Boxing – 1985 – 6 Round Lightweight Bout – Pernell Sweet Pea Whitaker VS Teddy Hatfield

DOG COMMENTARY:  Pernell Whitaker is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2001….while compiling a 40 wins 4 losses and 1 draw career….who was a four-weight world champion…. having won world titles at lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight….after facing all the legends and super greats of during his time in the ring to include Greg Haugen, Jose Luis Ramirez, Azumah…

NCAA Football – 1985 – Blue Bonnet Bowl – Air Force Academy Falcons Vs Texas Longhorns

DOG COMMENTARY:    The 1985 Bluebonnet Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game that featured the Texas Longhorns verses the Air Force Academy Falcons….after a season where the Falcons had the most victories in a season with 11….but a loss to rival BYU….which cost them a shot at the national title and an outright Western Athletic Conference title….as this was their fourth straight…

NFL – 1986 – NBC Halftime Highlights – AFC + NFC Titles – Broncos Vs Browns + Redskins Vs Giants

DOG ASIDE:    This NBC halftime show for the 1986 AFC Championship between the Denver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns features Bob Costas and Coach Don Shula at the mike covering the highlights of the 1at half of this AFC title game….followed by the highlights of the NFC title game between the Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota…

MLB – 1976 – Special – Profile Of Detroit Pitcher Mark Fidrych – A Birds Eye View – Host Mel Allen

DOG COMMENTRY:    Every now and then a sports personality comes along that is “bigger than life”…..a person so different from the norm….that they capture the imagination of sports fandom everywhere…and the 1976 Major League Baseball season gave us such a character when Pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych toed the rubber for the Detroit Tigers….in what would…

NBA – 1986 – NBA Finals – Boston Celtics Vs Houston Rockets – Game 3

DOG COMMENTARY:    In this Game 3 of the 1986 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics verses the Houston Rockets….which was played on June 1st at The Summit in Houston, TX….in front of 16,016 fans…it became obvious that the Rockets, already down 2 – 0 in the series….had a must win situation facing them in…

Boxing – 1987 – CBS Sports – Boxing Year In Review – Hosts Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy

DOG COMMENTARY:    CBS Sports lead televised boxing analyst team during the 1970’s and 1980’s were Tim Ryan and Gil Clancy….who were certainly rivaled by the other networks that carried significant fights during the Golden Age of Boxing (1964 – 1999)….as NBC’s team consisted of Marv Albert and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco….when HBO’s team had a trifecta in…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Orange Bowl – Oklahoma Sooners Vs Penn State Nittany Lions – 1st 3 Qtrs

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1986 Orange Bowl Classic featured the # 1 Penn State Nittany Lions….coached by Joe Paterno…..against the # 2 ranked Sooners from Oklahoma University…..coached by Barry Switzer….as this was Oklahoma’s 2nd straight Orange Bowl appearance….and their 2nd straight Big Eight Conference title…..while this was Penn State’s first Orange Bowl appearance since 1974. Tim Manoa gave Penn State an…

NBA – 1986 – CBS At The Half – NBA Finals Game 2 – Rockets Vs Celtics – Profile Of Akeem Olajuwon

DOG COMMENTARY: This CBS At The Half program for halftime of Game 2 of the 1986 NBA Finals features a great interview between Brent Musburger and Magic Johnson….which then shifts to a personal profile of Akeem “The Dream” Olajuwon….the then future Hall of Fame center of the Houston Rockets…. which focused a great deal on early in…

Music – 1985 – US Naval Academy Glee Club – Star Spangled Banner – NBA All Star Game

DOG COMMENTARY:    As was shared in a story about the Ft. Knox Army Band’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner….we at ImaSportsphile are proud of the newest category in our music section….which is simply titled National Anthem….for there is nothing more traditional in all sporting events than hot dogs, peanuts and the Star Spangled Banner being sung…