NFL – 1979 – MNF Howard Cosell Highlights Best Games Of The Week – With Bears + Steelers + Pats

DOG ASIDE: When I get to a chance to listen to any sporting event that is broadcast by Howard Cosell….the event just seems to be a little more exciting….with an energy that makes you want to get into whatever sport that Cosell would bring…..where the words of Howard were the kind that made you want…

NFL – 1979 – ABC Sports Special – Monday Night Football Promo For The Cowboys Game – With Howard Cosell

DOG ASIDE: Howard William Cosell (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist….who was widely known for his blustery, cocksure personality….as Cosell said of himself, “Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, a showoff. There’s no question that I’m all of those things.”  In its obituary for Cosell, The New York Times described Cosell’s effect on American…

NFL – 1986 – ESPN Monday Night Match Up – Week 15 – Bears Vs Lions – Hosts Berman + Sherman + Sabol

DOG ASIDE: This video is a priceless piece of ESPN history in our ImaSportsphile video museum….as 1986 was when ESPN got the rights to Monday Night Football….as prior to each game….they aired the program Monday Night Match Up ….with host Chris Berman, Coach Allie Sherman and Steve Sabol (of NFL Films fame)…. as Monday Night Football was…

NFL – 1985 Monday Night Match-Up – Cowboys VS Redskins – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY: No matter where you look in the universe and history of American sports competition…..there is no greater rivalry than the Dallas Cowboys vs the Washington Redskins…..not the Lakers vs Celtics in the NBA…..not the Yankees vs Red Sox in MLB…..not the Longhorns vs Sooners in NCAA football…..not the Tar Heels vs Blue Devils…

NFL – 1985 Monday Night Match-Up – Bears VS Dolphins – Part 2

DOG ASIDE: In the mid-1980’s, ESPN featured NFL Monday Night Football…..and their pre-game production was called “Monday Night Match-Up”….which featured Steve Sabol (NFL Films fame) and Allie Sherman (NFL Head Coach fame) at the desk….and ESPN NFL analyst / commentator Chris Berman would often times join the desk with the two hosts Sabol and Sherman.…

NFL – Pregame 1985 MNF – Raiders VS Chargers – With Gifford & SImpson & Namath

DOG COMMENTARY: ABC brought the NFL to prime time on television in 1970 with the introduction to Monday Night Football….which featured the famous commentator crew of Frank Gifford, Howard Cosell and Don Meredith….all who became national celebrities in their tenure on MNF until 1983….when Cosell retired (except for 3 years that Meredith did spend from…

NFL – ESPN 1985 Monday Night Match Up – Raiders VS Chargers

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 Los Angeles Raiders improved upon their previous season’s output of 11–5 winning 12 games….as the team qualified for the playoffs for the fourth straight season by winning the AFC West Division….as Coach Tom Flores led the Raiders for a 7th season….while RB Marcus Allen earned the 1985 league MVP…..starting all 16 games and caught…

NFL – ESPN 1985 Monday Night Match Up – Dolphins VS Jets

DOG COMMENTARY: This Monday Night Match-Up between division rivals and in 1985…..the two best teams in the AFC East Division….and the game went a long way in deciding who would be Division Champ (Miami Dolphins 12 – 4)….and who would in up 2nd (N Y Jets 11 – 5).  Steve Sabol and Coach Allie Sherman…

NFL – ESPN 1985 Monday Night Match – Bears VS Dolphins

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 NFL Season was a magic year for the Chicago Bears…..for this was the year that Coach Iron Mike Ditka led his team to the ONLY Super Bowl victory in the storied history of The Monsters of the Midway….now Da Bears did win 8 NFL Championship prior to Super Bowl I….but my gosh…