Special – 1980 – HBO Inside Sports With Barry Tompkins Takes A Look At The NCAA Student Athlete

A subject that has been covered in specials and commentary throughout the years…..which was discussed by HBO’s Barry Tompkins and Larry Merchant in this 1980 episode of Inside Sports ….and is still today discussed by many sports pundits and other potential Sportsphiles…..has been the at the core of “What is truly Amatuer Sports?”…..and how it relates to…

NCAA Volleyball – 1979 – Mens National Championship Finals – USC Vs UCLA – Game 3

The 1979 NCAA Men’s Volleyball Tournament was the 10th annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men’s college volleyball. The tournament was played at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California during May 1979. UCLA defeated USC in the final match, 3–1 (12–15, 15–12, 15–11, 15–7), to win their seventh national title. Coached by Al Scates, the Bruins finished the season undefeated at 30 – 0. UCLA’s Sinjin Smith was…

NCAAM – 1984 – Louisville Cardinals Vs Indiana Hoosiers – Final 3 Minutes – With Musburger + Packer

This 1984 NCAA men’s basketball game between the Louisville Cardinals verses the Indiana Hoosiers featured two of the best college basketball coaches of all time….with Louisvile’s Denny Crum….and Indiana’s Bobby Knight. Denny Crum (born March 2, 1937) is a former American men’s college basketball coach at the University of Louisville from 1971 to 2001…..where he compiled an outstanding record of…

MLB – 1987 – World Series Game 1 Cardinals Vs Twins PreGame Show With Al Michaels + Jim Palmer

The 1987 World Series was notable in several regards…..as It featured the first World Series games played in an indoor stadium at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome…..and, to date, the last World Series game to start earlier than prime time in the eastern United States….when Game 6 would start at 4:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. CT….and it was the first World Series in…

MLB – 1987 – World Series – St Louis Cardinals Vs Minnesota Twins – Game 2 – Top Of 1st Inning

Game 2 of the 1987 World Series between the St Louis Cardinals verses the Minnesota Twins took place on Sunday, October 18, 1987 at 7:25 pm (CT) at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota….and featured Twins future Hall of Fame P Bert Blyleven against the Cardinals big right-hander Danny Cox. While improving on their game one…

MLB – 1987 – NLCS Giants Vs Cardinals Game 7 PreGame Show with Marv Albert + Joe Morgan + Vin Scully

This NBC Sports 1987 National League Championship Series Game 7 between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants pregame show features the broadcast team of Marv Albert, Joe Morgan, Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola….as the crew showcases the top plays and outcome of the first 6 games of this awesome NLCS….which is followed…

MLB – 1987 – World Series Game 3 Cards Vs Twins Pregame With Al Michaels + Jim Palmer + Tim McCarver

Traveling down the Mississippi to the open air of Busch Stadium from the confines and the cold of the Metrodome for Game 3 of the 1987 World Series saw a tense pitching duel between Twins starter Les Straker and John Tudor of the Cardinals…..as Les Straker was the first Venezuelan to pitch in the World Series. After five scoreless innings by both teams, the Twins…

MLB – 1987 – ALCS Game 5 Tigers Vs Twins PostGame Show + Interviews With Tom Kelley + Kirby Puckett

In what would turn out to be the last postseason game ever played at Tiger Stadium….the Twins would send future Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven to the mound to face the Tigers’ seasoned vet ace Doyle Alexander. Minnesota drew first blood in the top of the 2nd….when Tom Brunansky doubled home Gary Gaetti and Randy Bush….but was thrown out trying to stretch…

MLB – 1987 – NLCS Game 4 Cardinals Vs Giants PreGame Show With Marv Albert + Joe Morgan + Vin Scully

The Giants knotted the series at 2 – 2….mostly by the longball…..along with another complete-game pitching performance….with this time being by Giants P Mike Krukow…..as he was touched for two runs in the 2nd on RBI singles by opposing pitcher Danny Cox and Vince Coleman….but then pitched shutout ball the rest of the way….then Giants’ Robby Thompson hit a homer…