NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – SWC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns VS Houston Cougars – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY: Second-year University of Texas Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds signaled his determination to change the culture of the basketball program….which he did after firing Head Coach Abe Lemons….who had a brought a very successful program to The Forty Acres….with a 5 year record of 110 wins to 63 losses for a .638 winning percentage along with 58…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – CBS Preview NCAAM + NCAAW March Madness – Hosts Musberger + Billy Packer

DOG COMMENTARY:  I absolutely love Billy Packer’s Misssion Impossible opening to this wonderful piece of NCAA men’s and women’s basketball history that is just priceless.  In 1985, CBS was already the gold standard for the phenomena known as March Madness…..as I would imagine that this program was well watched by every part of every state in the…

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…

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

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1986 Rose Bowl was covered by NBC Sports with their legendary broadcast team of Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen at the mikes….as the UCLA Bruins soundly defeat the Iowa Hawkeyes by a score of 45 – 28…but the aftermath of this 1986 Rose Bowl is worth being noted.  Iowa missed an outside…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – Midwest Region Semifinals – Boston College Vs Memphis State

DOG ASIDE: In the 1980s, the Memphis State Tigers made seven NCAA tournaments….while winning three Metro Conference titles….and amassing a record of 230-87 (.726)….as star player C Keith Lee began playing for the Tigers in 1982….which was followed by Memphis State being ranked number one in both major national polls for the first time the same year. …

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…

NCAA Football – 1985 – Bluebonnet Bowl – Texas Longhorns Vs Air Force Academy Falcons

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 Bluebonnet Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game that featured the Texas Longhorns and the Air Force Falcons.  The Falcons had the most victories in a season with eleven….but a loss to rival BYU had cost them a shot at the national title and an outright Western Athletic Conference title….as this was their fourth straight bowl appearance.  As for Texas,…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – NIT Semi-Finals – Texas Longhorns Vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: I have written a great deal about the 1978 Texas Longhorns Men’s Basketball Team….who in our opinion here at ImaSportsphile was one of the top 5 teams in the country that year….but instead of dancing in the 1978 NCAA Tournament….instead were destroying the mediocre competition in the N.I.T…..I mean, after all, Arkansas went…

NCAA Football – 1985 – SWC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE: Back in the day from the 1960’s through the 1980’s….that is when the Texas Longhorns verses the Arkansas was always a bitter rivalry….with it seemed like every game being played had national championship implications….as it all started when two legends of college football coaching were at the helm….with Darrell K. Royal at Texas….and…