Track + Field – 1985 – 4th World Cup Special – Interview With 200m Dash Winner USA Kirk Baptiste

DOG ASIDE: Kirk Baptiste (born June 20, 1962) is a retired American track and field athlete….who competed in the sprints….but mainly the 200 meters. He competed for the United States at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics ….where he won the silver medal in the 200m with a time of 19.96 seconds….which was the first time anyone had broken 20…

Special – 1981 – Merlin Olsen Showcases The Year In Sports In 1981 In Highlights Of Greatest Plays

DOG ASIDE: In this video, Merlin Olsen is the host of the 1981 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award Show…..and in this segment, he narrates highlights of many outstanding events and achievements in the world of sports….which has some absolutely classic “snipits” of video, like The Catch by 49’ers Dwight Clarke from QB Joe Montana to beat the Dallas…

Comedy – 1981 – How To Test Marijuana For Paraquat – With Dan Akroyd + Garrett Morris

DOG PHILOSOPHY: Oh my gosh….this has got to be my all time favorite “tickler of my funny bone”…..cuz I laugh so hard that my belly hurts….but this is classic.  We a ImaSportsphile are so lucky to have a treasure chest full of “nuggets of gold” like this Aykroyd and Morris piece……ooooohhh!!!…..the cast of the Not Ready For Prime Time…

Horse Racing – 1987 – ABC Jim McKay Showcases Alysheba At 118th Travers Stakes PreRace Review

DOG ASIDE: The Travers Stakes is an American Grade I Thoroughbred horse race held at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York…which is nicknamed the “Mid-Summer Derby”….and is the third-ranked race for American three year olds according to international classifications….behind only the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes….which was first held in 1864, it was named for William R. Travers, the president of the old…

Golf – 1985 – NBC Skins Game Special – Vin Scully Interview With Fuzzy Zoeller

DOG ASIDE: Frank Urban “Fuzzy” Zoeller Jr. (born November 11, 1951) is an American professional golfer….who has won ten PGA Tour events….including two major championships. He is one of three golfers to have won the Masters Tournament in his first appearance in the event. He also won the 1984 U.S. Open….which earned him the 1985 Bob Jones Award. Zoeller won both of his two majors in…

MLB – 1985 – NBC Bill Macatee Highlights Memorable Moments During Week Before All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: Bill Macatee (born November 17, 1955) is an American sports broadcaster who has worked for NBC Sports,  CBS Sports and the Tennis Channel. In 1982, Macatee began his network sports broadcasting career with NBC….where he was the youngest network sportscaster in the industry.  With NBC Sports, he covered a wide range of events including Wimbledon….the Super Bowl….the Rose Bowl….and the World Series.  He also…

Figure Skating – 1986 – Scott Hamilton Showcases History Of Soviet Domination Of Pairs Competition

DOG ASIDE: In this video, American men’s figure skating legend, Scott Hamilton, joins CBS Sports Tim Ryan in a video explanation of the Soviet dominance in international world figure skating competition….especially in the 1970’s and 1980’s….of which we at ImaSportsphile have a goodly share of figure skating videos featuring really outstanding Russian pairs like Ekaterina…

Golf – 1987 – CBS Sports Special – Highlights Of The Los Angeles Open Tourney – With Pat Summerall

DOG ASIDE: George Allen “Pat” Summerall (May 10, 1930 – April 16, 2013) was an American football player and legendary television sportscaster….after having worked at CBS, Fox, and ESPN.  In addition to football, he also announced major golf….as seen in this video herewith….and tennis events.  In total, he announced 16 Super Bowls on network television….which is more than any other announcer….26 Masters Tournaments…. and 21 US Opens.  He also contributed to 10 Super…

MLB – 1946 – Baseballs Unsung World Series Heroes – St Louis Cards Enos Slaugher + Harry Wauker

DOG ASIDE: This ESPN Baseball’s Greatest Hits video showcases one of the games unsung World Series heroes….St Louis Cardinals centerfielder Harry The Hat Walker….who was a member of the famous Gas House Gang that won the 1946 World Series in seven games against the Boston Red Sox.  Harry the Hat came up to bat with Enos Slaughter on first base….when Harry doubled…