Figure Skating – 1977 – Jim McKay Showcases USA Gymnasts + Figure Skaters On China Exhibition Trips

DOG ASIDE: I have written on many occasions while posting videos with ABC sports commentator Jim McKay behind the mike….for he is without question this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite sportscaster of other sports than football, baseball, boxing and basketball…..for he brought the sports world more different sports from many more different places than any…

Horse Racing – 1986 – Kentucky Derby Interviews Of Snow Chief Trainer Mel Stute + Jockey Alex Soliz

DOG ASIDE: In this video seen herewith, ABC’s Charlsie Cantey interviews Snow Chief’s Trainer Mel Stute….which is followed by Jack Whitaker’s interview with Snow Chief Jockey Alex Solis prior to the 1986 Kentucky Derby.   Melvin Frederick “Mel” Stute (born August 8, 1927) is an American trainer of Thoroughbred racehorses…. who on December 11, 2010 at Hollywood Park Racetrack won the 2000th race of a career….which includes a…

MLB – 1985 – Mel Allen Does MLBs 1st Rap Music – On This Week In Baseball – With Baseball Dreams

DOG ASIDE: There are so many great voices of baseball….Jack Brickhouse, Red Barber, Vin Scully, Dizzy Dean, Tim McCarver, Joe Garagiola, Jack Buck, Al Michaels, et al…..but none compare with this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite….and the same the guy doing MLB’s 1st rapp song on this video herewith…..the one and only Mel Allen…..who albeit…

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…