NBA – 1988 – All Star Slam Dunk Contest – Review Michael Jordan Win With Rick Barry + Steve Jones + Bob Neal

DOG ASIDE: Richard Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA)….and was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in history by the NBA in 1996, Barry is the only player to lead the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), ABA, and NBA…

NBA – 1988 – CBS Sports All Star Game PreGame Special – The Proud History Of Chicago Stadium – With Pat OBrien

DOG ASIDE: Chicago Stadium was an indoor arena located in Chicago, Illinois that opened in 1929 and closed in 1994. It was the home of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks….and the National Basketball Association’s Chicago Bulls…as it hosted the Chicago Blackhawks from 1929 to 1994….and the Chicago Bulls from 1967 to 1994.  The arena was also the site of the first NFL playoff game in 1932….the 1932, 1940, and 1944 Democratic National Conventions….and the 1932 and 1944 Republican National Conventions….as well…

NBA – 1986 – CBS Sports At The Half – NBA Finals Game 1 Rockets Vs Celtics Special – With Brent Musburger + Hubie Brown + Billy Cunningham

DOG ASIDE: Brent Musburger was a sportscaster with CBS Sports from 1973 until 1990…..where he was one of the original members of their program The NFL Today….and he is credited with coining the phrase “March Madness” to describe the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament while covering the Final Four. While at CBS, Musburger also covered the Super Bowl….NBA Finals, as seen…

NBA 1987 CBS Sports NBA Playoffs Special Feature Tim Brant Features The Houston Rockets Vs Sea

DOG ASIDE: Tim Brant spent four years at CBS Sports from 1987 to 1990…..while working a variety of broadcasts, including the NFL….the NBA, as seen in this video herewith…..and the NCAA Basketball Tournament.  He served as host of CBS Sports Saturday, Winter-Fest….the NCAA Basketball Tournament Selection Show…..along with the Emmy Award-winning Tour de France coverage. Tim also mentored and worked with childhood…

News – 1987 – ESPN Sportscenter With Chris Berman + Gayle Gardner – Featuring NBA Finals Game 6

DOG ASIDE:   Since it premiered upon the network’s launch on September 7, 1979, the show has aired more than 50,000 unique episodes, more than any other program on American television. Christopher James Berman (born May 10, 1955), nicknamed Boomer, is an American sportscaster. He has been an anchor for SportsCenter on ESPN since 1979, joining a month after its initial launch,…

Special – 1986 – CBS Reviews Year In Sports – MJ + Bird & Jimmie + Barry & Iron Mike + Cus Et Al

DOG COMMENTARY: 1986 provided another incredible year in sports….and this CBS Sports Special provides “proof in the pudding”….with highlights of all the major events, athletes, achievements, new records and commentary on each….for the gang at  CBS Sports including Dick Stockton, Tim Ryan Brent Musburger, Irv Cross, Billy Packer, Jim Nance, et al were really “top shelf” at covering…

Sports Special – 1979 – 1st 25 Years Of Sports Illustrated Sportsmen Of The Year – Host James Caan

DOG COMMENTARY: Actor James Caan hosts this television special in tribute to the 1st 25 years of Sports Illustrated Sportsman/Sportsperson of the Year winners….which basically boils down to a Who’s Who of Sports from the first year of the award in 1954 to this 25th Anniversary program in 1979.  This video is absolutely priceless….as it has live footage of…

Special – 1987 – NBC Sports – The Year In Sports In Review – Host Bill Macatee

DOG COMMENTARY:  Let’s take a look at what took place in the year in sports in 1987….as Super Bowl XXI was won by the  New York Giants by a score of 39 – 20 over the Denver Broncos….while Fiesta Bowl featured the Penn State Nittany Lionswinning the national championship over the Miami Hurricanes by a score of 14 – 10….then…

NBA – 1985 – All Star Game Halftime – Old Timers Game + Slam Dunk Contest – Jordan + Wilkins + Dr J

DOG COMMENTARY:     The 1985 NBA Slam Dunk Contest is widely heralded as one of the greatest dunk contests of all time….as it showcased two of the highest flyers of the time in Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins….along with fellow competitors Clyde Drexler, Julius Erving, Darrell Griffith, Larry Nance, Terence Stansbury, and Orlando Woolridge….as both Nance and Erving had first round byes due to their finishing…