Music – 1987 – John Davidson – Star Spangled Banner – Rose Bowl Classic – Michigan Vs Arizona State

John Davidson is an American actor, singer and game-show host known for hosting That’s Incredible!, Time Machine and Hollywood Squares in the 1980’s….and a revival of The $100,000 Pyramid in 1991…..as he went on to work in various television roles including sitcoms, game shows, variety shows, and talk shows. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, Davidson was a successful recording artist….who recorded 12 albums for Columbia Records….where he enjoyed his…

Golf – 1984 – SIs Sportsman Of The Year Award Show – Candidates From Golf – With Host Merlin Olsen

The 1984 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Awards Show was hosted by NFL sportscaster Merlin Olsen…..as he introduced the candidates for the award from golf…..which included LPGA Patty Sheehan as winner of the Women’s US Open….along with PGA’s Ben Crenshaw, who won the green jacket at the Masters Tournament…..plus, Seve Ballesteros, the winner of the 1984…

Baseball – 1984 – S I Sportsman Of The Year Award Show – Candidates From Baseball With Stan Musial

The 1984 Sports Illustrated “Sportsman of the Year Award” show was hosted by NFL / NFL broadcast great Merlin Olsen…..who introduced Stan The Man Musial to cover the candidates for the award from the world of MLB by a highlights review of Musial’s 1957 season…..for which he was selected by Sports Illustrated as the Sportsman of the Year…..as…

NCAAF – 1986 – Rose Bowl – Iowa Vs UCLA – PreGame Show With Dick Enberg + Merlin Olsen

College football Hall of Fame Coach Hayden Fry of the University of Iowa….as seen in this video herewith….was on the field at the 1986 Rose Bowl featuring the Iowa Hawkeyes vs. UCLA Bruins….who had a really incredible group of assistant coaches on the field with him….including College Hall of Fame Coaches Bill Snyder (of Kansas…

NCAAF – 1986 – Rose Bowl Halftime Show With Dick Enbeg + Bob Costas – Featuring UCLA + Iowa Bands

The weather was overcast and 71 degrees. The UCLA Bruins wore white visitor jerseys, and the Iowa Hawkeyes wore their black home jerseys. Both teams wore Rose Bowl patches on their uniforms. The Iowa Hawkeye helmets bore a sticker with the letters “ANF” for “America Needs Farmers”. Coach Hayden Fry had the players wear these…

NCAAF – 1987 – Rose Bowl Michigan Vs Arizona State PreGame Show – With Dick Enberg + Merlin Olsen

The 1987 Rose Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 1987, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California…..which was the 73rd Rose Bowl Game. …as the Arizona State Sun Devils, champions of the Pacific-10 Conference…..defeated the Michigan Wolverines, champions of the Big Ten Conference….by a score of 22 – 15…..as Arizona State QB Jeff Van Raaphorst was named the Rose Bowl Player of the Game…..in what was…

NCAAF – 1986 – Rose Bowl Iowa Vs UCLA PreGame Show – With Dick Enberg + Merlin Olsen + Bob Costas

The 1986 Rose Bowl matched the winners of the Big Ten Conference and the Pacific-10 Conference. Each conference had tie-breaker rules in place should there be conference co-champions. After much consideration, Chuck Long delighted Iowa Hawkeye fans by declaring that he would return for his senior season. He became an instant Heisman Trophy candidate….and Iowa was a pre-season…

MLB – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of Year Award – Stan Musial Introduces Baseball Nominees

Each year Sports Illustrated Magazine presents its Sports Person of the Year  award show with candidates from nearly every genre of sports highlighted by category…..baseball, football, boxing, baseball etc.  This 1984 version of the awards show was produced by HBO and features host Merlin Olsen….who introduces famous stars and past winners of the award that turn…