NCAA Football – 1986 – Cotton Bowl – Auburn Vs Texas A & M – Pregame + 1st Qtr – With Bo Jackson

DOG COMMENTARY:  The 1986 Cotton Bowl Classic was an American college football bowl game played on January 1, 1986 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. It was the 50th Cotton Bowl Classic held….in a game that featured the Texas A&M Aggies and the Auburn Tigers….who feature one of the all-time great college running backs in Bo Jackson….as Bo was bemg Bo on this day….in a season in…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Special – The Texas A & M Aggie Bonfire Prior To The Texas Longhorn Game

DOG COMMENTARY:  There has never been or ever will be a rivalry quite like the rivalry between the Texas Longhorns and the Texas A & M Aggies….with the first meeting being in 1894….and by 1911, Texas led the series 15–4–2. The series went back and forth until 1939….but Texas still led 27–15–4.  After that, Texas…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – Midwest Region Finals – NC State Wolfpack Vs Kansas Jayhawks

DOG COMMENTARY: Here at ImaSportsphile, there is really no event that is bigger each year to a Sportsphile than March Madness….Bracketology…we mean NOTHING BIGGER….for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament provides as good of an example of what sports….and therefore….Sportphiles are all about.   March Madness brings an energy to the world that only sports can bring…..an…

NBA – 1985 – 35th All Star Game – Featuring 17 Future Hall Of Fame Members

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 35th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was played on February 10, 1985 at the Hoosier Dome, Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana….as the coaches were K. C. Jones (Boston Celtics) for the East….and Pat Riley (Los Angeles Lakers) for the West. The East Team was led by Detroits’ Isiah Thomas with 22 points….followed by Celtics’ Larry Bird with 21, Bucks’ Terry…

Boxing – 1985 – 6 Round Lightweight Bout – Pernell Sweet Pea Whitaker VS Teddy Hatfield

DOG COMMENTARY:  Pernell Whitaker is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2001….while compiling a 40 wins 4 losses and 1 draw career….who was a four-weight world champion…. having won world titles at lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight….after facing all the legends and super greats of during his time in the ring to include Greg Haugen, Jose Luis Ramirez, Azumah…

NCAA Football – 1985 – Blue Bonnet Bowl – Air Force Academy Falcons Vs Texas Longhorns

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

NFL – 1986 – NBC Halftime Highlights – AFC + NFC Titles – Broncos Vs Browns + Redskins Vs Giants

DOG ASIDE:    This NBC halftime show for the 1986 AFC Championship between the Denver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns features Bob Costas and Coach Don Shula at the mike covering the highlights of the 1at half of this AFC title game….followed by the highlights of the NFC title game between the Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota…

MLB – 1976 – Special – Profile Of Detroit Pitcher Mark Fidrych – A Birds Eye View – Host Mel Allen

DOG COMMENTRY:    Every now and then a sports personality comes along that is “bigger than life”…..a person so different from the norm….that they capture the imagination of sports fandom everywhere…and the 1976 Major League Baseball season gave us such a character when Pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych toed the rubber for the Detroit Tigers….in what would…

NBA – 1986 – NBA Finals – Boston Celtics Vs Houston Rockets – Game 3

DOG COMMENTARY:    In this Game 3 of the 1986 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics verses the Houston Rockets….which was played on June 1st at The Summit in Houston, TX….in front of 16,016 fans…it became obvious that the Rockets, already down 2 – 0 in the series….had a must win situation facing them in…