This video features two of the best pitchers of the decade of the 1980’s in Major League Baseball in New York Mets Dwight Gooden and the Red Sox Roger Clemens…..who happened to play the game during a time when cocaine was the “drug of choice” in America, including athletes in all sports….while PED’s and steroids” were being…Details
This 1986 ALCS Boston Red Sox verses California Angels Game 6 pregame show features ABC’s Al Michaels and Jim Palmer behind the mikes setting up the impending game…..while starting off with Michaels narrating highlights from Game 5….which was an extremely tough “lead changing back and forth” game that went into the 12 innings before it was…Details
For the first time since 1965, the Texas Longhorns (3-0) entered the Red River Rivalry game in Dallas as the top-ranked team in the country on October 13, 1984 at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas before 75,587 fans. Under eighth-year head coach Fred Akers, the Horns were the defending Southwestern Conference champions….but a…Details
NCAAF – 1985 – Special – The Bonfire An Aggie Tradition – History Of A & M Bonfire Before Texas Game
Aggie Bonfire was a long-standing annual tradition at Texas A&M University….as part of the college rivalry with the University of Texas at Austin. For 90 years, Texas A&M students, known as Aggies, built and burned a bonfire on campus each autumn….which is known to the Aggie community simply as “Bonfire”….in which this annual autumn event symbolized Aggie students’ “burning desire to beat the hell outta…Details
Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962), nicknamed “Rocket”, is an American former baseball pitcher….who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for four teams including the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Houson Astros and Toronto Blue Jays. Clemens was one of the most dominant pitchers in major league history….while tallying 354 wins….a 3.12 earned run average (ERA)….and 4,672 strikeouts, which is the third-most all…Details
This halftime show from the 1986 Cotton Bowl Classic between the Texas A & M Aggies verses the Auburn Tigers…..was not only a game that featured the spectacular Heisman Trophy winning running back “Bo Knows Football” Jackson…..but also was the celebration for the 50th Cotton Bowl Classic….as this halftime also provided a “50 Year History” of the Cotton…Details
MLB – 1985 – Special – Player Interviews Regarding Potential Strike + Scores & Highlight – With Bill Macatee
NBC’s Bill Macatee provides a rundown of the scores and highlights from the slate of MLB games on this particular night during the 1985 season….and then conducts a series of interviews with current players regarding the potential strike that is looming during the 1985 season…..which is really quite interesting to hear the opinions about the…Details
Actor Kirk Douglas spins a wonderful tale about what baseball meant to kids all over America in 1985 in his introduction to this WTBS Sports program, Baseball Behind The Seams…..for you can tell from the very start that although Douglas had not played a lot of the game…..he still had that “glow in his eye” and…Details
The 1986 Cotton Bowl Classic was an American college football bowl game played on January 1, 1986 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. It was the 50th Cotton Bowl Classic held….in a game that featured the Texas A&M Aggies verses the Auburn Tigers.
Coach Jackie Sherill was in his fourth year with A&M….with his previous three years having finished with a combined 16–16–1…..but in 1986, they won the Southwest Conference championship for the first time since 1976….and played in the Cotton Bowl for the first time since 1968…..whereas Auburn University came into the game being highlighted by Bo Jackson….who rushed for 1,786 yards and won the Heisman Trophy for a team that had at one point was ranked # 1 before losing to Tennessee….and finishing at 8 – 3….which was only good for 6th in the Southeastern Conference….while finishing behind the three teams that had beaten them in Tennessee, Florida and Alabama.
During this halftime show is a special feature on TCU’ All American wide receiver Mike Renfro…..which highlights the incredible accomplishments that he achieved with the Horned Frogs…..who won only 4 games in his four years of outstanding play…..while leading the SWC (Southwest Conference) in receptions all four years.