Special – 1939 To 1973 – NBCs Tribute To Hollywoods Duke – The Story Of John Wayne

DOG COMMENTARY:    The way Bone Daddy puts it….there is simply not enough space herewith to tell how much the  Duke influenced the lives of dang near all young boys growing into manhood in West Texas during the 1950’s and 1960’s….cuz in BD’s opinion….there were two American heroes of whom the vast majority of the West…

NFL – 1985 – NBC Pregame Show – Divisional Playoffs – Cowboys Vs Rams & Browns Vs Dolphins

DOG ASIDE:    Within both the NFC and AFC conferences of the 1985 NFL Season….the three division winners and the two wild card teams….which were the top two non-division winners with the best overall regular season records….all qualified for the 1985 Playoffs….as the three division winners were seeded 1 through 3 based on their overall won-lost-tied record (NFC –…

Boxing – 1982 – Special – Humor in Boxing & Photo Collage As Billy Joel Sings Everybody Has A Dream

DOG ASIDE:  This video was produced by NBC Sports while featuring their boxing telecast broadcast crew of Marv Albert….who is honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame….as he is commonly referred to as “the voice of basketball”….but throughout the Golden Age of Boxing, was also a “significant voice of boxing”…..along with his broadcast…

NFL – 1986 – Game Of Week – Dallas Cowboys Vs Los Angeles Raiders – 1st Qtr

DOG ASIDE:  On November 9, 1986 the Dallas Cowboys played the Los Angeles Rams at Texas Stadium in Arlington, TX before 61,706 fans….as the game was covered by NBC Sports lead broadcasting team of Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen.   On December 17, 2017, the Dallas Cowboys will play the Oakland Raiders on NBC for the…

NFL – 1985 – AFC Divisional Playoffs – Los Angeles Raiders Vs New England Patriots – 4th Qtr

DOG ASIDE:    This 1985 AFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Los Angeles Raiders and the New England Patriots featured four future NFL Hall of Fame Members….with the Raiders having DE Howie Long and CB Mike Haynes….while the Patriots had G John Hannah and LB Andre Tippett…..as the Raiders finished 12 – 4 on the…

NFL – 1985 – AFC Divisional Playoffs – Los Angeles Raiders Vs New England Patriots – 3rd Qtr

DOG ASIDE:    With the success of the current New England Patriots under the tutelage of Head Coach Bill Belichick and QB Tom Brady….it seems to us at ImaSportsphile that Pats fans have forgotten about the teams that Coach Raymond Berry guided for five years from 1984 to 1989….the great Baltimore Colts wide receiver…. who…

NFL – 1980 – NBC Special – Super Bowl XV – Road To New Orleans – Eagles VS Raiders – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY:  Anything and everything that has to do with Super Bowl XV is very special to those of us at Ima Sportsphile….for this was one of the truly greatest trips that Bone Daddy and his live sports sojourning companion, the Prince of Pleasure, would ever take.  The stories that came back from New Orleans,…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – NBC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns VS USC Trojans – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE:    In 1979, the Texas Longhorns mens basketball team had four starters coming back from a team that “took New York City and Madison Square Garden by storm”….as they came from way down deep in the heart of Texas to the Big Apple….and blew away the competition in the N.I.T. (National Invitation Tournament) that…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – NBC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns VS USC Trojans – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY:    With its four leading scorers returning, Texas entered the 1978–79 season with a No. 6 ranking in the AP poll….as they were a near-unanimous favorite to win the SWC championship….but the Longhorns struggled early after beginning the season 7–4 and falling out of the AP rankings after a 21-point road defeat to C Bill…