Horse Racing – 1987 – Becky Dixon + Jim McKay Introduce The Horses And Odds At The Preakness Stakes

DOG ASIDE: In this video, ABC’s Wide World of Sports co-hosts Becky Dixon and Jim McKay provide the viewer with a complete rundown of the 1987 Kentucky Derby field along with their odds….and since we have many Jim McKay videos from which to write about him….so, we’ll just focus today’s post on his “partner in crime”…

Track + Field – 1980 – World Invitational From Peking China – Mens 4 x 100m Relay – USA Wins Gold

DOG ASIDE:  The truth be known….this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile just loves track and field….and one of my favorite events is the 4 x 100m relay….men’s and women’s….cuz it is just exciting to watch four really fast people pass a baton three times within the passing lane…..cuz it just goes so fast….I mean, to cover…

Olympics – 1984 – Los Angeles Games – ABC Intro To Close Of August 11th Coverage – With Jim McKay + Al Michaels

DOG ASIDE: To say that USOC President Peter Ueberroth created the “Corporate Games” in Los Angeles back in 1984….evidenced by this video herewith….for it is our opinion here at ImaSportsphile that it was at these Olympics that “corporate sponsorship” became the new galaxy in the universe of sports….which has evolved today in November 2018  in such a…

TV Ads – 1987 – Goodyear Tires + Pepto Bismol Stomach Relief

DOG ASIDE: Goodyear manufactures tires for automobiles, commercial trucks, light trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, race cars, airplanes, farm equipment and heavy earth-mover machinery. It also produced bicycle tires from its founding until 1976.  As of 2017, Goodyear is one of the top four tire manufacturers along with Bridgestone (Japan), Michelin (France) and Continental (Germany).  The company was named after American Charles Goodyear, inventor of vulcanized rubber.…

Tennis – 1941 – Highlights Of U S Open Champions – Featuring Sara Cook And Bobby Riggs

DOG ASIDE: This vintage treasure features Sarah Cooke winning the U.S. National Tennis women’s singles championship in 1941….as the video says….Sarah was # 1 in ’41…..Sarah Hammond Palfrey Danzig (September 18, 1912 – February 27, 1996) was an American tennis player….whose career spanned two decades from the late 1920’s until the late 1940’s. She won the singles title…

Speed Boat Racing – 1987 – Interview With Driver Jim Kropfeld Of Miss Budweiser At The Emerald Cup

DOG ASIDE: The Miss Budweiser were 22 hydroplanes sponsored by Budweiser beer that raced in the unlimited class under the U-12 banner. They were owned by Bernie Little….with whom Anheuser-Busch sponsorship began in 1963….and thanks to the friendship of Little and A-B president August Busch III.  After Little’s death in April 2003, his youngest son Joe ran the operation for the two final seasons. Following the…

Golf – 1987 – Jim Nantz Interviews U S Open 3rd Round Leader In The Clubhouse Keith Clearwater

DOG ASIDE:  Keith Allen Clearwater (born September 1, 1959) is an American professional golfer…..who has won two tournaments on the PGA Tour….both in his rookie season of 1987….as he won the prestigious Colonial National Invitation in the spring of that year with a 14 under par 266….which tied the previous tournament record set by Corey Pavin in 1985….then later in that same season….he…

MLB – 1973 – Keith Jackson Highlights Mets Bud Harrelson Fight With Reds Pete Rose

DOG ASIDE: This 1973 flashback features ABC’s legendary sportscaster Keith Jackson reflecting on his interview with Mets 3B Coach Bud Harrelson prior to the 1986 NLCS between the Houston Astros vs N Y Mets….as the ex-Mets SS back in 1973 recollects his fight with Reds OF Pete Rose. Derrel McKinley “Bud” Harrelson (born June 6, 1944) is…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games -Track + Field Womens Shot Put Finals – Gold FGR Claudia Losch

DOG ASIDE: This video features ABC’s legendary sportscaster Frank Gifford introducing the winning toss of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games track and field women’s shot put competition….tossed by West Germany’s Claudia Losch….for this was an Olympics that had an East German National Team (DDR) ….and a West German National Team (FRG)…..as Losch tossed for…