NCAAW Basketball – 1986 – Pregame Special – NCAA Womens Finals – USC Vs Texas

DOG ASIDE:  This 1986 NCAA Women’s Basketball Finals Pregame Show….ESPN featured Leandra Reilly and Mimi Griffin….who were two of the pioneers of women’s basketball broadcasting….as the program starts off with Leandra Reilly interviewing the Lady Horns star player Clarissa Davis….who would eventually win the MVP of the Final Four.  This interview is followed by Mimi…

NCAAW Basketball – 1987 – National Championship Game – USC Women Of Troy Vs Texas Lady Longhorns

DOG COMMENTARY:  Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile….talks often of this love for basketball….men’s and women’s….but paying attention to women’s basketball didn’t happen until BD got to college at the University of Texas….partly because women’s basketball back in the day from 1950 to 1965, wasn’t really the same game as the one he grew up playing…

NFL – 1985 – CBS Sports Sunday – Host Gary Bender + Terry Bradshaw + John Madden + Tom Landry

DOG COMMENTARY:    During the Golden Age of Sports from 1964 to 1999….all of the major televised sports networks had their “sports anthology programs”….ABC’s Wide World of Sports…NBC’s SportsWorld….and CBS Sports Saturday / Sunday…..which all aired on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  These programs covered the vast and expansive world of sports around the globe….as they featured many…

NCAAW Basketball – 1986 – CBS Halftime Of Womens Finals – Immaculata College In The 1970s

DOG ASIDE:    This CBS halftime show at the 1986 Womens National Championship game between the Texas Lady Longhorns vs USC Women of Troy provides the viewer with a little known story about one of the greatest dynasties of women’s basketball….when a small little Catholic College just outside of Philadelphia, PA called Immaculata College was…

NCAAW Basketball – 1986 – Womens Finals – Texas Lady Longhorns Vs USC Women Of Troy – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY:  “The first thought was perfection. There will be a champion crowned every year, but the undefeated champions will form an eliteroup.”          In 1986, Texas Women’s Basketball made history. The Longhorns defeated Southern California in the national championship game, finishing the season at 34-0 to become the first team in…

NCAAW Basketball – 1986 – Womens Finals – Texas Lady Longhorns Vs USC Women Of Troy – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: Lady Longhorns coaching legend Jody Conradt became the head coach of the women’s program at UT in Austin in 1976….which just happened to be the same year another college coaching legend started his career as head coach ot the Texas Longhorns….and the truth be known….they both inherited programs that were in shambles.   …

NCAAW Basketball – 1986 – NCAA Womens Championship Game – Texas Lady Longhorns VS USC Women Of Troy

DOG COMMENTARY:    The 1986 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournamentbegan on March 12 and ended on March 30. The tournament expanded to 40 teams from 32….as the Final Four included Texas, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, and USC….with Texas defeating Southern California, 97-81 in the championship game ….as Texas’s Clarissa Davis was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament….for with their championship win….Texas…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – East Region Finals – Duke Blue Devils VS Navy Midshipmen

DOG ASIDE:   Coach K (Mike Krzyzewski) led his # 1 ranked Duke Blue Devils into the East Region Finals of the 1986 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament against Coach Paul Evans Navy Midshipmen….who were led by their outstanding center David Robinson….after beating Mississippi Valley 85 – 78 in the 1st round… Old Dominion 89 –…

NBA – 1981 NBA All Star Game – West VS East – 2nd Qtr & 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE: This 1981 NBA All Star Game signified the start of tthe Magic Johnson and Larry Bird era of the NBA…..as both entered the League for the 1979 / 1980 season….and from that point onward….either the Lakers or the Celtics won the NBA Championship 8 out of the 11 years they played against each…