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…

Special – 1985 – NBC Sportsworld – Grand Sumo Tournament & World 4 Man Bobsled Competition

DOG ASIDE: In 1985, NBC Sportsword featured two major international sports events…..the Grand Sumo Tournament from Nagoya, Japan…..and the World 4-Man Bobsled Championship from Cervinia, Italy. The Grand Sumo Tournament featured the NBC broadcasting crew of Gary Gerould and actor Pat Morita…..as this competition featured the best sumo wrestlers in the world in 1985 including…

Boxing – 1987 – 10 Round Lightweight Bout – Rocky Lockridge VS Dennis Cruz

DOG ASIDE: Rick “Rocky” Lockridge is an American former professional boxer….who is known for handing Roger Mayweather his first defeat in a first-round knockout in just 98 seconds…. which earned him the WBA and lineal super featherweight titles…..as he later won the IBF super featherweight title….while ending his career with 44 wins and 9 losses…for Rocky…

Boxing – 1985 – 10 Round Lightweight Bout – Edwin Rosario VS Frankie Randall

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1985 lightweight bout featured in the video below…..was a match between two super great boxers of the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) who won world championship titles on three different occasions throughout their careers…..as Puerto Rican ledendary boxer Edwin “Chapo” Rosario faced off against 23 – 0 future 3-time light…

Boxing – 1985 – 15 Round Undisputed Light Heavyweight Championship – Michael Spinks VS David Sears

DOG ASIDE: Michael Spinks was a super great professional boxer during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)…..who dominated the light heavyweight division from 1983 – 1985…..and then holding the lineal heavyweight title from 1985 – 1988….who went undefeated in his first 31 professional fights….while beating such opponents as Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad,…

Boxing – 1981 – 10 Round Heavyweight Bout – Gerrie Coetzee vs Renaldo Snipes

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1981 10 round heavyweight boxing match between Gerrie Coetzee vs Renaldo Snipes…..freatured two more “really good” heavyweight boxers during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….who like so many others….Earnie Shavers, Jimmie Ellis, Jimmy Young, Tim Witherspoon, Michael Dokes, James Tillis, Greg Page et al…..that are so quickly being forgotten…..and these…

Boxing – 1980 – 10 Round Light Heavyweight Bout – Michael “Jinx” Spinks VS Yaqui Lopez

DOG COMMENTARY: Michael “Jinx” Spinks turned professional with a win over Eddie Benson….who he knocked out in one round on April 17, 1977 in Las Vegas….which began a 31 fight winning streak that would almost extend to the end of his career. After four more wins, Spinks finished 1977 with the first fight that began…

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…

Boxing – 1987 – 12 Rnd IBF Cruiserweight Championship – Champ Ricky Parkey VS Evander Holyfield

DOG COMMENTARY: Another super great to almost legendary heavyweight boxer during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) was Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield….who fights for his 2nd of 6 different world boxing titles that he won in his career….as seen in this video herewith ….which was a 12 round IBF Cruiserweight Championship Fight…