Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – Kathleen Sullivan Explores The $$$ Value Of Medals Won

DOG ASIDE: How much gold is in an Olympic gold medal?….as several of our visitors to our ImaSportsphile video museum have asked….well, we didn’t know the answer until this video herewith game up for posting. So, now we can truthfully answer that the gold medals awarded at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games had 6.5%…

Speed Boat Racing – 1987 – ESPN Budweiser Emerald Cup – Interviews With Chip Hanaeur + Tom DEath

DOG ASIDE: Lee Edward “Chip“ Hanauer (born July 1, 1954)  is the third most successful Unlimited Hydroplane racer in history. He has won the APBA Gold Cup a record 11 times….and was the driver of one of the most famous boats in APBA history, the Miss Budweiser, in the early to mid-1990’s. He was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1995 as their…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Summer Games – Jim McKay Tells Story Of Family Ties Between US High Jumpers

DOG ASIDE: ABC Sports Olympics host Jim McKay tells the story of how USA High Jump Teammates \ Dwight Stones and Doug Nordquist were distant relatives…..and how Dwight Stones is the only Olympic athlete in history that competed in an event (track + field high jump)….while he was the ABC Sports Olympic High Jump Competition…

Special – 1981 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of Year Sugar Ray Leonard + Years Highlights In Sports

DOG ASIDE: Ray Charles Leonard (born May 17, 1956) is best known as “Sugar“ Ray Leonard….is an American former professional boxer, boxing commentator, motivational speaker, and occasional actor….who is  often regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time….as he competed from 1977 to 1997….while winning world titles in five weight divisions including the lineal championship in three weight divisions as…

MLB – 1985 – ESPN Sportscenter Tribute To Phil Niekro 300th Win + Interview With Gayle Gardner

DOG ASIDE: Philip Henry Niekro (born April 1, 1939) and nicknamed “Knucksie” is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher….who played 24 seasons in the majors….with 20 of them with the Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves.  Niekro’s 318 career victories are the most by a knuckleball pitcher….and ranks 16th on the overall all-time wins list….as he won the National League (NL) Gold Glove Award five times….was selected…

NCAA Football – 1987 – CBS Sports 51st Cotton Bowl Classic At The Half With Vern Lundquist + Ara Paseghian + Pat Hayden

DOG ASIDE: Merton Laverne Lundquist Jr. (born July 17, 1940) is an American sportscaster….who began his broadcasting career as sports anchor for WFAA in Dallas and in Austin for KTBC….which makes him special to this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile….cuz he is considered one of Autin’s homeboys….as well as being the radio voice of the Dallas Cowboys….which he joined The Cowboys Radio Network in…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Equestrian 3 Day Eventing – Featuring FRA Pascal Marvillers On Gulliver 8

DOG ASIDE: The equestrian sports were held primarily at Santa Anita Racetrack….which offered stabling for up to 2100 horses….a grandstand with almost 16000 seats….and was managed by experienced horsemen….  however, this was the first time the individual jumping competition was not held in the Olympic Stadium immediately prior to the closing ceremonies….as was tradition….and instead was…

NFL – 1978 – NBC Sports Super Bowl XIII Cowboys Vs Steelers Special – Talking About The Weather + Field Condition – With Dick Enberg + Mike Adamle + Bryant Gumbel + Fran Tarkenton

DOG ASIDE: Michael David Adamle (born October 4, 1949) is a former American football player and sports broadcaster….who after retiring from playing football professionally joined NBC Sports, where he was both a studio host and sideline reporter for various events….as seen in this video herewith….where he spent six years with NBC Sports hosting SportsWorld and pre-game shows. He was also the host…

NBA – 1988 – All Star Slam Dunk Contest – Review Michael Jordan Win With Rick Barry + Steve Jones + Bob Neal

DOG ASIDE: Richard Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA)….and was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in history by the NBA in 1996, Barry is the only player to lead the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), ABA, and NBA…