NCAAF – 1987 – Cotton Bowl Texas A&M Vs Ohio State Halftime Show With Jim Nantz On Coaching Changes

This CBS At the Half of the 1987 Cotton Bowl Classic between the Texas A&M Aggies verses the Ohio State Buckeyes with host Jim Nantz….who immediately gets into the subject of coaching changes around the country….with the big story being Alabama Coach Ray Perkins jump to the Tampa Bay Bucs of the NFL….and that is when Nantz…

NCAAF + USFL + NFL – 1984 – ABCs Jim Lampley Reviews The Year 1984 In College + NFL + USFL Football

 In this ABC Sports special, legendary sportscaster Jim McKay passes the mike to another future sportscasting legend, Jim Lampley….who covers the year 1984 in footall in America….to include highlights of the college football season, with features on Bo Jackson, Doug Flutie and Bernie Kosar….plus a review of the USFL season featuring QB’s Steve Young and…

Music – 1988 – Trumpeter Herb Alpert – Start Spangled Banner – At Super Bowl XXII Skins Vs Broncos

This rendition of The Star Spangled Banner is beautifully played by world famous trumpeter Herb Albert at the start of Super Bowl XXII between the Washington Redskins verses the Denver Broncos….which was play on January 31, 1988 at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, CA.  Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935) is an American jazz musician most associated with the group…

Football – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Showcases Candidates From Football

Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsperson of the Year award to “the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement.”….where both Americans and non-Americans are eligible, though in the past the vast majority of winners have been from the United States….with both men and women have won…

NFL- 1985 – NFL Films Special Feature – The Center Snap – With Steve Sabol + Harry Kalas

DOG ASIDE A center snap is colloquially called a “hike”, “snapback” or “pass from center”…. is the backwards passing of the ball in American and Canadian football at the start of play from scrimmage….as the ball begins on the ground with its long axis parallel to the sidelines of the field….with its ends marking each team’s line of scrimmage in American football….when the player snapping the…

Football – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Showcases Candidates From Football

DOG ASIDE: Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsperson of the Year award to “the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement.”  Both Americans and non-Americans are eligible, though in the past the vast majority of winners have been from the United States. Both men and women…

NFL – 1985 – Hall Of Fame Class – With Joe Namath + Pete Roselle + OJ Simpson + Roger Staubach

DOG ASIDE: Frank “Gunner” Gatski (March 18, 1921 – November 22, 2005) was an American football center who played for the Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and the National Football League (NFL) in the 1940’s and 1950’s….who was one of the most heralded centers of his era….as he was known for his strength and consistency….while helping to protect QB Otto Graham….and open…

Animation – 1986 – NBC Sports Super Bowl XX Pause For Intermission And Time To Visit The Snack Bar

DOG ASIDE: This Super Bowl XX animated intermission showcasing the various treats available at “the refreshment stand” is a throwback to the animated intermissions seen at the movies in the 1950’s and 1960’s…,,while featuring hot buttered popcorn, soft drinks, hot dogs, ice cream sandwiches and cups of various flavors.  This animated intermission is just another “nugget of gold” in our…

NFL – 1985 – Pete Axethelm Predicts Bears Will Shut Out Giants And Why In NFC Divisional Playoffs

DOG ASIDE: Pete Axthelm (August 27, 1943 – February 2, 1991) was a sportswriter and columnist for the New York Herald Tribune, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and its Inside Sports….when during the 1980’s, his knowledge of sports and journalistic skill aided him in becoming a sports commentator for The NFL on NBC and NFL Primetime and horse racing on ESPN.  Pete Axethelm went to work for Newsweek in 1968 and covered the Summer Olympics in Mexico…