Special – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of Year Show – Mary Lou Retton + Edwin Moses Winners

DOG COMMENTARY:    The year 1984 was a phenomenal year in sports…..wherein Bears Walter Payton broke Browns Jim Brown NFL rushing record….the Miami Hurricanes won the National Championship Game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers by a score of 31 – 30…..Doug Flutie wins the Heisman Trophy and the Flutie Hail Mary forever be etched in the minds of…

Music – 1986 – July 4th Liberty Weekend In New York Harbor – With John Williams + The Boston Pops Orchestra

DOG COMMENTARY:    Liberty Weekend was a four-day celebration of the 1984 restoration and the centenary of the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) in New York City….as It began on July 3 and ended on July 6, 1986.   On the morning of July 4, 1986 the battleships and sailing ships of old took part in a naval revue…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – N I T Midwest Region Semifinals – Texas Vs Rutgers – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE:      The 1978 National Invitation Tournament (N.I.T.) featured Coach Abe Lemons University of Texas Longhorns and then every other team in the tournament….as the Horns deserved to be in “the Big Dance”….as the NCAA snubbed a Texas team that could have made it to the NCAA Final Four in 1978….. but instead were…

Special – 1985 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Show – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Winner

DOG COMMENTARY:      The year in sports in 1985 provided many magical moments and some incredible athletic achievements…. including the San Francisco 49’ers climaxing a great season by beating the Miami Dolphins 38 – 16 to win Super Bowl XIX….and Pete Rose breaking Ty Cobb’s career hits record of 4191….while both future Hall of…

NFL – 1985 – NFC Divisional Playoffs – Dallas Cowboys Vs Los Angeles Rams – 3rd Qtr

DOG ASIDE:  The Cowboys finished the 1985 season with a record of 10 wins and 6 losses…..as it was good for first place in the NFC East….thus earning a trip to the playoffs… which turned out to be the final postseason appearance for the Cowboys under Tom Landry….where they lost in a divisional playoff game to the Los Angeles Rams.  Tom Landry’s team…

Boxing – 1987 – Special – Promoter Don King Salutes US Marine Corps – In D Day Dynamite

DOG COMMENTARY:  Whether you liked him….or whether you hated him…..Don King was a boxing promoter extraordinaire ….who preached the significant value of being born in America as a black man….or any person of color….with white being a color too….for that matter.    Don King was known publicly for two things…..one, his undeniably unique hair style….which…

NCAA Football – 1985 – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs TCU Horned Frogs – 4th Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY:  As we post the final quarter of the 1985 Southwest Conference Game of the Week between the TCU Horned Frogs and the Texas Longhorns….we want to tell the story of the head coaches in this game….Jim Wacker for TCU and Fred Akers for Texas…..as both were very successful coaches…. who either won multiple…

NFL – 1985 – CBS Halftime Show – NFC Championship – Bears Vs Giants – With Brent Musburger

DOG COMMENTARY:    This CBS Halftime Show of the 1985 NFC Championship Game between the Chicago Bears verses the New York Giants features the NFL Today broadcast crew of Brent Musburger, Dan Dierdorf and Irv Cross….along with game commentators Pat Summerall and John Madden….with special guest Jack Buckner of the Los Angeles Rams…..who was scouting…

Boxing – 1982 – Special – Highlights Of Year – Barry Tompkins + Larry Merchant + Sugar Ray Leonard

DOG COMMENTARY:    It is our opinion at ImaSportsphile that The Golden Age of Boxing ….which covered a period starting in with heavyweight Cassius Clay taking down the mighty Bear, Sonny Liston in February of 1964….and running through Evander Holyfield losing his heavyweight title to Lennox Lewis in March of 1999.    he Golden Age of Boxing….unveiled…