Track & Field – 1985 – World Championships – Women’s 100m + 4 x 400m + 800m & Mens 110m Hurdles

DOG ASIDE: With the rise of numerous regional championships….as well as the growth in Olympic-style multi-sport events such as the Commonwealth Games and the Pan-American Games…..when competitions between international track and field athletes became widespread.  From the 1960’s onwards….the sport of track and field gained more exposure and commercial appeal through television coverage….along with the increasing wealth of nations….so, after over half…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Rose Bowl Classic – Iowa Hawkeyes Vs UCLA Bruins – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE: The legendary broadcast team of Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen are manning the mikes for this NBC Sports telecast of the 1986 Rose Bowl Classic….which featured Iowa Hawkeyes, the champs of the Big Ten with their All American QB Chuck Long pitted against the Pac 10 champs, UCLA Bruins….with their star running back…

Boxing – 1982 – ABC In Studio Review – Heavyweight Title – Larry Holmes Vs Gerry Cooney – Part 1

DOG ASIDE: This ABC Wide World of Sports Special was televised the following week after the June 11, 1982 heavyweight title fight between # 1 ranked Gentleman Gerry Cooney, the challenger verses The Easton Assassin Larry Holmes, the champ…..as ABC devotes their entire Wide World of Sports program to an indepth review of the fight…..which included highlights of the…

Boxing – 1982 – ABC In Studio PostFight Review – WBC Heavyweight Title – Holmes Vs Cooney – Part 2

DOG ASIDE:  After Gentleman Gerry Cooney destroyed Ken Norton before coming into this fight with The Easton Assassin Champ Larry Holmes….the Great White Hope hype had never been higher since the day Rocky Marciano left the ring…..which sheds light on why ABC Sports went to the effort of putting this 40 minute program together….including highlights from the fight…..Howard Cosell’s analysis of…

NCAA Football – 1985 – SWC Game of the Week – Texas Longhorns Vs Arkansas Razorbacks – 1st Qtr

DOG ASIDE: The annual Southwest Conference (SWC) rivalry game between the University of Texas at Austin verses the Arkansas Razorbacks was truly a war that seemed to always have national championship ramifications….especially during the late 1960’s to the mid-80’s…..as it started with UT Coach Darrell Royal’s squads taking on UA Coach Frank Broyles’ teams from…

TV Ads – 1979 – Lone Star Beer + The Ice Capades At The Erwin Special Events Center

DOG ASIDE: The Lone Star Brewery was built and opened in 1884…as the first large mechanized brewery in Texas…..after Adolphus Busch, of Anheuser-Busch, founded it along with a group of San Antonio businessmen.  The original castle-like brewery building now houses the San Antonio Museum of Art.  Lone Star beer was the company’s main brand…..which was marketed as “The National Beer of Texas”…. which sponsored…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – Final Four Semifinals – Duke Blue Devils Vs Kansas Jayhawks

DOG ASIDE: Any time and any where that the Kansas Jayhawks go up against the Duke Blue Devils in college basketball….you can pretty well bet it is going to be a great game….and this 1986 meeting in one of the National Semifinal match-up was no exception.  Duke’s Coach K brought his Blue Devils team into…

Boxing – 1986 – Special – HBO PreFight – IBF Heavyweight Title – Spinks Vs Holmes – Fight 2

DOG ASIDE: This 1986 rematch of the IBF Heavyweight Championship Title Fight between Michael Spinx Jinx Spinks verses Larry The Easton Assassin Holmes should never have taken place…..cuz Spinks did not deserve to win the title from Homes in their first fight in September of 1985….cuz there were many more “powers that be” in boxing who did not want to…

Boxing – 1986 – Special – HBO Prefight – WBA Heavyweight Title – Tim Witherwspoon Vs Tony Tubbs

DOG ASIDE: This HBO Boxing PreFight Show telecast of the impending WBA Heavyweight Title Fight between  Terrible Tim Witherspoon verses Tony TNT Tubbs starts out with Barry Tompkins narrating a indepth personal profile of Tony Tubbs….which is followed by a Larry Merchant analysis of the upcoming fight, as he provides commentary on Tim Witherspoon’s personal profile and relationship…