Boxing – 1978 – Curt Gowdy + Larry Merchant Highlight 1978 In Boxing – With Ali + Spinks + Holmes

The boxing video library at ImaSportsphile consists of some 630 world championship fights from The Golden Age of Boxing …..an era that began in 1964 , when Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) defeated Sonny The Bear Liston….and ran until around 1999, when Evander Holyfield fought Lennox Lewis twice….and this video provides “a thumbprint” of when this awesome era of boxing…

Boxing – 1979 – Amateur – Bengal Bouts At University Of Notre Dame

The Bengal Bouts is an annual charity amateur boxing tournament hosted by the Men’s Boxing Club at the University of Notre Dame….which has typically aired on ESPN….with proceeds benefiting the Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh….which begun in 1920 by legendary football coach Knute Rockne to condition football players in the off-season….when the tournament later expanded entry to any member of the student body.  Under the guidance…

Music – 1953 – Disney Professor Owls Fun With Music – Scales + Arpeggios & Why Should We Worry

Disney Sing-Along Songs was a series of videos on VHS, betamaxs, laserdiscs and DVDs with musical moments from various Disney films, TV shows and attractions….as lyrics for the songs are displayed on-screen….typically with the Mickey Mouse icon as a “bouncing ball”.  Early releases open with a theme song introduction containing footage featuring Professor Owl and his class…..as seen originally in 1953 in two Disney shorts….Melody and Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom….which was voiced then by Bill…

Music – 1978 – Roy Orbison – Pretty Woman – Performed By John Belushi

Pretty Woman is a song recorded by Roy Orbison….which was written by Orbison and Bill Dees….and released as a single in August 1964 on Monument Records….which spent three weeks at # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100….which the second single by Orbison to top the US charts….and was also Orbison’s third single to top the UK Singles Chart…as the record ultimately sold seven million copies and marked…

Music – 1985 – The Lester Wilson Dancers – Dancing In The Streets – At MoTown 25th Anniversary Show

First and foremost, we at ImaSortsphile want to apologize for the video quality at the start of this video….albeit does straighten out midway through the program….as with this video along with all 3000 others currently posted on our site….were all taped on Sony BetaMax cassettes some 35+ years ago….when we weren’t even a gleam in…

Music – 1982 – Jackson Browne – The Pretender

Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has sold over 18 million albums in the United States….after coming to prominence in the 1970’s…..Browne wrote and recorded songs such as “These Days”, “The Pretender….as seen performed in this video herewith, “Running on Empty”, “Lawyers in Love”, “Doctor My Eyes”, “Take It Easy”,…

Basketball – 1978 – NBC Curt Gowdy Reviews + Recaps The Year In College Basketball And NBA Season

The 1978 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament involved 32 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men’s NCAA Division I college basketball….which began on March 11, 1978 and ended with the championship game on March 27 in St. Louis, Missouri….in a tournament where a total of 32 games were played, including a national 3rd place game. The process of seeding…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Special Film – Countdown To The Indy 500 – Rick Mears Wins His 1st Indy 500

This is an awesome video account and highlights of the 1979 Indy 500…..which speaks vividly to how much technology of filming the classic race has come in the past 41 years…..while providing a wonderful view of how far racing technology has come too….evidenced by the skills and timing of the pit crews back in the…

Horse Racing – 1978 – Special – The Year At The Tracks – Featuring Affirmed Vs Alydar Rivalry

This video features three legends in sports….sportscaster Curt Gowdy….who provides the viewer with highlights of the year 1978 in horse racing….which featured the young legendary jockey Steve Cauthen riding the legendary horse Affirmed to a Triple Crown victory.  Affirmed (February 21, 1975 – January 12, 2001) was an AmericanThoroughbred racehorse….who was the eleventh winner of the United States Triple Crown of…