Comedy – 1983 – HBO On Location Special – America’s Top Comedians Delivering Their Best Punch Lines

One of the best comedy programs on television during the decade of the 1980’s was HBO’s On Location…..which was typically hosted by comedian Robert Klein.  On Location was a series from HBO that premiered on New Year’s Eve 1975 with a one-hour performance by Robert Klein….and the program became a source for uncensored stand-up comedy performances from comedians such as George Carlin, David Brenner, Redd Foxx, Rich…

Music – 1982 – Jackson Browne – The Pretender

Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has sold over 18 million albums in the United States….after coming to prominence in the 1970’s…..Browne wrote and recorded songs such as “These Days”, “The Pretender….as seen performed in this video herewith, “Running on Empty”, “Lawyers in Love”, “Doctor My Eyes”, “Take It Easy”,…

Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Larry Merchant Provides The Story And Career Highlights Of Champ Tony Tubbs

Tony Tubbs (born February 15, 1958) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1980 to 2006….and held the WBA heavyweight title from 1985 to 1986.  Tubbs made his professional debut on June 14, 1980 with a first-round knockout of Bruce Scott….then after 11 fights, he fought fellow undefeated prospect Clarence Hill on August 7, 1982 by winning a ten-round unanimous decision….after…

Horse Racing – 1987 – ABCs Dave Johnson Goes For An Inside Look At Training Methods Of D Wayne Lukas

Just the name D. Wayne Lukas conjures up a sense of stylish accomplishment through exceptional training with elegant presentation….a talent which was reserved for the man to bring the training methods of “Triple Crown capable thoroughbreds” into view of the public’s and camera’s eye.  D Wayne Lukas (born September 2, 1935) is an American horse trainer and a U.S. Racing Hall…

Boxing – 1986 – ABCs Alex Wallau Profiles Lt Heavywt Champ Dwight Mohammad Qawi Life And Career

Dwight Muhammad Qawi (born Dwight Braxton; January 5, 1953) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1978 to 1998. He was a world champion in two weight classes….after having held the WBC and Ring magazine light heavyweight titles from 1981 to 1983…. and the WBA cruiserweight title from 1985 to 1986.    He went 1-1-1 in his first three pro fights, but then reeled off 14 straight…

MLB – 1943 To 2002 – Inside Baseball Special – Tribute To Legendary MLB Broadcaster Ernie Harwell

William Earnest “Ernie” Harwell (January 25, 1918 – May 4, 2010) was an American sportscaster….who was known for his long career calling play-by-play of Major League Baseball games….where for 55 seasons….with 42 of them with the Detroit Tigers….Harwell called the action on radio and/or television.  In January 2009, the American Sportscasters Association ranked Harwell 16th on its list of Top 50 Sportscasters of All Time.   Harwell was known for…

NFL- 1985 – NFL Films Special Feature – The Center Snap – With Steve Sabol + Harry Kalas

DOG ASIDE A center snap is colloquially called a “hike”, “snapback” or “pass from center”…. is the backwards passing of the ball in American and Canadian football at the start of play from scrimmage….as the ball begins on the ground with its long axis parallel to the sidelines of the field….with its ends marking each team’s line of scrimmage in American football….when the player snapping the…

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…