Comedy – 1980 – Special – Albert Brooks – Performing Open Heart Surgery

DOG COMMENTARY: Albert Brooks is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director….who has received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for 1987’s Broadcast News….and was widely praised for his performance in the 2011 film Drive….as his voice acting credits include Marlin in Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016)….which along with recurring guest voices for The Simpsons….including Russ Cargill in The Simpsons Movie (2007). He…

Comedy – 1984 – Special – Robin Williams – Mork + Garp + Popeye Introspective

DOG PHILOSOPHY:  There is such a fine line between genius and lunacy…..between comedic and tragic….between happy and depressed…..and Robin Williams placed an incredible amount of talent….which was consumed by creative genius coupled with a “rapid fire” spontaneous mind….with a huge splash of humor applied as easily as every character change…. and with all of that working…

Fast Pitch Softball – 1988 – Special – Tribute To Eddie Feigner – The King And His Court

DOG COMMENTARY:  There are heroes and then there are HEROES….and fast pitch softball pitcher Eddie “The King” Feigner is one of those HEROS….as anointed by the original Sportsphile back in 1957 in Midland, Texas…..and then re-confirmed as one of those HEROES in 1965 in Odessa, TX….when The King and His Court barnstormed throughout West Texas…..while playing the very best…

NCAA Football – 1977 – Special – Texas Longhorns: Undefeated Season + Earl Campbell Heisman Winner

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1977 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1977 NCAA Division I football season….as the Longhorns finished the regular season with an 11–0 record….after riding the broad shoulders and strong legs of RB Earl Campbell….who won the Heisman Trophy in 1977 and led the nation in rushing with 1,744 yards….as he became the first…

Comedy – 1980 – Chevy Chase Hosts Young Comedians – Bill Kirchenbauer + Irv Burton + Denny Johnson

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980 HBO Comedy Special Young Commedians with Host Chevy Chase….and featuring Bill Kirkenbauer and Denny Johnson is “top shelf” comedy….I mean,…not only do we have Chase doing some of his best physical comedy routines…..but also the incredible comedic talents of Bill Kirkenbauer, Irv Burton and Denny Johnson. William Alfred “Bill” Kirchenbauer is an American actor and stand-up comedian….who has appeared…

Music – 1976 To 1981 – Special – The Best Of Austin City Limits

DOG ASIDE:  This Best of Austin City Limits – 1976 To 1981 provides a look at the vast diversity of “top shelf” music from The Charlie Daniels Band playing People Down In Texas….to Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers singing She’s A Broken Lady….to country legend Willie Nelson and the Family Band doing Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain….to R…

Comedy – 1981 – Special – Bobby Berosini + His Comedic Orangutans

DOG ASIDE:  How long has it been since you have seen a really good animal act on television…..since the days of Ed Sullivan!?!…..well, you’ve waited long enough….for Bobby Berosini + His Comedic Orangutans will surely fill the void for you…..as these guys are really funny…..as they perform with a sparkle in their eyes…..like all true entertainers…

Comedy – 1981 – Special – Lilly Tomlin Live

DOG COMMENTARY: Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer….who began her career as a stand-up comedian…..while also performing Off-Broadway during the 1960’s. Her breakout role was performing as a cast member on the variety show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from 1969 until 1973….who currently stars on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie as Frankie Bergstein….which has garnered her three consecutive nominations for…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – Special – Al McGuire Interviews Texas Coach Abe Lemons

DOG ASIDE: Sometimes it is possible to view the measure of a man by what comes out of his mouth…..as legendary college basketball coach Abe Lemons was one of those folks that seemed to have more to say than most….cuz he was notorious for running his listeners down a rabbit hole….not unlike the white rabbit…