Boxing – 1981 – 10 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – Gentleman Gerry Cooney VS Ken Norton

DOG COMMENTARY: The year 1981 was “smack dab” in the middle of the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….a time when the heavyweight division showcased many great to super great boxers….starting with boxing legends like Smokin’ Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes and George Foreman….and including really good to great heavyweights like Earnie Shavers,…

NFL – 1981 – Super Bowl XV – Oakland Raiders VS Philadelphia Eagles – NBC Pre-Game & 4th Quarter

DOG COMMENTARY: Super Bowl XV was played at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on January 25, 1981 in a contest that featured the Tom Flores coached Oakland Raiders vs Philadelphia Eagles, coached by Dick Vermeil….as this event occupies a very special place in this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s heart….cuz Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile,…

Boxing – 1986 – 10 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – Iron Mike Tyson VS Mitch Blood Green

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1986 ten round heavyweight bout between Iron Mike Tyson vs. Mitch Blood Green was Tysons’ 21st professional heavyweight bout…..against a really tough street savvy fighter called Blood….as this bout went the distance and provided really good entertainment….for both these guys had reputations of being known as “bad ass, angry tough”. Mitch Green is…

NFL – 1986 NFC Wild Card Playoffs – Washington Redskins VS Los Angeles Rams

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1986-87 NFC Wild Card Playoffs game between the Washington Redskins vs. the Los Angeles Rams featured two outstanding running backs….in Washington’s George Rodgers and Ram’s Eric Dickerson…..as both are members of the College Football Hall of Fame….with Dickerson also being a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In this game,…

Soccer – 1978 World Cup – Group A – 2nd Round – West Germany vs Netherlands

DOG COMMENTARY: The 2nd round of the 1978 World Cup featured four of the best national soccer programs and teams in the world with Germany and the Netherlands in Group A….plus Brazil and Argentina in Group B….for since the inception of the FIFA World Cup in 1930….at least one of these teams were in the…

NHL – 1986 Stanley Cup Finals – Game 5 – Edmonton Oilers VS Philadelphia Flyers

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1987 Stanley Cup Final was played between the Edmonton Oilers and the Philadelphia Flyers….as the Oilers won the series 4–3, for their third Stanley Cup Championships….for this would be the fifth of eight consecutive Finals contested by a team from Alberta….when the Oilers appeared in six and the Calgary Flames in two)….while being the…

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,…