Special – 1985 – NBC Sportsworld – Grand Sumo Wrestling Competition – Nagasaki, Japan

DOG COMMENTARY:  Sumo (相撲 sumō) or sumo wrestling is a competitive full-contact wrestling sport….where a wrestler (rikishi) attempts to force another wrestler out of a circular ring (dohyō)….or into touching the ground with anything other than the soles of his feet…..as the Japanese characters 相撲 literally mean “striking one another”.      The sport originated in Japan….which is still the only country where…

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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…

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Boxing – 1987 – Special – Promoter Don King Salutes US Marine Corps – In D Day Dynamite

DOG COMMENTARY:  Whether you liked him….or whether you hated him…..Don King was a boxing promoter extraordinaire ….who preached the significant value of being born in America as a black man….or any person of color….with white being a color too….for that matter.    Don King was known publicly for two things…..one, his undeniably unique hair style….which…

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NCAA Football – 1985 – HSE Halftime Show – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs TCU Horned Frogs

DOG ASIDE:    Home Sports Entertainment was a Texas based regional sports network back in the 1980’s…..that had the contracts to bring all regular season games that were not picked up by national networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN)….for MLB’s Texas Rangers and Houston Astros….and for the Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks of…

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NFL – 1985 – NFC Divisional Playoffs – Chicago Bears Vs New York Giants – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:    This 1985 NFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Chicago Bears verses the New York Giants features a tremendous number of Pro Football Hall of Fame Members…..starting with the two coaches….Bears Mike Ditka and Giants Bill Parcells….including the Bears RB Walter Payton, LB Mike Singletary, DE Richard Dent and DT/DE Dan Hampton….while the…

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Boxing – 1982 – Special – Humor in Boxing & Photo Collage As Billy Joel Sings Everybody Has A Dream

DOG ASIDE:  This video was produced by NBC Sports while featuring their boxing telecast broadcast crew of Marv Albert….who is honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame….as he is commonly referred to as “the voice of basketball”….but throughout the Golden Age of Boxing, was also a “significant voice of boxing”…..along with his broadcast…

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NCAA Football – 1985 – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs TCU Horned Frogs – 4th Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY:  As we post the final quarter of the 1985 Southwest Conference Game of the Week between the TCU Horned Frogs and the Texas Longhorns….we want to tell the story of the head coaches in this game….Jim Wacker for TCU and Fred Akers for Texas…..as both were very successful coaches…. who either won multiple…

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NFL – 1985 – CBS Halftime Show – NFC Championship – Bears Vs Giants – With Brent Musburger

DOG COMMENTARY:    This CBS Halftime Show of the 1985 NFC Championship Game between the Chicago Bears verses the New York Giants features the NFL Today broadcast crew of Brent Musburger, Dan Dierdorf and Irv Cross….along with game commentators Pat Summerall and John Madden….with special guest Jack Buckner of the Los Angeles Rams…..who was scouting…

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Boxing – 1982 – Special – Highlights Of Year – Barry Tompkins + Larry Merchant + Sugar Ray Leonard

DOG COMMENTARY:    It is our opinion at ImaSportsphile that The Golden Age of Boxing ….which covered a period starting in with heavyweight Cassius Clay taking down the mighty Bear, Sonny Liston in February of 1964….and running through Evander Holyfield losing his heavyweight title to Lennox Lewis in March of 1999.    he Golden Age of Boxing….unveiled…

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