NCAA Football – 1988 – CBS Sports Update With Jim Nantz – Showcasing Highlights & Scores Of Bowl Games

DOG ASIDE: James William Nantz III (born May 17, 1959) is an American sportscaster who has worked on telecasts of the National Football League (NFL)….National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men’s basketball….and the PGA Tour for CBS Sports since the 1980’s. He has anchored CBS’ coverage of the Masters Tournament since 1989 and been the play-by-play announcer on CBS’ top NFL game since 2004.  Nantz joined CBS in 1985…..who…

NFL – 1986 – NBC Sports Super Bowl XX Patriots Vs Bears Special – Ahmad Rashad Halftime Interview With Pats Coach Raymond Berry

DOG ASIDE: Raymond Emmett Berry Jr. (born February 27, 1933) is a former American football player and coach in the National Football League (NFL).  He played as a split end for the Baltimore Colts from 1955 to 1967…. and after several assistant coaching positions….was head coach of the New England Patriots from 1984 to 1989.  With the Colts, Berry led the NFL in receptions and…

Music – 1985 – Larry Gatlin – Star Spangled Banner – At The Stanley Cup Finals Game 5

DOG ASIDE: Larry Wayne Gatlin (born May 2, 1948) is an American country and Southern gospel singer and songwriter….who as part of a trio with his younger brothers Steve and Rudy….has achieved considerable success within the country music genre….while performing on 33 top-40 singles (combining his solo recordings and those with his brothers)….when as their fame grew….the band became known…

NCAAW Basketball – 1986 – CBS Sports Halftime Show – Featuring Olympic Gold Medal Winner Wilma Rudolph For The NCAA

DOG ASIDE: Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American sprinter from Clarksville, Tennessee….who became a world-record-holding Olympic champion….and international sports icon in track and field following her successes in the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games.  Rudolph competed in the 200-meter dash and won a bronze medal in the 4 × 100-meter relay at the 1956 Melbourne  Summer Olympics….after which she won three gold medals in…

Track + Field – 1985 – ABC Sports 4th World Cup Special Feature – Donna De Varona Interviews 800m Winner AFR Sammy Koskei

DOG ASIDE: Sammy Koskei (born 14 May 1961) is a former Kenyan middle distance runner who specialized in the 800m dash….as one of the best Kenyan 800m competitors in the 1980’s with some really fast times…. but he lacked success at the international major championships. His breakthrough year was 1982 when the youngster broke 1:45 second barrier for the first…

TV Ads – 1981 – Garrett Morris For The Professional School Of Football

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then we get to post a “TV commercial” that was produced by the comedic genius of The Not Ready For Prime Time Players….the original cast of the long running NBC weekend show Saturday Night Live….and this two minute video provides us with one of those opportunities…..as Garrett Morris shows the viewing public how…

Distance Running – 1985 – Womens NY Mini-Marathon – Joan Benoit Samuelson + Marty Cooksey

DOG ASIDE:  This 1985 New York City women’s mini-marathon was covered by ABC Sports with host Donna de Varona and Katherine Switzer covering the race….which includes such “top shelf runners” as Ingrid Kristiansen, the then current world record holder in the women’s marathon…..along with 1984 Olympic women’s marathon gold medal winner Joan Benoit Samuelson….whom Bone Daddy…

Figure Skating – 1980 – Special – Athletes On Review – Lisa Marie Allen + Elaine Zayak

DOG ASIDE:  This 1980 figure skating special on NBC with host Dick Buttons was titled “Athletes in Review” was a dual purpose production that was used to showcase the top US figure skaters and to raise continued awareness and salute to the 1961 US Figure Skating Team that was lost in the 1961 plane crash in 1961. …