NFL – 1979 – ABC Sports Special – Monday Night Football Promo For The Cowboys Game – With Howard Cosell

DOG ASIDE: Howard William Cosell (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist….who was widely known for his blustery, cocksure personality….as Cosell said of himself, “Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, a showoff. There’s no question that I’m all of those things.”  In its obituary for Cosell, The New York Times described Cosell’s effect on American…

Music – 1978 – University Of Texas Band – Star Spangled Banner – Played At N I T Semifinals With Texas Vs Rutgers

DOG ASIDE: One of the true joys for this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile who is responsible for posting my Bone Daddy’s incredible 12,000 vintage video library here at ImaSportsphile…..has been the ability to post so many different renditions of our National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner…..which has been performed by many many various bands, groups,…

NFL – 1986 – CBS Sports NFC Championship Game Special – The Predictions With Jimmy The Greek + Brent Musburger

DOG ASIDE: James George Snyder Sr. (born Dimetrios Georgios Synodinos, September 9, 1918 – April 21, 1996), better known as Jimmy the Greek, was an American sports commentator and Las Vegas bookmaker.  The sports line eventually led to a 12-year stint on the CBS Sunday morning show, The NFL Today, a pregame show for National Football League (NFL) games.  Known simply as “Jimmy the Greek”…. he would…

Music – 1988 – Bright Lights And Big Town Music – Featuring Lee Roy Performing At Halftime Of 51st The Cotton Bowl

DOG ASIDE: It was common practice during the decade of the 1980’s to have large stage productions at the halftime of major college bowl games on New Years Day….as well as at the annual Super Bowl game later on each January…..as this 1988 Cotton Bowl Classic halftime show proves out.  Bright Lights and Big Town…

MLB 1988 NBC Sports All Star Game Special Feature Bob Costas Interview With Yankee Legend Mickey Mantle

DOG ASIDE: Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995), nicknamed The Commerce Comet and The Mick….was a legendary American professional baseball player….who played his entire Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the New York Yankees as a center fielder and first baseman from 1951 through 1968. Mickey Mantle was one of the best players and sluggers to ever play the game…..and is regarded by many as…

NBA – 1986 – CBS Sports At The Half – NBA Finals Game 1 Rockets Vs Celtics Special – With Brent Musburger + Hubie Brown + Billy Cunningham

DOG ASIDE: Brent Musburger was a sportscaster with CBS Sports from 1973 until 1990…..where he was one of the original members of their program The NFL Today….and he is credited with coining the phrase “March Madness” to describe the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament while covering the Final Four. While at CBS, Musburger also covered the Super Bowl….NBA Finals, as seen…

NCAA Football – 1988 – CBS Sports Update With Jim Nantz – Showcasing Highlights & Scores Of Bowl Games

DOG ASIDE: James William Nantz III (born May 17, 1959) is an American sportscaster who has worked on telecasts of the National Football League (NFL)….National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men’s basketball….and the PGA Tour for CBS Sports since the 1980’s. He has anchored CBS’ coverage of the Masters Tournament since 1989 and been the play-by-play announcer on CBS’ top NFL game since 2004.  Nantz joined CBS in 1985…..who…

NFL – 1986 – NBC Sports Super Bowl XX Patriots Vs Bears Special – Ahmad Rashad Halftime Interview With Pats Coach Raymond Berry

DOG ASIDE: Raymond Emmett Berry Jr. (born February 27, 1933) is a former American football player and coach in the National Football League (NFL).  He played as a split end for the Baltimore Colts from 1955 to 1967…. and after several assistant coaching positions….was head coach of the New England Patriots from 1984 to 1989.  With the Colts, Berry led the NFL in receptions and…

Music – 1985 – Larry Gatlin – Star Spangled Banner – At The Stanley Cup Finals Game 5

DOG ASIDE: Larry Wayne Gatlin (born May 2, 1948) is an American country and Southern gospel singer and songwriter….who as part of a trio with his younger brothers Steve and Rudy….has achieved considerable success within the country music genre….while performing on 33 top-40 singles (combining his solo recordings and those with his brothers)….when as their fame grew….the band became known…