NHL – 1986 – 38th All Star Game – Hartford, Conneticut – Wales Conference VS Campbell Conference

DOG COMMENTARY: The 38th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut, home to the Hartford Whalers, on February 4, 1986….which featured the Wales Conference All Stars coached by Mike Keenan of the Philadelphia Flyers against the Campbell Conference All Stars coached by Glen Sather of the Edmonton…

Rodeo – 1986 Mesquite World Championship – Bare Back Riding Competition & Saddle Bronc Riding

DOG COMMENTARY: The Mesquite ProRodeo is a rodeo located in Mesquite, Texas, United States that operates during rodeo season from April through September each year….as this rodeo was named the Mesquite Championship Rodeo prior to its purchase by Camelot Sports and Entertainment in 2009….which is also addressed as simply the Mesquite Rodeo. Charlie Columbus McNally…

NFL – 1987 Super Bowl XXI – Broncos VS Giants – With John Madden & Pat Summerall – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY: Super Bowl XXI was an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion New York Giants to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1986 season….as the game was played on January 25, 1987 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena,…

NBA – Special – Tribute to Dr J – The Story Of His Career

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy played multiple sports well into his 40’s….city league flag football, basketball and volleyball….but his very favorite sport thas always been basketball….for as the original Sportsphile….he believes that the skills that the game of basketball require to be good at the game….can be translated into any other sport that there is….strengh, speed,…

NBA – Special -NBA Ref Jess Thompson Helps 7 Yr Old Natalie Ross Sing Nathional Anthem

DOG COMMENTARY: By the time this wonderful video of NBA referee Jess Thompson helping 7 year old Natalie Ross sing the National Anthem prior to a Philadelphia 76’ers game in the 1980’s is truly one of the best “nuggets of gold” in the Imasportsphile treasure chest of vintage content….for it shows the “better side” of…

NFL – 1985 AFC Divisional Playoff – New England Patriots VS Los Angeles Raiders

DOG COMMENTARY: It doesn’t matter when or where the Pats and the Raiders meet up….it is typically a significant battle…and this 1985 AFC Divisional Playoff game was no exception….as the teams entered this game with the Raiders already hving defeated New England 35–20 during the regular season….but in this game, Patriots RB Craig James had an…

NFL – 1985 NFC Division Championship – Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams

DOG COMMENTARY: Running back Eric Dickerson led the Rams to a victory by scoring two touchdowns and recording a playoff record 248 rushing yards….while the Rams defense held the Cowboys to 243 yards and forced six turnovers….and nothing on the scoreboard….as Rams receiver Henry Ellard’s 23-yard punt return and 21-yard reception set up the first…

NBA – 1987 Finals – Game 2 – The Forum – Detroit Pistons VS Los Angeles Lakers – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1988 NBA Finals was the championship series for the 1987–88 NBA season….which pitted the champion Los Angeles Lakers from the year before….who were coached by Hall of Fame Pat Riley….against the Detroit Pistons….who were coach by future Hall of Fame Chuck Daley…..after one of coach Pat Riley‘s most famous moments came when…

NFL – 1988 NFC Championship – Washington Redskins VS Minnesota Vikings – With Madden & Summerall

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1988 NFC Championship game between the Minnesota Vikings versas the Washington Redskins was a hard fought battle that went down to the last two minutes of the game….when the Vikings had the ball with 1st down on the Redskin 23 yard line with 1 minute 37 seconds left in the game.  In…