NBA – 1987 – Brent Musburger Interviews Lakers Coach Pat Riley Prior To Finals Game 4 With Celtics

DOG ASIDE: Patrick James Riley (born March 20, 1945) is an American professional basketball executive….and a former coach and player in the National Basketball Association (NBA).. He has been the team president of the Miami Heat since 1995….as well as being head coach in two separate tenures….one from 1995 through 2003….and the other from 2005 through 2008….who is regarded as…

MLB – 1988 – Bob Costas Interviews Mickey Mantle On His Opinion Of Honorary All Stars On A Roster

DOG ASIDE:  In this video herewith…..NBC’s Bob Costas interviews a living legend, Mickey Mantle, at the 1988 MLB All Star Game…..in which Costas asks The Mick what his opinion was about having “honorary selections” named to the All Star teams….guys that were super greats of the game in the “twilights” of their careers…..who were still a big draw and fan…

NBA – 1987 – James Brown Interview Boston Garden Carpenter Paul Dembickt On Parquet Floor Condition

DOG ASIDE: Boston Garden was an arena in Boston that was designed by boxing promoter Tex Rickard….who also built the third iteration of New York’s Madison Square Garden….as it opened on November 17, 1928 as “Boston Madison Square Garden” ….and later shortened to just…. and outlived its original namesake by 30 years. The Garden hosted home games for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL)…

MLB – 1986 – Keith Jackson Interview With Astros C Alan Ashby After Their NLCS Game 4 Win Over Mets

DOG ASIDE: Alan Dean Ashby (born July 8, 1951) is an American former professional baseball player and current radio and television sports commentator….who played as a catcher in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays and Houston Astros between 1973 and 1989.  He was the catcher for two Astros teams that won division pennants.  Ashby recaptured the Astros starting catching job in 1986….then helped guide the…

Music – 1985 – Larry Gatlin – Star Spangled Banner – Performed At Stanley Cup Finals Game 5

DOG ASIDE: Larry Wayne Gatlin (born May 2, 1948) is an American country and Southern gospel singer and songwriter….who was part of a trio with his younger brothers Steve and Rudy….as he achieved considerable success within the country music genre….while performing on 33 top-40 singles…when combining his solo recordings and those with his brothers.  As their fame grew, the band…

Music – 1985 – US Marine Corp Band – The Marines Hymn – Performed At D-Day Dynamite Boxing Event

DOG ASIDE: The United States Marine Band is the premier band of the United States Marine Corps….which was established by act of Congress on July 11, 1798….making it the oldest of the United States military bands….and the oldest professional musical organization in the United States. Today, the Marine Band also includes the Marine Chamber Orchestra and Marine Chamber Ensembles….as the Marine…

News 1985 ABC Saturday News – Showcasing The Palestinian Terrorist Attack Of Airline Passengers

DOG ASIDE: We at ImaSportsphile have had difficulty in finding reference material regarding this particular terrorist attack at the Paris Airport….but we do know that 150 passengers were attached by three terrorists while on board an airplane heading from Paris to Isreal….as by this report seen in the video herewith….the three terrorists and one policeman…

NBA – 1986 – WTBS Sports Presents Lets Go To The Hoops – An NBA Musical Highlight Reel

DOG ASIDE: This video clip is depicts WTBS Network Sports marketing piece for their 1986 NBA broadcast season….as it provides wonderful highlights of NBA action…..along with fan reaction….and it is put to the original music of Danny and the Juniors hit record “Let’s Go To The Hop”.  Danny Rapp (lead), Frank Maffei (2nd tenor), Joe Terranova (baritone)…

NBA – 1988 – Pat OBrien InGame Interview Lakers GM Jerry West During Game 7 NBA Finals Vs Pistons

DOG ASIDE: Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938) is an American retired basketball player….who played professionally for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA)….where his nicknames included Mr. Clutch, for his ability to make a big play in a clutch situation….such as his famous buzzer-beating 60-foot shot that tied Game 3 of the 1970 NBA Finals against the New York Knicks….then with…