NCAA Football – 1986 – Special – The Texas A & M Aggie Bonfire Prior To The Texas Longhorn Game

DOG COMMENTARY:  There has never been or ever will be a rivalry quite like the rivalry between the Texas Longhorns and the Texas A & M Aggies….with the first meeting being in 1894….and by 1911, Texas led the series 15–4–2. The series went back and forth until 1939….but Texas still led 27–15–4.  After that, Texas…

NFL – 1985 – Pregame Show – AFC Divisional Championship – NE Patriots Vs LA Raiders

DOG ASIDE:  This NBC Pregame Show for the 1985 NFL AFC Divisional Championship between the New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles was hosted by the NFL ’85 crew of Bob Costas, Ahmad Rashad and Pete Axthelm….along with their legendary broadcast team of Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen.  As a side note, the sports world lost…

Music – 1986 – Texas A & M Marching Corp Band – Halftime 50th Cotton Bowl Classic

DOG ASIDE:  There is not a better precision military marching band anywhere in the world that even comes close to comparing with The Fightin’ Aggie Band….as the members the Army Corp Band at Texas A & M University perform sophisticated military march steps, turns and formations while playing rousing music marches every weekend at Aggie football…

Special – 1986 – Halftime At The Rose Bowl – Iowa Vs UCLA – Highlights Of The Big 10

DOG ASIDE:  Back in the mid-80’s….halftimes’ of the major televised NCAA games….especially bowl games….were used by the networks as time to showcase each team’s marching band, a little bit….then some highlights and 1st half analysis….usually followed about promos’ for each school playing in the game or their conference (as seen in this video herewith)….then a…

NFL – 1986 – Preseason Game – New York Giants VS Atlanta Falcons – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:    This 1986 NFL preseason game between the New York Giants and the Atlanta Falcons was played on August 9th….and was won by the Falcons by a score of 31 – 24.  The 1986 Atlanta Falcons were coached by Dan Henning to a record of 7 – 8 – 1…..and a 3rd place…

NCAA Football – 1985 – Blue Bonnet Bowl – Air Force Academy Falcons Vs Texas Longhorns

DOG COMMENTARY:    The 1985 Bluebonnet Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game that featured the Texas Longhorns verses the Air Force Academy Falcons….after a season where the Falcons had the most victories in a season with 11….but a loss to rival BYU….which cost them a shot at the national title and an outright Western Athletic Conference title….as this was their fourth straight…

NFL – 1986 – NBC Halftime Highlights – AFC + NFC Titles – Broncos Vs Browns + Redskins Vs Giants

DOG ASIDE:    This NBC halftime show for the 1986 AFC Championship between the Denver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns features Bob Costas and Coach Don Shula at the mike covering the highlights of the 1at half of this AFC title game….followed by the highlights of the NFC title game between the Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota…

Music – 1987 – Air Force Academy Drum + Bugle Corp – Halftime At Bluebonnet Bowl

DOG ASIDE:    This video of the halftime ceremonies at the 1986 Bluebonnet Bowl….which featured the Texas Longhorns verses the Air Force Academy Falcons is a wonderful piece done by Lorimar Sports…. which covers the Air Force Academy Drum and Bugle Corp performing at halftime….then presents a great piece on the Air Force Academy as…

Special – 1947 To 1955 – Sports Legend Doak Walker – The Most Celebrated Athlete – Host Paul Hornung

DOG COMMENTARY:    Two days after being discharged from the Merchant Marine…Doak Walker appeared in his first college football game for Southern Methodist University….while playing in just five games for the Mustangs in the 1945 season….but was sufficiently impressive as a halfback and placekicker as to win All-Southwest Conference honors and a spot in the annual East–West Shrine Game in San Francisco….when he threw a…