Special – 1954 To 1979 – James Caan Hosts Sports Illustrated 25 Yr Anniversary – Hilites Of 1970s

DOG ASIDE: Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine owned by Meredith Corporation….which was first published in August 1954….and today in 2018 has over 3 million subscribers….and is read by 23 million people each week….including over 18 million men.  It was the first magazine with circulation over one million to win the National Magazine Award for General Excellence twice. It is…

NCAAF – 1954 – Rice RB Dicky Moegle Running All Over Alabama In The Cotton Bowl + The Phantom Tackle

DOG ASIDE: Richard Lee “Dicky” Moegle (born September 14, 1934) is a former American football halfback in the National Football League (NFL) for the San Francisco 49’ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Rice University in Houston….where he was a consensus All-American in 1954.   In 1953, he teamed up with fullback Dave “Kosse” Johnson….who was the nation’s second leading rusher….to win a share of the Southwest Conference title with the University…

NCAAF – 1987 – Special Feature – The Beano Cook Clipboard – Heisman Trophy Hype Before The 1987 Season

DOG ASIDE: Carroll Hoff “Beano” Cook (September 1, 1931 – October 11, 2012) was an American television personality who worked for ESPN…who was well known as a college football historian and commentator.  Cook joined ESPN in 1986 as a studio commentator….where he also did freelance radio and television work in the Pittsburgh area.  He was most recently seen on ESPNEWS every Thursday on The Hot List debating with Brian Kenny. Beano could…

NCAA Football – 1984 – ABC Sports Halftime Texas Vs TCU – Texas Coach Fred Akers Halftime Speech

DOG ASIDE: Each and every coach in each and every game of football….is faced with the challenge of what to say to his troops in the locker room at halftime….mostly because each 1st half of each game is different….and between the time that the teams depart the field at the end of the 1st half….to…

Special – 1985 – ESPN SportsCenter With Roger Twibell – Featuring MLB Scores + NFL Point Spreads

DOG ASIDE: Roger Twibell is an American sportscaster….currently in 2018 for the CBS Sports Network…..where he commentates on football  and basketball events most often…while prior to working at CBS Sports….he worked at ABC back in the 1970’s,,,.ESPN most of the 1980’s….along with work on the Big Ten Network. He also works on pre-season games for the Kansas City Chiefs.   In 1978, he joined Boston’s WBZ-TV….handling nightly sportscasts…

NCAAF – 1984 – Special – Inside The Texas Locker Room With Coach Akers Pregame Relaxation Program

DOG ASIDE: There are many various ways that college and professional head coaches use to prepare and motivate their team for the game that they are about to play…..such as the “win one for the Gipper” speech that Notre Dame Coach Knute Rockne used….and the “this is the most important game of your life” approach that OU Coach…

NFL – 1956 To 1971 – NFL Films – The Men Who Played The Game – Green Bay Packers QB Bart Starr

DOG ASIDE: Bryan Bartlett “Bart” Starr (born January 9, 1934) is a former professional American football player and coach….who played quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1956 through 1971.  Bart Starr is the only quarterback in NFL history to lead a team to three consecutive league championships from 1965 thru 1967….whereas Starr and New England Patriots QB Tom Brady are tied for total NFL championships…

NFL – 1987 – NFL Films Special Feature – Standing On The Corner – Story Of The NFL Cornerback

DOG ASIDE:  A cornerback (CB) is a member of the defensive backfield or secondary in American and Canadian football.  Cornerbacks cover receivers, to defend against pass offenses and make tackles…..with other members of the defensive backfield including the safeties and occasionally linebackers. The cornerback position requires speed and agility…..with a typical skillset requiring proficiency in anticipating the quarterback….backpedaling….executing single and zone coverage….disrupting pass routes….and block shedding….with the chief responsibility…

NFL – 1985 – NFL Films Special Feature – The Offensive Tackle – The Unknown Soldiers Of Pro Football

DOG ASIDE: Tackle is a playing position in American and Canadian football. Historically, in the one-platoon system prevalent in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries….a tackle played on both offense and defense. In the modern system of specialized units….offensive tackle and defensive tackle are separate positions….and the stand-alone term “tackle” refers to the offensive tackle position only. The offensive tackle (OT, T) is a…