MLB – 1981 – Special – CNN Keith Olbermann Reporting On The MLB Strike Ending

DOG ASIDE: The 1981 Major League Baseball strike was the first work stoppage in Major League Baseball since the 1972 Major League Baseball strike that resulted in regular season games being cancelled. Overall, it was the 4th work stoppage since 1972, but actions in 1973, 1976, and 1980 did not result in any regular season games being cancelled. The strike began on…

Gymnastics – 1977 – International Meet – USA Vs Romania – With Kirk Thomas + Nadia Comaneci

DOG ASIDE:  The three featured gymnasts in this 1977 International Competition between Team USA verses Team Romania were USA’s Peter Kormann and teammate Kirk Thomas along with Romania’s Nadia Comaneci….who were all “top shelf” in their disciplines performed in this video herewith…..as the viewer gets to see Kormann in his specialty, the floor exercise….and Thomas on…

Golf – 1978 – Special – CNNs Bob Kurtz Interviews Lee Trevino – On PGA Championship Disqualification

DOG COMMENTARY; This 1978 CNN Sports video interview of legendary PGA golfer “Super Mex” Lee Trevino transpires after Trevino was disqualified from the 1978 PGA Championship tournament for an improper score recorded on his score card….and since Super Mex was one of Bone Daddy’s all time favorite golfers…I thought I’d dedicate this piece to the “The Merry Mex”. Lee Buck…

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…

NFL – 1985 – CBS Sports Sunday – Host Gary Bender + Terry Bradshaw + John Madden + Tom Landry

DOG COMMENTARY:    During the Golden Age of Sports from 1964 to 1999….all of the major televised sports networks had their “sports anthology programs”….ABC’s Wide World of Sports…NBC’s SportsWorld….and CBS Sports Saturday / Sunday…..which all aired on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  These programs covered the vast and expansive world of sports around the globe….as they featured many…

NFL – 1985 – Special – NBC At The Half – AFC Divisional Playoffs – Raiders Vs Pats – Highlights

DOG ASIDE;    This NBC halftime special for the 1985 AFC Divisional Playoff game be the New England Patriots verses the Los Angeles Raiders brings together some of the legends of sports broadcasters who grew up with NBC Sports….including Bob Costas and Pete Axthelm at the NFL ’85 news desk….as they break down the 1st half of…

NCAA Football – 1985 – Special – Interview With Texas Freshman RB Charles Hunter

DOG ASIDE:  During the 1985 Texas Longhorn football season….two very talented freshman running backs….Eric Metcalf and Charles Hunter….of whom this interview seen herewith features.  Eric Metcalf  would finish his Longhorn career after making the All-SWC Team three years in a row….while winning the 1987 SWC Player of the Year Award ….after which he got drafted…

NFL – 1985 – Pregame Show – AFC Divisional Championship – NE Patriots Vs LA Raiders

DOG ASIDE:  This NBC Pregame Show for the 1985 NFL AFC Divisional Championship between the New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles was hosted by the NFL ’85 crew of Bob Costas, Ahmad Rashad and Pete Axthelm….along with their legendary broadcast team of Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen.  As a side note, the sports world lost…

NFL – 1988 – CBS Special Halftime Show – NFC Championship – Vikings Vs Redskins

DOG ASIDE:    This CBS halftime show features Brent Musburger interviewing ex-Vikings QB Fran Tarkenton and 1987 Defensive Lineman of the Year Buffulo Bills Bruce Smith….who is sporting a beautiful sable fur coat…..then Will McDonough in the Minnesota locker room and Irv Cross in the Washington locker room with injury updates and status reports….which is followed…