Boxing – 1985 – HBO Boxing Special Feature – The Making Of Michael Spinks Body Into A Heavyweight

The transition of a light heavyweight boxer into a heavyweight boxer has historically been a difficult task to accomplish successfully….and this is especially true when transforming a light heavyweight champion into a heavyweight champion…..with the most successful transition being the transformation of Evander Holyfield….albeit was Michael Spinks who was the 1st light heavyweight champion to…

Football – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Showcases Candidates From Football

Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsperson of the Year award to “the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement.”….where both Americans and non-Americans are eligible, though in the past the vast majority of winners have been from the United States….with both men and women have won…

Golf – 1986 – Special – Golf My Way With Jack Nicklaus – Instruction Of 4 Different Sand Wedge Shots

This video provides some very rare footage of golf legend Jack Nicklaus showing and instructing the golf fan the four different sand wedge shots that he uses during any round of golf…..depending on the lie and circumstances around the green…..so, we the golf enthusiasts are able to get video instruction from the greatest golfer ever…

Golf – 1986 – Masters Final Round – CBS Brent Musburger + Tom Weiskopf + Hord Hardin Interview Jack Nicklaus After Winning

One of the many enjoyable moments that The Masters offers to a golf fan…..are the interviews that are conducted from Butler’s Cabin at Augusta Country Club….the home of this very prestigious major golf tournament….especially those conducted with the winner of The Masters….along with the low amateur…. as these interviews always included the lead announcers for whichever…

Horse Racing – 1984 – ABCs Jim McKay Special Feature – The Fragility Of The Thoroughbred Horse

An excerpt from an article written in the Washington Post by Andrew Beyer in 2012 best explains why a trainer’s observations of the thoroughbred race horse is so important due to the fragility of these athletes….for “because of the animals’ fragility, thoroughbred trainers everywhere do what Doug O’Neill, the trainer of I’ll Have Another, was doing…

Golf – 1986 – 68th PGA Championships Special – ABCs Jack Whitaker Interviews Winner Bob Tway

Bob Tway (born May 4, 1959) is an American professional golfer….who has won numerous tournaments including eight PGA Tour victories….while spending 25 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking in 1986–87.  He was introduced to golf by his father and grandfather at the age of five….as he played in his first tournament at age seven.  Tway was a three-time…

Gymnastics – 1985 – Special – American Cup Womens Floor Exercise Finals – ROM Daniela Silivas

Daniela Silivas was a Romanian artistic gymnast….who is most famous for winning six medals….with 3 being gold….two silver….and one bronze at the 1988 Seoul Olympics…..plus earning six Individual World Championships titles….as well as the 1987 European Championships all-around title. She was the only gymnast, male or female, to medal in every single event at the 1988…

Golf – 1987 – Special – CBSs Pat Summerall Remembers The 1986 Masters + Jack Nicklaus Masters Career

In one of the most memorable and exciting final rounds in Masters history….where five different players held at least a share of the lead in the final round….as Seve Ballesteros gained a share of the lead on the front 9 helped by a hole-out eagle at 8….while Jack Nicklaus played his first eight holes in even par…. but…

Cycling & Distance Running – 1984 – Special – Highlights Of Race Across America +Distance Running In 1984

The Race Across America, or RAAM, is an ultra-distance road cycling race held across the United States that started in 1982 as the Great American Bike Race.  In length the RAAM is comparable to the Tour de France….but the races differ to a great extent. The courses of both races have varied over the years….however, in the Race Across America, the direction has always been from the west…