Special – 1954 To 1979 – James Caan Hosts Sports Illustrated 25 Yr Anniversary – Hilites Of 1970s

DOG ASIDE: Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine owned by Meredith Corporation….which was first published in August 1954….and today in 2018 has over 3 million subscribers….and is read by 23 million people each week….including over 18 million men.  It was the first magazine with circulation over one million to win the National Magazine Award for General Excellence twice. It is…

Special – 1985 – ESPN SportsCenter With Roger Twibell – Featuring MLB Scores + NFL Point Spreads

DOG ASIDE: Roger Twibell is an American sportscaster….currently in 2018 for the CBS Sports Network…..where he commentates on football  and basketball events most often…while prior to working at CBS Sports….he worked at ABC back in the 1970’s,,,.ESPN most of the 1980’s….along with work on the Big Ten Network. He also works on pre-season games for the Kansas City Chiefs.   In 1978, he joined Boston’s WBZ-TV….handling nightly sportscasts…

NFL – 1956 To 1971 – NFL Films – The Men Who Played The Game – Green Bay Packers QB Bart Starr

DOG ASIDE: Bryan Bartlett “Bart” Starr (born January 9, 1934) is a former professional American football player and coach….who played quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1956 through 1971.  Bart Starr is the only quarterback in NFL history to lead a team to three consecutive league championships from 1965 thru 1967….whereas Starr and New England Patriots QB Tom Brady are tied for total NFL championships…

NFL – 1987 – NFL Films Special Feature – Standing On The Corner – Story Of The NFL Cornerback

DOG ASIDE:  A cornerback (CB) is a member of the defensive backfield or secondary in American and Canadian football.  Cornerbacks cover receivers, to defend against pass offenses and make tackles…..with other members of the defensive backfield including the safeties and occasionally linebackers. The cornerback position requires speed and agility…..with a typical skillset requiring proficiency in anticipating the quarterback….backpedaling….executing single and zone coverage….disrupting pass routes….and block shedding….with the chief responsibility…

NFL – 1985 – NFL Films Special Feature – The Offensive Tackle – The Unknown Soldiers Of Pro Football

DOG ASIDE: Tackle is a playing position in American and Canadian football. Historically, in the one-platoon system prevalent in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries….a tackle played on both offense and defense. In the modern system of specialized units….offensive tackle and defensive tackle are separate positions….and the stand-alone term “tackle” refers to the offensive tackle position only. The offensive tackle (OT, T) is a…

NFL – 1985 – ESPN Monday Nite Matchup Bears Vs Dolphins – Chris Berman + Steve Sabol + Allie Sherman

DOG ASIDE: Christopher James Berman (born May 10, 1955) was nicknamed Boomer….is an American sportscaster who has been an anchor for SportsCenter on ESPN since 1979….joining a month after its initial launch…. plus he hosted the network’s Sunday NFL Countdown program from 1985 to 2016. He has also anchored Monday Night Countdown….U.S. Open golf….the Stanley Cup Finals….and other programming on ESPN and ABC Sports….as Berman calls play-by-play of…

NFL – 1986 – NBC Sports Special – Super Bowl XX Animated Intermission At The Concession Stand

DOG ASIDE: Any folks that were around back in the 1950’s. 1960’s and 1970’s….probably saw a movie at one time or another at a Drive-In Theaters in America…..for this was the place that a young fella liked to take his favorite gal to watch a cinema on the really big screen….where you sat in your…

NFL – 1954 – Highlights NFL Championship Game – Lions Vs Browns – Featuring Otto Graham + Bobby Lane

DOG ASIDE: The 1954 National Football League championship game was the 22nd annual championship game….which was held on December 26 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio….when the Detroit Lions (9–2–1) of the Western Conference met the Cleveland Browns (9–3) of the Eastern Conference in the NFL title game for the third consecutive year….after the Lions had won the previous two….17–7 at Cleveland in 1952….and 17–16 at home in Briggs Stadium in 1953.…

NFL – 1986 – NBC Sports NFC Divisional Playoff Special – Pete Axethelm Predicts Bears Shutout Giants

DOG ASIDE: Pete Axthelm (August 27, 1943 – February 2, 1991) was a sportswriter and columnist for the New York Herald Tribune, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek and 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….along with NFL Primetime and horse racing on ESPN.   Born in New York City and a 1965 graduate of Yale University….where Axthelm wrote The…