NBA – 1986 Finals – Boston Celtics VS Houston Rockets – Game 1

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics vs. the Houston Rockets featured the Celtics “Big Three plus One” in Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parrish along with Dennis Johnson against the Rockets “Twin Towers” of Ralph Sampson and Akeem Olajuwon….as each of these six players would eventually be induction into the…

NBA – 1984 All Star Game – Denver McNichols Arena – Dick Stockton & Tom Heinsohm & Brett Musberger

DOG ASIDE: The 34th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was played on January 29, 1984 at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado….the home of the Denver Nuggets…..with the East squad being coached by Boston Celtics K. C. Jones….and the West squad was coached by Utah Jazz Frank Layden.  Starters for the East were the Celtics…

NBA – Special – CBS 1987 All Star Game Preview – Hosts Pat O’Brien & Rick Berry & Gary Neale

DOG COMMENTARY: The 37th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was played on February 8, 1987 at Seattle’s Kingdome in Seattle, Washington…..as the Seattle SuperSonics power forward Tom Chambers was the game’s MVP. The Eastern Conference team consisted of the Washington Bullets’ Moses Malone and Jeff Malone….the Philadelphia 76ers’ Julius Erving, Maurice Cheeks and Charles Barkley….the Boston…

NBA – 1985 All Star Game – Indiana Hoosier Dome – Dick Stockton & Tom Heinsohm

DOG COMMENTARY: The 35th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was played on February 10, 1985, at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. The coaches were K. C. Jones (Boston Celtics) for the East, and Pat Riley (Los Angeles Lakers) for the West….with the leading scorers being Rockets Ralph Sampson (24), Spurs George “Iceman” Gervin (23), Lakers…

Boxing – 1981 Lightweight Bout – Rodolfo Gato Gonzalez VS Andy Ganigan imasportsphile.com

DOG COMMENTARY: This is a great lightweight boxing match between Gato Gonzales vs. Andy Ganigan….a fight that features two boxers who were voted to The Ring Magazine’s 100 hardest punchers list…..and these two guys were lightweights….for this fight is well worth the watch. Rodolfo González was born December 16, 1945 in Guadalajara, Jalisco was a Mexican boxer…

Boxing – Highlights – 1980 Lightweight Bout – Aaron Pryor VS Julio Valdez – Exciting 4th Round TKO

DOG ASIDE: On March 16, 1980, Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor entered the ring against Julio Valdez of Puerto Rico with a 22 – 0 record….as he made short order of Valdez with a 4th round TKO victory….as the 4th round highlights seen in this video herewith showed why many boxing affectionardos at the time felt…

Boxing – WBC Lightweight Title – Champ Jose Luis Rameriz VS Terrence Alli

DOG COMMENTARY: Jose Luis Ramirez is a retired Mexican boxer….who was a two time World Lightweight Champion….compiling a professional record of 102 wins and 9 losses with 82 knockouts….who was a native of Huatabampo, Sonora and a resident of Culiacán,  Ramírez made his professional debut on March 25, 1973 at the age of 15….who climbed slowly…

NBA – 1986 Finals – Boston Celtics VS Houston Rockets – Game 1

DOG COMMENTARY: The Boston Celtics made the 1985 NBA Finals but lost in six games to the Los Angeles Lakers….as the series exposed some of Boston’s weaknesses….such as the lack of bench scoring….which was exploited after Kevin McHale moved to the starting lineup with Cedric Maxwell bothered by knee injuries. In addition, Larry Bird played through…

Boxing – Lightweight Bout – Orlando Canizales VS John Camaro & Joe Loving VS Victor Davis

DOG COMMENTARY: Orlando Canizales is an American boxer who won the International Boxing Federation bantamweight title and defended it for a record sixteen consecutive times….as Canizales turned professional in 1984 and was undefeated in twelve fights before meeting the 1984 Olympic gold medalist Paul Gonzalez in 1986. Gonzalez defeated him over twelve rounds….but Canizales rebounded from that…