NFL – 1956 To 1971 – NFL Films – The Men Who Played The Game – Green Bay Packers QB Bart Starr

DOG ASIDE: Bryan Bartlett “Bart” Starr (born January 9, 1934) is a former professional American football player and coach….who played quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1956 through 1971.  Bart Starr is the only quarterback in NFL history to lead a team to three consecutive league championships from 1965 thru 1967….whereas Starr and New England Patriots QB Tom Brady are tied for total NFL championships…

Boxing – 1974 – The Rumble In The Jungle Ali Vs Foreman – Marv Albert Interviews Angelo Dundee

DOG ASIDE: The Rumble in the Jungle featuring the World Heavyweight Title Fight between Muhammad Ali verses George Foreman was broadcast to a live pay-per-view on closed-circuit television audience…which was also known as theater television to venues across the world. The fight had a record estimated 50 million viewers on closed-circuit television worldwide….while grossing an estimated $100 million (inflation-adjusted $500 million) in revenue.  In the United States,…

Music – 1987 – Nobody Told Me There Would Be Days Like These – Put To MLB Baseball Bloopers Hilites

DOG ASIDE:  One of the great truths of life is found in these simple words…. “Nobody told me there’d be days like these.”….which like so many thoughts from The Beatles spoke volumes to a generation of young folks for so many years….and still does today.  When these words and this melody are applied in sync to what happens…

MLB – 1985 – The Budweiser Clydesdales At Busch Stadium For World Series Game 3 With Royals Vs Cardinals

DOG ASIDE: The Budweiser Clydesdales are a group of Clydesdale horses used for promotions and commercials by the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company. There are several “hitches” or teams of horses that travel around the United States….and others that remain in their official homes at the company headquarters at the Anheuser-Busch brewery complex in St. Louis, Missouri….or at Merrimack, New Hampshire.  At St. Louis, they are housed in…

Figure Skating – 1985 – ESPNs Jim Kelly Introduces The Seiko Skate America Competition

DOG ASIDE: Skate America is an international, senior-level figure skating competition held as part of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series….which is hosted by U.S. Figure Skating…..as the location changes yearly…. which was held in St. Paul, Minnesota….where medals are awarded in four disciplines in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating and ice dancing.  The first Skate America (officially called Norton Skate) was held…

Golf – 1985 – Special – Promo For The Mazda Champions Tournament With Arnold Palmer + Nancy Lopez

DOG ASIDE: This short video clip is a promo for The Mazda Champions Tournament from Jamaica….which features members of the PGA (Professional Golf Association) like Arnold Palmer and Don January playing side-by-side with members of the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) like Nancy Lopez for $500,000….which was quite a lot of money for a non-sanctioned…

Music – 1985 – Lou Rawls – The Star Spangled Banner – Royals Vs Cards Game 3 Of The World Series

DOG ASIDE: Another of our wonderful ImaSportsphile collection of artists who have sung the Star Spangled Banner is this 1985 rendition of the National Anthem as performed by Lou Rawls at the start of Game 3 of the 1985 World Series between the Kansas City Royals verses the St. Louis Cardinals….is seen in this video herewith.   Louis Allen…

NFL – 1987 – NFL Films Special Feature – Standing On The Corner – Story Of The NFL Cornerback

DOG ASIDE:  A cornerback (CB) is a member of the defensive backfield or secondary in American and Canadian football.  Cornerbacks cover receivers, to defend against pass offenses and make tackles…..with other members of the defensive backfield including the safeties and occasionally linebackers. The cornerback position requires speed and agility…..with a typical skillset requiring proficiency in anticipating the quarterback….backpedaling….executing single and zone coverage….disrupting pass routes….and block shedding….with the chief responsibility…

NBA – 1959 To 1973 – Hilton Hotels NBA Classic Competitions – Wilt Chamberlain Vs Bill Russell

DOG ASIDE: In the NBA during the 1960’s….Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain transformed the NBA game by combining height with a greater level of athleticism than any and all previous centers.  Between the two of them….Chamberlain and Russell won nine of the eleven MVP awards in the eleven-year period between 1958 and 1969….while playing against one another in six Eastern…