NCAAM Basketball – 1988 – National Championship Finals – Kansas Jayhawks VS Oklahoma Sooners

DOG COMMENTARY:    The 1988 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Game was the final round of the 1988 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament….which determined the national champion for the 1987-88 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season….as this National Title Game was played on April 4, 1988 at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri…..between the 1988 Southeast Regional Champions, #1 ranked…

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…

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…

Special – 1981 – Sports Year In Review – Host George Plimpton

DOG ASIDE: In this George Plimpton special, he looks at the year 1981 in sports….while providing the viewer with some awesome highlights of the accomplishments of many athletes and several teams to include Alpine Skiing World Cup overall champ USA Phil Mahre….with women’s overall champ Marie-Theres Nadig of Switzerland….along with cycling’s Bernard Hinault of France win in the Tour…

NCAAM – Special – UCLA Coach John Wooten – Tribute To A Legend – 1964 To 1970

DOG COMMENTARY: There have been volumes and volumes written on legendary UCLA men’s basketball Coach John Wooden…..but in this little ole Chiweenie’s opinion….more should be written about the man….for what comprised his very being…..was that of which develops greatness…..for as a coach and as a teacher of men….he came from the highest order of coaches…

NCAAM – NBC Special – Al McGuire Remembers Evansville & Previews 1985 Finals

DOG ASIDE: This video is dedicated to the 19 members of the Evansville Purple Aces team and coaching staff….who lost their lives on that dreadful day on December 13, 1977….when the Air Indiana Flight 216 Douglas DC-3 carrying the University of Evansville basketball team….crashed on takeoff at the Evansville Regional Airport in Evansville, Indiana. The aircraft…

NCAAM – Special – Al McGuire Previews 1985 Finals – Houston University VS NC State University

DOG ASIDE: NBC’s Al McGuire previews the 1985 NCAA Men’s Basketball Finals between the high flying Phi Slamma Jamma of the Houston Cougars vs the North Carolina State Wolfpack….. in interviews with Houston Coach Guy V. Lewis and NC St Coach Jim Valvano…..followed by McGuire’s 1983 all freshman team with Kenny “Sky” Walker (Kentucky), Tim…

NCAAM – NBC Special – Al McGuire On Coach Norm Ellenberger & Alburquerque

DOG ASIDE: In this video clip….NBC’s Al McGuire interviews prior University of New Mexico Lobos Coach Norm Ellenberger….then provides a thumb-nail sketch of Alburquerque, New Mexico…..the sight of the 1983 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four…..which was eventually won on a last second shot by Jim Valvano’s North Carolina State Wolfpack team over the high flying…