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…

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…