NFL – 1987 – NFC Championship – Vikings VS Redskins – 1st Qtr – Summerall + Madden

DOG ASIDE:  The 1987 Minnesota Vikings season was the team’s 27th year in the National Football League….as the Vikings finished with a record of eight wins and seven losses. The 1987 strike caused the cancellation of the September 27 game at the Kansas City Chiefs….while the games played October 4, 11 and 18 were played with replacement players.   Despite finishing the season only…

Music – 1976 To 1981 – Special – The Best Of Austin City Limits

DOG ASIDE:  This Best of Austin City Limits – 1976 To 1981 provides a look at the vast diversity of “top shelf” music from The Charlie Daniels Band playing People Down In Texas….to Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers singing She’s A Broken Lady….to country legend Willie Nelson and the Family Band doing Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain….to R…

Comedy – 1981 – Special – Bobby Berosini + His Comedic Orangutans

DOG ASIDE:  How long has it been since you have seen a really good animal act on television…..since the days of Ed Sullivan!?!…..well, you’ve waited long enough….for Bobby Berosini + His Comedic Orangutans will surely fill the void for you…..as these guys are really funny…..as they perform with a sparkle in their eyes…..like all true entertainers…

Music – 1978 – Austin City Limits – Merle Haggard + The Strangers – Old Fashion Love In My Heart

DOG ASIDE:  This lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile wasn’t much of a country and western music fan back 2.5 yaars when I first started posting videos on our web page herewith….but after having posted at least a hundred or so Austin City Limits concerts from 1976 to 1991…..but after doing my research and telling stories about…

Comedy – 1980 – Special – Joe Piscopo On Sports

DOG ASIDE: Joseph Charles John Piscopo is an American comedian, actor, musician, writer, and a nationally syndicated radio talk show host. He is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live in the early 1980’s….where he played a variety of recurring characters.  Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Piscopo grew up in North Caldwell…and attended West Essex High School….where he was a member…

Music – 1977 – Austin City Limits – Earl Scruggs Revue – Simply Pickin’

DOG ASIDE: Earl Eugene Scruggs was an American musician noted for popularizing a three-finger banjo picking style….now called “Scruggs Style”….which is a defining characteristi of bluegrass music…as his three-finger style of playing was radically different from the ways the five-string banjo had been historically played….as Scruggs popularized the instrument in several genres of music….and elevated the…

Boxing – 1983 – World Amateur Championship – Welterweight Bout – Mark Breland Vs Sun Yung Bol

DOG ASIDE:  There were a great number of televised amateur boxing competitions (ie: USA vs USSR, etc), championships (AAU, Golden Gloves & World Championships) that were televised on national networks in the USA during the Golden Age of Boxing….from 1964 to 1995….as this was a period where the sport of boxing attracted some really outstanding young…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – Special – Al McGuire Interviews Texas Coach Abe Lemons

DOG ASIDE: Sometimes it is possible to view the measure of a man by what comes out of his mouth…..as legendary college basketball coach Abe Lemons was one of those folks that seemed to have more to say than most….cuz he was notorious for running his listeners down a rabbit hole….not unlike the white rabbit…

MLB – 1978 – Music Special – Take Me Out To The Ball Game + Great Photos Of Fans

DOG ASIDE: There is nothing more near and dear to a person born and reared in America than baseball….as every baseball fan I have ever known can sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” ….and they know all the words too….for the song alone brings back so many memories to baseball fans and all they…