NCAA Football – 1985 – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs TCU Horned Frogs – 1st Qtr

DOG ASIDE:   The 1985 TCU Horned Frogs football team represented Texas Christian University (TCU) in the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season….as the Horned Frogs finished the season 3 – 8 overall….while posting an 0 – 8 in the Southwest Conference. The team was coached by Jim Wacker….in his third year as head coach….as the Frogs played their home games in Amon…

NFL – 1985 – AFC Divisional Playoffs – Los Angeles Raiders Vs New England Patriots – 4th Qtr

DOG ASIDE:    This 1985 AFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Los Angeles Raiders and the New England Patriots featured four future NFL Hall of Fame Members….with the Raiders having DE Howie Long and CB Mike Haynes….while the Patriots had G John Hannah and LB Andre Tippett…..as the Raiders finished 12 – 4 on the…

NCAA Football – 1987 – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs Texas Tech Red Raiders – 2nd Qtr

DOG ASIDE:    This 1987 Southwest Conference Game of the Week was brought to the viewing public by Raycom Sports featuring Coach Bud Wilkerson (Oklahoma legendary head coach) and Merle Harmon, the legendary sportscaster whose career spanned nearly 40 years on the mike covering MLB, NFL, NCAA football and NCAA basketball.      This SWC…

PGA Golf – 1986 – The Masters – Final Round – Part 3 – Augusta National

DOG ASIDE:    This video piece of historic final round of the 1986 Masters Tournament….in which Jack Nicklaus won his 18th major tournament at age 46….picks up play with Nicklaus at -4 while playing the 12th hole….while Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman were leading the tournament at -7 while playing the 11th and 9th holes…

NFL – 1985 – AFC Divisional Playoffs – Los Angeles Raiders Vs New England Patriots – 3rd Qtr

DOG ASIDE:    With the success of the current New England Patriots under the tutelage of Head Coach Bill Belichick and QB Tom Brady….it seems to us at ImaSportsphile that Pats fans have forgotten about the teams that Coach Raymond Berry guided for five years from 1984 to 1989….the great Baltimore Colts wide receiver…. who…

Sky Diving – 1979 – U S Sky Diving Championship

DOG ASIDE:     Parachuting, or skydiving, is a method of transiting from a high point to Earth with the aid of gravity…. involving the control of speed during the descent with the use of a parachute….which may involve more or less free-falling….a period during which the parachute has not been deployed….and the body gradually accelerates to terminal velocity. …

Boxing – 1980 – 15 Rnd WBC Featherweight Title Fight – Ruben Castillo Vs Salvador Sanchez

DOG ASIDE:    We have often talked about how much we enjoyed watching Salvador Sanchez in the ring….as we consider him to have been the most talented Mexican boxer ever.  Sánchez started his professional career at the age of 16….and as a teenager (after a brief amateur career consisting of reportedly 4 amateur bouts) he…

PGA Golf – 1986 – The Masters – Final Round – Part 2 – Augusta National

DOG ASIDE:    Jack Nicklaus won his record 18th professional major with a historic one-stroke victory….after shooting a final round of 65 (−7)…..with an incredible back nine of 30 (−6)….for a total score of 279 (−9)…..and at age 46, became the oldest winner of the Masters and the second-oldest winner of any major championship behind Julius Boros….who was 48…

NCAA Football – 1987 – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs Texas Tech Red Raiders – 4th Qtr

DOG ASIDE:    The 1987 Texas Longhorns football team was coached by David McWilliams in his first year at the helm for the Horns….as he led them to a regular season record of 6 – 5….and defeated Pittsburgh in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl.    The 1987 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team was coached by Spike Dykes….who also was in his 1st year…