MLB – 1978 – Music Special – Take Me Out To The Ball Game + Great Photos Of Fans

DOG ASIDE: There is nothing more near and dear to a person born and reared in America than baseball….as every baseball fan I have ever known can sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” ….and they know all the words too….for the song alone brings back so many memories to baseball fans and all they…

Music – 1978 – The Orange Blossom Special – Mel Tillis + Merle Haggard + Charlie Daniels + Et Al

DOG ASIDE: The fiddle tune “Orange Blossom Special” is about the passenger train of the same name….which was written by Ervin T. Rouse in 1938. The original recording was created by Ervin and Gordon Rouse in 1939. It is often called simply The Special. It has been referred to as the fiddle player’s national anthem. By the 1950’s, it had become a perennial favorite at bluegrass festivals….where…

MLB – 1978 – Music Special – Take Me Out To The Ball Game + Great Photos Of Fans

DOG ASIDE: There are great songs that tell great stories….but none quite like “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”….and when you combine great words with great notes….and put those two together with great photos….you’ve got this video herewith….for this is without a doubt the best rendition of “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”  that had ever…

Golf – 1978 – Special – CNNs Bob Kurtz Interviews Lee Trevino – On PGA Championship Disqualification

DOG COMMENTARY; This 1978 CNN Sports video interview of legendary PGA golfer “Super Mex” Lee Trevino transpires after Trevino was disqualified from the 1978 PGA Championship tournament for an improper score recorded on his score card….and since Super Mex was one of Bone Daddy’s all time favorite golfers…I thought I’d dedicate this piece to the “The Merry Mex”. Lee Buck…

Tennis – 1986 – Special – Wimbledon Film – Mad Dog And Englishmen Go Out In The Midday Sun

DOG COMMENTARY:    As we continue to sort our way through the 2300 hours of vintage video that we are posting here at ImaSportsphile….we often run across a piece of footage that just brings a smile to our faces….and it typically is something that we least expect….as we have no finer example of one of…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Special – The Texas A & M Aggie Bonfire Prior To The Texas Longhorn Game

DOG COMMENTARY:  There has never been or ever will be a rivalry quite like the rivalry between the Texas Longhorns and the Texas A & M Aggies….with the first meeting being in 1894….and by 1911, Texas led the series 15–4–2. The series went back and forth until 1939….but Texas still led 27–15–4.  After that, Texas…

Music – 1987 – Delbert McClinton – I Am Talking About You, Babe

DOG ASIDE:    In and around Austin, Texas….the Live Music Capital of the World….there is one man who not only fills the house with “roadhouse blues” fans….but fills the house full of beautiful women that like to dance….and that my friends is  Delbert McClinton….as he has been doing so for a very long time now. We at ImaSportsphile…

Special – 1981 – NBCs Sportsworld – Nolan Ryan 5th No Hitter & Tex Cobb Interview & MLB Hilites

DOG COMMENTARY:    Every time we at ImaSportsphile get to post a vintage ABC Wide World of Sports or a CBS Sports Saturday/Sunday or an NBC SportsWorld….we get excited because we know we are going to get to watch something that is really good and interesting….and things in the sports world that don’t happen very often….and this NBC…

Special – 1961 To 1986 – ABCs Wide World Of Sports 25th Anniversary – Host Jim McKay

DOG COMMENTARY:    ABC’s Wide World of Sports is an American sports anthology television program that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from April 29, 1961 to January 3, 1998….when it appeared primarily on Saturday afternoons…..and was hosted by the “elegant and eloquent” voice of Jim McKay until 1987….after which a succession of co-hosts began to appear….but the title continued to be…