MLB 1986 – Mel Allen + Did You Know That You Are My Hero – With Highlights Of The Greats Of The Game

DOG ASIDE: Sometimes sports and music ….when combined in perfect harmony….really provide fertile ground for film and photo to capture and translate the pure artistry that sports can provide….be it the actions and/or sounds of sports….and it becomes captivating.  There is something special that happens for an old baseball fan….who remembers the game from as…

MLB – 1985 – NBC Sports Bob Costas Interviews Commissioner Peter Ueberroth On Potential Of Strike

DOG ASIDE: Peter Victor Ueberroth (born September 2, 1937) is an American executive….who served as the sixth Commissioner of Baseball from 1984 to 1989…..after serving for five years as the organizer of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games….where he was a prominent figure in the games….while receiving the Olympic Order in gold at its conclusion of the Games.  Due to the success of the games….…

NBA – 1988 – CBS Sports All Star Game PreGame Special – The Proud History Of Chicago Stadium – With Pat OBrien

DOG ASIDE: Chicago Stadium was an indoor arena located in Chicago, Illinois that opened in 1929 and closed in 1994. It was the home of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks….and the National Basketball Association’s Chicago Bulls…as it hosted the Chicago Blackhawks from 1929 to 1994….and the Chicago Bulls from 1967 to 1994.  The arena was also the site of the first NFL playoff game in 1932….the 1932, 1940, and 1944 Democratic National Conventions….and the 1932 and 1944 Republican National Conventions….as well…

Movie – 1933 – Classic Special – Duck Soup – Starring The Marx Brothers

DOG COMMENTARY:  Duck Soup is a 1933 Marx Brothers comedy film written by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby…. with additional dialogue by Arthur Sheekman and Nat Perrin and directed by Leo McCarey…..which was 1st released theatrically by Paramount Pictures on November 17, 1933….as this film was then billed as the “Four Marx Brothers”….with Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo….and also featured Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern, Raquel Torres and Edgar Kennedy….for it was the last Marx Brothers film to feature Zeppo….and the…

Baseball – 1983 – Jonathan Winters Comedy Special – Salute To Baseball

DOG COMMENTARY: Jonathon Winters is truly one of the funniest men to ever walk this Earth….as he could make comedy out of anything…..and all someone ever had to do to generate a good ole belly laugh is to hand Winters some innate object….as a spontaneous as the moment he receives the object….he can provide a…

Music – 1980 – Austin City Limits – Floyd Tillman – Slipping Around – 1st Cheating Song

DOG COMMENTARY:  Floyd Tillman is Texas original and a beloved music icon in an around Central Texas….especially by Austin music lovers….as Tillman was an American country musician…..who in the 1930’s and 1940’s helped create the Western swing and honky tonk genres. Tillman was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970….and the Country  Music Hall of Fame in 1984.   Floyd Tillman grew up in the…

Comedy – 1930 – Short Film – Our Gang – The Many Business Of The Little Rascals

DOG COMMENTARY:  Our Gang which was later known as The Little Rascals are a series of American comedy short films about a group of poor neighborhood children and their adventures…..which was created by comedy producer Hal Roach….as the series was produced from 1922 to 1944….and is noted for showing children behaving in a relatively natural way….as Roach and original director Robert F. McGowan worked to…

Music – 1920 To 1980 – Austin City Limits – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers

DOG ASIDE:  If I ever want to just feel good….have my feet start tapping…..my “bomba” start swayin’ and swingin’….and before I know it….I’m dancing….I just put this video on and start listening to Johnny Gimble and The Texas Swing Pioneers”….cuz every time I listen to these fellas…..I end up feeling good.  We at ImaSportsphile consider Johnny Gimble to…

Comedy – 1930 To 1980 – 50 Years Of Comedy At The Movies – Mae West & W C Fields & Burns + Allen

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1979 NBC comedy special with Walter Matthau hosting 50 Years of Comedy in the Movies is wonderful stuff….with tremendous footage of America’s 1st lady of comedy and the silver scree, Mae West….along with her movie sidekick/co-star and comedic legend, W C Fields….with outstanding footage of the legendary comedy team of George Burns and Gracie…