Boxing – 1930s + 1940s – Special Tribute – Joe Louis – The Brown Bomber

DOG COMMENTARY:     Joseph Louis Barrow was best known as Joe Louis….and nicknamed the “Brown Bomber”, was an American professional boxer….who competed professionally from 1934 to 1951….and he reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949….while being considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time….as Louis’ championship reign lasted 140 consecutive months….during which he participated…

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NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – N I T Finals – Texas Longhorns Vs NC St Wolfpack – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY:    The University of Texas men’s basketball program has never had a coach quite like Abe Lemons….or fielded a team that was quite as good as this 1978 Longhorn team featuring G Johnny Moore, G Jim Krivacs, G/F Ron Baxter, F Tyrone Branyon and C Gary Goodner…cuz Abe was an old school coach…

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NFL – 1985 – NBC Pregame Show – Divisional Playoffs – Cowboys Vs Rams & Browns Vs Dolphins

DOG ASIDE:    Within both the NFC and AFC conferences of the 1985 NFL Season….the three division winners and the two wild card teams….which were the top two non-division winners with the best overall regular season records….all qualified for the 1985 Playoffs….as the three division winners were seeded 1 through 3 based on their overall won-lost-tied record (NFC –…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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