NBA – 1988 – TBS Sports All Star Saturday Night Slam Dunk Semifinals – Blazers Clyde Drexler

DOG ASIDE: Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22, 1962) is an American retired professional basketball player nicknamed “Clyde the Glide“….who  was a ten-time All-Star during his career….and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Drexler won an Olympic gold medal in 1992 as part of the United States men’s Olympic basketball team known as “The Dream Team”….and…

MLB – 1986 – Mel Allen T.W.I.B Notes With Highlights Of Indians OF Pat Tabler + Twins Kirby Puckett

DOG ASIDE: Patrick Sean Tabler (born February 2, 1958) is an American former Major League Baseball player and currently a color analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays on the Canadian sports television network Rogers Sportsnet and formerly with TSN.  In 1983, Tabler was traded to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Jerry Dybzinski….and became their starting first baseman. That year he hit .291 in 124 games….as he became quickly known as…

NBA – 1986 – Music Special – I Want To Play My Game Tonight – Americas Game It Is FANtastic

DOG ASIDE:  The NBA has been running advertisements for the league that carries the moniker “NBA America’s Game, It’s FANtastic” for many many years…..in which they sync NBA highlights with music…..as seen in this video herewith to the music of I Want To Play My Game Tonight.   To this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile….this “It’s FANtastic” campaign to promote the NBA…

Olympics – 1979 Road To Moscow Special – USA Al Oerter + Jane Fredericks In Preparation

DOG ASIDE: Alfred Oerter Jr. (September 19, 1936 – October 1, 2007) was an American athlete and a four-time Olympic Champion in the discus throw…..as he became the first athlete to win a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympic Games.  Oerter began his Olympic career at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Olympics….where he was not considered the…

MLB – 1946 – Legendary Mel Allen Highlights Unsung Cardinals Hero CF Harry The Hat Walker + Emos Slaughter

DOG ASIDE: Harry William Walker, known to baseball fans “Harry the Hat” (October 22, 1916 – August 8, 1999)….was an American baseball player, manager and coach.  “Harry the Hat” got his nickname from his habit during at-bats of continually adjusting his cap between pitches….as there were no batting helmets in his day.  His batting title came in 1947….when he hit .363 in a season…

NHL – 1985 – ESPN Highlights Of Penguins Mario Lemieux Winning MVP Of 1985 NHL All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins….who played parts of 17 National Hockey League seasons with the team from 1984 to 2006….while assuming ownership in 1999.  Dubbed The Magnificent One or Le Magnifique….as well as Super Mario….he is widely acknowledged to have been one of the best players of all time…..who was…

NCAA Football – 1984 – ABC Keith Jackson – Texas Vs A&M Highlights + Coach Akers PostGame Speech

  DOG ASIDE: This video has legendary college football broadcaster Keith Jackson calling the highlights of the just finished the 1984 annual “Thanksgiving Battle For Texas Bragging Rights” between the arch rival Texas Longhorns Vs Texas Aggies….which when joined together in perfect harmony as Keith Jackson can do… makes this video well worth the watch.  Going into…

NBA – 1987 – CBS Pat OBrien Remembers NBA Finals – 1974 Celtics Vs Bucks + 1980 Lakers Vs 76ers

DOG ASIDE: The 1974 NBA World Championship Series was between the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics verses the Western Conference champion Milwaukee Bucks ….as the Celtics won a hard fought 7 game series to win the NBA championship.  Home court advantage apparently meant very little in this series…..when the Celtics decided to abandon man-to-man defense and double and triple team Kareem Abdul-Jabbar….who still scored 26 points…..as…

NFL – 1954 – Highlights NFL Championship Game – Lions Vs Browns – Featuring Otto Graham + Bobby Lane

DOG ASIDE: The 1954 National Football League championship game was the 22nd annual championship game….which was held on December 26 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio….when the Detroit Lions (9–2–1) of the Western Conference met the Cleveland Browns (9–3) of the Eastern Conference in the NFL title game for the third consecutive year….after the Lions had won the previous two….17–7 at Cleveland in 1952….and 17–16 at home in Briggs Stadium in 1953.…