NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – NCAA National Championship – Duke Blue Devils VS Louisville Cardinals

DOG COMMENTARY:     The 1986 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Game was the finals of the 1986 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament…. as it determined the national champion for the 1985-86 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season….which was played on March 31, 1986 at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas….home of the NBA Dallas Mavericks ….as this game matched the East Regional…

NCAAM Basketball – 1987 – NCAA Finals – Syracuse Orangemen VS Indiana Hoosiers

DOG COMMENTARY:   Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, sat almost at mid-court on Row 26 just behind the Indiana Hoosiers bench for this 1987 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, LA….which he ranks in his Top 5 list of best live sporting events that he has attended in…

Boxing – 1982 – ABC In Studio Review – Heavyweight Title – Larry Holmes VS Gerry Cooney – Part 1

DOG ASIDE:    Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney was a world championship boxing match that took place on June 11, 1982….as this fight was one of the most highly anticipated fights of the early 1980s…cuz Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes had held the WBC heavyweight champion title for 4.5 years since 1978….when he beat Ken Norton by a fifteen-round split decision at the Caesars…

Boxing – 1982 – ABC In Studio Review – WBC Heavyweight Title – Holmes Vs Cooney – Part 2

DOG COMMENTARY:     On June 11, 1982, Holmes defended his title against Gerry Cooney, the undefeated #1 contender and an Irish-American. The lead-up to the fight had many racial overtones. Holmes said that if Cooney wasn’t white, he would not be getting the same purse as the champion (both boxers received $10 million for the bout).  Although…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Equestrian Team Show Jumping & Boxing & Diving & Wrestling & Track 800m

DOG COMMENTARY:   As with every day’s telecast of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics….ABC Sports did an incredible job of covering each and every sport at each venue with the best assembled team of broadcasters ever put together for an Olympic Game….and the day covered in this video herewith is no exception.  This telecast…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – Final Four Semifinals – Arizona Wildcats VS Oklahoma Sooners

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1987–88 Oklahoma Sooners men’s basketball team represented the University of Oklahoma in competitive college basketball during the 1987–88 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season…. playing their home games in the Lloyd Noble Center….as a member of the Big Eight Conference at that time. The team posted a 35–4 overall record and a 12–2 conference record to earn the Conference…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Womens Track Marathon – USA Joan Benoit & Nor Grete Waitz – 1st 5 Miles

DOG COMMENTARY:   The Women’s Marathon at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California was held on August 5, 1984….as It was the first time a women’s marathon had been held at the Olympic Games. The 50 competitors came from 28 countries….as 44 finished the race. The world record holder Joan Benoit of the United States won the gold medal….with the silver medal…

Tennis – 1987 – Wimbledon Women’s Finals – Martina Navratilova VS Steffi Graf

DOG COMMENTARY:    On July 4, 1987 at Wimbledon, England….there was a certain comfort that Martina Navratilova took in being at this hallowed place of tennis….where the grass courts seem to be like a security blanket to keep the doubts away….when the women’s singles final provided an appointment she has been keeping for the prior…

NCAA Football – 1986 – SWC Game of the Week – Texas Longhorns VS Texas Tech Red Raiders

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1986 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season by finishing the regular season with a 5 – 6 record under the tutiledge of Head Football Coach Fred Akers in his 10th season at the Longhorn helm. After a 16–3 loss to rival Texas A&M, head…