Figure Skating – 1986 – Mens World Championships – Brian Boitano + Brian Orser + Alexander Fadeev

DOG ASIDE: The 1986 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Geneva, Switzerland from March 18th to 23rd….where at the event…which was sanctioned by the International Skating Union (ISU)….medals were awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. The ISU Representative was Josef Dědič (Czechoslovakia), and the ISU Technical Delegate was Elemér Terták (Hungary)….as the Soviet judge Natalia Danilenko was suspended for ignoring a new…

Basketball – 1982 – FIBA 9th World Championships – USA Vs USSR – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE: This video is one of those rare treats for a true basketball fan….as the 9th Annual World Amateur Basketball Championships came down to this 2nd Half performance between Team USSR verses Team USA….which took place in Cali, Columbia in 1982….turned out to be a great game….right down to the very last shot….as the “tall…

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…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championship – Ice Dance Competition – Gold USSR Bestemianova + Bukin

DOG COMMENTARY:  The Soviets have dominated the ice dancing competition in figure skating seemingly since the dawn of man….and this 1986 World Figure Skating Championship competition was no exception….as legendary USSR pair Natalia Bestemianova + Andrei Bukin took gold….USSR Marina Klimova + Sergei Ponomarenko gathered the silver medal…. while the Canadian pair of Tracy Wilson + Robert McCall…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – East Region Finals – Duke Blue Devils Vs Navy Midshipmen

DOG ASIDE:      The 1986 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament was the first tournament to use a shot clock limiting the amount of time for any one offensive possession by a team prior to taking a shot at the basket….for beginning with the 1986 tournament….the shot clock was set at 45 seconds….which would remain until being shortened to…

NCAAM Basketball – 1988 – National Semifinal Game – Oklahoma Sooners Vs Arizona Wildcats

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1988 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 17, 1988 and ended with the championship game on April 4….after returning to Kansas City, Missouri for the 10th time. The 1987–88 Oklahoma Sooners men’s basketball team represented the University of Oklahoma in competitive college basketball during the 1987–88 NCAA…

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…