NFL – 1985 – AFC Divisional Championship – New England Patriots Vs Los Angeles Raiders

DOG ASIDE:    The 1985 New England Patriots season was the 16th season for the team in the National Football League and 26th season overall. The Patriots had a record of 11 – 5….while finishing tied for 2nd in the AFC East Division…..as they then became the first team in NFL history ever to advance to the Super Bowl by winning 3 playoff games…

NCAA Football – 1985 – Blue Bonnet Bowl – Air Force Academy Falcons Vs Texas Longhorns

DOG COMMENTARY:    The 1985 Bluebonnet Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game that featured the Texas Longhorns verses the Air Force Academy Falcons….after a season where the Falcons had the most victories in a season with 11….but a loss to rival BYU….which cost them a shot at the national title and an outright Western Athletic Conference title….as this was their fourth straight…

NFL – 1986 – NBC Halftime Highlights – AFC + NFC Titles – Broncos Vs Browns + Redskins Vs Giants

DOG ASIDE:    This NBC halftime show for the 1986 AFC Championship between the Denver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns features Bob Costas and Coach Don Shula at the mike covering the highlights of the 1at half of this AFC title game….followed by the highlights of the NFC title game between the Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota…

MLB – 1976 – Special – Profile Of Detroit Pitcher Mark Fidrych – A Birds Eye View – Host Mel Allen

DOG COMMENTRY:    Every now and then a sports personality comes along that is “bigger than life”…..a person so different from the norm….that they capture the imagination of sports fandom everywhere…and the 1976 Major League Baseball season gave us such a character when Pitcher Mark “The Bird” Fidrych toed the rubber for the Detroit Tigers….in what would…

NBA – 1986 – NBA Finals – Boston Celtics Vs Houston Rockets – Game 3

DOG COMMENTARY:    In this Game 3 of the 1986 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics verses the Houston Rockets….which was played on June 1st at The Summit in Houston, TX….in front of 16,016 fans…it became obvious that the Rockets, already down 2 – 0 in the series….had a must win situation facing them in…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Orange Bowl – Oklahoma Sooners Vs Penn State Nittany Lions – 1st 3 Qtrs

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1986 Orange Bowl Classic featured the # 1 Penn State Nittany Lions….coached by Joe Paterno…..against the # 2 ranked Sooners from Oklahoma University…..coached by Barry Switzer….as this was Oklahoma’s 2nd straight Orange Bowl appearance….and their 2nd straight Big Eight Conference title…..while this was Penn State’s first Orange Bowl appearance since 1974. Tim Manoa gave Penn State an…

MLB – 1984 – Baseball Greatest Hits – World Series HIghlights – San Diego Padres Vs Detroit Tigers

DOG ASIDE:  We’ve probably said this before….but the truth is that we who are responsible for posting each post here at ImaSportsphile….have grown very fond of the ESPN program Baseball’s Greatest Hits which was hosted by George Grande….who is one of our all-time favorite sports broadcasters.   Baseball’s Greatest Hits brought our library more vintage video from the 1890’s…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Ireland Stephen Roche Winner

DOG COMMENTARY:    The 1987 Tour de France was the race’s 74th edition….which took place from July 1st thru 26th….and  consisted of 25 stages over 4,231 km (2,629 mi)….which resulted in the closest three-way finish in the Tour until the 2007 Tour de France….and it was won by Stephen Roche….who was the first and only Irishman to do so….after the winner of…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Round IBC World Welterweight Title – Lloyd Honeyghan Vs Johnny Bumphus

DOG COMMENTARY:    Great Britain had not had a world boxing champion since 1950….when middleweight Randy Turpin performed a miracle by defeating undisputed world champion Sugar Ray Robinson….that was until September 26, 1987….when GBR’s Lloyd Honeyghan surprized Donald Curry by taking his title.  Lloyd Honeyghan is a British former professional boxer….who competed from 1980 to 1995….while reigning…