Football – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Showcases Candidates From Football

DOG ASIDE: Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsperson of the Year award to “the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement.”  Both Americans and non-Americans are eligible, though in the past the vast majority of winners have been from the United States. Both men and women…

Boxing – 1984 – Sugar Ray Leonard Talks About His Career And Marvin Hagler For Sportsman Of Year

DOG ASIDE: This video is an excerpt of the 1984 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award Show….in which host Merlin Olsen introduces 1981 winner of the coveted Sports Illustrated award….who speaks about his career….and specifically about the challenges of retiring from the ring and then returning to the ring.  Sugar Ray Leonard is without question,…

Special – 1981 – Merlin Olsen Showcases The Year In Sports In 1981 In Highlights Of Greatest Plays

DOG ASIDE: In this video, Merlin Olsen is the host of the 1981 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award Show…..and in this segment, he narrates highlights of many outstanding events and achievements in the world of sports….which has some absolutely classic “snipits” of video, like The Catch by 49’ers Dwight Clarke from QB Joe Montana to beat the Dallas…

Special – 1981 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of Year Sugar Ray Leonard + Years Highlights In Sports

DOG ASIDE: Ray Charles Leonard (born May 17, 1956) is best known as “Sugar“ Ray Leonard….is an American former professional boxer, boxing commentator, motivational speaker, and occasional actor….who is  often regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time….as he competed from 1977 to 1997….while winning world titles in five weight divisions including the lineal championship in three weight divisions as…

NFL – 1980 – Special – Super Bowl XV – Raiders VS Eagles – Road To New Orleans & Game 4th Qtr

DOG ASIDE: In this the 2nd half of NBC Sports pre-Super Bowl XV special….they bring in their 1st team of broadcasters, Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen, to take over the analysis and pregame interviews….with Eagles Coach Dick Vermeil and Raiders Coach Tom Flores.  The program then shifts to the playing field where ex-QBs’ Len Dawson…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Rose Bowl Classic – Iowa Hawkeyes Vs UCLA Bruins – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE: The legendary broadcast team of Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen are manning the mikes for this NBC Sports telecast of the 1986 Rose Bowl Classic….which featured Iowa Hawkeyes, the champs of the Big Ten with their All American QB Chuck Long pitted against the Pac 10 champs, UCLA Bruins….with their star running back…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Rose Bowl Classic – Iowa Hawkeyes VS UCLA Bruins – 4th Quarter

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1986 Rose Bowl was covered by NBC Sports with their legendary broadcast team of Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen at the mikes….as the UCLA Bruins soundly defeat the Iowa Hawkeyes by a score of 45 – 28…but the aftermath of this 1986 Rose Bowl is worth being noted.  Iowa missed an outside…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Rose Bowl Classic – UCLA Bruins Vs Iowa Hawkeyes – Pregame & 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:   Iowa spent a number of weeks ranked number one….when on October 19, 1985….they defeated the #2 Michigan Wolverines 12–10 in the thirteenth regular season match-up between a #1 and #2 team….when Mike Haight, Chuck Long, and Ronnie Harmon were the stars for the Hawkeyes. They eventually lost one game on November 2, 1985 to Ohio State 13–22….as Iowa came into…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Rose Bowl Classic – UCLA Bruins Vs Iowa Hawkeyes – 4th Qtr

DOG ASIDE:  This 4th quarter of the 1986 Rose Bowl Classic featuring the Pac 10 Champion UCLA Bruins coached by Terry Donahue verses the Big 10 Champion Iowa Hawkeyes coached by Hayden Fry was played on January 1, 1986 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA…..while being carried on NBC Sports with their legendary lead…