NBA – 1987 – James Brown Interview Boston Garden Carpenter Paul Dembickt On Parquet Floor Condition

DOG ASIDE: Boston Garden was an arena in Boston that was designed by boxing promoter Tex Rickard….who also built the third iteration of New York’s Madison Square Garden….as it opened on November 17, 1928 as “Boston Madison Square Garden” ….and later shortened to just…. and outlived its original namesake by 30 years. The Garden hosted home games for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL)…

NCAAM – 1987 – CBSs James Brown Interview Of Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim After Finals Loss To Indiana

DOG ASIDE: James Arthur Boeheim (born November 17, 1944) is the current head coach of the men’s basketball team at Syracuse University….whom he has guided the Orange to ten Big East regular season championships… five Big East Tournament championships….and 33 NCAA Tournament appearances….including five Final Four appearances….and three appearances in the national title game…..in which the Orange lost to Indiana in 1987 on a last-second jump shot…

NBA – 1987 – CBS Sports NBA Finals Special – James Brown PostGame Interview With Boston C Greg Kite

DOG ASIDE: Gregory Fuller “Greg” Kite (born August 5, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player…. who as a 6’11” center from Brigham Young University was selected 21st overall by the Boston Celtics in the 1983 NBA draft.  As a Celtic, he won two championship rings in 1984 and 1986….and played in the 1987 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers…..as seen in this…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – Midwest Region Finals – NC State Wolfpack Vs Kansas Jayhawks

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 NCAA men’s basketball tournament Midwest Regional Finals featured two icons of college coaching in Larry Brown at Kansas University and Jim Valvano at North Carolina State University…..as Valvano led his Wolfpack team to the National Championship in 1983…..and Brown would lead his Jayhawks team to the National Championship just two years…

NCAAM Basketball – 1988 – National Championship Finals – Kansas Jayhawks Vs Oklahoma Sooners

DOG COMMENTARY:  The 1987-88 Kansas University Jayhawks men’s basketball team was led by Coach Larry Brown….as they won the national title with an 83–79 victory in the final game over Big Eight Conference rival Oklahoma University Sooners….coached by Billy Tubbs….whereby as of 2018….this was the last national championship game to feature two schools from the same conference.  Danny…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – Midwest Region Semifinals – Boston College Vs Memphis State

DOG ASIDE: In the 1980s, the Memphis State Tigers made seven NCAA tournaments….while winning three Metro Conference titles….and amassing a record of 230-87 (.726)….as star player C Keith Lee began playing for the Tigers in 1982….which was followed by Memphis State being ranked number one in both major national polls for the first time the same year. …

NCAA Football – 1984 – Special – KVUE Ch 24 Ausins Tribute To Texas Longhorns Football Season

DOG ASIDE:    KVUE Channel 24 Austin has always been a huge supporter of University of Texas sports….especially football….as they always produced special programs that served as evidence of their support….and this review and highlights of the 1984 Longhorn season serves as a perfect example of their support.  The 1984 Texas Longhorns were ranked #…

NCAAM Basketball – 1988 – National Championship Finals – Kansas Jayhawks VS Oklahoma Sooners

DOG COMMENTARY:    The 1988 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Game was the final round of the 1988 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament….which determined the national champion for the 1987-88 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season….as this National Title Game was played on April 4, 1988 at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri…..between the 1988 Southeast Regional Champions, #1 ranked…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – NCAA National Championship – Duke Blue Devils VS Louisville Cardinals

DOG COMMENTARY:     The 1986 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Game was the finals of the 1986 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament…. as it determined the national champion for the 1985-86 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season….which was played on March 31, 1986 at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas….home of the NBA Dallas Mavericks ….as this game matched the East Regional…