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…

NCAAM Basketball – 1987 – NCAA Finals – Syracuse Orangemen Vs Indiana Hoosiers

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy was in New Orleans for this 1987 NCAA Men’s Final Four….which gives even more value to this video of The Finals between Coach Jim Boeheim’s Syracuse Orangemen verses Bobby Knight’s Indiana Hoosiers….as he calls this finals game one of the greatest games he has ever seen….saying that the energy in the Louisiana…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – Final Four Semifinals – Duke Blue Devils Vs Kansas Jayhawks

DOG ASIDE: Any time and any where that the Kansas Jayhawks go up against the Duke Blue Devils in college basketball….you can pretty well bet it is going to be a great game….and this 1986 meeting in one of the National Semifinal match-up was no exception.  Duke’s Coach K brought his Blue Devils team into…

Special – 1986 – CBS Reviews Year In Sports – MJ + Bird & Jimmie + Barry & Iron Mike + Cus Et Al

DOG COMMENTARY: 1986 provided another incredible year in sports….and this CBS Sports Special provides “proof in the pudding”….with highlights of all the major events, athletes, achievements, new records and commentary on each….for the gang at  CBS Sports including Dick Stockton, Tim Ryan Brent Musburger, Irv Cross, Billy Packer, Jim Nance, et al were really “top shelf” at covering…

NCAA Football – 1988 – Orange Bowl – Oklahoma Sooners Vs Miami Hurricanes – PreGame + 1st Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1988 Orange Bowl was an American college football bowl game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Oklahoma Sooners in the 54th edition of the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida on January 1, 1988….as Miami was coached by Jimmy Johnson….and Oklahoma was coached by Barry Switzer…in the only time the opposing head coaches from a college national championship football game each later served as head coach of the same…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – CBS Preview NCAAM + NCAAW March Madness – Hosts Musberger + Billy Packer

DOG COMMENTARY:  I absolutely love Billy Packer’s Misssion Impossible opening to this wonderful piece of NCAA men’s and women’s basketball history that is just priceless.  In 1985, CBS was already the gold standard for the phenomena known as March Madness…..as I would imagine that this program was well watched by every part of every state in the…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – Midwest Region Semifinals – Boston College Vs Memphis State

DOG ASIDE: In the 1980s, the Memphis State Tigers made seven NCAA tournaments….while winning three Metro Conference titles….and amassing a record of 230-87 (.726)….as star player C Keith Lee began playing for the Tigers in 1982….which was followed by Memphis State being ranked number one in both major national polls for the first time the same year. …

NCAAW Basketball – 1985 – CBS Special – NCAAW Basketball Selection Sunday – Road To The Final Four

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament began on March 14 and ended on March 31 and featured 32 teams. The Final Four consisted of Old Dominion, Northeast Louisiana, Western Kentucky, and Georgia….with Old Dominion defeating Georgia, 70–65 in the championship game.  Old Dominion’s Tracy Claxton was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.   1985 is the first…