NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – 41st NIT Finals – University of Texas Longhorns VS NC State Wolfpack

DOG COMMENTARY: In 1978, Jim Valvano’s North Carolina State Wolfpack and Abe Lemons’ University of Texas Longhorns met in the finals of the 41st National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden ….after scoring semifinal victories in contrasting styles.  Before a crowd of 18,504, the largest N.I.T. gathering at the Garden since 1968, North Carolina State…

NCAA Football – 1982 – SWC Game of Week – Texas University VS Texas A & M – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: Never in the history of college football has there been a more storied rivalry than the one that came down every Thanksgiving in the heart of Texas….than the annual game between the Texas Longhorns versas the Texas A & M Aggies…as it didn’t matter whether the game was played in Austin (UT) or…

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 – 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…

MLB – Music Special – Talking Baseball With Willie Mickey & The Duke – HOF Songwriter Terry Cashman

DOG COMMENTARY: Terry Cashman is a record producer and singer-songwriter from New York City….who is best known for his 1981 hit “Talkin’ Baseball.”….for while the song is well recognized today….it was all but ignored by typical Top 40 radio during its chart life….while making only the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Cashman was the lead singer for a band…

Soccer – 1990 FIFA World Cup – Knockout Stage – Argentina VS Brazil – Featuring Diego Maradona

DOG ASIDE: This 1990 FIFA World Cup knockout round match was played by two of the most storied soccer countries from the Western hemisphere….when Argentina faced off against Brazil on June 24, 1990 in Turin, Italy….and typical of these two countries in World Cup play….they played to a 1 – 0 victory by Argentina…..with 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 – Films – Willie The Wisp Galimore & Broadway Joe Namath & 1958 Baltimore Colts Front Four

DOG ASIDE: After posting over 1600 vintage sports, comedy and music videos here at Imasportsphile….I can honestly say that when it comes to the NFL….I just love the products that came from Ed and Steve Sabol at NFL Films during the golden age of sports from 1964 to 1995….for these “cats” assembled the best producer/editor…