MLB – 1981 – CNN Sports Special – Pete Rose Assault Of Ty Cobbs Hits Record

DOG COMMENTARY: Pete Rose Sr. was known by his nickname “Charlie Hustle“….is an American former professional baseball player and manager…..who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 23 years from 1963 to 1986…..while managing in MLB from 1984 to 1989.   As a player, Rose was a switch hitter….who became the all-time MLB leader in hits (4,256)…..games played (3,562)….at-bats (14,053)….singles (3,215)….and outs made (10,328)….as he won three World Series rings….three batting titles….one Most…

Horse Racing – 1986 – The Breeders Cup – Santa Anita Park Racetrack – With Dick Enberg

DOG ASIDE:  The third Breeders’ Cup was held for the first time under the majestic San Gabriel Mountains at Santa Anita on November 1, 1986…..as a record Breeders’ Cup crowd of 69,155 were on hand to witness the 4-year-old Lady’s Secret go wire to wire to win the Distaff and become the first Breeders’ Cup…

Music – 1976 – Kinky Friedman – Dear Abby

DOG ASIDE: By now my readers know that I am “full blown happy” when I get to write about any and all Austin icons that show up in a video that I have to post….cuz Austin is where it all started with ImaSportsphile…..so those folks whom we hold near and dear to our hearts….and Kinky Friedman is an…

Comedy – 1979 – Special – The Muppets Go To The Movies – With Dudley Moore + Lily Tomlin

DOG COMMENTARY: The Muppets Go To The Movies (or The Muffets Go To The Movies as misspelled by Fozzie Bear) is a 1981 one-hour special that aired on ABC. It was used to help promote The Great Muppet Caper.  With the aid of Dudley Moore and Lily Tomlin, Kermit the Frog and the Muppets show spoofs of different movies at the Muppet Theater.  The…

NHL – 1987 – Rendez Vous Game 2 – NHL All Stars Vs Soviet National Team – Period 1 + 2

DOG ASIDE: The Super Series were exhibition games between Soviet hockey teams and NHL teams that took place on each NHL opponents’ home ice in North America from 1976 to 1991….as the Soviet teams were usually club teams from the Soviet hockey league….with exceptions in 1983 and 1987….when the Soviet National Team represented the Soviet Union…..and the…

Pool – 1978 – ABC Special – Great Trick Shots – Host Howard Cosell

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1978 ABC Wide World of Sports program featured none other than Howard Cosell hosting an ABC Sports production of outstanding and legendary pool players performing trick shots really brings back some awesome memories of incredible nights at the Madison Square Garden pool tables over the years at Bone Daddy’s sports bar….where he had…

Movie – 1988 – Animation – Who Framed Roger Rabbit – With Baby Herman + Roger Rabbit Cartoon

DOG COMMENTARY: Without question Who Framed Roger Rabbit is one of my all time favorite movies….cuz this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile just love rabbit….especially the long-eared kind…..and although there is a part of me that likes to chase badgers down holes….you know, being half dachshund….that’s weiner dogs for those of you not as worldly as I…..but there…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Special – A Look Inside D Wayne Lukas + Jeff Lukas Training

DOG ASIDE: D Wayne Lukas is an American horse trainer and a U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee….who holds the record for the most Triple Crown race wins with fourteen….has won twenty Breeders’ Cup races…. received five Eclipse Awards for his accomplishments….and his horses have won 25 year-end Eclipse Awards.   After D Wayne graduated from college in Wisconsin….he taught high school where for nine years he was…

NCAA Swimming – 1985 – National Championship – Women’s 100 yd Butterfly – USA Mary T Meagher

DOG COMMENTARY: It is quite possible that the greatest women’s butterfly swimmer ever was USA Mary T Meagher…..known affectionately as Madame Butterfly….who is a former competition swimmer, Olympic champion and world record-holder. In 1981 she bettered her own existing world records in the 100-meter butterfly and 200-meter butterfly….as these times would stand as the respective world records…