Golf – 1978 To 1982 – Liberty Mutual Legends Of Golf – Highlights From 1st Five Years

DOG COMMENTARY:  Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was a huge golf fan of Mysterious Mister X Miller Barber….who was an American professional golfer….who enjoyed significant success on the PGA Tour in the 1960’s and 1970’s….while winning 11 PGA events….and even greater success on the Senior PGA Tour, now the Champions Tour, in the 1980’s….where he won 24 PGA Seniors championships.  Miller Barber won…

Movie – 1978 – Animal House – Starring John Belushi + Tom Hulce + Donald Sutherland

DOG COMMENTARY:   National Lampoon’s Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis and written by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney and Chris Miller…..which stars John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Thomas Hulce, Stephen Furst, and Donald Sutherland….as the film is about a misfit group of fraternity members who challenge the authority of the dean of Faber College.  The film was produced by Matty Simmons of National Lampoon fame….along with Ivan Reitman for Universal Pictures.…

Music – 1981 – Journey Live Tour With Albert King + Pinetop Perkins + Luther Allison + Jerry Portnoy

DOG COMMENTARY:  Sometimes this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile just likes to take a slow walk down memory lane….and watching this video of Journey Live in Concert during their 1981 tour….has brought back so many memories of Bone Daddy at his bar on 6th Street in Austin in 1981….and how often he spoke of going a block down…

TV Special – 1978 – The Chippenfield Circus – Host Robert Morely – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY:  The Chipperfield Circus is a long-running English family show based on the 300-year-old Chipperfield dynasty….which started with James Chipperfield and his performing animals at the Thames Frost Fair of 1684….and continued through the 19th century….as the circus toured all of England….with a menagerie of animals, teams of acrobats and clowns.  After World War II, under the management of Jimmy Chipperfield….the show became one of…

Comedy – 1978 – Franken & Davis – Khomeini The Magnificient – Iran’s Mystical Leader

DOG ASIDE:  This 1978 Saturday Night Live skit features the comedic team of Al Franken and Tom Davis in one of their funnier pieces that ever aired…..as it features Franken as Khomeini the Magnificent, the spiritual leader of Iran….who is providing “sealed answers” resulting from his exceptional mystical powers know the questions to the “sealed answers” in the envelop he holds up to…

Boxing – 1986 – 10 Round Middleweight Bout – Milton McCrory Vs Doug DeWitt

DOG COMMENTARY: The well known CBS Boxing broadcast team of Tim Ryan and Gil Clancy brought many live fights for CBS Sports during the Golden Age of Boxing….especially during the decades of the 1970’s and 1980’s…..as many were featured on their Sports Saturday and Sports Sunday program slots. This 10-round middleweight bout between Milt McCrory verses Doug DeWitt featured two…

Comedy – 1988 – Comic Relief – Dennis Miller + Sam Kinisman + David Letterman + Billy Crystal

DOG COMMENTARY:  Comic Relief USA was a non-profit charity organization whose mission is to raise funds to help those in need….particularly America’s homeless. It has raised and distributed nearly a$50 million (USD) toward providing assistance….including health care services to homeless people throughout the United States. Although Comic Relief’s charity work is continuous, its fundraising events were held and televised at irregular intervals….and primarily by Home Box Office (HBO)….with comedians Robin…

MLB – 1979 – Special – All Star Game Fantasy Coverage – With Mr Baseball Bob Uecker

DOG ASIDE:  One of the all time funny characters in Major League Baseball was none other than Bob Uecker….who is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) player and current sportscaster,  comedian, and actor ….who is facetiously dubbed “Mr. Baseball” by TV talk show host Johnny Carson,  Uecker has served as a play-by-play announcer for Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcasts since 1971….for which he…

Boxing – 1985 – 6 Rnd Bouts – Frank Tate Vs Prejean + Orlando Canizales Vs Camaro + Loving Vs Davis

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1985 fight card featured five 6 rounds bouts including  middleweights Frank Tate vs Calvin Prejean, bantamweights Orlando Canizales vs John Camoro, light heavyweights Joe Loving vs Victor Davis, super middleweights Pancho Carter vs Keith Vinning and super lightweights Mike Goudeau vs Allen Gay….as these fights took place on September 4, 1985 at…