NFL – 1980 – Special – Super Bowl XV – Raiders VS Eagles – Road To New Orleans & Game 4th Qtr

DOG ASIDE: In this the 2nd half of NBC Sports pre-Super Bowl XV special….they bring in their 1st team of broadcasters, Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen, to take over the analysis and pregame interviews….with Eagles Coach Dick Vermeil and Raiders Coach Tom Flores.  The program then shifts to the playing field where ex-QBs’ Len Dawson…

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…

NCAA Football – 1988 – Orange Bowl – Oklahoma Sooners Vs Miami Hurricanes – 4th Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1988 Orange Bowl featured “Game of the Century” type billing….as the undefeated and top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners faced off against undefeated and second-ranked Miami for the national championship….while adding to the hype was the recent on-field history between the teams…..for Oklahoma was a dominant force in college football….winning the national championship in 1985….and losing just one game…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Orange Bowl – Oklahoma Sooners Vs Penn State Nittany Lions – 1st 3 Qtrs

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1986 Orange Bowl Classic featured the # 1 Penn State Nittany Lions….coached by Joe Paterno…..against the # 2 ranked Sooners from Oklahoma University…..coached by Barry Switzer….as this was Oklahoma’s 2nd straight Orange Bowl appearance….and their 2nd straight Big Eight Conference title…..while this was Penn State’s first Orange Bowl appearance since 1974. Tim Manoa gave Penn State an…

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

DOG COMMENTARY:  Anything and everything that has to do with Super Bowl XV is very special to those of us at Ima Sportsphile….for this was one of the truly greatest trips that Bone Daddy and his live sports sojourning companion, the Prince of Pleasure, would ever take.  The stories that came back from New Orleans,…

NFL – 1980 – NBC Special – Super Bowl XV – Raiders VS Eagles – The Road To New Orleans – Part 2

DOG COMMENTARY:  Super Bowl XV is another one of those memory packed sporting events that Bone Daddy saw live at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, LA….as this trip to the Crescent City was truly one of those “magic carpet rides” through the fields of cajun food, Lucky Pierre’s and Raider Nation that will never lose…

NCAA Football – 1988 – Orange Bowl – Oklahoma Sooners VS Miami Hurricanes – 4th Qtr

DOG ASIDE:   There are only two (2) coaches in the history of football in the United States who have won both an NCAA National Championship and a Super Bowl NFL Championship….Jimmie Johnson and Barry Switzer…. which make this National Championship Orange Bowl game even more special….and when you add into this eqution that their…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Rose Bowl Classic – Iowa Hawkeyes VS UCLA Bruins – 4th Quarter

DOG ASIDE: The 1986 Rose Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 1986. It was the 72nd Rose Bowl Game. The UCLA Bruins defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 45-28. UCLA tailback Eric Ball was named the Rose Bowl Player Of The Game. He ran for a Rose Bowl record four touchdowns.   The 1986 Rose Bowl matched the winners of the Big Ten Conference and the Pacific-10 Conference. iowa…