Tennis 1986 – Wimbledon – Mens Dbls Finals -Wilander & Nystrom VS Fleming & Donnelly

DOG ASIDE:   The Men’s Doubles tournament at the 1986 Wimbledon Championships was held from 23 June to 6 July 1986 on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in the district of Wimbledon in London,  England.  Swiss Heinz Gunthardt and  Austrian Balazs Taroczy were the defending champions coming int the tournament….but lost in the first…

NCAA Football – 1985 – SWC Game of the Week – Texas Longhorns VS TCU Horned Frogs – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:   The 1983 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season…..as te Longhorns finished the regular season with an 11 – 0 record and lost to Georgia in the Cotton Bowl by a score of 9 – 10….thus losing their shot at another National Championship….whereas the 1983 TCU Horned…

Tennis – 1983 – US Open Mens Qtr Finals – Ivan Llendl VS Mats Wilander – 4th Set

DOG ASIDE:   This 4th set of the Quarterfinals match between Sweden Mats Wilander verses Czech Ivan Lendl was brought to us by HBO Sports with legendary tennis broadcaster at the BBC, Dick Maskell….sitting along HBO Wimbledon crew of Michael Barkaan and Arthur Ashe.   Tennis on HBO was a television program produced by the premium cable television network HBO….that…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – CBS Preview NCAAM & NCAAW Tourney – Hosts Brent Musberger & Billy Packer

DOG ASIDE:   CBS has owned the television rights to the NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament since 1982….as their lead broadcast team of Brent Musberger and Billy Packer became legends in the world of sports broadcasting as a result of their longtime work with CBS while leading their broadcast team all the way to the Final…

Sports Special – 1979 – Sports Illustrated – The 1st 25 Years – Sportsmen Of The Year – Host James Caan

DOG ASIDE: Towards the end of each fiscal year….the celebrated sports magazine Sports Illustrated has conducted their own Sportsperson / Athlete of the Year Award ….of which the winner was announced via a live television special during the late 1970s and into the early 1980s.  Since its inception in 1954….Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsperson of the Year award…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Rose Bowl Classic – Iowa Hawkeyes VS UCLA Bruins – 4th Quarter

DOG ASIDE: The 1986 Rose Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 1986. It was the 72nd Rose Bowl Game. The UCLA Bruins defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 45-28. UCLA tailback Eric Ball was named the Rose Bowl Player Of The Game. He ran for a Rose Bowl record four touchdowns.   The 1986 Rose Bowl matched the winners of the Big Ten Conference and the Pacific-10 Conference. iowa…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – Midwest Region Semi-Finals – Boston College Eagles VS Memphis State Tigers

DOG ASIDE:   This 1985 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament Midwest Region Semifinal Game between the Boston College Eagles coached by Gary Williams verses the Memphis State Tigers coached by Dana Kirk was played on Friday, March 22 at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas.   The Eagles of Boston College had finished the season with a…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO PreFight Special – 10 Round Heavyweights – Iron Mike Tyson VS Jose Ribalta

DOG ASIDE:   If a sports fan is looking for some great highlight footage of Iron Mike Tyson….this video herewith produced by HBO Boxing and the awesome fight broadcast crew of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….provides some of the best lhighlight clips of Tyson when he was young and coming up the…