NFL – 1982 – Special – Great Expectations – The Story Of The 1982 Dallas Cowboys

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1982 Dallas Cowboys season began with great expectations after having lost in the NFC Championship the two seasons prior…..which would turn out to be a strike-shortened nine game season, which the Cowboys finished with a record of 6 wins and 3 losses….placing them second in the NFC. After losing the season opening game against the Pittsburgh Steelers….which was the first…

Special – 1981 – Year Of Sports In Review – Host George Plimpton Covers The World Of Sports In 1981

DOG ASIDE:    Nobody produced better highlight reviews of the year in sports than George Plimpton’s syndicated programs….as his specials just seemed to be a little more special than the others produced by various networks….and this review of the year 1981 by Plimpton was no exception.    1981 was an outstanding year in sports….which provided…

NCAA Football – 1977 – Special – Texas Longhorns: Undefeated Season + Earl Campbell Heisman Winner

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1977 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1977 NCAA Division I football season….as the Longhorns finished the regular season with an 11–0 record….after riding the broad shoulders and strong legs of RB Earl Campbell….who won the Heisman Trophy in 1977 and led the nation in rushing with 1,744 yards….as he became the first…

NFL – 1987 – NFC Championship – Vikings VS Redskins – 1st Qtr – Summerall + Madden

DOG ASIDE:  The 1987 Minnesota Vikings season was the team’s 27th year in the National Football League….as the Vikings finished with a record of eight wins and seven losses. The 1987 strike caused the cancellation of the September 27 game at the Kansas City Chiefs….while the games played October 4, 11 and 18 were played with replacement players.   Despite finishing the season only…

NFL – 1980 – Special – Super Bowl XV – Raiders VS Eagles – Road To New Orleans & Game 4th Qtr

DOG ASIDE: In this the 2nd half of NBC Sports pre-Super Bowl XV special….they bring in their 1st team of broadcasters, Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen, to take over the analysis and pregame interviews….with Eagles Coach Dick Vermeil and Raiders Coach Tom Flores.  The program then shifts to the playing field where ex-QBs’ Len Dawson…

NFL – 1980 – NBC Special – Super Bowl XV – Road To New Orleans – Eagles Vs Raiders – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980 NBC Sports Special was their two hour program showcasing the 1980-81 NFL season leading up to Super Bowl XV at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana….which was to be played on January 25, 1981 between the Oakland Raiders verses the Philadelphia Eagles.  NBC Sports featured Brian Gunble, Mike Adamle, Pete…

NCAA Football – 1984 – Special – Highlights – Texas Longhorns Season In Review

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1984 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season…..as the Longhorns finished the regular season with a 7–3–1 record…..after going 6 – 0 – 1 through the first 7 games of the season…..while being ranked # 1 in the country through the 3rd game of the…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Rose Bowl Classic – Iowa Hawkeyes Vs UCLA Bruins – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE: The legendary broadcast team of Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen are manning the mikes for this NBC Sports telecast of the 1986 Rose Bowl Classic….which featured Iowa Hawkeyes, the champs of the Big Ten with their All American QB Chuck Long pitted against the Pac 10 champs, UCLA Bruins….with their star running back…

NCAA Football – 1988 – Orange Bowl – Oklahoma Sooners Vs Miami Hurricanes – 4th Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1988 Orange Bowl featured “Game of the Century” type billing….as the undefeated and top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners faced off against undefeated and second-ranked Miami for the national championship….while adding to the hype was the recent on-field history between the teams…..for Oklahoma was a dominant force in college football….winning the national championship in 1985….and losing just one game…