Motorcycle Racing – 1978 – Super Bikers Competition – From Motocross + Dirt Bike + Road Race

DOG COMMENTARY:  ABC Sports created a motorcycle racing competition during the late-1970’s that they tagged The Super Bikers Competition….which brought together the world’s best motorcycle racers from the three major classes of racing….motocross, dirt bike and road bike….and aired the competition on their popular weekend anthology sports program, Wide World of Sports.…as this particular segment seen…

Golf – 1978 To 1982 – Liberty Mutual Legends Of Golf – Highlights From 1st Five Years

DOG COMMENTARY:  Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was a huge golf fan of Mysterious Mister X Miller Barber….who was an American professional golfer….who enjoyed significant success on the PGA Tour in the 1960’s and 1970’s….while winning 11 PGA events….and even greater success on the Senior PGA Tour, now the Champions Tour, in the 1980’s….where he won 24 PGA Seniors championships.  Miller Barber won…

Movie – 1978 – Animal House – Starring John Belushi + Tom Hulce + Donald Sutherland

DOG COMMENTARY:   National Lampoon’s Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis and written by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney and Chris Miller…..which stars John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Thomas Hulce, Stephen Furst, and Donald Sutherland….as the film is about a misfit group of fraternity members who challenge the authority of the dean of Faber College.  The film was produced by Matty Simmons of National Lampoon fame….along with Ivan Reitman for Universal Pictures.…

News – 1978 – CBS Evening News With Bob Schieffer – Story Of Jim Jones + Jonestown Guayanna

DOG COMMENTARY: The Peoples Temple Agricultural Project….which was better known by its informal name Jonestown was a remote settlement established by the Peoples Temple….which was an American cult under the leadership of reverend Jim Jones in north Guyana.  Jonestown became internationally notorious on November 18, 1978….when a total of 918 people died in the settlement….at the nearby airstrip in Port Kaituma….and at a Temple-run building…

Comedy – 1977 – SNL Opening – Jimmy Carter + Bert Lance For National Express Credit Cards

DOG ASIDE: OK folks….for those of you who remember…..did it get any better in comedy than Dan Akroyd doing President Jimmy Carter….who we at ImaSportsphile can’t stand for his decision to let politics enter into sports by boycotting the 1980 Moscow Games….cua the worst tics are poli-tics….and John Belushi doing  Bert Lance….the American businessman who served as Director…

Music – 1981 – Journey Live Tour With Albert King + Pinetop Perkins + Luther Allison + Jerry Portnoy

DOG COMMENTARY:  Sometimes this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile just likes to take a slow walk down memory lane….and watching this video of Journey Live in Concert during their 1981 tour….has brought back so many memories of Bone Daddy at his bar on 6th Street in Austin in 1981….and how often he spoke of going a block down…

Comedy – 1977 – SNL – George Carlin Opening Monologue

DOG ASIDE:  George Carlin stands alone when it comes to using the English language as a source of humor and comedy….as Carlin was also noted for his black comedy and reflections on politics, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects…..as his “seven dirty words” comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case of F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation….in which a…

TV Special – 1978 – The Chippenfield Circus – Host Robert Morely – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY:  The Chipperfield Circus is a long-running English family show based on the 300-year-old Chipperfield dynasty….which started with James Chipperfield and his performing animals at the Thames Frost Fair of 1684….and continued through the 19th century….as the circus toured all of England….with a menagerie of animals, teams of acrobats and clowns.  After World War II, under the management of Jimmy Chipperfield….the show became one of…

Comedy – 1978 – Franken & Davis – Khomeini The Magnificient – Iran’s Mystical Leader

DOG ASIDE:  This 1978 Saturday Night Live skit features the comedic team of Al Franken and Tom Davis in one of their funnier pieces that ever aired…..as it features Franken as Khomeini the Magnificent, the spiritual leader of Iran….who is providing “sealed answers” resulting from his exceptional mystical powers know the questions to the “sealed answers” in the envelop he holds up to…