Leon Redbone at ACL sings Big Fat Mule to Ride & Champagne Charlie & Diddy Wa Diddy imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: The story of Austin City Limits has a phenomenal story. Austin City Limits (ACL) is an American public television music program recorded live in Austin,Texas….by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station KLRU…..and broadcast on PBS stations around over the United States. The show helped Austin to become widely known as the “Live Music…

DeBarge sings Learn The Ways of Love & High Society – Open To Love & Need Your Loving

DOG ASIDE: Motown is an American record company founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. as Tamla Records on January 12, 1959….and incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan. The name, a combination of motor and town, has also become a nickname for Detroit. Motown played an important role in the racial integration…

Boxing 12 Rnd USBA Heavyweight Championship With Scott LeDoux VS Greg Page With Don Dunphy & Davie Pearl

DOG ASIDE: Greg Page (October 25, 1958 – April 27, 2009) was a boxer from Louisville, Kentucky. He was the WBA Heavyweight Champion from December 1984 to April 1985, losing the title in his first defense. His professional record was 58-17-1 with 48 knockouts….while defeating Gerrie Coetzee, Jimmy Young, James “Quick” Tillis, Renaldo Snipes,Alfredo Evangelista, Scott…

Boxing 10 rnd Heavyweight Bout With Earnie Shavers VS Jeff Sims

DOG ASIDE: During the golden age of heavyweight boxers from the mid-1960’s to the mid-1980’s….there was a heavyweight who never held the title….but is considered the hardest puncher of all time….was best known as Earnie Shavers….an American former professional boxer and two-time world heavyweight title challenger. He is considered by most boxing experts to be the…

Sports Legend Special On Sportscaster Curt Gowdy Hosted By George Plimton

DOG ASIDE: Truly one of the all time great sportscaster/broadcaster/analyst was Curt Gowdy….as he was at the helm of televised sports when sportscasters covered all types of sports….they didn’t specialize like John Madden in football, Dick Vitale in basketball, et al….for he was of the same mold as Jim McKay, Keith Jackson, Howard Cosell, et…

1981 Boxing WBC Super Featherweight Championship With Cornelius Boza Edwards VS Rolando Navarate

DOG ASIDE: From this sportsphile’s perspective….in the universe of the hoopla in boxing,,,,which has been there since 1964….when The Greatest, Muhammad Ali….brought television to the sport of boxing…and the hoopla has only grown since that day…..anyway, in the hoopla of those who are extremely marketable television boxers….the great British boxers have been overlooked…..after all, this…

Bone Daddy’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Caps Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE: It seems to me….and I know…I am just a lil ole Chiweenie sportsphile….but, I think there are really only two pieces of paraphernalia that are synonymous with sports….a ball and a cap….and when it comes to caps….they are simply worn by the majority of sports fans that participate in or go to live…

1979 Sports Illustrated Athlete Of The Year 1st 25 Years- Muhammad Ali

DOG ASIDE: This video takes a look at Sports Illustrated Magazine’s Athlete of the Year winners for the 1st 25 years of their publication….since August 16, 1954….as hosted by James Caan….covering winners such as MLB Hank Aaron, Golfer Jack Nicklaus, Jockey Stevie Cauthern, Tennis Bjorn Borg, NCAA Football Coach Bud Wilkerson, NHL’s Montreal Canadiens et…

Excerpts Of 1978 NCAAM 1978 Texas Longhorns Coach Abe Lemons VS DePaul University Coach Ray Meyers

DOG ASIDE: In this 1978 video excerpts of the NCAAM basketball game between the Texas Longhorns vs #1 DePaul University….was a clash between two legendary coaches….Abe Lemons of Texas….and Ray Meyers of DePaul.  Meyers team was ranked #1 in the nation at the time….partly due to the tremendous talent of Mark Aguire….a 2-time concensus collegiate…