Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Men’s Finals – Ivan Lendl VS Boris Becker

DOG COMMENTARY:    Germany’s Boris Becker was the defending champion going into the 1986 Wimbledon Mens Finals against Czech Ivan Lendl. Lendl got to the finals by defeating USA Tim Mayotte 6 – 4, 4 – 6, 6 – 4, 6 – 3, 9 – 7 in the quarterfinals….then downed unseeded Slobodan Zivojinovic in the semifinals…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – Midwest Region Semi-Finals – Boston College Eagles VS Memphis State Tigers

DOG ASIDE:   This 1985 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament Midwest Region Semifinal Game between the Boston College Eagles coached by Gary Williams verses the Memphis State Tigers coached by Dana Kirk was played on Friday, March 22 at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas.   The Eagles of Boston College had finished the season with a…

Special – 1977 – Sportsworld – Muhammad Ali Indoor Track Meet & World Womens Gymnastics Championship

DOG COMMENTARY:   Back in the mid-to-late 1970’s, all three (3) major networks….ABC, CBS and NBC…. all had weekend sports specials that brought a variety of different sports from all over the world….as ABC had it’s highly acclaimed Wide World of Sports hosted by the inimitable Jim McKay…..CBS had Sports Saturday / Sunday hosted by Pat O’Brien and/or Tim…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Water Polo & Grecco Wrestling & Team Cycling & Swimming & Rowing

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1984 Los Angeles Olympics telecast by ABC Sports takes place on Day 8 of the Games….as hosted by Kathleen Sullivan and Frank Gifford….which covers five (5) major events througout the day including the men’s water polo match between the USA vs Spain….followed by men’s grecco roman wrestling with Pasquale Passarelli of Germany…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Finals – Mixed Doubles & Womens Doubles & Mens Doubles

DOG COMMENTARY:   The famed grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club celebrated their 100th Anniversary for the 1986 Wimbledon Championships….which were held from June 23rd to July 6th….for this was the 1st time that yellow balls were used during the tournament.   This 1986 Wimbledon edition produced champions including Germany’s…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO PreFight Special – 10 Round Heavyweights – Iron Mike Tyson VS Jose Ribalta

DOG ASIDE:   If a sports fan is looking for some great highlight footage of Iron Mike Tyson….this video herewith produced by HBO Boxing and the awesome fight broadcast crew of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….provides some of the best lhighlight clips of Tyson when he was young and coming up the…

NCAA Football – 1985 – Bluebonnet Bowl – Texas Longhorns VS Air Force Academy Falcons

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1985 Bluebonnet Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game that featured the Texas Longhorns and the Air Force Falcons….who had the most victories in their football history in a season with 11….but a loss to rival BYU had cost them a shot at the national title and an outright Western Athletic Conference title. This was their fourth straight bowl…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – NIT Semifinals – Texas Longhorns VS Rutgers Knights – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:   No significant preseason expectations attended the 1977–78 Texas Longhorns….a team that would produce one of the more successful seasons in Longhorn basketball history….when after a one-point loss in the opening game against Southern California in Los Angeles….Texas inaugurated the $37-million, 16,231-seat Erwin Special Events Center with an 83–76 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners….the first of 8…