NCAA Football – 1986 – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs Texas A&M Aggies – 2nd Qtr

DOG ASIDE:    Every year on Thanksgiving Day from 1915 to 2011 (96 years)….one of the greatest football rivalries in college football took place on the gridirons of Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin or Kyle Field in Bryan-College Station,TX….as Texans who bled burnt orange or maroon and white all over the State of Texas would…

Special – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of Year Show – Mary Lou Retton + Edwin Moses Winners

DOG COMMENTARY:    The year 1984 was a phenomenal year in sports…..wherein Bears Walter Payton broke Browns Jim Brown NFL rushing record….the Miami Hurricanes won the National Championship Game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers by a score of 31 – 30…..Doug Flutie wins the Heisman Trophy and the Flutie Hail Mary forever be etched in the minds of…

NCAA Football – 1986 – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs Texas A&M Aggies – 1st Qtr

DOG ASIDE:  During the heyday of Southwest Conference Football….the Longhorns and the Aggies tee’d it up against each other in their annual Thanksgiving Day battle….where a history of college football rivalry unlike any other in the State of Texas….a place where football is KING….and a place where history is written every football season….on Friday night…

NFL – 1985 – NFC Divisional Playoffs – Cowboys Vs Rams – 4th Qtr & Post Game Show

DOG ASIDE:    Although the Cowboys got their lunchbox handed to them by the Los Angeles Rams….and RB Eric Dickerson….who was part of The Pony Express along with RB Craig James at SMU in Dallas, TX from 1979 to 1983….as the future Pro Football Hall of Fame Member sliced up the Cowboys for a record 248…

Music – 1986 – July 4th Liberty Weekend In New York Harbor – With John Williams + The Boston Pops Orchestra

DOG COMMENTARY:    Liberty Weekend was a four-day celebration of the 1984 restoration and the centenary of the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) in New York City….as It began on July 3 and ended on July 6, 1986.   On the morning of July 4, 1986 the battleships and sailing ships of old took part in a naval revue…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – N I T Midwest Region Semifinals – Texas Vs Rutgers – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE:      The 1978 National Invitation Tournament (N.I.T.) featured Coach Abe Lemons University of Texas Longhorns and then every other team in the tournament….as the Horns deserved to be in “the Big Dance”….as the NCAA snubbed a Texas team that could have made it to the NCAA Final Four in 1978….. but instead were…

Special – 1985 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Show – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Winner

DOG COMMENTARY:      The year in sports in 1985 provided many magical moments and some incredible athletic achievements…. including the San Francisco 49’ers climaxing a great season by beating the Miami Dolphins 38 – 16 to win Super Bowl XIX….and Pete Rose breaking Ty Cobb’s career hits record of 4191….while both future Hall of…

NFL – 1985 – NFC Divisional Playoffs – Dallas Cowboys Vs Los Angeles Rams – 3rd Qtr

DOG ASIDE:  The Cowboys finished the 1985 season with a record of 10 wins and 6 losses…..as it was good for first place in the NFC East….thus earning a trip to the playoffs… which turned out to be the final postseason appearance for the Cowboys under Tom Landry….where they lost in a divisional playoff game to the Los Angeles Rams.  Tom Landry’s team…

NFL – 1986 – NFC Divisional Playoffs – Dallas Cowboys Vs Los Angeles Rams – 2nd Qtr

DOG ASIDE:      This 1985 NFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Dallas Cowboys verses the Los Angeles Rams was played on January 4, 1986 at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, CA….with kickoff at 4:00 p.m. EST/1:00 p.m. PST…..on a day that was 67 degrees with fog and drizzle….in front of 66,561 fans.  CBS Sports televised this…