Special – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year – Edwin Moses & Mary Lou Retton

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

NFL – 1986 – Super Bowl XX – Chicago Bears VS New England Patriorts – NBC PreGame & 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: NBC was the network that hosted Super Bowl XX on January 26, 1986 live from the Louisiana Superdome in New Orlean, LA….as their broadcast crew featured Bob Costas, Ahmad Rashad, Bill Macatee, Pete Axthelm….with Dick Enberg, Bob Griese and Merlin Olsen calling the game….as their pre-game telecast included NFL 1985 Season highlights….along with…

NFL – 1986 – Super Bowl XX – Louisiana Superdome – Chicago Bears VS New England Patriots

DOG COMMENTARY: Super Bowl XX was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Chicago Bears and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1985 season….in a game in which the Bears defeated the Patriots by the score of 46–10….thereby…

NFL – 1981 – Super Bowl XV – Oakland Raiders VS Philadelphia Eagles – NBC Pre-Game & 4th Quarter

DOG COMMENTARY: Super Bowl XV was played at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on January 25, 1981 in a contest that featured the Tom Flores coached Oakland Raiders vs Philadelphia Eagles, coached by Dick Vermeil….as this event occupies a very special place in this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s heart….cuz Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile,…

NFL – 1986 Season – Dallas Cowboys VS Los Angeles Raiders – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE: Any time that the Dallas Cowboys square off against the Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders….whether it be in the regular season or the playoffs….it simply becomes must see TV for any and all NFL fans….for these are two storied NFL franchises…..known as “America’s Team” and “The Bad Boys of Raider Nation”. and this 1986 NFL regular…

NFL – 1985 AFC Divisional Playoff – New England Patriots VS Los Angeles Raiders

DOG COMMENTARY: It doesn’t matter when or where the Pats and the Raiders meet up….it is typically a significant battle…and this 1985 AFC Divisional Playoff game was no exception….as the teams entered this game with the Raiders already hving defeated New England 35–20 during the regular season….but in this game, Patriots RB Craig James had an…

NFL – 1979 Super Bowl XIII – Dallas Cowboys VS Pittsburg Steelers – 1st Thru Mid-4th Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY: Super Bowl XIII was an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Dallas Cowboys to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1978 season….as the game was played on January 21, 1979, at the Orange Bowl in Miami….which was the…

NFL – 1986 AFC Divisional Playoffs – New England Patriots VS Denver Broncos

DOG COMMENTARY: There are many Denver Broncos fans and pundits that consider this 1986 AFC Divisional Playoffs game to be one of the best victories in their storied history in the NFL….as Broncos quarterback John Elway ran for a touchdown and passed for another one as he led Denver to a victory….while running back Sammy…