NFL – 1960 To 1990 – NFL Films Intro To NFL Crunch Course – With Narrator Jeff – Name Of Game is Hit

DOG ASIDE: i have written often about my belief that Ed + Steve Sabol at NFL Films set the gold standard for filming sports…..and then taking their footage …. and producing a film that is as enjoyable on the eye…..as it is pleasing to the senses….for they captured the art of professional football like no…

Music – 1978 – The Grateful Dead – This Must Be Heaven

DOG ASIDE: The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California….with a group that ranged from quintet to septet….whereby the band is known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements  of rock, folk, country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, modal jazz, reggae, experimental music, psychedelia, and space rock….and if that sounded like quite a lot….it was.  The Dead were known for live performances of lengthy instrumental jams,….and let’s not forget their…

NFL – 1979 – MNF Howard Cosell Highlights Best Games Of The Week – With Bears + Steelers + Pats

DOG ASIDE: When I get to a chance to listen to any sporting event that is broadcast by Howard Cosell….the event just seems to be a little more exciting….with an energy that makes you want to get into whatever sport that Cosell would bring…..where the words of Howard were the kind that made you want…

NBA – 1985 – Pat OBrien Interviews All Star Rookies Michael Jordan + Terry Cummings + Akeem Olajuwon

DOG ASIDE: The 1985 NBA All Star Game featured three really incredible basketball players….two of which are certainly in the class of the greatest of all time….as Michael Jordan, Terry Cummings and Akeem Olajuwon made this this game their “coming out party”….as all would still be playing 18 years later in 2002…..and this video seen…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – The Marine Band Presents The Colors At Light Heavyweight Title Fight

DOG ASIDE The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting expeditionary and amphibious operations[12] with the United States Navy as well as the Army and Air Force. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of…

NCAA Sports – 1980 – HBO Inside Sports Special Feature – Barry Tompkins Highlights Student Athletes

DOG ASIDE: A student athlete is a participant in an organized competitive sport sponsored by the educational institution in which he or she is enrolled….as student-athletes are full time students as well as full time athletes.  Due to educational institutions being colleges….they offer athletic scholarships in various sports…..with many student athletes being compensated with scholarships to attend these institutions….…

News – 1987 – CNN Headline News – Illinois Senator Paul Simon Announces His Run For U S President

DOG ASIDE: Paul Martin Simon (November 29, 1928 – December 9, 2003) was an American author and politician from Illinois…..who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1985….and in the United States Senate from 1985 to 1997.  A member of the Democratic Party, Simon unsuccessfully ran for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination….as seen in the announcement of his candidacy…

MLB – 1986 – ESPNs Chris Berman + George Grande Host Season Hilites Put To Bob Segers Like A Rock

DOG ASIDE: This video features ESPN’s Chris Berman and George Grande at the pregame show for the 1986 All Star Game at the Houston Astrodome….as they bring highlights of the 1986 MLB season leading up to the All Star break.  What makes this video such a “nugget of gold” in our ImaSportsphile treasure chest of vintage memories….is…

NCAAF – 1987 – NBCs Bill Macatee Showcases The ASU Sun Devils Prior To Rose Bowl Game Vs Michigan

DOG ASIDE: The Arizona State Sun Devils football team represents Arizona State University in the sport of American football…as the team competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)….and the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12).  Arizona State University has fielded a football team since 1897. The Sun Devils are currently led by head coach Herm Edwards…. playing their home games…