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…

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…

NBA – Special – Tribute To Red Auerbach At Boston Gardens – With Roy Firestone

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980’s ESPN SportsLook with Roy Firestone features his tribute to the one and only Red Auerbach….who coached and was general manager / team president for the Boston Celtics for 29 years….while being involved in 16 NBA Championships during his tenure.  Arnold Jacob “Red” Auerbach was an American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols,…

MLB – Music – Take Me Out to the Ballgame – With Highlights Of Fans

DOG COMMENTARY: i am just a simple chiweenie Sportsphile….who grew up with the original Sportsphile….the guy who was responsible for taping the 2300 hours of vintage sports, comedy and music that I have undertaken the daunting task of posting the entire cotent of this library….which was recorded on Sony Betamax cassette recorders some 26 –…

Music – The Rolling Stones – 1981 Live At The Rose Bowl

DOG COMMENTARY: Towards the end of the decade of the 1970’s….the Rolling Stones began to receive criticisms by the quality of their works because they did not reach the acceptance that had their productions of principles of the decade….as they were considered an “obsolete” band in the heat of the punk music….and In the midst…

Comedy – Comic Relief USA – Sid Ceasar & Dick Gregory & Moms Mabley & Tony Danza & Billy Crystal

DOG COMMENTARY: Every now and then I just gotta give a history lesson on athletes, artists, comedians and musicians that I feature in video….cuz I feel strongly that these talents that have entertained fans like myself for years….need to not only see a video showcasing these marvelous talents…..but also educates the view on who the…

Music – Roberta Flack – Know How Hard We Try & Reverand Lee & The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

DOG COMMENTARY: Roberta Cleopatra Flack (born February 10, 1939) is an American singer and musician….who is best known for her classic #1 singles “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”….“Killing Me Softly with His Song”….and “Feel Like Makin’ Love” ….and for “Where Is the Love” and “The Closer I Get to You”….which was two of her…