Movie – Up In Smoke – Starring Cheech & Chong & Stacy Keach

DOG ASIDE: Up in Smoke is a 1978 American stoner comedy film directed by Lou Adler in Cheech & Chong’s first feature-length film…..which stars Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Edie Adams, Strother Martin, Stacy Keach, and Tom Skerritt….at a time when Cheech & Chong had been a counterculture comedy team for about ten years before they started reworking…

Boxing – 1978 – 15 Round WBC Heavyweight Title – Ken Norton VS Larry Holmes

DOG COMMENTARY: Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes first gained credibility as a contender when he upset the hard-punching Earnie Shavers in March 1978…..as he won by a lopsided twelve-round unanimous decision by winning every round on two scorecards and all but one on the third….as Holmes’s victory over Shavers set up a title shot between…

MLB – 1981 Special – Pitcher Nolan Ryan Passes Sandy Koufax With 5 No Hitters

DOG COMMENTARY: Nolan Ryan is this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite MLB pitcher of all time….as he currently still holds two all time major league pitching records that in my humble opinion will never be broken….his 5,714 strikeouts and his 7 no hitters pitched…..as the pitchers of today and in the future will not be…

Movie – M A S H – Elliot Gould & Donald Sutherland & Robt Duvall & Gary Burghoff & Sally Kellerman

DOG COMMENTARY: M*A*S*H is a 1970 American satirical black comedy war film directed by Robert Altman and written by Ring Lardner, Jr…..which was based on Richard Hooker’s novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors….as this picture is the only feature film in the M*A*S*H franchise and became one of the biggest films of the early 1970’s…

Gymnastics – Special – 1970 To 1980 – Olga Korbut & Nadia Comaneci & Kurt Thomas – Host Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: I have often commented after watching and posting 1600 vintage video on our webpage over the past year and a half….that my favorite sports braodcaster for the sports that we classify as Other Sports…..gymnastics, horse racing and all the sports covered by ABC’s Wide World of Sports….is the always elegant and eloquent Jim McKay…..who presents…

Olympics – Special – Olympiad – The Rare Ones – Irena Szewinska & Klaus Dibiasi & Pat McCormick & Harrison Dillard

DOG COMMENTARY: As I have often said, I am a huge fan of the Olympic films produced by Bud Greenspan  called Olympiad….and this one seen herewith called “The Rare Ones” provides the Olympics sports fan with an indepth look at the Olympic history set by four very outstanding and extraordinary Olympic athletes including two track sprinters….Poland’s Irena…

Olympics – Special – The Rare Ones – Mens 800m – Peter Snell & Dave Wottle & Alberto Juantorena

DOG ASIDE: After posting over 1600 vintage sports, comedy and music videos here at Imasportsphile…..I have grown to have a particular liking for the works of certain sports film producers such as Ed and Steve Sabol at NFL Films along with Bud Greenspan and his Olympiad Series….which focuses on various Olympic events and the athletes…

Soccer – 1978 World Cup – Group A – 2nd Round – West Germany vs Netherlands

DOG COMMENTARY: The 2nd round of the 1978 World Cup featured four of the best national soccer programs and teams in the world with Germany and the Netherlands in Group A….plus Brazil and Argentina in Group B….for since the inception of the FIFA World Cup in 1930….at least one of these teams were in the…

Pro Wrestling – 1984 WWF All Star Wrestling – Gorilla Monsoon & Bobby The Brain Heenan

DOG ASIDE: This 1984 WWF All Star Pro Wrestling extravaganza was held at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, PA….which was hosted by famous WWF “mike guys” who broadcast the matches, Gorilla Monzon and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan….as “The Brain” was an American professional wrestling manager, wrestler and color commentator….who was best known for his time with the American Wrestling…