Comedy – 1982 – HBO Special – Blockheads 4th Annual Ventriliquism Show – Host Mariette Hartley

DOG ASIDE:    We have quite a few HBO Specials covering all sorts of entertainment in our extensive ImaSportsphile video library…..from comedy concerts and programs….to daredevil acts…..to magic shows….to boxing and sports specials….and all are quite good….for one of my very favorites is this Blocksheads 4th Annual Ventriliquism and Comedy Show which is hosted by Emmy…

Pool – 1979 – ABC Special – Trick Pool Shots – With Steve Miserac + Irving Crane + Ernie Costa

DOG ASIDE:    We have posted around 250 television specials from back in the day….like specials on rock climbing….or skiing down Mt Everest….or the World Bellyflop Diving Competition….or the transatlantic flight Double Eagle II, the 1st hot air balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean….or an actual space walk in 1978….and the list goes on….but we…

Special – 1982 – The Ultimate Car Stunt – The Grand Canyon Colorado River Jump – Host Cathy Crosby

DOG ASIDE:    ABC’S Wide World of Sports has always pushed the envelop  when it came to creating stunts that were both adventurous and dangerous…..which seemed to draw tons of television viewers….with none more adventurous or daring than stuntman Dar Robertson trying to jump the Grand Canyon Colorado River….as Dar was the existing long jump…

NFL – 1986 – NFC Wild Card Game – Los Angeles Rams Vs Washington Redskins – 1st Qtr

 DOG ASIDE:      This 1986 NFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Los Angeles Rams versus the Washington Redskins took place on December 28th at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC at 4pm EST in front of 54,567 fans.  CBS Sports carried the game with legendary NFL broadcasters Pat Summerall and John Madden at the mike.…

Distance Running – 1986 -Pre Race Warmups – Austin American Statesman Capital 10,000

DOG ASIDE:    The City of Austin has evolved into such a diverse city that it now wears a lot of different hats and titles throughout the year….from Live Music Capital of the World….to Silicon Hills….to Keep Austin Weird…. to  City of the Violet Crown….to Forbes Magazine’s # 1 City of the Future (2006) ….to Business Week Magazine’s Next Biggest Boom Town (2017)….to the…

NFL – 1985 – NBC Pregame Show – Divisional Playoffs – Cowboys Vs Rams & Browns Vs Dolphins

DOG ASIDE:    Within both the NFC and AFC conferences of the 1985 NFL Season….the three division winners and the two wild card teams….which were the top two non-division winners with the best overall regular season records….all qualified for the 1985 Playoffs….as the three division winners were seeded 1 through 3 based on their overall won-lost-tied record (NFC –…

NCAA Football – 1986 – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs Texas A&M Aggies – 2nd Qtr

DOG ASIDE:    Every year on Thanksgiving Day from 1915 to 2011 (96 years)….one of the greatest football rivalries in college football took place on the gridirons of Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin or Kyle Field in Bryan-College Station,TX….as Texans who bled burnt orange or maroon and white all over the State of Texas would…

NCAA Football – 1986 – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs Texas A&M Aggies – 1st Qtr

DOG ASIDE:  During the heyday of Southwest Conference Football….the Longhorns and the Aggies tee’d it up against each other in their annual Thanksgiving Day battle….where a history of college football rivalry unlike any other in the State of Texas….a place where football is KING….and a place where history is written every football season….on Friday night…

NFL – 1985 – NFC Divisional Playoffs – Cowboys Vs Rams – 4th Qtr & Post Game Show

DOG ASIDE:    Although the Cowboys got their lunchbox handed to them by the Los Angeles Rams….and RB Eric Dickerson….who was part of The Pony Express along with RB Craig James at SMU in Dallas, TX from 1979 to 1983….as the future Pro Football Hall of Fame Member sliced up the Cowboys for a record 248…