Auto Racing – 1980 – Jackie Stewart + Chris Economaki Commentary + Highlights Indy 500 Time Trials

DOG ASIDE: Christopher “Chris” Constantine Economaki (October 15, 1920 – September 28, 2012) was an American motorsports commentator, pit road reporter and journalist….who was given the title “The Dean of American Motorsports Journalism.”….to which Microsoft chose Economaki to author the auto racing history portion of its Encarta Encyclopedia.  Economaki began as track announcer at a number of major races in the 1940’s and…

Boxing – 1986 – Alex Wallau Interviews Sugar Ray Leonard On Comeback From Eye Surgery To Fite Hagler

DOG ASIDE:  This interview by ABC’s Alex Wallau with Sugar Ray Leonard took place right after Mike Tyson had defeated Trevor Berbick for the WBC Heavyweight Title on November 22, 1986….as Wallau talks to Sugar Ray about why he is returning to the ring….and what his concerns were about his eye if he returned.  Alex…

Comedy – 1986 – Legendary Comedian Dick Gregory – Stand Up Live On Comic Relief

DOG ASIDE: It is our humble opinion here at ImaSportsphile that Dick Gregory had one of the more significant impacts on American culture and society that the “Greatest Generation” and the “Baby Boomer Generation” in America had to offer….as he was as impactful as Peter, Paul and Mary, Stevie Wonder, Martin Luther King, George Carlin, Bob Dylan, et al were…

Boxing – 1987 – CBS Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy Profile Career Of Canadian Heavyweight Willie DeWitt

DOG ASIDE William Theodore “Willie” DeWit, (born June 13, 1961) is a Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta sitting in Calgary since 2017….who previously was a criminal defense lawyer and a professional boxer.  He represented Canada at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….where he won the silver medal in the heavyweight division. DeWit and teammate Shawn O’Sullivan were heavily touted going into…

Comedy – 1979 – E Buzz Millers Animal Kingdom Special – Insect Favorite Mating Positions

DOG ASIDE:  In this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….when it comes to comedy….Dan Aykroyd is pure comedic genius….cuz I keep running into videos of his like this E Buzz Miller’s Animal Kingdom skit with fellow Not Ready For Prime Time Players comedian Laraine Newman…..as E Buzz subject of the day is favorite mating positions in the world of insects…..which…

Cycling – 1985 – Highlights – Battle For The Tour Du France Between Bernard Hinault + Greg LeMond

DOG ASIDE: Bernard Hinault (born 14 November 1954) is a Breton former professional cyclist….who won the Tour de France five times….and he is one of only seven cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours….as well as one of two cyclists to have won each more than once….with the other being Alberto Contador.  He won the Tour de France in 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982 and 1985….as seen in…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – On Choosing Physical Characteristics For Your New Baby – With Eric Idle

DOG ASIDE: Eric Idle was an integral member of England’s Monty Python….which was a a British surreal comedy group….who created their sketch comedy show Monty Python’s Flying Circus….when it first aired on the BBC in 1969….wherein 45 episodes were made over four series….which developed into The Python phenomenon from the television series into something larger in scope and impact….including touring stage shows, films, numerous albums, several…

Music – 1985 – MLB Rapper Mel Allen – Baseball Is The Game For Me And MLB Is The Place To Be

DOG ASIDE:  Baseball broadcast legend Mel Allen had that God given voice which was perfectly designed for baseball….with just the right amount of energy and excitement….sprinkled by a handful of “leprechaun dust” which made his call almost magical in nature….but when it comes to performing rap music….he just doesn’t seem to have the soul for it….however, his…

Boxing – 1986 – NBC Sports Special Feature – Career Profile Of Buster Drayton – With Marv Albert

DOG ASIDE Buster Drayton (born March 2, 1952) is an American former boxer….who won the IBF world title at light middleweight (154lb).  Drayton turned pro in 1978 and won the vacant IBF light middleweight title with a decision win over Carlos Santos in 1986. He defended the belt twice before losing it to Matthew Hilton the following year. In 1988 he took on WBA light…