NCAAM – 1982 – Championship Game – North Carolina Tar Heels Vs Georgetown Hoyas – 2nd Half

The 1982 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Game took place on Monday, March 29, between the North Carolina Tar Heels and Georgetown Hoyas at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana….as the match-up was the 44th consecutive final of the NCAA Tournament to crown a national champion for men’s basketball at the Division I level. Head coach John Thompson and the Georgetown Hoyas entered the game ranked 6th…

Music – 1978 – The Band – The Weight + Old Time Religion + The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down

The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group including Rick Danko (bass guitar, vocals, fiddle), Garth Hudson (keyboards, accordion, saxophone), Richard Manuel (keyboards, drums, vocals), Robbie Robertson (guitar, vocals) and Levon Helm (drums, vocals, mandolin, guitar). The members of the Band first came together as rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins’s Toronto, Ontario-based backing group, The Hawks, which they joined one by one between 1958 and 1963. In 1964, they separated from Hawkins…

NBA – 1985 – ESPN Sports Look With Roy Firestone + Stu Black – Tribute To Celtics Red Auerbach

Before the 1956 NBA draft, Boston Celtics Coach Red Auerbach had already set his sights on defensive rebounding center Bill Russell….when via a draft-day trade that sent Hall of Fame center  Macauley and rookie Cliff Hagan to the rival St. Louis Hawks….and he acquired a center in Bill Russell….who would go on to become one of the greatest basketball players of…

NHL + MLB – 1978 – ESPN SportsCenter MLB + NHL Highlights – With Chris Berman

Each and every bit of video that we have whereby ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman is behind the mike at the studio desk are simply “nuggets of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile…..cuz he is one of our legends of sportscasting that we hold in the highest regard….who embodied a style unlike…

Music 1975 – Todd Rundgren & Utopia – Love is the Answer + You May Think That I’m A Fool

Utopia is an American rock band formed in 1973 by Todd Rundgren. During its first three years, the group was a progressive rock band with a somewhat fluid membership known as Todd Rundgren’s Utopia.  Most of the members in this early incarnation also played on Rundgren’s solo albums of the period up to 1975….but by 1976, the group was known simply as…

Music – Jackson 5 – I Want You Back + I’ll Be There & Michael Jackson – Billy Jean

The Jackson 5 were an American pop band composed of members of the Jackson family….as the group was founded in 1964 in Gary, Indiana by brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine, with younger brothers Marlon and Michael Jackson joining soon after….who became among the first black American performers to attain a crossover following….as they were preceded by the Supremes, the Four Tops and the Temptations.  The Jackson 5 have sold more…

NBA – 1984 – HSE Game Of The Week Halftime Show – Rockets Vs Mavs – With Norm Hitzges + Allen Stone

Fox Sports Southwest originally launched on January 4, 1983 as Home Sports Entertainment (HSE), a unit of Warner-Amex Cable.  As one of the first regional sports networks in North America….it served as the cable television home of professional and collegiate sports teams throughout Texas, like the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavs and San Antonio Spurs of the NBA…..and MLB’s Houston…

Music – 1979 – Loni Anderson + Songs Of The Funnies – Popeye The Sailor Man + Barney Google + Annie

American comics developed out of such magazines as Puck, Judge, and Life….with the success of illustrated humor supplements in the New York World and later the New York American, particularly Outcault’s The Yellow Kid, led to the development of newspaper comic strips….as early Sunday strips were full-page and often in color.   A comic strip or The Funnies are a sequence of drawings arranged in interrelated panels to display…

MLB – 1985 – Special – The Story Of Stan The Man Musial – With Vin Scully + Joe Garagiola

Stan Musial (November 21, 1920 – January 19, 2013), nicknamed Stan the Man….was an American baseball outfielder and first baseman…..who spent 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) playing for the St. Louis Cardinals….from 1941 to 1944 and 1946 to 1963. Stan The Man is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most consistent hitters in baseball history….which is why he was a…