NFL – 1985 – ESPN Monday Nite Matchup Bears Vs Dolphins – Chris Berman + Steve Sabol + Allie Sherman

DOG ASIDE: Christopher James Berman (born May 10, 1955) was nicknamed Boomer….is an American sportscaster who has been an anchor for SportsCenter on ESPN since 1979….joining a month after its initial launch…. plus he hosted the network’s Sunday NFL Countdown program from 1985 to 2016. He has also anchored Monday Night Countdown….U.S. Open golf….the Stanley Cup Finals….and other programming on ESPN and ABC Sports….as Berman calls play-by-play of…

MLB – 1990 – NBCs Gayle Gardner Showcases Three Of Her Favorite Marv Albert Interviews

DOG ASIDE: Marv Albert (born June 12, 1941) is a legendary American sportscaster….who has been honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame….as he is commonly referred to as “the voice of basketball”.  From 1967 to 2004….he was also known as “the voice of the New York Knicks”….and currently Albert currently works for Turner Sports….while serving as lead announcer for NBA games on TNT.   In…

MLB – 1985 – ABC Sports World Series Cardinals Vs Royals Game 3 – Introduction Of The Players

DOG ASIDE: The Royals got back into the series by riding ace Bret Saberhagen to a 6–1 victory against Cardinals twenty-game winner Joaquín Andújar….in a game that Saberhagen flashed messages on the television screen to his pregnant wife who was due to give birth sometime during the day…..which she eventually did on in Game 6. The Royals went…

Special 1985 ESPN SportsCenter With David Sullivan Featuring NHL + College Football + College

DOG ASIDE: SportsCenter was conceived in 1979 and created by ESPN executives Chet Simmons and Scotty Connal….with the program being originally anchored by Chris Berman, George Grande, Greg Gumbel, Lee Leonard, Bob Ley, Sal Marchiano and Tom Mees….of whom Berman and Ley still remain employed with the network as of 2017. George Grande and Lee Leonard….a longtime New York City sportscaster…..introduced the country to ESPN when…

MLB 1984 The Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special Feature Those Zany Goofy Fans

DOG ASIDE: Several psychologists have studied fan loyalty….and what causes a person to be a loyal fan….you know, one that sticks with a team through “thick and thin”….rather than a “bandwagon fan or fair weather fan”,… who switches support to whatever teams happens to be successful at the time. We here at ImaSportsphile attribute the definition of which type…

NBA – 1988 – TBS Sports All Star Saturday Night Slam Dunk Semifinals – Blazers Clyde Drexler

DOG ASIDE: Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22, 1962) is an American retired professional basketball player nicknamed “Clyde the Glide“….who  was a ten-time All-Star during his career….and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Drexler won an Olympic gold medal in 1992 as part of the United States men’s Olympic basketball team known as “The Dream Team”….and…

MLB – 1986 – Mel Allen T.W.I.B Notes With Highlights Of Indians OF Pat Tabler + Twins Kirby Puckett

DOG ASIDE: Patrick Sean Tabler (born February 2, 1958) is an American former Major League Baseball player and currently a color analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays on the Canadian sports television network Rogers Sportsnet and formerly with TSN.  In 1983, Tabler was traded to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Jerry Dybzinski….and became their starting first baseman. That year he hit .291 in 124 games….as he became quickly known as…

NBA – 1986 – Music Special – I Want To Play My Game Tonight – Americas Game It Is FANtastic

DOG ASIDE:  The NBA has been running advertisements for the league that carries the moniker “NBA America’s Game, It’s FANtastic” for many many years…..in which they sync NBA highlights with music…..as seen in this video herewith to the music of I Want To Play My Game Tonight.   To this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile….this “It’s FANtastic” campaign to promote the NBA…

News – 1987 – CNN Ty Benjamin Reports On Picturing Yourself With Ivan Boesky – Inside Trading Broker

DOG ASIDE: Ivan Frederick Boesky (born March 6, 1937) is a former American stock trader….who became infamous for his prominent role in an insider trading scandal that occurred in the United States during the mid-1980’s.  During 1975, he initiated his own stock brokerage company….Ivan F. Boesky & Company….with $700,000 (equivalent to $3.2 million in 2017) worth of start money from his wife’s family….with…