Figure Skating – 1986 – Anne Butler Takes Journey Through Time With Highlights Of USA Debbie Thomas

DOG ASIDE: Debra Janine Thomas (born March 25, 1967) is an American former figure skater and physician. She is the 1986 World champion….the 1988 Olympic bronze medalist….and a two-time U.S. national champion. Her rivalry with East Germany’s Katarina Witt at the 1988 Calgary Olympics was known as the “Battle of the Carmens”.  Thomas won both the 1986 U.S. national title and the 1986 World Championships….when those achievements earned…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Al Trautwig Interviews John MaBee On $5M Payday If Alysheba Wins Belmont

DOG ASIDE: In this video seen herewith….ABC’s Al Trautwig interviews Chairman of the Board John MaBee at Golden Eagle Insurance prior to the 1987 Belmont Stakes….a race in which Alysheba, who had previously won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes….which were the first two legs of the 1987 Triple Crown of horse racing….as MaBee’s…

MLB – 1984 – The Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special Feature – Serious Ball Players Being Serious

DOG ASIDE:  i wish I knew the names of these two guys that were hosts of the TBS Network special The Unofficial Baseball Handbook….cuz not only were these cats creative in their content…..but they were also really funny in a “straight man slap stick” sort of way….like their coverage of “serious baseball players being serious” ….as in this…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Special – The Eloquence & Elegance Of Jim McKay Welcomes World To Derby Day

DOG ASIDE: As far as we are concerned here at ImaSportsphile…..when it comes to welcoming entire living rooms’ full of people to a live sporting event on television…..there was NOBODY that compared to ABC Sports Jim McKay…..as we consider him to be the most elegant and eloquent host of any sporting event to ever grace…

Golf – 1987 – ABC Sports US Open Special Feature – Al Trautwig Interview With Bernard Langer

DOG ASIDE: Bernhard Langer (born 27 August 1957) is a German professional golfer on the PGA Tour….where he has  been a two-time Masters champion….and was one of the world’s leading golfers throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s.  In 1986, he became the sport’s first official # 1 ranked player….who after turning 50, he established himself as one of the most successful…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Al Tautwig Features Rob Cowans Poem About Pimlico And Those Who Make It Work

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile responsible for posting all videos to our site here at ImaSportsphile….gets one that is just plain ole fun to post….typically cuz it is not related to a specific event or athlete/performer…..kind of like writing about Fenway Park….or Madison Square Garden… or The Apollo Theater….cuz…

Golf – 1984 – Special – Career Profile Of Ben Crenshaw + His Battle With Tom Kite At 1984 Masters

DOG ASIDE: Ben Daniel Crenshaw (born January 11, 1952) is a retired American professional golfer….who has won 19 events on the PGA Tour….including two Masters Tournament in 1984 and 1995. He is nicknamed Gentle Ben. Born in Austin, Texas, Crenshaw attended and played golf at Austin High School and the University of Texas…..where along with teammate Tom Kite, their team won three NCAA Championships from 1971…

Figure Skating – 1988 – ABCs Jim McKay Profiles CAN Brian Orser – Up Close And Personal

DOG ASIDE: Brian Ernest Orser (born 18 December 1961) is a former competitive and professional figure skater for Canada….who is the 1984 Los Angeles Games and 1988 Seoul Games Olympic silver medalist….1987 World champion….and eight-time Canadian national champion from 1981 – 1988.  The rivalry between Brian Orser and American figure skater Brian Boitano….who were the two favorites to win the gold…

Golf – 1987 – Skins Game – Lee Trevino Holes Out 2nd Shot To Win $55K Skin + Super Mex Interview

DOG ASIDE: Lee Buck Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is a retired American professional golfer….who is regarded as one of the greatest players in professional golf history….and certainly one of the greatest shot makers in history….evidenced by this video herewith.  SuperMex is one of the greatest Hispanic golfers of all time….certainly in the conversation with Seve Ballesteros and Chi…