Horse Racing – 1987 – Jack Whitaker In The Paddocks + Charlsie Cantey In The Stables At Belmont Stks

DOG ASIDE: John Francis “Jack” Whitaker (born May 18, 1924) is an American sportscaster who worked for both CBS and ABC….who won three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Host or Commentator in 1979….for writing in 1990….and being awarded the Lifetime Achievement award in 2012. Jack Whitaker also received the Maryland Jockey Club’s Hilltop Award for outstanding coverage of thoroughbred racing. He was named “Best Announcer”…

Boxing – 1987 – ABCs Alex Wallau Interviews Evander Holyfield After Retaining Title Vs Henry Tillman

DOG ASIDE: About 30 minutes after Evander Holyfield had dismantled one of his old roommates from the 1984 Olympic team….the inevitable question was shouted out at the post-fight news conference….after all, Holyfield’s destruction-derby performance against Henry Tillman at Reno’s Bally Grand Hotel was the most impressive display of punching power anyone has seen lately….with the…

News – 1986 – Tom Brokaw Reports On Reykjavic Iceland Summit By US President Reagan + USSR Gorbachev

DOG ASIDE: The Reykjavík Summit was a summit meeting between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev….which was held in Reykjavík, on 11–12 October 1986. The talks collapsed at the last minute….but the progress that had been achieved eventually resulted in the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union.  So, it is always a point of great…

NBA – 1986 – ESPNs Bob Ley Reports On Celtics #1 Draft Choice Len Bias Is Dead From Cocaine Overdose

DOG ASIDE: Leonard Kevin Bias (November 18, 1963 – June 19, 1986) was a first-team All-American college basketball forward at the University of Maryland….who was selected by the Boston Celtics as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft on June 17….and died two days later from cardiac arrhythmia induced by a cocaine overdose. He is considered by some sportswriters to be the greatest player not…

Music – 1983 – The Showband Of The Southwest – University Of Texas Marching Band Halftime Show

DOG ASIDE: The University of Texas Longhorn Band (LHB) is also known as the Showband of the Southwest…. which is the marching band of The University of Texas at Austin…..and was founded in 1900 by distinguished professor of chemistry, Dr. Eugene P. Schoch. The band is currently under the direction of Dr. Scott Hanna. The band performs at all in-state football games….as seen in…

NBA – 1971 To 1987 – ESPN Special – Dr J Vs Larry Bird – Fours Years Of Pure Magic For The NBA

DOG ASIDE: If you haven’t spent some time in our ImaSportsphile memorabilia section….you should….cuz Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile…..collected a vast array of sports collectibles over his 60+ years of collecting….and one of my favorite pieces in the collection is the photo seen above….as BD purchased two framed copies of that photo from The Boston Herald newspaper…

NFL – 1960 To 1990 – NFL Films Intro To NFL Crunch Course – With Narrator Jeff – Name Of Game is Hit

DOG ASIDE: i have written often about my belief that Ed + Steve Sabol at NFL Films set the gold standard for filming sports…..and then taking their footage …. and producing a film that is as enjoyable on the eye…..as it is pleasing to the senses….for they captured the art of professional football like no…

NBA – 1985 – Pat OBrien Interviews All Star Rookies Michael Jordan + Terry Cummings + Akeem Olajuwon

DOG ASIDE: The 1985 NBA All Star Game featured three really incredible basketball players….two of which are certainly in the class of the greatest of all time….as Michael Jordan, Terry Cummings and Akeem Olajuwon made this this game their “coming out party”….as all would still be playing 18 years later in 2002…..and this video seen…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – The Marine Band Presents The Colors At Light Heavyweight Title Fight

DOG ASIDE The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting expeditionary and amphibious operations[12] with the United States Navy as well as the Army and Air Force. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of…