Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals – Flach/Jordan Vs Navratilova/Gunthardt – Sets 2 + 3

DOG ASIDE:   Paul McNamee and Martina Navratilova were the defending champions coming in to the 1986 Wimbledon Championships….but they decided not to play together….as McNamee competed with Hana Mandlíková but lost in the first round to David Graham and Elise Burgin….while Navratilova played with Heinz Günthardt…..who made it to the finals only to be defeated by Ken Flach and Kathy Jordan in straight sets by 6 – 3,…

News – 1985 – NBC Nightly News Special Report – With Tom Brokaw – Egyptian Airliner Hijacking

DOG COMMENTARY:  It never ceases to amaze me how often that things change….there are always some things that just don’t change…..and this video provides the viewer with examples of both those things that change….and those that don’t.  Regarding things that change….how about the approach to this news piece that NBC’s Tom Brokaw delivers the news…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Rose Bowl Classic – UCLA Bruins Vs Iowa Hawkeyes – Pregame & 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:   Iowa spent a number of weeks ranked number one….when on October 19, 1985….they defeated the #2 Michigan Wolverines 12–10 in the thirteenth regular season match-up between a #1 and #2 team….when Mike Haight, Chuck Long, and Ronnie Harmon were the stars for the Hawkeyes. They eventually lost one game on November 2, 1985 to Ohio State 13–22….as Iowa came into…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Rose Bowl Classic – UCLA Bruins Vs Iowa Hawkeyes – 4th Qtr

DOG ASIDE:  This 4th quarter of the 1986 Rose Bowl Classic featuring the Pac 10 Champion UCLA Bruins coached by Terry Donahue verses the Big 10 Champion Iowa Hawkeyes coached by Hayden Fry was played on January 1, 1986 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA…..while being carried on NBC Sports with their legendary lead…

Music – 1987 – Delbert McClinton – I Am Doing My Best To Get Back To You

DOG ASIDE:    Delbert McClinton is the unquestionable King of Roadhouse Blues in and around the State of Texas….especially the closer you get to Austin….which is known universally as the Live Music Capital of the World.  On any given night of the week….and throughout the year….there are a minimum of over 300 music groups and band performing in Greater…

Boxing – 1979 – Special – Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier – Sings My Way To Career Highlights

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then in everyone’s life come a moment that brings “a sweet joyful feeling” deep down inside of the soul….and this video does that for me….for this is a very endearing video that just makes you “really like” Smokin Joe Frazier.    First and foremost, as a Sportsphile, what is there to not like…

Special – 1986 – Halftime At The Rose Bowl – Iowa Vs UCLA – Highlights Of The Big 10

DOG ASIDE:  Back in the mid-80’s….halftimes’ of the major televised NCAA games….especially bowl games….were used by the networks as time to showcase each team’s marching band, a little bit….then some highlights and 1st half analysis….usually followed about promos’ for each school playing in the game or their conference (as seen in this video herewith)….then a…

Music – 1978 – Special – The Unique Sounds Of Bongos And Yodeling

DOG ASIDE:  Andy Kaufman referred to himself as an entertainer and not a comedian….but this cat was funny….he just made you laugh….even when he was “dead serious”….as many of his “entertainment skits” were carried out through the use of music….like his singing the score of Oklahoma…..or his Elvis Presley imitations….even his singing in foreign tongues….but any way…

Music – 1987 – Air Force Academy Drum + Bugle Corp – Halftime At Bluebonnet Bowl

DOG ASIDE:    This video of the halftime ceremonies at the 1986 Bluebonnet Bowl….which featured the Texas Longhorns verses the Air Force Academy Falcons is a wonderful piece done by Lorimar Sports…. which covers the Air Force Academy Drum and Bugle Corp performing at halftime….then presents a great piece on the Air Force Academy as…