NFL – 1980 – NBC Special – Super Bowl XV – Road To New Orleans – Eagles Vs Raiders – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980 NBC Sports Special was their two hour program showcasing the 1980-81 NFL season leading up to Super Bowl XV at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana….which was to be played on January 25, 1981 between the Oakland Raiders verses the Philadelphia Eagles.  NBC Sports featured Brian Gunble, Mike Adamle, Pete…

Boxing – 1986 – Special – HBO PreFight – IBF Heavyweight Title – Spinks Vs Holmes – Fight 2

DOG ASIDE: This 1986 rematch of the IBF Heavyweight Championship Title Fight between Michael Spinx Jinx Spinks verses Larry The Easton Assassin Holmes should never have taken place…..cuz Spinks did not deserve to win the title from Homes in their first fight in September of 1985….cuz there were many more “powers that be” in boxing who did not want to…

Boxing – 1986 – Special – HBO Prefight – WBA Heavyweight Title – Tim Witherwspoon Vs Tony Tubbs

DOG ASIDE: This HBO Boxing PreFight Show telecast of the impending WBA Heavyweight Title Fight between  Terrible Tim Witherspoon verses Tony TNT Tubbs starts out with Barry Tompkins narrating a indepth personal profile of Tony Tubbs….which is followed by a Larry Merchant analysis of the upcoming fight, as he provides commentary on Tim Witherspoon’s personal profile and relationship…

NCAA Football – 1985 – SWC Game of the Week – Texas Longhorns Vs Texas Tech Red Raiders

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 Texas Tech University Red Raiders football team in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season….as they were In their fifth and final season under head coach Jerry Moore…when the Red Raiders compiled a 4–7 record (1–7 in the SWC)…while outscoring opponents by a combined total of 249 to 240 (largely on the…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO PreFight Special – 10 Round Heavyweights – Iron Mike Tyson Vs Jose Ribalta

DOG ASIDE:  In this 24 minute HBO pre-fight video for the 1986 telecast of the 10-round heavyweight fight between Iron Mike Tyson verses Jose Ribalta….the viewer is fortunate to have HBO Boxing commentary team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….who provide great highlights, interviews, personal profiles and expert analysis of the impending…

NCAAW Basketball – 1986 – Pregame Special – NCAA Womens Finals – USC Vs Texas

DOG ASIDE:  This 1986 NCAA Women’s Basketball Finals Pregame Show….ESPN featured Leandra Reilly and Mimi Griffin….who were two of the pioneers of women’s basketball broadcasting….as the program starts off with Leandra Reilly interviewing the Lady Horns star player Clarissa Davis….who would eventually win the MVP of the Final Four.  This interview is followed by Mimi…

Boxing – 1989 – HBO Prefight Special – World Heavyweight Title – Carl Williams Vs Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE:    HBO always put on a great fight telecast….which not only included some fantastic fights during the Golden Age of Boxing (1964 – 1999)….but also featured some of the best Pre-fight Shows and Post-fight Interviews….as they showcased some of the very best “boxer profiles” produced in all of sports….for this video provides evidence to that fact….with…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Cotton Bowl – Auburn Vs Texas A & M – Pregame + 1st Qtr – With Bo Jackson

DOG COMMENTARY:  The 1986 Cotton Bowl Classic was an American college football bowl game played on January 1, 1986 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. It was the 50th Cotton Bowl Classic held….in a game that featured the Texas A&M Aggies and the Auburn Tigers….who feature one of the all-time great college running backs in Bo Jackson….as Bo was bemg Bo on this day….in a season in…

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…