NHL – 1984 – 36th All Star Game – Campbell Conference Vs Wales Conference

DOG COMMENTARY: The 36th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford….which was home to the New Jersey Devils….on January 31, 1984…as the scoring and shots chart tell the whole story of the game….whereby the Wales Conference shot the lights out in the 1st period scoring 5 goals from 5 different players….Joe Cirella, Denis Potvin, Rick Middleton, Mats Naslund…

NHL – 1985 – Stanley Cup Finals – Edmonton Oilers Vs Philadelphia Flyers – Game 4

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 Stanley Cup Finals was played between the defending champion Edmonton Oilers….who were in their 3rd straight Finals appearance….and the Philadelphia Flyers….as the Oilers would dominate the Cup in the best-of-seven series with a 4 – 1 games victory to win their second Stanley Cup. It was also the sixth straight Finals contested between teams that joined the NHL…

Music – 1980 – Men At Work – Land Down Under

DOG ASIDE: Men at Work was an Australian rock band formed in 1979….who were best known for their 1981 hit “Down Under”…..as seen in this video herewith….as their founding mainstay was Colin Hay on lead vocals….as he formed the group with Jerry Speiser on drums and Ron Strykert on lead guitar….then they were joined by Greg Ham on flute, saxophone, and keyboards and John…

NHL – 1985 – Stanley Cup Finals – Edmonton Oilers Vs Philadelphia Flyers – Game 4 – 3rd Period

DOG ASIDE: Entering the 3rd period of Game 4 of the 1985 Stanley Cup Finals between the Edmonton Oilers verses the Philadelphia Flyers….the Oilers had a 5 – 3 scoring lead….with a 2 games to 1 lead in the series…. when unbowed…. the Flyers leapt to a 3–1 lead midway through the first period thanks…

Music – 1979 – Todd Rungren & Utopia – Love Is The Answer + You May Think That I’m A Fool

DOG ASIDE: Utopia is an American rock band formed in 1973 by Todd Rundgren….who were a progressive rock band with a somewhat fluid membership known as Todd Rundgren’s Utopia….with most of the members in this early incarnation that also played on Rundgren’s solo albums of the period up to 1975.  By 1976, the group was known simply as Utopia and…

Music – 1978 – Sting & The Police – We Are Spirits In A Material World

DOG COMMENTARY:   The Police were a British rock band formed in London in 1977…..who for most of their history the band consisted of Sting (lead vocals, bass guitar, primary songwriter)….Andy Summers (guitar)….and Stewart Copeland (drums, percussion)…..as The Police became globally popular in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s….who are generally regarded as one of the first new-wave groups to achieve mainstream success …..while playing a style of rock influenced by punk, reggae,…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – Greatest USA Olympic Boxers In History – Host Al Albert + Randy Gordon

DOG ASIDE:   USA Network was an active player in live televised boxing during the Golden Age of Boxing (1964 – 1999)….especially with their Saturday Night At The Fights program….featuring their boxing broadcast team of Al Albert (brother of legendary sportscaster Marv Albert) and Randy Gordon….who grew up around the fight game in New York City.    This USA Boxing Special…

Boxing – 1985 – 8 Round Cruiserweight Bout – Evander Holyfield Vs Rick Myers

DOG COMMENTARY:    Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield entered the ring for his 6th professional fight at 5 – 0 at the age of 22 years old against Rick Myers with a record of 24 – 7 with 15 KO’s….as this fight would become a stepping-stone to Holyfield’s eventual legendary boxing career.  We at ImaSportsphile…

Boxing – 1985 – 6 Round Junior Welterweight Bout – David Taylor Vs Al Laddie

DOG ASIDE:  This 6-round Junior Welterweight bout took place at the Omni in Atlanta on August 29, 1985 between Al Laddie and David Taylor….early in both fighters careers….as David Talyor, who hailed from Atlanta, GA would end up having 64 professional bouts….while ending his career with a record of 25 – 36 – 3….whereas his…