Special – 1980 – HBO Inside Sports With Barry Tompkins Takes A Look At The NCAA Student Athlete

A subject that has been covered in specials and commentary throughout the years…..which was discussed by HBO’s Barry Tompkins and Larry Merchant in this 1980 episode of Inside Sports ….and is still today discussed by many sports pundits and other potential Sportsphiles…..has been the at the core of “What is truly Amatuer Sports?”…..and how it relates to…

MLB – April 29th 1986 – NESN Sports Highlights – Red Sox Roger Clemens 20 Strikeout Game Vs Seattle

In baseball, a strikeout occurs when a pitcher throws three strikes to a batter during his time at bat….as twenty different pitchers have struck out at least 18 batters in a single nine-inning Major League Baseball (MLB) game as of 2016….with the most recent being Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals on May 11, 2016….as four players have accomplished the feat more than once in their career….with no player having ever struck…

Music – 1988 – Leslie Uggams + LeeRoy Reams – Bight Lights And Big Town Music – Orange Bowl Halftime

During the decade of the 1980’s, the Orange Bowl Classic was known for its halftime show…..which was typically a production of the highest order…..and if the 1988 Orange Bowl featuring the # 1 Oklahoma Sooners verses the # 2 Miami Hurricanes didn’t create enough excitement…..which it did with a truly great match-up in a truly…

MLB – 1987 – Special Legends Feature – Boston Fenway Park – The Story Of An American Tradition

Fenway Park is a baseball park located in Boston, Massachusetts near Kenmore Square….where since 1912, it has been the home for the Boston Red Sox….which is the city’s American League baseball team….and since 1953, its only Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise.  It is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball….and because of its age and constrained location in Boston’s dense Fenway–Kenmore neighborhood…..the park has been renovated or expanded many times…..thus,…

MLB – 1987 – Special – The Cocky Arrogant Mets That Everyone Is Gunning For In The 1987 Season

The New York Mets’ 1987 season was the 26th regular season for the Mets. They went 92-70 and finished 2nd in the NL East. They were managed by Davey Johnson. The team played home games at Shea Stadium.  The Mets were coming off a World Series Championship over the Boston Red Sox…..and were a team that virtually every MLB…

MLB – 1986 – NLCS Mets Vs Astros Game 2 PreGame Show – With Keith Jackson + Tim McCarver

Game 2 saw the Mets knot the series at one game apiece as New York scored two runs in the fourth inning….and then got three more in the fifth against Astros’ starter Nolan Ryan en route to a 5 – 1 victory. Lefty Bob Ojeda went the distance on a ten-hitter for the Mets….who were aided by an RBI double…

MLB – 1986 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – World Series Unsung Heroes – Tenace + Mazeroski + Carbo Et Al

In this 1986 episode of ESPN Baseball’s Greatest Hits with host George Grande is titled “World Series Unsung Heroes….features Oakland A’s catcher Gene Tenace….plus St Louis Cardinals’ OF Harry The Hat Walker….along with Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Bill Mazeroski, with the shot heard round the world…..and last but not least, Red Sox OF Bernie Carbo….as the four featured “Unsung Heroes” of World…

NCAAF – 1986 – Presentation Show – Coach Of Yr Fisher DeBerry + Offensive Player Of Yr Bo Jackson

The 1986 Chevrolet Coach of the Year was awarded to Air Force Academy’ Fisher DeBerry after leading his Falcons to the WAC Championship and a 12 – 1 record…..while ending the season ranked # 5 in the country…..and beating the Texas Longhorns in the Bluebonnet Bowl by a score of 24 – 16.  The 1986…

MLB – 1985 – Player Interviews On Potential Strike + Interview With Tom Seaver Going For Win # 300

In this video herewith, Bill Macatee mans the NBC Sports desk…..as he passes the mike to Len Berman in New York….who covers the impending MLB Players’ Strike during the 1985 season…..when he interview Yanks DH Don Baylor, White Sox Mgr Tony LaRussa, Brewers OF Paul Molitor and Tigers 1B Darrell Evans…..wherein all four express their…