Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Finals – Mixed Doubles & Womens Doubles & Mens Doubles

DOG COMMENTARY:   The famed grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club celebrated their 100th Anniversary for the 1986 Wimbledon Championships….which were held from June 23rd to July 6th….for this was the 1st time that yellow balls were used during the tournament.   This 1986 Wimbledon edition produced champions including Germany’s…

NCAA Football – 1985 – Bluebonnet Bowl – Texas Longhorns VS Air Force Academy Falcons

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

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – NIT Semifinals – Texas Longhorns VS Rutgers Knights – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:   No significant preseason expectations attended the 1977–78 Texas Longhorns….a team that would produce one of the more successful seasons in Longhorn basketball history….when after a one-point loss in the opening game against Southern California in Los Angeles….Texas inaugurated the $37-million, 16,231-seat Erwin Special Events Center with an 83–76 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners….the first of 8…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO Post Fight – 10 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – Iron Mike Tyson VS Jose Ribalta

DOG COMMENTARY:   The Heavyweight Boxing Champion legend that was to become Iron Mike Tyson….entered the ring on this August 17, 1986 night at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, NJ to fight a 10-round heavyweight bout with Jose Ribalta…..was 25 – 0 with 23 of his wins coming by KO or TKO….for up to this…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Mens – 3m Diving & Boxing & Pole Vault & 200m Dash & Basketball Semis

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games were truly one of the best performances ever by the USA Olympic Team….and the coverage by ABC Sports was equal to the task of bringing the Games live and in color throughout the entire Olympics.   On this the 8th day of competition…..ABC leads off with…

NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY: No matter how you cut the pie….for six (6) seasons from 1976 – 1982….Southwest Conference basketball experienced a rivalry for the ages between two (2) legendary coasches in college basketball…..Abe Lemons and Eddie Sutton,,,,for when these two men crossed paths in the old Southwest Conference while Sutton was at the helm of the Arkansas…

NCAA Football – 1984 – Red River Shootout – #1 Texas Longhorns VS #2 Oklahoma Sooners – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY:   In the universe of sports, there are no greater rivalries than those that exist in college football….USC vs Notre Dame, Ohio State vs Michigan, Alabama vs Auburn, Texas vs Texas A & M, Yale vs Harvard, Florida vs Florida State and so on and on….but for our dollar at Ima Sportsphile, the…

NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: I have often heard great stories from Bone Daddy regarding the intense rivalry in basketball in the Southwest Conference during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s between Coach Abe Lemons and his Texas Longhorns verses Eddie Sutton and his Arkansas Razorbacks. In 1978 and 1979….it was the Razorbacks famous “triplet guards” combination of Ron Brewer, Marvin…