NFL – 1979 – ABC Sports Special – Monday Night Football Promo For The Cowboys Game – With Howard Cosell

DOG ASIDE: Howard William Cosell (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist….who was widely known for his blustery, cocksure personality….as Cosell said of himself, “Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, a showoff. There’s no question that I’m all of those things.”  In its obituary for Cosell, The New York Times described Cosell’s effect on American…

Music – 1978 – University Of Texas Band – Star Spangled Banner – Played At N I T Semifinals With Texas Vs Rutgers

DOG ASIDE: One of the true joys for this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile who is responsible for posting my Bone Daddy’s incredible 12,000 vintage video library here at ImaSportsphile…..has been the ability to post so many different renditions of our National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner…..which has been performed by many many various bands, groups,…

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…

Distance Running – 1978 – Special – The Boston Marathon Highlights – Host Bill Rodgers

DOG COMMENTARY: First of all, this video starts off with 5 minutes of Dan Akroyd and John Belushi as The Blues Brothers….being introduced at the Rhino Club by Garrett Morris….plus the credits of SNL with the whole Not Ready For Prime Time Players singing Happy Trails To You….as just a wonderful piece of untitled video to…

Comedy – 1978 – Animated Special – Dregs + Vestiges – Smoking Craters & The Mighty Fabaz

DOG ASIDE: This Jim Henson “Muppets style” comedy skit featuring the Dregs and the Vestiges in a really comical parody of a father who finds out that his teenage son is smoking “craters”….which obviously get him high or stoned as the case may be….so, the father seeks help from The Mighty Fabaz….whose advice to the father…

Music – 1978 – Manhattan Transfer Live In Concert

DOG COMMENTARY: The Manhattan Transfer is a jazz vocal group founded in 1969 that has explored a capella, vocalese, swing, standards, Brazilian jazz, rhythm and blues, and pop music….as there has been two editions of the Manhattan Transfer, with Tim Hauser being the only person to be part of both. The first group consisted of Hauser, Erin Dickins,…

Comedy – 1974 – Special – Steve Martin – The Funnier Side Of Eastern Canada

DOG ASIDE: Steve Martin’s first TV special was this independently produced Canadian travelogue….which was designed to promote tourism in Montreal and Toronto….as it features Steve Martin doing short sketches and describing tourist sites….with stand-up segments were also filmed at the Ice House in Pasadena, California…..for this was pretty early in his career as an on-camera personality….and typical…

Music – 1980 – Austin City Limits – Don Williams – Amanda Light Of My Life

DOG COMMENTARY: Don Williams was an American country singer, songwriter and 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame….who began his solo career in 1971 while singing popular ballads and amassing 17 # 1 country hits….with his straightforward yet smooth bass-baritone voice….soft tones….and imposing build earned him the nickname “Gentle Giant” of country music.  It was with the group 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…