NFL – 1985 – AFC Divisional Championship – New England Patriots Vs Los Angeles Raiders

DOG ASIDE:    The 1985 New England Patriots season was the 16th season for the team in the National Football League and 26th season overall. The Patriots had a record of 11 – 5….while finishing tied for 2nd in the AFC East Division…..as they then became the first team in NFL history ever to advance to the Super Bowl by winning 3 playoff games…

NFL – 1986 – Preseason Game – New York Giants VS Atlanta Falcons – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:    This 1986 NFL preseason game between the New York Giants and the Atlanta Falcons was played on August 9th….and was won by the Falcons by a score of 31 – 24.  The 1986 Atlanta Falcons were coached by Dan Henning to a record of 7 – 8 – 1…..and a 3rd place…

NFL – 1986 – NBC Halftime Highlights – AFC + NFC Titles – Broncos Vs Browns + Redskins Vs Giants

DOG ASIDE:    This NBC halftime show for the 1986 AFC Championship between the Denver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns features Bob Costas and Coach Don Shula at the mike covering the highlights of the 1at half of this AFC title game….followed by the highlights of the NFC title game between the Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota…

Special – 1947 To 1955 – Sports Legend Doak Walker – The Most Celebrated Athlete – Host Paul Hornung

DOG COMMENTARY:    Two days after being discharged from the Merchant Marine…Doak Walker appeared in his first college football game for Southern Methodist University….while playing in just five games for the Mustangs in the 1945 season….but was sufficiently impressive as a halfback and placekicker as to win All-Southwest Conference honors and a spot in the annual East–West Shrine Game in San Francisco….when he threw a…

Special – 1987 – Stroh’s Circle Of Sports – Walter Payton + Fenway Park + O J Simpson + Pete Rose

DOG ASIDE:  During the decade of the 1980’s….Stroh’s beer would try to compete with the Anheiser-Busch and Miller beers in the world of sports….not only by advertising on sports programs….but also in sponsoring and producing sports programs….and this Stroh’s Circle of Sports production featuring Robert Conrad as host was their signature program….and it was really quite good….especially…

NFL – 1985 – NFC Divisional Playoffs – Dallas Cowboys Vs Los Angeles Rams – 1st Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY:    Long before there were Green Bay Packers fans calling for Fox to not allow their NFL broadcast crew of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman to call Packers games….there was father, Jack Buck and Hank Stram (and sometimes Dick Vermeil, like in this video herewith) calling NFL games for CBS Sports.   John Francis…

NFL – 1986 – NFC Wild Card Game – Los Angeles Rams Vs Washington Redskins – 1st Qtr

 DOG ASIDE:      This 1986 NFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Los Angeles Rams versus the Washington Redskins took place on December 28th at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC at 4pm EST in front of 54,567 fans.  CBS Sports carried the game with legendary NFL broadcasters Pat Summerall and John Madden at the mike.…

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 –…

NFL – 1985 – NFC Divisional Playoffs – Cowboys Vs Rams – 4th Qtr & Post Game Show

DOG ASIDE:    Although the Cowboys got their lunchbox handed to them by the Los Angeles Rams….and RB Eric Dickerson….who was part of The Pony Express along with RB Craig James at SMU in Dallas, TX from 1979 to 1983….as the future Pro Football Hall of Fame Member sliced up the Cowboys for a record 248…