NFL – 1985 – AFC Divisional Playoffs – Los Angeles Raiders Vs New England Patriots – 4th Qtr

DOG ASIDE:    This 1985 AFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Los Angeles Raiders and the New England Patriots featured four future NFL Hall of Fame Members….with the Raiders having DE Howie Long and CB Mike Haynes….while the Patriots had G John Hannah and LB Andre Tippett…..as the Raiders finished 12 – 4 on the…

NCAA Football – 1987 – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs Texas Tech Red Raiders – 2nd Qtr

DOG ASIDE:    This 1987 Southwest Conference Game of the Week was brought to the viewing public by Raycom Sports featuring Coach Bud Wilkerson (Oklahoma legendary head coach) and Merle Harmon, the legendary sportscaster whose career spanned nearly 40 years on the mike covering MLB, NFL, NCAA football and NCAA basketball.      This SWC…

Boxing – 1919 – Special – Boxings Best – Jack Dempsey – The Manasa Mauler

DOG COMMENTARY:    Within the confines of our boxing library here at ImaSportsphile…..Jack Dempsey would rank as the 2nd in a line legendary heavyweight boxers….right behind Jack Johnson….with Gene Tunney, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield following.   The Manasa Mauler seemed to have the same charismatic qualities…

PGA Golf – 1986 – The Masters – Final Round – Part 3 – Augusta National

DOG ASIDE:    This video piece of historic final round of the 1986 Masters Tournament….in which Jack Nicklaus won his 18th major tournament at age 46….picks up play with Nicklaus at -4 while playing the 12th hole….while Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman were leading the tournament at -7 while playing the 11th and 9th holes…

NFL – 1985 – AFC Divisional Playoffs – Los Angeles Raiders Vs New England Patriots – 3rd Qtr

DOG ASIDE:    With the success of the current New England Patriots under the tutelage of Head Coach Bill Belichick and QB Tom Brady….it seems to us at ImaSportsphile that Pats fans have forgotten about the teams that Coach Raymond Berry guided for five years from 1984 to 1989….the great Baltimore Colts wide receiver…. who…

Sky Diving – 1979 – U S Sky Diving Championship

DOG ASIDE:     Parachuting, or skydiving, is a method of transiting from a high point to Earth with the aid of gravity…. involving the control of speed during the descent with the use of a parachute….which may involve more or less free-falling….a period during which the parachute has not been deployed….and the body gradually accelerates to terminal velocity. …

NCAA Football – 1987 – Raycom Halftime Show With Bud Wilkerson – Texas Longhorns Vs Texas Tech

DOG ASIDE:    This 1987 SWC game of the week halftime show for the game between the Texas Longhorns verses the Texas Tech Red Raiders starts off with a feature on what Texas Tech University out on the West Texas plains in Lubbock, Texas….which is then followed by a piece called The Greatest of the Greats…

Boxing – 1980 – Special – Howard Cosell Interviews Larry Holmes + Muhammad Ali Prior To Their Fight

DOG COMMENTARY:      There never was before….and there never has been since….an athlete who brought more to the world than Muhammad Ali….who just happens to be our favorite athlete ever at ImaSportsphile….for not only was Ali beautiful in the ring….he was beautiful in the heart and mind….cuz his message was simple….his message in live was…

Boxing – 1980 – 15 Rnd WBC Featherweight Title Fight – Ruben Castillo Vs Salvador Sanchez

DOG ASIDE:    We have often talked about how much we enjoyed watching Salvador Sanchez in the ring….as we consider him to have been the most talented Mexican boxer ever.  Sánchez started his professional career at the age of 16….and as a teenager (after a brief amateur career consisting of reportedly 4 amateur bouts) he…