NCAA Football – 1986 – CBS Sports 50th Cotton Bowl Classic Halftime – The Fightin Texas Aggie Band

DOG ASIDE: The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band is the official marching band of Texas A&M University….which is composed of over 400 men and women from the school’s Corps of Cadets….making it the largest military marching band in the world…..which performs complex straight-line marching maneuvers are performed exclusively to traditional marches…..and ANYONE who has ever had the privilege of seeing The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band perform…

NCAA Football – 1985 – Raycom Sports Special – The University Of Texas Summer Honors Colloquium Program

DOG ASIDE: Every summer, nearly 600 rising high school seniors spend a summer weekend on campus of The University of Texas at Austin…. getting a taste of college classes and culture at the Honors Colloquium…. which is a recruitment event….under the leadership of the School of Undergraduate Studies staff…which invites Texas high school students to explore…

NFL – 1954 – Highlights NFL Championship Game – Lions Vs Browns – Featuring Otto Graham + Bobby Lane

DOG ASIDE: The 1954 National Football League championship game was the 22nd annual championship game….which was held on December 26 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio….when the Detroit Lions (9–2–1) of the Western Conference met the Cleveland Browns (9–3) of the Eastern Conference in the NFL title game for the third consecutive year….after the Lions had won the previous two….17–7 at Cleveland in 1952….and 17–16 at home in Briggs Stadium in 1953.…

NFL – 1988 – CBS Sports Special – All Madden Team Coach + Future Prospects With Pat Summerall + John Madden

DOG ASIDE: The broadcast team of Pat Summerall and John Madden were easily the best to ever grace an NFL broadcast booth….not to mention the best to ever do the All Madden Teams telecasts…..or best football video games ever….or best narrator of NFL Great Teams Great Years telecasts…. at least in this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….cuz…

NCAA Football – 1985 – Lorimar Sports Bluebonnet Bowl Special Welcome From Texas Govenor Mark White

DOG ASIDE: Mark Wells White Jr. (March 17, 1940 – August 5, 2017) was an American politician and lawyer….who served as the 43rd Governor of Texas from 1983 to 1987. He also held office as Secretary of State of Texas (1973–77) and as Texas Attorney General (1979–83).  White was elected governor in the 1982 gubernatorial election by defeating the incumbent Bill Clements.   A member of the Democratic Party, White sought to…

NFL -1973 – Highlights – Super Bowl VIII – Miami Dolphins Vs Minnesota Vikings

DOG COMMENTARY: Super Bowl VIII was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Minnesota Vikings and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Miami Dolphins to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1973 season. The Dolphins defeated the Vikings by the score of 24–7 to win their second consecutive…

NFL – 1979 – Tribute To Daryl Stingley + Interview With Jack Tatum Who Delivered Paralyzing Hit

DOG ASIDE: Darryl Floyd Stingley (September 18, 1951 – April 5, 2007) was an American professional football player…. who played wide receiver his entire five year career for the New England Patriots of the NFL….until his career was tragically ended at age 26 by an on-field spinal cord injury…..which led to an early death from heart disease and pneumonia……that was complicated by his quadriplegia. In a 1978 preseason game…

NCAA Football – 1987 – CBS Sports 51st Cotton Bowl Classic At The Half With Vern Lundquist + Ara Paseghian + Pat Hayden

DOG ASIDE: Merton Laverne Lundquist Jr. (born July 17, 1940) is an American sportscaster….who began his broadcasting career as sports anchor for WFAA in Dallas and in Austin for KTBC….which makes him special to this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile….cuz he is considered one of Autin’s homeboys….as well as being the radio voice of the Dallas Cowboys….which he joined The Cowboys Radio Network in…

NFL – 1985 – Special – Roger Staubach Introduces The Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class Of 1985 With Frank Gatzki + Joe Namath + Pete Roselle + O J SImpson

DOG ASIDE: Frank “Gunner” Gatski (March 18, 1921 – November 22, 2005) was an American football center who played for the Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and the National Football League (NFL) in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Gatski was one of the most heralded centers of his era….who was known for his strength and consistency….as he helped protect QB Otto Graham….and open up…