Comedy – 1982 – HBO Special – Blockheads 4th Annual Ventriliquism Show – Host Mariette Hartley

DOG ASIDE:    We have quite a few HBO Specials covering all sorts of entertainment in our extensive ImaSportsphile video library…..from comedy concerts and programs….to daredevil acts…..to magic shows….to boxing and sports specials….and all are quite good….for one of my very favorites is this Blocksheads 4th Annual Ventriliquism and Comedy Show which is hosted by Emmy…

Special – 1986 – CBSs The Year In Sports – A Journey Through Time

DOG COMMENTARY:      This 1986 CBS review of sports throughout the year hosted by Tim Ryan….provides sports fans with wonderful highlights which cover the major developments throughout the universe of sports in a year in which the Chicago Bears spanked the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl XX by a score of 46…

Special – 1982 – The Ultimate Car Stunt – The Grand Canyon Colorado River Jump – Host Cathy Crosby

DOG ASIDE:    ABC’S Wide World of Sports has always pushed the envelop  when it came to creating stunts that were both adventurous and dangerous…..which seemed to draw tons of television viewers….with none more adventurous or daring than stuntman Dar Robertson trying to jump the Grand Canyon Colorado River….as Dar was the existing long jump…

Music – 1982 – Andy Kaufman Sings Oklahoma + Performs Elvis Impersonation

DOG ASIDE:    After posting so many wonderful comedy videos here at ImaSportsphile….we have come to the conclusion that many great comedic geniuses were not only blessed with the God given talent to make people laugh….but they also had wonderful musical talents too….with evidence to this fact being Steve Martin and his King Tut routine or playing…

NFL – 1985 – NFC Divisional Playoffs – Dallas Cowboys Vs Los Angeles Rams – 1st Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY:    Long before there were Green Bay Packers fans calling for Fox to not allow their NFL broadcast crew of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman to call Packers games….there was father, Jack Buck and Hank Stram (and sometimes Dick Vermeil, like in this video herewith) calling NFL games for CBS Sports.   John Francis…

Special – 1984 – ESPN Sportscenter – With George Grande + Greg Gumbel + Chris Berman

DOG COMMENTARY:    Bone Daddy tells the story of how ESPN and his sport bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place, at 302 E. 6th Street in Austin,TX grew up together….which was a result of Bone Daddy purchasing his 1st satellite dish….known as a satellite earth station back in late 1978….cuz the satellite dish was the catalyst…

Boxing – 1982 – 15 Rnd WBC Jr Lightweight Title Fight – Chun Il Choi Vs Rafael Bazooka Limon

DOG COMMENTARY:    Rafael Bazooka Limón is a former boxer and two-time Super Featherweight / Jr. Lightweight world champion….who is best known for his four-bout rivalry with Bobby Chacon….with their first fight having taken place on December 7, 1975 in Mexicali, Mexico….as Bazooka defeated a heavily favored Chacon in a ten-round decision….then negotiations took place in 1977-78 to pit…

NFL – 1986 – NFC Wild Card Game – Los Angeles Rams Vs Washington Redskins – 1st Qtr

 DOG ASIDE:      This 1986 NFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Los Angeles Rams versus the Washington Redskins took place on December 28th at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC at 4pm EST in front of 54,567 fans.  CBS Sports carried the game with legendary NFL broadcasters Pat Summerall and John Madden at the mike.…

Distance Running – 1986 -Pre Race Warmups – Austin American Statesman Capital 10,000

DOG ASIDE:    The City of Austin has evolved into such a diverse city that it now wears a lot of different hats and titles throughout the year….from Live Music Capital of the World….to Silicon Hills….to Keep Austin Weird…. to  City of the Violet Crown….to Forbes Magazine’s # 1 City of the Future (2006) ….to Business Week Magazine’s Next Biggest Boom Town (2017)….to the…