Boxing 1986 – HBO Prefight Special – WBA Heavywt Title – Champ Tim Witherwspoon vs Tony Tubbs

DOG ASIDE:   On January 17, 1986 at The Omni, Atlanta, Georgia, WBA heavyweight champion Tony “TNT” Tubbs, from Cincinnati, Ohio, fought “Terrible” Tim Witherspoon, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in defense of the title he won from Greg Page seven months earlier. Tubbs was undefeated at 21-0…and Witherspoon came into the fight with a record of…

Tennis – 1987 – Wimbledon Women’s Finals – Martina Navratilova VS Steffi Graf

DOG COMMENTARY:    On July 4, 1987 at Wimbledon, England….there was a certain comfort that Martina Navratilova took in being at this hallowed place of tennis….where the grass courts seem to be like a security blanket to keep the doubts away….when the women’s singles final provided an appointment she has been keeping for the prior…

NCAA Football – 1986 – SWC Game of the Week – Texas Longhorns VS Texas Tech Red Raiders

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1986 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season by finishing the regular season with a 5 – 6 record under the tutiledge of Head Football Coach Fred Akers in his 10th season at the Longhorn helm. After a 16–3 loss to rival Texas A&M, head…

Boxing – 1986 – Special – HBO PreFight – IBF Heavyweight Title – Spinks VS Holmes Fight 2

DOG ASIDE:   The fight was billed as “Vindication in Vegas”….as Larry Holmes was a 7.5 to 5 betting favorite going into the fight….wherein Spinks’ purse was $2 million and Holmes’ was $1.125 million….and tickets were priced at $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50.  There was a crowd of 8,328….as the fight was televised live on HBO….…

NCAA Football – 1988 – Orange Bowl – Oklahoma Sooners VS Miami Hurricanes – PreGame & 1st Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY: Talk about college football at it finest….the Canes at The U verses the Boomer Sooners…..Coach Barry Switzer verses Coach Jimmie Johnson…..The Boz verses Bernie…..just plain ole cool stuff happening all around the game ….OH….and you can add # 1 verses # 2….and CBS knew what they had in their grasps….and they made this…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – HBO PreFight – WBC Heavyweight Title – Holmes VS Spinks – Fight 1

DOG ASIDE:   This HBO prefight video provides a very good insight into the potential “influences beyond the ring” that surrounded this first fight between Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes vs. Michael “Jinx” Spinks….cuz if there ever were a fight that had more reasons for The Champ to lose to the challenger….it was this fight, which…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon – Mixed Dbls Finals – Flach & Jordan VS Guenthardt & Navratilova

DOG ASIDE:   Tennis Mixed Doubles is always enteresting to watch…..cuz you never really know what is going to happen….as most folks think that the men will always pick on the women….but, that is not necessarily true…..especailly with a female player like Martina Navratilove was….for this lady was a southpaw with a “ball buster” attitude….which really…

Boxing – 1987 – HBO PreFight Special – Middleweight Title – Marvin Hagler VS Sugar Ray Leonard

DOG ASIDE: During the years from 1964 to 1995….the sports world….and especially the boxing universe….was blessed with legendary heavyweight champions like Muhammad Ali, Smokin Joe Frazier and Big George Foreman in the 1960s and 1970s….plus heavyweights Iron Mike Tyson, Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield and Lennox Lewis in the 1980s and 1990s….along with featherweights /…