Special – 1987 – Stroh’s Circle Of Sports – Walter Payton + Fenway Park + O J Simpson + Pete Rose

DOG ASIDE:  During the decade of the 1980’s….Stroh’s beer would try to compete with the Anheiser-Busch and Miller beers in the world of sports….not only by advertising on sports programs….but also in sponsoring and producing sports programs….and this Stroh’s Circle of Sports production featuring Robert Conrad as host was their signature program….and it was really quite good….especially…

Special – 1978 – Rock Music Photography – Lisa Laws on Janis Joplin + Graham Nash On Photography

DOG ASIDE:    By the late 1970’s rock n roll had matured to such a point of unparalleled popularity….as the music machine was working at a ping….cuz the world couldn’t seem to get enough of it….which opened he door to the artistry of rock n roll photography…..which began to bloom all over….and being a music genre…

Special – 1986 – Liberty Weekend – US Pres Reagan Speaks + John Williams Conducts + Fireworks

DOG COMMENTARY:    US President Ronald and Nancy Reagan opened this televised NBC Special celebrating the 1986 Lady Liberty Weekend Celebration in New York Harbor…..with the Statue of Liberty in the backdrop and the New York City skyline as wonderful silhouette to the festivities….especially the fireworks display….which is by far the finest, most exhilarating 20 minutes of “bombs…

Special – 1982 – Highlights – George Plimpton Reviews The Year In Sports

DOG COMMENTARY:    George Plimpton was probably a Sportsphile and he just did not know it….but this literary master was seemingly a sincere lover of all sports….as he wrote books about them like Paper Lion…. while he was the host of sports programs like Sports Legend: Curt Gowdy….plus he produced and syndicated sports programs like this George Plimpton’s…

Wrestling – 1979 – Special – Andy Kaufman Vs Mimi Landers – $500 If Woman Pins Man In 3 Minutes

DOG COMMENTARY:    In the 1979 episode of Saturday Night Live with host Eric Idle….Andy Kaufman challenges any woman in the live audience to wrestle him after belittling women’s strength compared to a man’s….as he offered $500 to any woman that could pin him within 3 minutes….to which 5 different women from the audience took the challenge….when…

Special – 1978 – Sports Afield – The American Bald Eagle

DOG ASIDE:     The bald eagle is a bird of prey found in North America….which is a sea eagle that has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle….whose range includes most of Canada and Alaska….all of the contiguous United States….and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.    …

Special – 1981 – NBCs Sportsworld – Nolan Ryan 5th No Hitter & Tex Cobb Interview & MLB Hilites

DOG COMMENTARY:    Every time we at ImaSportsphile get to post a vintage ABC Wide World of Sports or a CBS Sports Saturday/Sunday or an NBC SportsWorld….we get excited because we know we are going to get to watch something that is really good and interesting….and things in the sports world that don’t happen very often….and this NBC…

News – 1986 – CNNs Nightly News – Featuring The Bald Eagle & Russian Spy Systems

DOG ASIDE:    This 1986 CNN Headline News clip features two main cover stories…..with one by correspondent Jonathan Powers…. regarding a  private research company in Oklahoma who are in process of hatching bald eagles in order to insure that the American national bird never goes extinct in the southern part of the United States.  The second…

Special – 1961 To 1986 – ABCs Wide World Of Sports 25th Anniversary – Host Jim McKay

DOG COMMENTARY:    ABC’s Wide World of Sports is an American sports anthology television program that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from April 29, 1961 to January 3, 1998….when it appeared primarily on Saturday afternoons…..and was hosted by the “elegant and eloquent” voice of Jim McKay until 1987….after which a succession of co-hosts began to appear….but the title continued to be…