Special – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year – Edwin Moses & Mary Lou Retton

DOG ASIDE: Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to “the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement.”….with both Americans and non-Americans being eligible….although throughout the history of the award, the vast majority of winners have been from the United States. Both men…

NBA – Special – Tribute To Red Auerbach At Boston Gardens – With Roy Firestone

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980’s ESPN SportsLook with Roy Firestone features his tribute to the one and only Red Auerbach….who coached and was general manager / team president for the Boston Celtics for 29 years….while being involved in 16 NBA Championships during his tenure.  Arnold Jacob “Red” Auerbach was an American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols,…

MLB – Music Special – Talking Baseball With Willie Mickey & The Duke – HOF Songwriter Terry Cashman

DOG COMMENTARY: Terry Cashman is a record producer and singer-songwriter from New York City….who is best known for his 1981 hit “Talkin’ Baseball.”….for while the song is well recognized today….it was all but ignored by typical Top 40 radio during its chart life….while making only the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Cashman was the lead singer for a band…

MLB – Highlights – 1981 NLCS – Houston Astros VS Los Angeles Dodgers

DOG ASIDE: Nolan “The Ryan Express / Big Tex” Ryan signed a lucrative free-agent contract with the Houston Astros after the 1979 season. The normally light-hitting Ryan got his Houston years started with a bang in a nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 12, 1980….when he hit a three-run home run off…

MLB – Special Preview – 1981 NL West Division Series – Houston Astros VS Los Angeles Dodgers

DOG ASIDE: This HBO special takes a look at the 1981 MLB pennant race…..as seen through the eyes and minds of such outstanding baseball minds as former Baltimore Orioles Manager Earl Weaver….along with Hall of Fame Orioles OF Frank Robinson….with additional insight from former Cardinals catcher and longtime TV broadcaster Tim McCarver….teamed with well renowned…

MLB – 1981 Special – Pitcher Nolan Ryan Passes Sandy Koufax With 5 No Hitters

DOG COMMENTARY: Nolan Ryan is this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite MLB pitcher of all time….as he currently still holds two all time major league pitching records that in my humble opinion will never be broken….his 5,714 strikeouts and his 7 no hitters pitched…..as the pitchers of today and in the future will not be…

NFL – 1981 – Super Bowl XV – Oakland Raiders VS Philadelphia Eagles – NBC Pre-Game & 4th Quarter

DOG COMMENTARY: Super Bowl XV was played at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on January 25, 1981 in a contest that featured the Tom Flores coached Oakland Raiders vs Philadelphia Eagles, coached by Dick Vermeil….as this event occupies a very special place in this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s heart….cuz Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile,…