NCAA Football – 1984 – Red River Shootout – #1 Texas Longhorns VS #2 Oklahoma Sooners – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY:   In the universe of sports, there are no greater rivalries than those that exist in college football….USC vs Notre Dame, Ohio State vs Michigan, Alabama vs Auburn, Texas vs Texas A & M, Yale vs Harvard, Florida vs Florida State and so on and on….but for our dollar at Ima Sportsphile, the…

NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: I have often heard great stories from Bone Daddy regarding the intense rivalry in basketball in the Southwest Conference during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s between Coach Abe Lemons and his Texas Longhorns verses Eddie Sutton and his Arkansas Razorbacks. In 1978 and 1979….it was the Razorbacks famous “triplet guards” combination of Ron Brewer, Marvin…

Olympics – 1984 L A – Track Men’s 100m – Equestrian 3-Day Event – Swimming Mens 200m Ind Medley

DOG COMMENTARY: In this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….when it comes to Olympic broadcast coverage on television….the gold standard was set by ABC Sports….and the best job ever done by ABC Sports at the Olympics was at the 1984 Los Angeles Games.   I means, just consider the broadcast crew on this featured Olympic video…

Boxing – 1985 – Post Fight Interview – Heavyweight Title – Larry Holmes VS Michael Spinks – Fight 1

DOG ASIDE: Since posting hundreds of world championship title fights here at Ima Sportsphile, I have come to the conclusion that no television network during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) covered a fight better that HBO….especially with the broadcast crew of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….and this video herewith…

Special – 1982 – Look At The Year In Sports – Host George Plimpton’s

DOG ASIDE: George Plimpton was an American journalist, writer, literary editor, actor and occasional amateur sportsman…..who is widely known for his sports writing….as he was famous for “participatory journalism” which included competing in professional sporting events….and then recording the experience from the point of view of an amateur….such as In 1958, prior to a post-season exhibition game at Yankee…

NCAAM – 1979 – SWC Game of Week – University of Texas Longhorns VS SMU Mustangs

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1979 SWC Game of the Week between the Texas Longhorns vs. SMU Mustangs has a special place in this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphiles’ heart….for this game took place during one of the 6 season span where Bone Daddy had a personal and business relationship with Longhorn Coach Abe Lemons…..as he knew all…

NCAA Football – 1984 – SWC Game of Week – Texas University VS Texas Tech – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE: Since Bone Daddy graduated frrom The University of Texas at Austin in 1970…..not only does his blood bleed Orange….but so does mine….for football in Texas is not a game….it is a way of life that runs deep….evidenced by the fact that there are many high school football complexes that have stadiums in excess…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Round IBF Cruiserweight Championship – Champ Rickey Parkey VS Evander Holyfield

DOG ASIDE: Our Ima Sportsphile boxing library….which includes some 625 world championship title fights….plus 200 additional professional and amatuer bouts from the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995) goes a long way in proving that this era did indeed contain more boxing legends in dang near every weight division…..a plethera of super great boxers…..a…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – 41st NIT Finals – University of Texas Longhorns VS NC State Wolfpack

DOG COMMENTARY: In 1978, Jim Valvano’s North Carolina State Wolfpack and Abe Lemons’ University of Texas Longhorns met in the finals of the 41st National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden ….after scoring semifinal victories in contrasting styles.  Before a crowd of 18,504, the largest N.I.T. gathering at the Garden since 1968, North Carolina State…