NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – N I T Finals – Texas Longhorns Vs NC St Wolfpack – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY:    The University of Texas men’s basketball program has never had a coach quite like Abe Lemons….or fielded a team that was quite as good as this 1978 Longhorn team featuring G Johnny Moore, G Jim Krivacs, G/F Ron Baxter, F Tyrone Branyon and C Gary Goodner…cuz Abe was an old school coach…

Music – 1986 – July 4th Liberty Weekend In New York Harbor – With John Williams + The Boston Pops Orchestra

DOG COMMENTARY:    Liberty Weekend was a four-day celebration of the 1984 restoration and the centenary of the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) in New York City….as It began on July 3 and ended on July 6, 1986.   On the morning of July 4, 1986 the battleships and sailing ships of old took part in a naval revue…

NFL – 1985 – CBS Halftime Show – NFC Championship – Bears Vs Giants – With Brent Musburger

DOG COMMENTARY:    This CBS Halftime Show of the 1985 NFC Championship Game between the Chicago Bears verses the New York Giants features the NFL Today broadcast crew of Brent Musburger, Dan Dierdorf and Irv Cross….along with game commentators Pat Summerall and John Madden….with special guest Jack Buckner of the Los Angeles Rams…..who was scouting…

NFL – 1985 – NFC Divisional Playoffs – Chicago Bears Vs New York Giants – 4th Qtr

DOG ASIDE:   The 1985 Chicago Bears won 15 games and lost one….as the SF 49’ers had the year before….after winning their first twelve before losing….when the Bears’ defense was ranked first in the league….and allowed only 198 total points (12.4 points per game) for the season….and winning the NFC Central Division by seven games over the…

NFL – 1985 – NFC Divisional Playoffs – Chicago Bears Vs New York Giants – 3rd Qtr

DOG ASIDE:  This 1985 NFC Divisional Playoff Game was played on January 5, 1985 at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL….in front of 62,070 fans…..and was televised by CBS Sports with the legendary broadcast team of Pat Summerall and John Madden on the mike…..and Brent Musburger, Irv Cross and Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder in the wings.     …

Boxing – 1982 – ABC In Studio Review – Heavyweight Title – Larry Holmes VS Gerry Cooney – Part 1

DOG ASIDE:    Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney was a world championship boxing match that took place on June 11, 1982….as this fight was one of the most highly anticipated fights of the early 1980s…cuz Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes had held the WBC heavyweight champion title for 4.5 years since 1978….when he beat Ken Norton by a fifteen-round split decision at the Caesars…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO PreFight Special – 10 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – Mike Tyson VS Mitch Green

DOG ASIDE:    Mike Tyson vs. Mitch Green, billed as “New York Is Busting Out” due to both fighters being from NYC….was a professional boxing match contested on May 20, 1986….as Mike Tyson entered the ring as an undefeated 19 years old…who had won all his 20 previous fights by way of knockout….would face Mitch “Blood” Green….who was…

Tennis – 1983 – US Open Mens Qtr Finals – Ivan Llendl VS Mats Wilander – 4th Set

DOG ASIDE:   This 4th set of the Quarterfinals match between Sweden Mats Wilander verses Czech Ivan Lendl was brought to us by HBO Sports with legendary tennis broadcaster at the BBC, Dick Maskell….sitting along HBO Wimbledon crew of Michael Barkaan and Arthur Ashe.   Tennis on HBO was a television program produced by the premium cable television network HBO….that…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – 41st NIT Finals – University of Texas Longhorns VS NC State Wolfpack

DOG COMMENTARY: In 1978, Jim Valvano’s North Carolina State Wolfpack and Abe Lemons’ University of Texas Longhorns met in the finals of the 41st National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden ….after scoring semifinal victories in contrasting styles.  Before a crowd of 18,504, the largest N.I.T. gathering at the Garden since 1968, North Carolina State…