Special – 1985 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Show – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Winner

DOG COMMENTARY:      The year in sports in 1985 provided many magical moments and some incredible athletic achievements…. including the San Francisco 49’ers climaxing a great season by beating the Miami Dolphins 38 – 16 to win Super Bowl XIX….and Pete Rose breaking Ty Cobb’s career hits record of 4191….while both future Hall of…

NFL – 1985 – NFC Divisional Playoffs – Dallas Cowboys Vs Los Angeles Rams – 3rd Qtr

DOG ASIDE:  The Cowboys finished the 1985 season with a record of 10 wins and 6 losses…..as it was good for first place in the NFC East….thus earning a trip to the playoffs… which turned out to be the final postseason appearance for the Cowboys under Tom Landry….where they lost in a divisional playoff game to the Los Angeles Rams.  Tom Landry’s team…

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…

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…

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…

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…