NBA – Special – Tribute To Red Auerbach At Boston Gardens – With Roy Firestone

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980’s ESPN SportsLook with Roy Firestone features his tribute to the one and only Red Auerbach….who coached and was general manager / team president for the Boston Celtics for 29 years….while being involved in 16 NBA Championships during his tenure.  Arnold Jacob “Red” Auerbach was an American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols,…

NHL – 1987 Stanley Cup Finals – Game 4 – Edmonton Oilers VS Philadelphia Flyers – With Al Trautwig

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1987 Stanley Cup featured what might have been the best NHL team ever assembled…..and certainly the best offensive team ever….as the Edmonton Oilers won 5 Stanley Cups from 1984 – 1990 with teams that included RW Jari Kurri, G Grant Fuhr, LW Glenn Anderson, D Paul Coffey, LW Mark Messier, D Kevin…

Olympics – 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games – Figure Skating Pair – Host Jim McKay & Dick Buttons

DOG COMMENTARY: For the United States, the Miracle on Ice was not in the Pairs Figure Skating competition….as the US medal favorites Tai Babilonia & Randy Gardner were forced to withdraw before the competition due to an injury to Gardner….while the legendary world champion Soviet Union pair Irina Rodnina & Alexander Zaitsev were challenged for gold…

NBA – 1987 Eastern Conference Playoffs – Round 1 – Game 5 – Philadelphia 76’ers VS Seattle Sonics

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1987 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs round 1 game 5 was played on May 3, 1987 at The MECCA in Milwaukee, WI….in a rematch between the two teams that had played each other to a 7th game in the semi-finals of the 1986 Eastern Conference Playoffs. The starting line-up for the 76’ers included…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Round IBF Lightweight Title – Greg Haugen VS Vinnie Pazienza

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1987 IBF Lightweight Championship fight between than Champ Greg Haugen vs Vinnie Pazienza featured two really good to almost super great lightweight boxers during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….at least in this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphiles’ opinion….and because they both fought when they did….they were seriously overshadowed by the…

MLB – Music – Take Me Out to the Ballgame – With Highlights Of Fans

DOG COMMENTARY: i am just a simple chiweenie Sportsphile….who grew up with the original Sportsphile….the guy who was responsible for taping the 2300 hours of vintage sports, comedy and music that I have undertaken the daunting task of posting the entire cotent of this library….which was recorded on Sony Betamax cassette recorders some 26 –…

Boxing – 1983 – 12 Round Super Featherweight Title – Bobby Chacon VS Cornelius Boza Edwards

DOG COMMENTARY: Bobby “Schoolboy” Chacon was an American two-time world boxing champion at Featherweight (1974) and Super Featherweight (1982)….who had a record of 59 wins, 7 losses and 1 no contest with 47 knockouts…..as he held victories over seven other men who held a world title, and later avenged 5 of his 7 losses….who beat world…

NHL – 1985 – 38th Annual All Star Game – Wales All Stars VS Campbell All Stars – With Al Trautwig

DOG COMMENTARY: The 38th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut….which is the home to the Hartford Whalers, on February 4, 1986…..with Edmonton Oilers coach Glen Sather and honorary captain Phil Esposito leading the Campbell Conference All Stars….while Philadelphia Flyers coach Mike Keenan and honorary captain Gordie…

Boxing – 1986 – 15 Round IBF Heavyweight Title – Michael Spinks VS Larry Holmes – Fight II

DOG COMMENTARY: On September 21, 1985, legendary heavyweight champion Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes stepped in the ring looking to equal Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 career record and to make his twentieth successful title defense…..as his opponent was looking to make history as well…..for after winning the undisputed championship at light heavyweight, Michael Spinks decided to…