NFL – 1985 – CBS Sports Sunday – Host Gary Bender + Terry Bradshaw + John Madden + Tom Landry

DOG COMMENTARY:    During the Golden Age of Sports from 1964 to 1999….all of the major televised sports networks had their “sports anthology programs”….ABC’s Wide World of Sports…NBC’s SportsWorld….and CBS Sports Saturday / Sunday…..which all aired on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  These programs covered the vast and expansive world of sports around the globe….as they featured many…

NFL – 1985 – Special – NBC At The Half – AFC Divisional Playoffs – Raiders Vs Pats – Highlights

DOG ASIDE;    This NBC halftime special for the 1985 AFC Divisional Playoff game be the New England Patriots verses the Los Angeles Raiders brings together some of the legends of sports broadcasters who grew up with NBC Sports….including Bob Costas and Pete Axthelm at the NFL ’85 news desk….as they break down the 1st half of…

NFL – 1980 – Highlights – Super Bowl XIV – Los Angeles Rams Vs Pittsburgh Steelers

DOG COMMENTARY:  Super Bowl XIV was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Los Angeles Rams and the American Football Conference(AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1979 season. The game was played on January 20, 1980, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and was attended by a Super Bowl record 103,985 spectators….as CBS Sports carried the game on national…

NFL – 1985 – Pregame Show – AFC Divisional Championship – NE Patriots Vs LA Raiders

DOG ASIDE:  This NBC Pregame Show for the 1985 NFL AFC Divisional Championship between the New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles was hosted by the NFL ’85 crew of Bob Costas, Ahmad Rashad and Pete Axthelm….along with their legendary broadcast team of Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen.  As a side note, the sports world lost…

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 – 1949 – 1987 – Sports Legend – Sportscaster Curt Gowdy – Host George Plimpton

DOG COMMENTARY:    One of the many aspects of sports that we highlight and feature here at ImaSportsphile is sports broadcasters….as we consider them every bit as important as the events and the participants….for when it comes to televised sports….the really great broadcasters could make the images on the television come alive….while over the airways…

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…