Sky Diving – 1979 – U S Sky Diving Championship

DOG ASIDE:     Parachuting, or skydiving, is a method of transiting from a high point to Earth with the aid of gravity…. involving the control of speed during the descent with the use of a parachute….which may involve more or less free-falling….a period during which the parachute has not been deployed….and the body gradually accelerates to terminal velocity. …

Music – 1981 – Austin City Limits – Roy Clark + Gatemouth Brown & John Hartford

DOG ASIDE:    There is absolutely nothing in our entire 2300 hours of vintage video that brings a bigger smile to this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile than the music from Austin City Limits….and this video herewith is no exception….as it starts off with one of my very favorite pieces of country music….The Orange Blossom Special….being…

Special – 1979 – Best Athlete Of 1st 25 Yrs Of Sports Illustrated Award – Muhammad Ali Winner

DOG COMMENTARY:      Without question, Sports Illustrated has been the gold standard for a sports publication in America for 64 years since the first edition hit the new stands in 1954.  Sports Illustrated is an American sports media franchise owned by Time Inc….whose self-titled magazine has over 3 million subscribers….and is read by 23 million people each week….including over 18…

Distance Running – 1984 – Special – Austin American Statesman’s Capitol 10,000

DOG PHILOSOPHY:  Austin, Texas is one of the most unique cities in the world….which has had a moniker of Keep Austin Wierd for some 53 years since the mid-1960’s….while being the home of The University of Texas….Barton Springs….78704…Capital 10,000….Austin City Limits….6th Street….Franklin’s BBQ…Formula 1 Racing…. Live Music Scene….Robert Rodriquez movies…TexMex food and on and on….for it is…

Music – 1980 – Austin City Limits – Willie Nelson – In My Mothers Eyes

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We at ImaSportsphile want to dedicate this vintage Willie Nelson video where he sings “In My Mother’s Eyes” especially to our Moms….who raised us just like the song says….“with God’s gift from up above….sent down for me to love….I find in my Mother’s eyes”.   Thanks for everything Mom!!!

NCAAW Basketball – 1986 – CBS Halftime Of Womens Finals – Immaculata College In The 1970s

DOG ASIDE:    This CBS halftime show at the 1986 Womens National Championship game between the Texas Lady Longhorns vs USC Women of Troy provides the viewer with a little known story about one of the greatest dynasties of women’s basketball….when a small little Catholic College just outside of Philadelphia, PA called Immaculata College was…

Music -1981 – The Blues Brothers – I Got Everything I Need, Almost & Trying To Get Next To You

DOG ASIDE:     The Blues Brothers are an American blues and soul revivalist band….which was founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live wherein Belushi was in character as lead vocalist “Joliet” Jake Blues…..and harmonica player / vocalist Elwood Blues….fronted the band….which was composed of well-known and respected musicians. The band made its debut…

Music – Special – Austin City Limits Credits – London Homesick Blues With Photos Of Austin

DOG ASIDE:  Some of the very most valuable music videos in our treasure chest of vintage music in our Ima Sportsphile library are recordings from Austin City Limits between 1975 and 1989….for we would be remiss if we did not give credit where credit is due for this awesome collection ….so, here to each and…