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…

NFL – 1978 – Special – The Blocked Punt + NCAA Bowl Game Predictions + Paul Warfield Tribute

DOG ASIDE: This 1978 CBS Sports special hosted by the NFL Today crew of Brent Musburger, Irv Cross and Jimmy the Greek Snyder provides an inside look at the blocked punt in the NFL….and how faster athletes have changed the game and dynamics of blocked punts….as it is interesting to learn that 96% of all…

NCAAW Basketball – 1985 – Special – The Ball Size Change + 1st Dunk + Iowa Sets Attendance Record

DOG ASIDE:  This 1986 NCAA women’s basketball special was aired on CBS Sports and hosted by Brent Musburger just before the Women’s Final Four was to take place at the University of Texas Erwin Center….with the first spotlight being cast on the decision to change the size of the basketball played in NCAA sanctioned games.  …

NFL – 1978 – Special – The Blocked Punt + Greatest Of The Greats Paul Warfield

DOG ASIDE:  This video provides a cornucopia of highlights and special features….as it kicks off with a look at the effect of blocked punts in the NFL….and how teams are now planning and training on how to efficiently block punts….as it has become a bit of a science.  The viewer receives a really good understanding…

MLB – 1981 – Highlights Special All Star Game – Cleveland Municipal Stadium – With Mel Allen

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1981 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 52nd playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL)….as the game was held on August 9, 1981, at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio…which was the the home of the Cleveland Indians of the American League in 1981..   This was one of only two All-Star Games to be played…

Boxing – 1978 – 12 Round WBC Lightweight Title Fight – Alexis Arguello Vs Jim Watt

DOG COMMENTARY: Alexis Arguello traveled to England to lift the WBC Lightweight Championship from Jim Watt….when after fighting a chess match for the opening rounds,…the boxing legend Arguello began to find Watt with power shots in the 4th round….then after a devastating left hook put Watt on the seat of his pants in the 7th….…

Boxing – 1978 – 10 Round Lightweight Bout – Andy Ganigan Vs Rodolfo Gato Gonzalez – Rnds 1 – 6

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1978 lightweight boxing fight between Gato Gonzalez verses Andy Ganigan…. featured one super great lightweight in Gonzalez against one really good lightweight in Ganigan during the Golden Age of Boxing from 1964 to 1999.  Rodolfo González was a Mexican boxer and former WBC Lightweight Champion also known as El Gato…. who started his career very young at…