NFL – 1986 – Game Of Week – Dallas Cowboys Vs Los Angeles Raiders – 1st Qtr

DOG ASIDE:  On November 9, 1986 the Dallas Cowboys played the Los Angeles Rams at Texas Stadium in Arlington, TX before 61,706 fans….as the game was covered by NBC Sports lead broadcasting team of Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen.   On December 17, 2017, the Dallas Cowboys will play the Oakland Raiders on NBC for the…

Boxing – 1982 – HBO Special – Boxing’s Best – Rocky Marciano

DOG COMMENTARY:    Rocky Marciano was an American professional boxer who competed from 1947 to 1955….while holding the world heavyweight title from 1952 to 1956….who went undefeated in his career….and defended the title six times….against Jersey Joe Walcott, Roland La Starza, Ezzard Charles (twice), Don Cockell and Archie Moore…..and although Marciano is a true legend of boxing….he just simply didn’t have but 6 title defenses in 12 years….and 3…

NCAA Football – 1985 – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs TCU Horned Frogs – 2nd Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY:    The 1985 TCU Horned Frogs football team was coached by Jim Wacker….who was the father of Mike Wacker….who was a 6’9″ F/C for the University of Texas Longhorn basketball team from 1981 to 1984….as he played double post with C LaSalle Thompson during the 1981 season under Head Coach Abe Lemons. Mike…

NCAA Football – 1985 – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs TCU Horned Frogs – 1st Qtr

DOG ASIDE:   The 1985 TCU Horned Frogs football team represented Texas Christian University (TCU) in the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season….as the Horned Frogs finished the season 3 – 8 overall….while posting an 0 – 8 in the Southwest Conference. The team was coached by Jim Wacker….in his third year as head coach….as the Frogs played their home games in Amon…

NFL – 1985 – AFC Divisional Playoffs – Los Angeles Raiders Vs New England Patriots – 4th Qtr

DOG ASIDE:    This 1985 AFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Los Angeles Raiders and the New England Patriots featured four future NFL Hall of Fame Members….with the Raiders having DE Howie Long and CB Mike Haynes….while the Patriots had G John Hannah and LB Andre Tippett…..as the Raiders finished 12 – 4 on the…

NCAA Football – 1987 – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs Texas Tech Red Raiders – 2nd Qtr

DOG ASIDE:    This 1987 Southwest Conference Game of the Week was brought to the viewing public by Raycom Sports featuring Coach Bud Wilkerson (Oklahoma legendary head coach) and Merle Harmon, the legendary sportscaster whose career spanned nearly 40 years on the mike covering MLB, NFL, NCAA football and NCAA basketball.      This SWC…

Boxing – 1919 – Special – Boxings Best – Jack Dempsey – The Manasa Mauler

DOG COMMENTARY:    Within the confines of our boxing library here at ImaSportsphile…..Jack Dempsey would rank as the 2nd in a line legendary heavyweight boxers….right behind Jack Johnson….with Gene Tunney, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield following.   The Manasa Mauler seemed to have the same charismatic qualities…

PGA Golf – 1986 – The Masters – Final Round – Part 3 – Augusta National

DOG ASIDE:    This video piece of historic final round of the 1986 Masters Tournament….in which Jack Nicklaus won his 18th major tournament at age 46….picks up play with Nicklaus at -4 while playing the 12th hole….while Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman were leading the tournament at -7 while playing the 11th and 9th holes…

NFL – 1985 – AFC Divisional Playoffs – Los Angeles Raiders Vs New England Patriots – 3rd Qtr

DOG ASIDE:    With the success of the current New England Patriots under the tutelage of Head Coach Bill Belichick and QB Tom Brady….it seems to us at ImaSportsphile that Pats fans have forgotten about the teams that Coach Raymond Berry guided for five years from 1984 to 1989….the great Baltimore Colts wide receiver…. who…