NFL – 1933 To 1970 – Special – The Black And Blue Steelers Defense – Like Cavemen In Cleats

DOG COMMENTARY:  This NFL Films production with host Steve Sabal….takes a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL from 1933 to 1970…..during a time when they were not only known as the Lovable Losers but also known as the Black and Blue Steelers Defense…..whereby they were considered one of the toughest teams to play from 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…

Music – 1979 – Star Spangled Banner – KLRU PBS Nightly Sign Off

DOG COMMENTARY: This video shows up to be posted in May of 2018….a time when the National Anthem of The United States of America is in the national and local news on a regular basis on dang near every network and channel that airs the news….as the current US President, Donald J. Trump, has “brought…

Other Sports – 1979 – Barrell Jumping World Cup + Sumo Wrestling Grand Nationals

DOG COMMENTARY: Barrel jumping was never an Olympic sport….although it is a sport indeed….which has been covered on ABC’s Wide World of Sports….as seen in this video herewith….and as the name implies….it’s all about jumping over barrels on ice skates. The skater circles the rink a few times to pick up speed….when at about 30…

Music – 1980 – Special – Tribute To Hank Williams Sr – The Man And His Music

DOG COMMENTARY: Growing up in West Texas….our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile…..was weened on country music….and especially Hank Williams, Sr. songs during the 1950’s and 1960’s….and although Hank was on this earth a mere 30 years…..he wrote a lifetime of songs (some 200+ that were recorded) that established him as one of America’s most prolific…

Comedy – 1983 – Special – Bob Hope On The Road To Hollywood – Part 1I

DOG COMMENTARY: Bob Hope was widely praised for his comedic timing….his specialization in the use of one-liners….and his rapid-fire delivery of jokes….and especially with his style of self-deprecating jokes….after first building himself up….then tearing himself down, was unique. Working tirelessly, he performed live hundreds of times per year…..while starring in such early films as The Cat and…

MLB – 1978 – Music Special – Take Me Out To The Ball Game + Great Photos Of Fans

DOG ASIDE: There is nothing more near and dear to a person born and reared in America than baseball….as every baseball fan I have ever known can sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” ….and they know all the words too….for the song alone brings back so many memories to baseball fans and all they…

Music – 1979 – ACL – Lightning Hopkins – Going to Louisiana + That Woman Can’t Carry No Heavy Load

DOG COMMENTARY: Lightnin’ Hopkins was born in Centerville, Texas….and as a child was immersed in the sounds of the blues…..as he developed a deep appreciation for this music at the age of 8….when he met Blind Lemon Jefferson at a church picnic in Buffalo, Texas. That day, Hopkins felt the blues was “in him”….so he went on to learn from his…

Comedy – 1983 – Bob Hope Special – On The Road To Hollywood – Part II

DOG COMMENTARY:  There has never been and may never ever again be a comedian that was any more loved, respected and appreciated by an entire nation as was Bob Hope….for he was the gold standard for American comedy for nearly 80 years. Sir Leslie Townes “Bob” Hope was an American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete and author….who appeared in more…