Boxing – 1986 – Alex Wallau Interviews Sugar Ray Leonard On Comeback From Eye Surgery To Fite Hagler

DOG ASIDE:  This interview by ABC’s Alex Wallau with Sugar Ray Leonard took place right after Mike Tyson had defeated Trevor Berbick for the WBC Heavyweight Title on November 22, 1986….as Wallau talks to Sugar Ray about why he is returning to the ring….and what his concerns were about his eye if he returned.  Alex…

Boxing – 1986 – ABCs Jim McKay Remembers Boxer Barry McGuigan Uniting A Divided Ireland

DOG ASIDE: Finbar Patrick ‘Barry’ McGuigan MBE (born 28 February 1961) is an Irish retired professional boxer and current boxing promoter. Born in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland, McGuigan was nicknamed The Clones Cyclone and became the WBA and lineal featherweight world champion. He was very popular with Irish and British audiences, representing neutrality and peace in a time when Ireland, where he lived, was affected by The Troubles….which was an ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland during the late…

Boxing – 1985 – Keith Jackson Interviews Welterwt Mark Breland Before Hedgemon Robertson Fight

DOG ASIDE: Hedgemon Robertson was a pretty good welterweight who came into this fight with Mark Breeland with a record of 21 – 5 – 1 with 19 KO’s in his 21 wins….so, he provided very good competition for the future welterweight champions. Mark Anthony Breland (born May 11, 1963) is an American former world champion boxer….who…

MLB – 1985 – Baseballs Greatest Hits Tribute To Pete Sheehy –NY Yankees Club House Mgr For 59 Years

DOG ASIDE: Big Pete Sheehy was a thread through Yankee history….to which when Lou Gehrig realized his career was over….he flipped his glove to Sheehy and said “I’m done, Pete.”….while Sheehy was the man who issued Mickey Mantle # 7….after Mantle was recalled from Kansas City so he could get a new start rather than being pressed with # 6…..for…

Distance Running – 1985 – Special – Man In Motion World Tour – Featuring Rick Hansen

DOG ASIDE: Richard Marvin “Rick” Hansen (born August 26, 1957) is a Canadian athlete of the Paralympic Games, activist, and philanthropist for people with disabilities…..who following a pickup truck accident at the age of 15….when Hansen sustained a spinal cord injury and became a paraplegic….became famous for his Man in Motion World Tour. He was inducted…

MLB – 1986 – Keith Jackson + Tim McCarver On Astros P Mike Scott On 3 Days Rest For NLCS Vs Mets

DOG ASIDE: Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, saw the entire 6 game 1986 National League Championship Series (3 at The Astrodome in Houston and 3 at Shea Stadium in New York) between the New York Mets verses the Houston Astros….which he calls the greatest 6 game NLCS in history….and an NLCS that could have…

Figure Skating – 1977 – Jim McKay Showcases USA Gymnasts + Figure Skaters On China Exhibition Trips

DOG ASIDE: I have written on many occasions while posting videos with ABC sports commentator Jim McKay behind the mike….for he is without question this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite sportscaster of other sports than football, baseball, boxing and basketball…..for he brought the sports world more different sports from many more different places than any…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Special – The Eloquence & Elegance Of Jim McKay Welcomes World To Derby Day

DOG ASIDE: As far as we are concerned here at ImaSportsphile…..when it comes to welcoming entire living rooms’ full of people to a live sporting event on television…..there was NOBODY that compared to ABC Sports Jim McKay…..as we consider him to be the most elegant and eloquent host of any sporting event to ever grace…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Al Tautwig Features Rob Cowans Poem About Pimlico And Those Who Make It Work

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile responsible for posting all videos to our site here at ImaSportsphile….gets one that is just plain ole fun to post….typically cuz it is not related to a specific event or athlete/performer…..kind of like writing about Fenway Park….or Madison Square Garden… or The Apollo Theater….cuz…