Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships Review – USA Debbie Thomas + USA Brian Boitano Win Gold

DOG ASIDE:  Debbie Thomas is an American former figure skater and physician….who was the 1986 World champion…. the 1988 Olympic bronze medalist….and a two-time U.S. national champion. Her rivalry with East Germany’s Katarina Witt at the 1988 Calgary Olympics was known as the Battle of the Carmens. Thomas won both the 1986 U.S. national title and the 1986 World Championships….which earned Thomas the ABC’s Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year…

NCAAM Basketball – 1939 To 1989 – CBS Special – 50 Years Of Final Fours – Host Jim Nance

DOG COMMENTARY:  Every now a then, a video rolls up to the top spot for videos ready to be posted…. which bring this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile a great deal of unexpected joy….and this 1989 CBS Sports special college basketball production is one of those rare jewels that just popped up out like the magic…

NCAAW Basketball – 1986 – Pregame Special – NCAA Womens Finals – USC Vs Texas

DOG ASIDE:  This 1986 NCAA Women’s Basketball Finals Pregame Show….ESPN featured Leandra Reilly and Mimi Griffin….who were two of the pioneers of women’s basketball broadcasting….as the program starts off with Leandra Reilly interviewing the Lady Horns star player Clarissa Davis….who would eventually win the MVP of the Final Four.  This interview is followed by Mimi…

NCAA Mens Basketball – 1988 – National Semifinal Game – Duke Blue Devils Vs Kansas Jayhawks

DOG COMMENTARY:    This 1988 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Semifinals Game featured two storied college basketball programs and two College Basketball Hall of Fame Coaches….with the Duke Blue Devils and Coach Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K)….and the Kansas Jayhawks with their Coach Larry Brown….who brought their talented squads to this game seen herewith….with a chance to…

NCAAW Basketball – 1987 – National Championship Game – USC Women Of Troy Vs Texas Lady Longhorns

DOG COMMENTARY:  Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile….talks often of this love for basketball….men’s and women’s….but paying attention to women’s basketball didn’t happen until BD got to college at the University of Texas….partly because women’s basketball back in the day from 1950 to 1965, wasn’t really the same game as the one he grew up playing…

NFL – 1985 – CBS Sports Sunday – Host Gary Bender + Terry Bradshaw + John Madden + Tom Landry

DOG COMMENTARY:    During the Golden Age of Sports from 1964 to 1999….all of the major televised sports networks had their “sports anthology programs”….ABC’s Wide World of Sports…NBC’s SportsWorld….and CBS Sports Saturday / Sunday…..which all aired on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  These programs covered the vast and expansive world of sports around the globe….as they featured many…

NCAA Football – 1987 – Special – Memories + & Highlights Of 50 Cotton Bowl Classics – Host Lindsay

DOG COMMENTARY:  This video is a very special “nugget of gold” in our ImaSportsphile vintage video library….for in 6 short minutes….legendary sportscaster Lindsey Nelson narrates a video highlight history of the 1st fifty (50) Cotton Bowl Classic games….as this awesome footage is a gift to college football fans from a historic lineage of great college football contests…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – CBS Special – Road To The Final Four – Hosts Jim Nance & Bill Raftery

DOG ASIDE:    It seems to us at ImaSportsphile that CBS Sports has been bringing the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament forever….but they actually out-bid NBC for the rights to the tournament in 1982….and have been bringing March Madness to America and the world every year since then.    This CBS special Road to the Final Four was aired on…