NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – CBS Special – Road To The Final Four – Hosts Jim Nance & Bill Raftery

DOG ASIDE:    It seems to us at ImaSportsphile that CBS Sports has been bringing the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament forever….but they actually out-bid NBC for the rights to the tournament in 1982….and have been bringing March Madness to America and the world every year since then.    This CBS special Road to the Final Four was aired on…

NCAA Football – 1985 – Special – Interview With Texas Freshman RB Charles Hunter

DOG ASIDE:  During the 1985 Texas Longhorn football season….two very talented freshman running backs….Eric Metcalf and Charles Hunter….of whom this interview seen herewith features.  Eric Metcalf  would finish his Longhorn career after making the All-SWC Team three years in a row….while winning the 1987 SWC Player of the Year Award ….after which he got drafted…

NCAA Football – 1986 – 50th Cotton Bowl – Auburn Tigers Vs Texas A && M Aggies – 2nd Thru 4th Qtrs

DOG COMMENTARY:    The 1986 Cotton Bowl Classic was an American college football bowl game played on January 1, 1986 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas….as it was the 50th Cotton Bowl Classic held….in a game featuring the Texas A&M Aggies and the Auburn Tigers….featuring Heisman Trophy winner RB Bo Jackson.  Coach Jackie Sherill was in his fourth year with A&M….while in his previous three years…

Boxing – 1971 To 1976 – Special – Joe Frazier Talks About 3 Fights With Muhammad Ali

DOG COMMENTARY:  With the possible exception of David vs. Goliath….the greatest rivalry in the history of individual human combat was the three-fight trilogy staged by Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier from 1971-75…..which began as the embodiment of the culture war taking place at that time in America….and it evolved into a conflict in the ring…

NBA – 1985 – All Star Game Halftime – Old Timers Game + Slam Dunk Contest – Jordan + Wilkins + Dr J

DOG COMMENTARY:     The 1985 NBA Slam Dunk Contest is widely heralded as one of the greatest dunk contests of all time….as it showcased two of the highest flyers of the time in Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins….along with fellow competitors Clyde Drexler, Julius Erving, Darrell Griffith, Larry Nance, Terence Stansbury, and Orlando Woolridge….as both Nance and Erving had first round byes due to their finishing…

NFL – 1980 – Highlights – Super Bowl XIV – Los Angeles Rams Vs Pittsburgh Steelers

DOG COMMENTARY:  Super Bowl XIV was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Los Angeles Rams and the American Football Conference(AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1979 season. The game was played on January 20, 1980, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and was attended by a Super Bowl record 103,985 spectators….as CBS Sports carried the game on national…

Boxing – 1989 – HBO Prefight Special – World Heavyweight Title – Carl Williams Vs Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE:    HBO always put on a great fight telecast….which not only included some fantastic fights during the Golden Age of Boxing (1964 – 1999)….but also featured some of the best Pre-fight Shows and Post-fight Interviews….as they showcased some of the very best “boxer profiles” produced in all of sports….for this video provides evidence to that fact….with…

Boxing – 1989 – World Heavyweight Title Fight – Carl Williams Vs Mike Tyson

DOG COMMENTARY:  Mike Tyson vs. Carl Williams was a professional boxing match contested on July 21, 1989, for undesputed (WBA, WBC, IBF and Lineal) Heavyweight championships.  After Tyson’s dominating victory over Frank Bruno five months prior….negotiations for a potential bout with Carl Williams began….and on June 15, 1989, the fight was made official. as four years earlier, Williams had challenged then IBF Heavyweight champion Larry Holmes for the…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Cotton Bowl – Auburn Vs Texas A & M – Pregame + 1st Qtr – With Bo Jackson

DOG COMMENTARY:  The 1986 Cotton Bowl Classic was an American college football bowl game played on January 1, 1986 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. It was the 50th Cotton Bowl Classic held….in a game that featured the Texas A&M Aggies and the Auburn Tigers….who feature one of the all-time great college running backs in Bo Jackson….as Bo was bemg Bo on this day….in a season in…