Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals – Flach/Jordan Vs Navratilova/Gunthardt – Sets 2 + 3

DOG ASIDE:   Paul McNamee and Martina Navratilova were the defending champions coming in to the 1986 Wimbledon Championships….but they decided not to play together….as McNamee competed with Hana Mandlíková but lost in the first round to David Graham and Elise Burgin….while Navratilova played with Heinz Günthardt…..who made it to the finals only to be defeated by Ken Flach and Kathy Jordan in straight sets by 6 – 3,…

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NFL – 1986 – AFC Championship Game – Denver Broncos Vs Cleveland Browns

DOG COMMENTARY: In 1986 Denver Broncos season was the franchise’s 27th year in professional football and its 17th with the National Football League (NFL)….when they finished the regular season with a record of 11–5….and returned to the playoffs after a one-year absence….where they won the AFC Championship over the Cleveland Browns….only to lose in Super Bowl XXI to the New York Giants The Broncos won their first…

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NCAAM Basketball – 1939 To 1989 – CBS Special – 50 Years Of Final Fours – Host Jim Nance

DOG COMMENTARY:  Every now a then, a video rolls up to the top spot for videos ready to be posted…. which bring this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile a great deal of unexpected joy….and this 1989 CBS Sports special college basketball production is one of those rare jewels that just popped up out like the magic…

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NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – N I T Semifinal Game – Rutgers Knights Vs Texas Longhorns 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE:    We have written often about the 1978 Texas Longhorns Men’s Basketball Team….which was coached by our favorite coaching legend here at ImaSportsphile…the one and only A. E. “Abe” Lemons….and what I find when another Horns video roles to the front of the line to be posted….like this one herewith….and when that happens….we find…

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News – 1985 – NBC Nightly News Special Report – With Tom Brokaw – Egyptian Airliner Hijacking

DOG COMMENTARY:  It never ceases to amaze me how often that things change….there are always some things that just don’t change…..and this video provides the viewer with examples of both those things that change….and those that don’t.  Regarding things that change….how about the approach to this news piece that NBC’s Tom Brokaw delivers the news…

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Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mens Finals – Boris Becker Vs Ivan Lendl

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1986 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in England.  It was the 100th edition of the Wimbledon Championships….and were held from 23 June to 6 July 1986. This year at Wimbledon will be remembered for many things….as one of our favorite pieces of Sportsphile trivia is it…

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NCAAW Basketball – 1986 – Pregame Special – NCAA Womens Finals – USC Vs Texas

DOG ASIDE:  This 1986 NCAA Women’s Basketball Finals Pregame Show….ESPN featured Leandra Reilly and Mimi Griffin….who were two of the pioneers of women’s basketball broadcasting….as the program starts off with Leandra Reilly interviewing the Lady Horns star player Clarissa Davis….who would eventually win the MVP of the Final Four.  This interview is followed by Mimi…

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NCAA Football – 1986 – Rose Bowl Classic – UCLA Bruins Vs Iowa Hawkeyes – Pregame & 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:   Iowa spent a number of weeks ranked number one….when on October 19, 1985….they defeated the #2 Michigan Wolverines 12–10 in the thirteenth regular season match-up between a #1 and #2 team….when Mike Haight, Chuck Long, and Ronnie Harmon were the stars for the Hawkeyes. They eventually lost one game on November 2, 1985 to Ohio State 13–22….as Iowa came into…

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Special – 1985 – ESPN Sportscenter – NFL Week 13 Highlites + Australian Open Tennis

DOG ASIDE:  We have literally hundreds of ESPN vintage videos in our Sports Section here at ImaSportsphile….and we have been able to identify every person who ever graced the SportsCenter desk…except for this gentleman manning the desk on this day that this video was recorded….so, if anybody can help us….let us know who he is!?!  Regardless of that,…

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