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…

NFL – 1985 – Special – NBC At The Half – AFC Divisional Playoffs – Raiders Vs Pats – Highlights

DOG ASIDE;    This NBC halftime special for the 1985 AFC Divisional Playoff game be the New England Patriots verses the Los Angeles Raiders brings together some of the legends of sports broadcasters who grew up with NBC Sports….including Bob Costas and Pete Axthelm at the NFL ’85 news desk….as they break down the 1st half of…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – CBS Special – Road To The Final Four – Hosts Jim Nance & Bill Raftery

DOG ASIDE:    It seems to us at ImaSportsphile that CBS Sports has been bringing the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament forever….but they actually out-bid NBC for the rights to the tournament in 1982….and have been bringing March Madness to America and the world every year since then.    This CBS special Road to the Final Four was aired on…

NBA – 1985 – All Star Game Halftime – Old Timers Game + Slam Dunk Contest – Jordan + Wilkins + Dr J

DOG COMMENTARY:     The 1985 NBA Slam Dunk Contest is widely heralded as one of the greatest dunk contests of all time….as it showcased two of the highest flyers of the time in Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins….along with fellow competitors Clyde Drexler, Julius Erving, Darrell Griffith, Larry Nance, Terence Stansbury, and Orlando Woolridge….as both Nance and Erving had first round byes due to their finishing…

NFL – 1980 – Highlights – Super Bowl XIV – Los Angeles Rams Vs Pittsburgh Steelers

DOG COMMENTARY:  Super Bowl XIV was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Los Angeles Rams and the American Football Conference(AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1979 season. The game was played on January 20, 1980, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and was attended by a Super Bowl record 103,985 spectators….as CBS Sports carried the game on national…

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…

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…

MLB – 1930 To 1950 – Baseball Greatest Hits – Sultan Of Swat + Gas House Gang + Stars Of The Era

DOG ASIDE:  We have often brought it to the attention of our viewers and readers how much we at ImaSportsphile enjoy ESPN’s Baseball’s Greatest Hits series….of which we consider “nuggets of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage videos….cuz the highlights footage from these programs are priceless in the annals of sports fandoms….as in this case….baseball…

Boxing – 1987 – CBS Sports – Boxing Year In Review – Hosts Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy

DOG COMMENTARY:    CBS Sports lead televised boxing analyst team during the 1970’s and 1980’s were Tim Ryan and Gil Clancy….who were certainly rivaled by the other networks that carried significant fights during the Golden Age of Boxing (1964 – 1999)….as NBC’s team consisted of Marv Albert and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco….when HBO’s team had a trifecta in…