NCAAF – 1983 – NBC Special – A Bear Of A Story – Bob Costas Tribute To Alabama Coach Bear Bryant

Paul William “Bear” Bryant (September 11, 1913 – January 26, 1983) was an American college football player and coach….who is best known as the head coach of the University of Alabama football team…..where during his 25-year tenure as Alabama’s head coach….he amassed six national championships….which is tied for the most in modern college football history….and thirteen SEC conference championships….when upon his retirement in 1982,…

MLB – 1985 – Baseball Behind The Seam – Braves C Bruce Benedict Fighting His Job – With Kirk Douglas

Bruce Edwin Benedict (born August 18, 1955) is an American former professional baseball player, coach and scout….who played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the Atlanta Braves from 1978 to 1989…..after being drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 5th round of the 1976 Major League Baseball Draft…..when he made his major league debut on August 18, 1978, his 23rd birthday. Benedict led National League catchers in 1981 with 73 assists and 48 base runners caught stealing….as his defensive…

NBA – 1987 – Chris Berman Salutes Dr J On His Final Game – With Michael Jordan + Magic Johnson

Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950) is commonly known by the nickname Dr. J….who is an American retired basketball player that helped popularize a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and playing above the rim.  Erving helped legitimize the American Basketball Association (ABA)….and was the best-known player in that league when it merged with the National Basketball Association (NBA) after the 1975–76 season. Dr.…

MLB – 1985 – ESPN Inside Baseball – Highlights Of ALCS Blue Jays Vs Royals – With David Sullivan

During the decade of the 1980’s, ESPN had two very good baseball specials that ran weekly on the network during baseball season…..with one being Baseball’s Greatest Hits…..which was hosted by George Grande….and the other being Inside Baseball which was typically hosted by David Sullivan….as seen in this video herewith…..and Lou Palmer, who was one of the original…

MLB – 1985 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – Highlights NLCS Game 6 Dodgers Vs Cards – With George Grande

The St. Louis Cardinals won their second National League title in four years by beating the Dodgers 7–5, in what many consider to be one of the most exciting playoff games ever played. The Dodgers returned to Los Angeles trailing three games to two….but comfortable knowing the last two games would be played in Chavez Ravine…..and…

NCAAF + NCAAM – 1983 – CBS Sports Saturday Highlghits & Scores With Pat Obrien + Ara Parseghian

At different times throughout any given Saturday during NCAA football season, CBS Sports would have a 5 minute segment in which they would provide highlights and scores from the day’s schedule of games across the country….and in this November 19, 1983 version, Pat O’Brien and Ara Parseghian provide the commentary, highlights and scores from the…

MLB – 1985 – ALCS Game 7 Royals Vs Blue Jays PreGame Show – Dick Enberg + Rick Dempsey + Tony Kubek

The 1985 American League Championship Series was played between the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays from October 8 to 16….when Major League Baseball decided to extend the Championship Series in both leagues from its best-of-five (1969 – 1984) to the current best-of-seven format starting with this year….and it proved pivotal in the outcome of the ALCS. The Blue Jays seemingly put…

NCAAF + USFL + NFL – 1984 – ABCs Jim Lampley Reviews The Year 1984 In College + NFL + USFL Football

 In this ABC Sports special, legendary sportscaster Jim McKay passes the mike to another future sportscasting legend, Jim Lampley….who covers the year 1984 in footall in America….to include highlights of the college football season, with features on Bo Jackson, Doug Flutie and Bernie Kosar….plus a review of the USFL season featuring QB’s Steve Young and…

MLB – 1985 – Baseball Behind The Seams – The End To The Atlanta Braves Season – With Kirk Douglas

The 1985 Atlanta Braves season was the 20th in Atlanta and the 115th season in franchise history. The Braves failed to qualify for the postseason for the third consecutive season….so, during the off-season, the Braves would hire former Pittsburgh Pirates skipper Chuck Tanner as their 1985 manager.  In addition to a new manager, the 1985 Braves had a new relief ace in Bruce Sutter…..and they also had…