Boxing – 1979 – Special – Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier – Sings My Way To Career Highlights

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then in everyone’s life come a moment that brings “a sweet joyful feeling” deep down inside of the soul….and this video does that for me….for this is a very endearing video that just makes you “really like” Smokin Joe Frazier.    First and foremost, as a Sportsphile, what is there to not like…

Music – 1978 – Special – The Unique Sounds Of Bongos And Yodeling

DOG ASIDE:  Andy Kaufman referred to himself as an entertainer and not a comedian….but this cat was funny….he just made you laugh….even when he was “dead serious”….as many of his “entertainment skits” were carried out through the use of music….like his singing the score of Oklahoma…..or his Elvis Presley imitations….even his singing in foreign tongues….but any way…

Comedy – 1978 – Special – Those Magnificent Men And Their Flying Machines – Trying To Fly

DOG ASIDE:    Since the dawn of time….man has sought the Heavens….with eyes skyward….he saw the magic of flight in the feathered winges of hollow-boned birds.  Centuries of failed imitations and bone curshing frustrations followed….until one foggy dawn at a place called Kitty Hawk….for a man called Orville…or was it Wilbur….that the Earth fell away…..and…

Comedy – 1979 – The Mr Bill Show – Sluggos Quick Weight Loss Program

DOG ASIDE:  One of the great “side-bars” to many outstanding vintage Saturday Night Live programs was The Mr. Bill Show….which featured Mr. Bill and Sluggo….who were both “play doe characters” created by who we at ImaSportsphile call HANDS….who we often heard talking to Mr. Bill….but we never saw anything but HANDS.    In this skit….HANDS decides…

Music – 1983 – Marvin Gaye – Brother Brother + Talking Black Music

DOG COMMENTARY:    Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter and record producer….who helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960’s and 1970’s….originally as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits including…. “Ain’t That Peculiar”, “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You”….”I Heard It Through The…

Auto Racing – 1984 – Indianapolis 500 – Rick Mears Winner – Final 30 Laps

DOG ASIDE:  This 10 minute clip of the 1975 Indianapolis 500 features the last laps of Rick Mears while taking the checkered flag…..as most of his close competitors for the day seemed to all drop out of the race for various reasons….but for auto racing fans….it is certainly racking history and well worth the watch.…

Olympics – 1972 – Munich Games – Assassination Of 11 Israeli Athletes By Palestinian Terrorists

DOG COMMENTARY:    The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, at which eleven Israeli Olympic team members were taken hostage and eventually killed, along with a German police officer, by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September.        Shortly after the crisis began, they demanded 234 prisoners jailed in Israel and the German-held founders of the Red Army Faction(Andreas Baader and Ulrike…

Special – 1949 – 1987 – Sports Legend – Sportscaster Curt Gowdy – Host George Plimpton

DOG COMMENTARY:    One of the many aspects of sports that we highlight and feature here at ImaSportsphile is sports broadcasters….as we consider them every bit as important as the events and the participants….for when it comes to televised sports….the really great broadcasters could make the images on the television come alive….while over the airways…

Comedy – 1979 – Special – Andy Kaufman – Playing Bongos + Speaking In Foreign Tongues

DOG COMMENTARY:     While often referred to as a comedian….Andy Kaufman described himself instead as a “song and dance man.” ….who disdained telling jokes and engaging in comedy as it was traditionally understood….for having  once said in a rare introspective interview, “I am not a comic, I have never told a joke. … The comedian’s promise is…