Fast Pitch Softball – 1988 – Special – Tribute To Eddie Feigner – The King And His Court

DOG COMMENTARY:  There are heroes and then there are HEROES….and fast pitch softball pitcher Eddie “The King” Feigner is one of those HEROS….as anointed by the original Sportsphile back in 1957 in Midland, Texas…..and then re-confirmed as one of those HEROES in 1965 in Odessa, TX….when The King and His Court barnstormed throughout West Texas…..while playing the very best…

TV Ads – 1980 – Lucite Paint + Peanuts Charlie Brown And Snoopy For MetLife Insurance

DOG COMMENTARY:  Two of the most loved characters in the USA of all time are Charlie Brown and Snoopy from the comic strip Peanuts….and no one understood this more than the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company….who began using this Dynamic Duo for their advertising campaigns in 1950….and decided just this year in 2018 to drop Charles Schultz’s…

Music – 1977 – Disney Sing Along Songs – Fun With Music Ludwig Von Drake – Old McDonald Had A Band Et Al

DOG PHILOSOPHY:  At this point in March 2018….we’ve posted some 2300 vintage videos here at ImaSportsphile….and only a very few bring are “blue diamonds” in our treasure chest of memories….and this is one of them…..as it is simply pure joy….as it is interesting to me who writes all the text seen with each post….how the two…

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…

L E’s Stories – The Cosmic Convergence Of The West Texas Oil Business And Baseball

DOG PHILOSOPHY: For a lil old chiweenie dog…thoughts about “cosmic convergence things” are a bit too deep…..but in a funny sort of way, I kind of understand. As time goes by, you will see that my stories of BD’s collection will document a wonderful indomitable attitude which was spawned by the folks that were brought…

Music – 1978 – Austin City Limits – Merle Haggard – Got That Old Fashion Love In My Heart

DOG ASIDE: One of my all-time favorite country and western singer was Merle Haggard….for this great musician could do old time country music like nobody else…as evidenced by this tribute to Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys with his rendition of “Got That Old Fashion Love In My Heart”….as played with those twin-fiddles….for it just don’t…

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…

Music – 1978 – The Orange Blossom Special – Mel Tillis + Merle Haggard + Charlie Daniels + Et Al

DOG ASIDE: The fiddle tune “Orange Blossom Special” is about the passenger train of the same name….which was written by Ervin T. Rouse in 1938. The original recording was created by Ervin and Gordon Rouse in 1939. It is often called simply The Special. It has been referred to as the fiddle player’s national anthem. By the 1950’s, it had become a perennial favorite at bluegrass festivals….where…