NFL – 1986 – CBS Sports NFC Championship Game Special – The Predictions With Jimmy The Greek + Brent Musburger

DOG ASIDE: James George Snyder Sr. (born Dimetrios Georgios Synodinos, September 9, 1918 – April 21, 1996), better known as Jimmy the Greek, was an American sports commentator and Las Vegas bookmaker.  The sports line eventually led to a 12-year stint on the CBS Sunday morning show, The NFL Today, a pregame show for National Football League (NFL) games.  Known simply as “Jimmy the Greek”…. he would…

Music – 1988 – Bright Lights And Big Town Music – Featuring Lee Roy Performing At Halftime Of 51st The Cotton Bowl

DOG ASIDE: It was common practice during the decade of the 1980’s to have large stage productions at the halftime of major college bowl games on New Years Day….as well as at the annual Super Bowl game later on each January…..as this 1988 Cotton Bowl Classic halftime show proves out.  Bright Lights and Big Town…

NFL – 1986 – NBC Sports Super Bowl XX Patriots Vs Bears Special – Ahmad Rashad Halftime Interview With Pats Coach Raymond Berry

DOG ASIDE: Raymond Emmett Berry Jr. (born February 27, 1933) is a former American football player and coach in the National Football League (NFL).  He played as a split end for the Baltimore Colts from 1955 to 1967…. and after several assistant coaching positions….was head coach of the New England Patriots from 1984 to 1989.  With the Colts, Berry led the NFL in receptions and…

NCAA Football – 1988 – NBC Sports Gayle Gardner Showcases The Sugar Bowl – Syracuse Vs Auburn

DOG ASIDE:   After being hired by ESPN in 1983….Gardner served as a SportsCenter anchor for three years…..while moving to NBC from 1987-1993.  Among the assignments that she undertook included anchoring NBC’s New Year’s Day college football bowl game coverage….as seen in the video herewith….along with NFL Live!….Major League Baseball: An Inside Look….NBC’s 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics coverage…. the French Open….Wimbledon….and NBC’s “Prudential Sports Updates“. In January, 1989,…

TV Ads – 1981 – Garrett Morris For The Professional School Of Football

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then we get to post a “TV commercial” that was produced by the comedic genius of The Not Ready For Prime Time Players….the original cast of the long running NBC weekend show Saturday Night Live….and this two minute video provides us with one of those opportunities…..as Garrett Morris shows the viewing public how…

NFL – 1983 – CBS NFL Today – NFC Divisional Playoffs Pregame – Bucs Vs Cowboys + Vikings Vs Falcons

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1983 CBS NFL Today program took place on January 9, 1983 featuring The NFL Today crew of Brent Musburger, Irv Cross, Phyllis George and Jimmy The Greek Snyder at the pregame sports desk….with Pat Summerall and John Madden calling the NFC Divisional game between the Dallas Cowboys vs Tampa Bay Bucs…..along with Tom Brookshire and Wayne Walker…

NFL – 1980s – Special – When San Francisco Struck Gold – Story Of Joe Montana

DOG COMMENTARY:  Joe Montana was known as “Joe Cool“ and “The Comeback Kid” is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 16 seasons….primarily with the San Francisco 49ers and then with the Kansas City Chiefs for the final two seasons of his NFL career.  After winning a college national championship at Notre Dame….Montana started his NFL career in 1979 with San Francisco…. where he played for…

NFL – 1979 – Special – World Champion Pittsburgh Steelers – A Cut Above

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers season saw the Steelers successfully defend their Super Bowl Championship from the previous year….as they achieved a 12–4 record….and went on to defeat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl XIV. The Steelers started out to a 4-0 record….when by adding to the previous season….the Steelers had won 12 in a row.  They finished…

NFL – 1979 – Highlights – NFL Game Of The Week – Bears Vs Cowboys + Steelers Vs Cardinals

DOG COMMENTARY: We have often written about the father / son  duo of Ed and Steve Sabol….the powers that be behind the genius that NFL Films has been over the years….as father Ed garnered the rights from the NFL to film their games….and son Steve was in charge of production…..who hired such outstanding talents as…