NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – N I T Midwest Region Semifinals – Texas Vs Rutgers – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE:      The 1978 National Invitation Tournament (N.I.T.) featured Coach Abe Lemons University of Texas Longhorns and then every other team in the tournament….as the Horns deserved to be in “the Big Dance”….as the NCAA snubbed a Texas team that could have made it to the NCAA Final Four in 1978….. but instead were…

Boxing – 1982 – Special – Humor in Boxing & Photo Collage As Billy Joel Sings Everybody Has A Dream

DOG ASIDE:  This video was produced by NBC Sports while featuring their boxing telecast broadcast crew of Marv Albert….who is honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame….as he is commonly referred to as “the voice of basketball”….but throughout the Golden Age of Boxing, was also a “significant voice of boxing”…..along with his broadcast…

Boxing – Great Grudge Fights – Ali-Frazier & Robinson-Fullmer & Louis-Schmeling & Dempsey-Tunney

DOG COMMENTARY:    This HBO Boxing Special with Hosts Barry Tompkins and Larry Merchant….in which they review all of The Greatest Grudge Fights throughout the history of boxing is without a doubt one of the true treasures within our ImaSportsphile boxing library…..cuz within the four corners of the ring….where the “sweet science of boxing” of boxing is exhibited….there lies…

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

DOG ASIDE:   

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!!!