Special – 1980 – HBO Inside Sports With Barry Tompkins Takes A Look At The NCAA Student Athlete

A subject that has been covered in specials and commentary throughout the years…..which was discussed by HBO’s Barry Tompkins and Larry Merchant in this 1980 episode of Inside Sports ….and is still today discussed by many sports pundits and other potential Sportsphiles…..has been the at the core of “What is truly Amatuer Sports?”…..and how it relates to…

MLB – 1987 – World Series Game 1 Cardinals Vs Twins PreGame Show With Al Michaels + Jim Palmer

The 1987 World Series was notable in several regards…..as It featured the first World Series games played in an indoor stadium at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome…..and, to date, the last World Series game to start earlier than prime time in the eastern United States….when Game 6 would start at 4:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. CT….and it was the first World Series in…

MLB – 1987 – NLCS Giants Vs Cardinals Game 7 PreGame Show with Marv Albert + Joe Morgan + Vin Scully

This NBC Sports 1987 National League Championship Series Game 7 between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants pregame show features the broadcast team of Marv Albert, Joe Morgan, Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola….as the crew showcases the top plays and outcome of the first 6 games of this awesome NLCS….which is followed…

MLB – 1987 – World Series Game 3 Cards Vs Twins Pregame With Al Michaels + Jim Palmer + Tim McCarver

Traveling down the Mississippi to the open air of Busch Stadium from the confines and the cold of the Metrodome for Game 3 of the 1987 World Series saw a tense pitching duel between Twins starter Les Straker and John Tudor of the Cardinals…..as Les Straker was the first Venezuelan to pitch in the World Series. After five scoreless innings by both teams, the Twins…

MLB – 1987 – ALCS Game 5 Tigers Vs Twins PostGame Show + Interviews With Tom Kelley + Kirby Puckett

In what would turn out to be the last postseason game ever played at Tiger Stadium….the Twins would send future Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven to the mound to face the Tigers’ seasoned vet ace Doyle Alexander. Minnesota drew first blood in the top of the 2nd….when Tom Brunansky doubled home Gary Gaetti and Randy Bush….but was thrown out trying to stretch…

MLB – 1987 – NLCS Game 4 Cardinals Vs Giants PreGame Show With Marv Albert + Joe Morgan + Vin Scully

The Giants knotted the series at 2 – 2….mostly by the longball…..along with another complete-game pitching performance….with this time being by Giants P Mike Krukow…..as he was touched for two runs in the 2nd on RBI singles by opposing pitcher Danny Cox and Vince Coleman….but then pitched shutout ball the rest of the way….then Giants’ Robby Thompson hit a homer…

MLB – 1986 – NLCS Mets Vs Astros Game 1 PostGame Show – With Tim McCarver Interview With Mike Scott

Game 1 featured a pitching duel between eventual NLCS Most Valuable Player Mike Scott of the Astros and Mets young ace Dwight Gooden…..as Scott allowed just five hits and walked one while striking out 14 in a complete-game effort as the host Astros prevailed 1–0…..in a game that Mets pitcher Dwight  Gooden only allowed one run in his seven…

MLB – 1988 – World Series Dodgers vs Athletics Game 4 PreGame Show – With Bob Costas + Vin Scully

Without injured sluggers Kirk Gibson (25 HR) and Mike Marshall (20)….the Dodgers started the game with what was statistically one of the weakest hitting World Series teams since the Dead-ball era.  During the regular season the Game 4 starting line up of Steve Sax (2B), Franklin Stubbs (1B), Mickey Hatcher (LF), Mike Davis (RF), John Shelby (CF), Danny Heep (DH), Jeff Hamilton (3B), Mike Scoscia (C) and Alfredo Griffin (SS) combined for a total of just 36 home…

NCAAF – 1988 – Orange Bowl – # 1 Oklahoma Vs # 2 Miami PostGame Show With Bob Trumpy + Don Criqui

This 1988 Orange Bowl Classic not only feature the # 1 and # 2 teams in college football in the country during the 1987 season….but it also featured two opposing head coaches that were both college players for the Arkansas Razorbacks in the 1960’s….who both won NCAA national championship….with Switzer at Oklahoma University and Johnson…