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…

Boxing – 1985 – 15 Round IBF Heavyweight Title Fight – Larry Holmes VS Carl Williams – Rounds 1 – 9

DOG COMMENTARY: Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes was truly a legendary heavyweight boxing champion during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….who was agressively stalking the heavyweight champion career record of 49 – 0….as he entered the ring in his 20th title defense against Carl “The Truth” Williams. Holmes signed to fight Gerrie Coetzee,…

Boxing – 1985 – 10 Round Lightweight Bout – Edwin Rosario VS Frankie Randall

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1985 lightweight bout featured in the video below…..was a match between two super great boxers of the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) who won world championship titles on three different occasions throughout their careers…..as Puerto Rican ledendary boxer Edwin “Chapo” Rosario faced off against 23 – 0 future 3-time light…