NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – Special – Interview With Al McGuire & Texas Coach Abe Lemons

DOG COMMENTARY:  For this special video featuring the halftime interview by Hall of Fame Coach Al McGuire….while working as a basketball commentator for NBC Sports….of Hall of Fame Coach Abe Lemons during halftime of the NBC Game of the Week between the Texas Longhorns vs USC Trojans….I have decided to provide excerpts from an article…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – NBC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns VS USC Trojans – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY:    With its four leading scorers returning, Texas entered the 1978–79 season with a No. 6 ranking in the AP poll….as they were a near-unanimous favorite to win the SWC championship….but the Longhorns struggled early after beginning the season 7–4 and falling out of the AP rankings after a 21-point road defeat to C Bill…

Special – 1977 – Sportsworld – Muhammad Ali Indoor Track Meet & World Womens Gymnastics Championship

DOG COMMENTARY:   Back in the mid-to-late 1970’s, all three (3) major networks….ABC, CBS and NBC…. all had weekend sports specials that brought a variety of different sports from all over the world….as ABC had it’s highly acclaimed Wide World of Sports hosted by the inimitable Jim McKay…..CBS had Sports Saturday / Sunday hosted by Pat O’Brien and/or Tim…

Special – 1985 – NBC Sportsworld – Grand Sumo Tournament & World 4 Man Bobsled Competition

DOG ASIDE: In 1985, NBC Sportsword featured two major international sports events…..the Grand Sumo Tournament from Nagoya, Japan…..and the World 4-Man Bobsled Championship from Cervinia, Italy. The Grand Sumo Tournament featured the NBC broadcasting crew of Gary Gerould and actor Pat Morita…..as this competition featured the best sumo wrestlers in the world in 1985 including…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Round IBF Lightweight Title – Greg Haugen VS Vinnie Pazienza

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1987 IBF Lightweight Championship fight between than Champ Greg Haugen vs Vinnie Pazienza featured two really good to almost super great lightweight boxers during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….at least in this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphiles’ opinion….and because they both fought when they did….they were seriously overshadowed by the…

Boxing – 1983 – 12 Round Super Featherweight Title – Bobby Chacon VS Cornelius Boza Edwards

DOG COMMENTARY: Bobby “Schoolboy” Chacon was an American two-time world boxing champion at Featherweight (1974) and Super Featherweight (1982)….who had a record of 59 wins, 7 losses and 1 no contest with 47 knockouts…..as he held victories over seven other men who held a world title, and later avenged 5 of his 7 losses….who beat world…

Boxing – 1987 – 10 Round Lightweight Bout – Rocky Lockridge VS Dennis Cruz

DOG ASIDE: Rick “Rocky” Lockridge is an American former professional boxer….who is known for handing Roger Mayweather his first defeat in a first-round knockout in just 98 seconds…. which earned him the WBA and lineal super featherweight titles…..as he later won the IBF super featherweight title….while ending his career with 44 wins and 9 losses…for Rocky…

MLB – Highlights – 1981 NLCS – Houston Astros VS Los Angeles Dodgers

DOG ASIDE: Nolan “The Ryan Express / Big Tex” Ryan signed a lucrative free-agent contract with the Houston Astros after the 1979 season. The normally light-hitting Ryan got his Houston years started with a bang in a nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 12, 1980….when he hit a three-run home run off…