Track + Field – 1986 – Special – Olympic Hero Wilma Rudolph Speaks For The NCAA And Tells Her Story

DOG ASIDE: Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American sprinter from Clarksville, Tennessee….who became a world-record-holding Olympic champion and international sports icon in track and field following her successes in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and 1960 Rome Olympic….as Rudolph competed in the 200m dash and won a bronze medal in the 4 × 100-meter relay in 1956….then she won three gold medals in…

Comedy – 1986 – Legendary Comedian Dick Gregory – Stand Up Live On Comic Relief

DOG ASIDE: It is our humble opinion here at ImaSportsphile that Dick Gregory had one of the more significant impacts on American culture and society that the “Greatest Generation” and the “Baby Boomer Generation” in America had to offer….as he was as impactful as Peter, Paul and Mary, Stevie Wonder, Martin Luther King, George Carlin, Bob Dylan, et al were…

Music – 1985 – MLB Rapper Mel Allen – Baseball Is The Game For Me And MLB Is The Place To Be

DOG ASIDE:  Baseball broadcast legend Mel Allen had that God given voice which was perfectly designed for baseball….with just the right amount of energy and excitement….sprinkled by a handful of “leprechaun dust” which made his call almost magical in nature….but when it comes to performing rap music….he just doesn’t seem to have the soul for it….however, his…

Boxing – 1954 Highlights – World Heavyweight Championship Fight – Ezzard Charles Vs Rocky Marciano

DOG ASIDE: Ezzard Mack Charles (July 7, 1921 – May 28, 1975) was an American professional boxer and World Heavyweight Champion….who defeated numerous Hall of Fame fighters in three different weight classes. In 1951, Charles fought Jersey Joe Walcott a third time and lost the title by knockout in the seventh round….then Charles lost a controversial decision in their fourth and final bout. …

Special – 1986 – Actor Robert Guillaume At Comic Relief Gives Thoughts About Helping The Homeless

DOG ASIDE: Homelessness is the condition of people lacking “a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence” as defined by The McKinney–Vento Homeless Assistance Act….who according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report….and as of 2017 there were around 554,000 homeless people in the United States….whis is 0.17% of the population.  Homelessness emerged as a national…

Comedy – 1986 – Legendary Entertainer Steve Allen Covers Humor In The News On Comic Relief

DOG ASIDE: Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000) was an American television personality, radio personality, musician, composer, actor, comedian, writer, and advocate of scientific skepticism….who In September 1954, he achieved national fame as the first host of The Tonight Show….which was the first late night television talk show.   Though he got his…

Comedy – 1978 – Special Feature – The Story Of H – Narrated By Hugh Hefner

DOG ASIDE: Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American businessman, magazine publisher, and playboy. He was the founder of Playboy and editor-in-chief of the magazine….which he founded in 1953.  He was also the chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises….which is the publishing group that operates the magazine.  An advocate of sexual liberation and freedom of expression, Hefner was…

MLB – 1985 – Baseballs Greatest Hits Tribute To Pete Sheehy –NY Yankees Club House Mgr For 59 Years

DOG ASIDE: Big Pete Sheehy was a thread through Yankee history….to which when Lou Gehrig realized his career was over….he flipped his glove to Sheehy and said “I’m done, Pete.”….while Sheehy was the man who issued Mickey Mantle # 7….after Mantle was recalled from Kansas City so he could get a new start rather than being pressed with # 6…..for…

MLB – 1971 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – Roberto Clemente In A World Series To Remember

DOG ASIDE: Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Puerto Rican professional baseball right fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973….thus becoming both the first Latin American and Caribbean player to be enshrined. His untimely death established the precedent that….as an…