NCAAF – 1986 – Lindsey Nelson Provides A Walk Down Memory Lane Of The First 50 Cotton Bowl Games

This video provides a wonderful walk down memory lane of the first 50 Cotton Bowl Classic games….as told by legendary sportscaster Lindsey Nelson…..who was behind the mike for all 50….as the story of the fabled game went something like this. The Cotton Bowl Classic was founded in Dallas in 1937 at the Texas State Fair Grounds….when…

NCAAF – 1983 – NBC Special – A Bear Of A Story – Bob Costas Tribute To Alabama Coach Bear Bryant

Paul William “Bear” Bryant (September 11, 1913 – January 26, 1983) was an American college football player and coach….who is best known as the head coach of the University of Alabama football team…..where during his 25-year tenure as Alabama’s head coach….he amassed six national championships….which is tied for the most in modern college football history….and thirteen SEC conference championships….when upon his retirement in 1982,…

MLB – 1985 – Baseball Behind The Seam – Braves C Bruce Benedict Fighting His Job – With Kirk Douglas

Bruce Edwin Benedict (born August 18, 1955) is an American former professional baseball player, coach and scout….who played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the Atlanta Braves from 1978 to 1989…..after being drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 5th round of the 1976 Major League Baseball Draft…..when he made his major league debut on August 18, 1978, his 23rd birthday. Benedict led National League catchers in 1981 with 73 assists and 48 base runners caught stealing….as his defensive…

NBA – 1987 – Chris Berman Salutes Dr J On His Final Game – With Michael Jordan + Magic Johnson

Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950) is commonly known by the nickname Dr. J….who is an American retired basketball player that helped popularize a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and playing above the rim.  Erving helped legitimize the American Basketball Association (ABA)….and was the best-known player in that league when it merged with the National Basketball Association (NBA) after the 1975–76 season. Dr.…

MLB – 1985 – ESPN Inside Baseball – Highlights Of ALCS Blue Jays Vs Royals – With David Sullivan

During the decade of the 1980’s, ESPN had two very good baseball specials that ran weekly on the network during baseball season…..with one being Baseball’s Greatest Hits…..which was hosted by George Grande….and the other being Inside Baseball which was typically hosted by David Sullivan….as seen in this video herewith…..and Lou Palmer, who was one of the original…

NBA – 1988 – All Star Saturday – Pat OBrien Reviews Legends Game + 3 Pt Shootout + Slam Dunk Contest

By the time the 1988 NBA’s All Star Saturday Legends Classic, 3-Point Shootout and the extremely popular Slam Dunk Contest rolled around…..the WTBS Sports program, which aired typically on Saturday night before the NBA All Star Game on Sunday afternoon….the competition was highly anticipated….for the night would feature Celtics Larry Bird verses SuperSonics Dale Ellis in the 3-Point Shootout…..followed by Hawks…

NCAAF + USFL + NFL – 1984 – ABCs Jim Lampley Reviews The Year 1984 In College + NFL + USFL Football

 In this ABC Sports special, legendary sportscaster Jim McKay passes the mike to another future sportscasting legend, Jim Lampley….who covers the year 1984 in footall in America….to include highlights of the college football season, with features on Bo Jackson, Doug Flutie and Bernie Kosar….plus a review of the USFL season featuring QB’s Steve Young and…

MLB – 1985 – Baseball Behind The Seams – The End To The Atlanta Braves Season – With Kirk Douglas

The 1985 Atlanta Braves season was the 20th in Atlanta and the 115th season in franchise history. The Braves failed to qualify for the postseason for the third consecutive season….so, during the off-season, the Braves would hire former Pittsburgh Pirates skipper Chuck Tanner as their 1985 manager.  In addition to a new manager, the 1985 Braves had a new relief ace in Bruce Sutter…..and they also had…

MLB – 1985 – This Week In Baseball – American League Highlights Thru September – With Mel Allen

This Week in Baseball was abbreviated as TWiB…..and was an American syndicated television series which focused on Major League Baseball highlights…..which was broadcast weekly during baseball season….and in its second incarnation, prior to marquee MLB games and during rain-delays….as the program featured highlights of recent games, interviews with players and other regular features. The popularity of the program was primarily the result of…