of the major televised NCAA games….especially bowl games….were used by the networks as time to showcase each team’s marching band, a little bit….then some highlights and 1st half analysis….usually followed about promos’ for each school playing in the game or their conference (as seen in this video herewith)….then a…

NFL – 1986 – NBC Halftime Highlights – AFC + NFC Titles – Broncos Vs Browns + Redskins Vs Giants

DOG ASIDE:    This NBC halftime show for the 1986 AFC Championship between the Denver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns features Bob Costas and Coach Don Shula at the mike covering the highlights of the 1at half of this AFC title game….followed by the highlights of the NFC title game between the Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota…

MLB – 1985 – NLCS – Game 2 – St Louis Cardinals Vs Los Angeles Dodgers – Vin Scully + Joe Garagiola

DOG COMMENTARY: The Cardinals made it to the 1985 NLCS by winning 101 games….yet barely edging the New York Mets in the National League East…..whereas on the other hand….the Dodgers were led by Pedro Guerrero at the plate….along with their talented pitching staff with a team ERA of 2.96…..as the Dodgers easily beat the Cincinnati Reds by ​5 1⁄2 games. In Game 2 of…