NCAA Baseball – 1987 – College World Series – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks – Innings 8 & 9

DOG ASIDE:   This was the last CWS to use a double-elimination format through the championship game….for under the format used from 1950 through 1987….the bracket was often adjusted after the field was pared to four teams in order to avoid rematches from earlier rounds. Starting in 1988 and continuing through 2002….the eight teams were divided…

NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks

DOG ASIDE:  One of the truly great rivalries in college basketball was the one between Coach Abe Lemons of the University of Texas mens basketball verses Coach Eddie Sutton of the University of Arkansas mens team….as there were many articles about Abe vs Eddie written between 1977 and 1983.  Eddie Sutton took over the helm…

NCAA Baseball – 1987 – College World Series – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razprbacks – Innings 3 & 4

DOG ASIDE:  This winners bracket 1st round game was played on May 30, 1987 between the University of Texas Longhorns verses the University of Arkansas Razorbacks….which featured two legendary college baseball coaches…..Norm DeBriyn of Arkansas…. who as the winningest coach in Arkansas history compiled a record of 1161 wins and 650 losses over a 32…

NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns VS SMU Mustangs – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:  The 1979 – 80 Texas Longhorn mens basketball starting five including G Fred Carson, G John Danks, G Ron Baxter (the Horns played a 3-guard tandem), F Bill Wendlandt and C LaSalle Thompson….along with 6th man F/C Rob Cunningham….were a really close-knit group who enjoyed coming together as a group to The Sports Place, Madison…

NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns VS SMU Mustangs – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY:  Bone Daddy started on his path to becomming a Sportsphile as a 9 year old outfielder for the Braves of the Central Little League in Midland, Texas in 1956….for this path to being distinguished as the Original Sportsphile continued to grow and fourish from the mid-1950’s all the way to when he graduated…

NCAA Baseball – 1987 – College World Series – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks – Innings 1 & 2

DOG COMMENTARY:    Coach Gus, boy does that name bring back memories…..for to Bone Daddy’s way of thinking….Coach Cliff Gustafson was the “creme de la creme” when it comes to college baseball coaches….who at least on The Forty Acres….as the campus of the University of Texas in Austin is known…..every bit as popular and legendary as Head…

Boxing – 1985 – 8 Round Heavyweight Bout – Tyrell Biggs VS Sterling Benjamin

DOG ASIDE: After the success of the US Olympic Boxing Team at the 1984 L A Olympics….Pernell Whitaker, Evander Holyfield, Virgil Hill, Frank Tate, Mark Breland, and Meldrick Tayler all went on to the professional ranks to become world champions….but the one gold medal winner who was touted as the next heavyweight champion of the…

Boxing – 1985 – 12 Rnd NABF Lightweight Title – Hector Camacho VS Roque Montoya

DOG ASIDE: This NABF Lightweight Title Fight between Hector “Macho” Camacho vs. Roque Montoya took place on April 29, 1985…..a Macho Camacho was moving up in weight from being the former WBC Super Featherweight champion to the Lightweight Division….which was a warm-up fight for his upcoming WBC Lightweight Title Fight with Jose Luis Rameriz. Roque…

MLB – 1986 Season – Red Sox VS Angels – Roger Clemens VS Mike Witt – Innings 1 – 4

DOG ASIDE: This 1986 Major League Baseball Game of the Week between the Boston Red Sox and the California Angels featuired two of the most dominating pitchers in the 1986 MLB season…..as Clemens led the Boston club with 24 wins and 4 losses, a 2.48 earned run average with 238 strikeouts on his way to…