NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – NBC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns VS USC Trojans – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE:    In 1979, the Texas Longhorns mens basketball team had four starters coming back from a team that “took New York City and Madison Square Garden by storm”….as they came from way down deep in the heart of Texas to the Big Apple….and blew away the competition in the N.I.T. (National Invitation Tournament) that…

Boxing – 1980 – 12 Rnd WBC Featherweight Title – Salvador Sanchez VS Ruben Castillo – Final Round

DOG COMMENTARY:  This April 12, 1980 final round of boxing for the WBC World Featherweight Championship Title Fight between Champ Salvador Sanchez vs. Ruben Castillo was fought at the Civic Auditorium in Tucson, Arizona was televised live on ABC’s Wide World of Sports featuring legendary boxing sportscaster Howard Cosell….took place just 2 years before Sanchez’ tragic…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – NBC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns VS USC Trojans – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY:    With its four leading scorers returning, Texas entered the 1978–79 season with a No. 6 ranking in the AP poll….as they were a near-unanimous favorite to win the SWC championship….but the Longhorns struggled early after beginning the season 7–4 and falling out of the AP rankings after a 21-point road defeat to C Bill…

Music – Jerry Jeff Walker – Cryin Like I’m 1st One To Go & Comfort And Crazy & Pick Up The Tempo

DOG COMMENTARY:   Any time that an Austin City Limits music video rolls up as the next video to post here at Ima Sportsphile….it really turns up the heat of my passion for posting this wonderful video herewith….cuz it brings back some very special memories to my Bone Daddy….memories of Big John and Tomas….two local…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Boxing & Womens Basketball Finals – USA VS Korea – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:   This ABC telecast of Day 11 at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics starts off at the boxing venue….as Howard Cosell is calling the Super Flyweight gold medal match between USA Paul Gonzales vs. GBR John Lyons….as the telecast picks up in the 3rd and final round of a really hard fought…

NCAAW Basketball – 1987 – Women’s Midwest Regional Finals – University of Texas VS Ole Miss

DOG COMMENTARY:     The 1987-88 Texas Longhorns Women’s Basketball Team completed the season by winning 32 games and losing just 3 games….as they swept the SWC with a 16 – 0 record….and advanced through the NCAA Tournament to the Elite Eights….where they lost to Long Beach State….but in this Midwest Regional Finals game….the Longhorns would…

Boxing – Amateur – 1979 – USA vs USSR – Host Vern Lundquist – Live In Moscow

DOG COMMENTARY:   This lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile has many times over talked about what we a Ima Sportsphile refer to as The Golden Age of Boxing….which spanned from 1964 to  1995….which just so happens to be the years covered by our extensive boxing library….that includes 620 world championship fights, of which we are continuing to…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Boxing – Flywts & Lt Flywts & Super Flywts – Diving Men’s 3m

DOG ASIDE:     ABC’s afternoon telecast of Day 10 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games featured three (3) boxing matches….which were all called by legendary boxing commentator Howar Cosell…..with the 1st televised match being a flyweight bout between USA Steve McCrory vs. MAW Peter Ayesu….as McCrory would win this match by unanimous decision…

NCAA Swimming & Diving – 1986 – National Championships – Austin, TX – Featuring Matt Biondi

DOG COMMENTARY:   There is a long storied history around The Forty Acres….that there is absolutely no school better at swimming and diving…..than the Longhorn Men’s and Women’s program….as campus buzzz has always been….well, we’re not sure about the football team or basketball team or baseball team…but swimming and diving team….pure and simply “bet on the Horns”…..especailly…