Special – 1981 – Year Of Sports In Review – Host George Plimpton Covers The World Of Sports In 1981

DOG ASIDE:    Nobody produced better highlight reviews of the year in sports than George Plimpton’s syndicated programs….as his specials just seemed to be a little more special than the others produced by various networks….and this review of the year 1981 by Plimpton was no exception.    1981 was an outstanding year in sports….which provided…

NCAA Football – 1977 – Special – Texas Longhorns: Undefeated Season + Earl Campbell Heisman Winner

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1977 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1977 NCAA Division I football season….as the Longhorns finished the regular season with an 11–0 record….after riding the broad shoulders and strong legs of RB Earl Campbell….who won the Heisman Trophy in 1977 and led the nation in rushing with 1,744 yards….as he became the first…

NFL – 1987 – NFC Championship – Vikings VS Redskins – 1st Qtr – Summerall + Madden

DOG ASIDE:  The 1987 Minnesota Vikings season was the team’s 27th year in the National Football League….as the Vikings finished with a record of eight wins and seven losses. The 1987 strike caused the cancellation of the September 27 game at the Kansas City Chiefs….while the games played October 4, 11 and 18 were played with replacement players.   Despite finishing the season only…

NCAAW Basketball – 1987 – Women’s Midwest Regional Finals – University of Texas VS Ole Miss

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1987 NCAA Womens Basketball Midwest Regional Finals between the Lady  Longhorns from the University of Texas at Austin verses the Lady Rebels from the University of Mississippi….better known as Ole Miss.   The Lady Rebels defeated Auburn 56-55 in overtime in Austin, Texas, to advance to the NCAA Elite Eight for the second…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – Midwest Region Finals – NC State Wolfpack Vs Kansas Jayhawks

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 NCAA men’s basketball tournament Midwest Regional Finals featured two icons of college coaching in Larry Brown at Kansas University and Jim Valvano at North Carolina State University…..as Valvano led his Wolfpack team to the National Championship in 1983…..and Brown would lead his Jayhawks team to the National Championship just two years…

NCAAM Basketball – 1988 – National Championship Finals – Kansas Jayhawks Vs Oklahoma Sooners

DOG COMMENTARY:  The 1987-88 Kansas University Jayhawks men’s basketball team was led by Coach Larry Brown….as they won the national title with an 83–79 victory in the final game over Big Eight Conference rival Oklahoma University Sooners….coached by Billy Tubbs….whereby as of 2018….this was the last national championship game to feature two schools from the same conference.  Danny…

Boxing – Amateur – 1979 – Pan American Games – USAs Jackie Beard + Richard Sandoval + Benard Taylor

DOG COMMENTARY:  Back in the day during the Golden Age of Boxing from 1964 – 1995…..as boxing became a major programming component to dang near all television networks….especially in and around the mid-1970’s to the late 1980’s…..as they carried many live boxing events….all of which were not necessarily live professional bouts….for the networks were also shining lots…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – National Championship Game – Duke Blue Devils Vs Louisville Cardinals

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men’s NCAA Division I college basketball….which  began on March 13, 1986, and ended with the championship game on March 31 in Dallas, Texas. The Louisville Cardinals team was coached by Denny Crum…..as they won the national title with a 72–69 victory in the final…