NBA – Special -NBA Ref Jess Thompson Helps 7 Yr Old Natalie Ross Sing Nathional Anthem

DOG COMMENTARY: By the time this wonderful video of NBA referee Jess Thompson helping 7 year old Natalie Ross sing the National Anthem prior to a Philadelphia 76’ers game in the 1980’s is truly one of the best “nuggets of gold” in the Imasportsphile treasure chest of vintage content….for it shows the “better side” of…

NFL – 1985 AFC Divisional Playoff – New England Patriots VS Los Angeles Raiders

DOG COMMENTARY: It doesn’t matter when or where the Pats and the Raiders meet up….it is typically a significant battle…and this 1985 AFC Divisional Playoff game was no exception….as the teams entered this game with the Raiders already hving defeated New England 35–20 during the regular season….but in this game, Patriots RB Craig James had an…

NFL – 1985 NFC Division Championship – Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams

DOG COMMENTARY: Running back Eric Dickerson led the Rams to a victory by scoring two touchdowns and recording a playoff record 248 rushing yards….while the Rams defense held the Cowboys to 243 yards and forced six turnovers….and nothing on the scoreboard….as Rams receiver Henry Ellard’s 23-yard punt return and 21-yard reception set up the first…

NBA – 1987 Finals – Game 2 – The Forum – Detroit Pistons VS Los Angeles Lakers – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1988 NBA Finals was the championship series for the 1987–88 NBA season….which pitted the champion Los Angeles Lakers from the year before….who were coached by Hall of Fame Pat Riley….against the Detroit Pistons….who were coach by future Hall of Fame Chuck Daley…..after one of coach Pat Riley‘s most famous moments came when…

NFL – 1988 NFC Championship – Washington Redskins VS Minnesota Vikings – With Madden & Summerall

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1988 NFC Championship game between the Minnesota Vikings versas the Washington Redskins was a hard fought battle that went down to the last two minutes of the game….when the Vikings had the ball with 1st down on the Redskin 23 yard line with 1 minute 37 seconds left in the game.  In…

Swimming – 1986 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship – Austin, TX

DOG ASIDE: The 1987 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships were contested in March 1987 at the Texas Swimming Center at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas….for the 64th annual NCAA-sanctioned swim meet to determine the team and individual national champions of Division I men’s collegiate swimming and diving in the USA….as the…

NBA – 1987 Eastern Conference Playoffs – 1st Round – Game 5 – Philadelphia 76’ers VS Milwaukee Bucks

DOG ASIDE: This 1987 NBA Eastern Conference 1st Round Playoffs featured the Philadelphia 76’ers….including Charles Barkley, Mo Cheeks, Tim McCormick, Cliff Robinson, Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Albert King, Roy Hinson, Mike Giminski, Andrew Toney, David Wingate and Dave Henderson and was coached by Matt Goukas….while their opponents the Milwaukee Bucks were lead by their coach…

NFL – 1986 AFC Divisional Playoffs – New England Patriots VS Denver Broncos

DOG COMMENTARY: There are many Denver Broncos fans and pundits that consider this 1986 AFC Divisional Playoffs game to be one of the best victories in their storied history in the NFL….as Broncos quarterback John Elway ran for a touchdown and passed for another one as he led Denver to a victory….while running back Sammy…

NBA – Special – Greatest NBA Rivalries – Boston Celtics VS Los Angeles Lakers

DOG COMMENTARY: The Celtics–Lakers rivalry is an National Basketball Association (NBA) rivalry between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers….as both teams are the two most storied franchises in NBA history….and the rivalry has been called the best ever in the NBA….for the Celtics and Lakers have met a record 12 times in the NBA…