NCAA Football – 1988 – Orange Bowl – Oklahoma Sooners VS Miami Hurricanes – 4th Qtr

DOG ASIDE:   There are only two (2) coaches in the history of football in the United States who have won both an NCAA National Championship and a Super Bowl NFL Championship….Jimmie Johnson and Barry Switzer…. which make this National Championship Orange Bowl game even more special….and when you add into this eqution that their…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon – Mixed Dbls Finals – Flach & Jordan VS Guenthardt & Navratilova

DOG ASIDE:   Tennis Mixed Doubles is always enteresting to watch…..cuz you never really know what is going to happen….as most folks think that the men will always pick on the women….but, that is not necessarily true…..especailly with a female player like Martina Navratilove was….for this lady was a southpaw with a “ball buster” attitude….which really…

Tennis 1986 – Wimbledon – Mens Dbls Finals -Wilander & Nystrom VS Fleming & Donnelly

DOG ASIDE:   The Men’s Doubles tournament at the 1986 Wimbledon Championships was held from 23 June to 6 July 1986 on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in the district of Wimbledon in London,  England.  Swiss Heinz Gunthardt and  Austrian Balazs Taroczy were the defending champions coming int the tournament….but lost in the first…

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

DOG ASIDE: The 1986 Rose Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 1986. It was the 72nd Rose Bowl Game. The UCLA Bruins defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 45-28. UCLA tailback Eric Ball was named the Rose Bowl Player Of The Game. He ran for a Rose Bowl record four touchdowns.   The 1986 Rose Bowl matched the winners of the Big Ten Conference and the Pacific-10 Conference. iowa…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Men’s Finals – Ivan Lendl VS Boris Becker

DOG COMMENTARY:    Germany’s Boris Becker was the defending champion going into the 1986 Wimbledon Mens Finals against Czech Ivan Lendl. Lendl got to the finals by defeating USA Tim Mayotte 6 – 4, 4 – 6, 6 – 4, 6 – 3, 9 – 7 in the quarterfinals….then downed unseeded Slobodan Zivojinovic in the semifinals…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – 41st NIT Finals – University of Texas Longhorns VS NC State Wolfpack

DOG COMMENTARY: In 1978, Jim Valvano’s North Carolina State Wolfpack and Abe Lemons’ University of Texas Longhorns met in the finals of the 41st National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden ….after scoring semifinal victories in contrasting styles.  Before a crowd of 18,504, the largest N.I.T. gathering at the Garden since 1968, North Carolina State…

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…