Track + Field – 1980 – World Invitational From Peking China – Mens 4 x 100m Relay – USA Wins Gold

DOG ASIDE:  The truth be known….this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile just loves track and field….and one of my favorite events is the 4 x 100m relay….men’s and women’s….cuz it is just exciting to watch four really fast people pass a baton three times within the passing lane…..cuz it just goes so fast….I mean, to cover…

Olympics – 1984 – Los Angeles Games – ABC Intro To Close Of August 11th Coverage – With Jim McKay + Al Michaels

DOG ASIDE: To say that USOC President Peter Ueberroth created the “Corporate Games” in Los Angeles back in 1984….evidenced by this video herewith….for it is our opinion here at ImaSportsphile that it was at these Olympics that “corporate sponsorship” became the new galaxy in the universe of sports….which has evolved today in November 2018  in such a…

TV Ads – 1987 – Goodyear Tires + Pepto Bismol Stomach Relief

DOG ASIDE: Goodyear manufactures tires for automobiles, commercial trucks, light trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, race cars, airplanes, farm equipment and heavy earth-mover machinery. It also produced bicycle tires from its founding until 1976.  As of 2017, Goodyear is one of the top four tire manufacturers along with Bridgestone (Japan), Michelin (France) and Continental (Germany).  The company was named after American Charles Goodyear, inventor of vulcanized rubber.…

Speed Boat Racing – 1987 – Interview With Driver Jim Kropfeld Of Miss Budweiser At The Emerald Cup

DOG ASIDE: The Miss Budweiser were 22 hydroplanes sponsored by Budweiser beer that raced in the unlimited class under the U-12 banner. They were owned by Bernie Little….with whom Anheuser-Busch sponsorship began in 1963….and thanks to the friendship of Little and A-B president August Busch III.  After Little’s death in April 2003, his youngest son Joe ran the operation for the two final seasons. Following the…

Golf – 1987 – Jim Nantz Interviews U S Open 3rd Round Leader In The Clubhouse Keith Clearwater

DOG ASIDE:  Keith Allen Clearwater (born September 1, 1959) is an American professional golfer…..who has won two tournaments on the PGA Tour….both in his rookie season of 1987….as he won the prestigious Colonial National Invitation in the spring of that year with a 14 under par 266….which tied the previous tournament record set by Corey Pavin in 1985….then later in that same season….he…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games -Track + Field Womens Shot Put Finals – Gold FGR Claudia Losch

DOG ASIDE: This video features ABC’s legendary sportscaster Frank Gifford introducing the winning toss of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games track and field women’s shot put competition….tossed by West Germany’s Claudia Losch….for this was an Olympics that had an East German National Team (DDR) ….and a West German National Team (FRG)…..as Losch tossed for…

Comedy – 1985 – Not Necessarily The News Special – Stuart Pankin For West Coast Seltzer

DOG ASIDE: Saturday Night Live during the 1980’s set the gold standard for “spoof” television advertisements…..such as Dan Aykroyd’s Bass Master….John Belushi’s Wheaties, Breakfast of Champions….Gilda Radners Spring Mist Feminine Spray and so many others….of which we have many in our library….whereby these “spoof” ads were very popular and well received by the viewing public…..and like many good ideas in life….these ads…

Golf – 1986 -Masters Chairman Hord Hardin + Brent Musburger Interview With Low Amateur Sam Randolph

DOG ASIDE: This video features CBS’s Brent Musburger in the Butler Cabin at the 1986 Masters after the final round with Chairman of The Masters, Hord Hardin…..to congratulate and interview the “low amateur” winner Sam Randolph….along with tournament winner Jack Nicklaus. Samuel William Randolph (born May 13, 1964) is an American professional golfer….who played on the PGA Tour from 1987 to 1992…and…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Jack Whitaker Interviews Demons Begone Jockey Pat Day After Kentucky Derby

DOG ASIDE:  Going into the 113th Running of the Kentucky Derby…..Demons Begone was the odds-on favorite to win….whose profuse bleeding during the race resulted in him being pulled up on the backstretch by Jockey Pat Day….seen in this video herewith….which brings to mind just how fragile these large fast creatures are….and the thoroughbred just loves to…