Pool – 1978 – ABC Special – Great Trick Shots – Host Howard Cosell

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1978 ABC Wide World of Sports program featured none other than Howard Cosell hosting an ABC Sports production of outstanding and legendary pool players performing trick shots really brings back some awesome memories of incredible nights at the Madison Square Garden pool tables over the years at Bone Daddy’s sports bar….where he had…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Special – A Look Inside D Wayne Lukas + Jeff Lukas Training

DOG ASIDE: D Wayne Lukas is an American horse trainer and a U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee….who holds the record for the most Triple Crown race wins with fourteen….has won twenty Breeders’ Cup races…. received five Eclipse Awards for his accomplishments….and his horses have won 25 year-end Eclipse Awards.   After D Wayne graduated from college in Wisconsin….he taught high school where for nine years he was…

NCAA Swimming – 1983 – National Championship – Women’s 100 yd Butterfly – USA Mary T Meagher

 It is quite possible that the greatest women’s butterfly swimmer ever was USA Mary T Meagher…..known affectionately as Madame Butterfly….who is a former competition swimmer, Olympic champion and world record-holder. In 1981 she bettered her own existing world records in the 100-meter butterfly and 200-meter butterfly….as these times would stand as the respective world records for 18…

Gymnastics – 1979 – Womens European Championships – Featuring Nadie Comaneci + Elena Mukhina

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 12th European Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships were held in Copenhagen, Denmark in September of 1979….which featured some of gymnastics most notable legends of the sport….including Romania’s Nadie Comaneci and Emilia Eberle….along with Russia’s Elena Mukhina and Natalia Shaposhnikova….as three of the four would win the gold in at least one of the women’s disciplines….with Comaneci…

Horse Racking – 1988 – The Preakness Stakes – Winner Chris McCarron On Alysheba

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1987 Preakness Stakes was the 112th running of the thoroughbred triple crown horse race….which took place on May 16, 1987….and was televised in the United States on the ABC television network….as Alysheba was jockeyed by Chris McCarron won the race by a half length over runner-up Bet Twice. The post time was 5:34 p.m. Eastern Time….as the race was run over a fast…

NCAA Swimming – 1985 – National Swimming + Diving Championships – Austin Texas – Host Jim Lampley

DOG ASIDE: Since this 1985 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships were contested in March at the Texas Swimming Center at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas…..like all things Texas here at ImaSportsphile….especially all things Austin, TX….which makes this a very special video to this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile……cuz Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was born and bred in Texas…..honed…

Motorcycle Racing – 1978 – Super Bikers Competition – From Motocross + Dirt Bike + Road Race

DOG COMMENTARY:  ABC Sports created a motorcycle racing competition during the late-1970’s that they tagged The Super Bikers Competition….which brought together the world’s best motorcycle racers from the three major classes of racing….motocross, dirt bike and road bike….and aired the competition on their popular weekend anthology sports program, Wide World of Sports.…as this particular segment seen…

Frisbee – 1979 – World Frisbee Disc Championships – Human + Canine Competitions – Rose Bowl

DOG ASIDE: In 1975, Irv Lander, Alex Stein and Eldon McIntire first organized a World Championship for flying-disc (Frisbee) catching dogs and their handlers….and as the event continued annually….Stein and his disc dog, Ashley Whippet, won the first three championships in 1975, 1976 and 1977.  McIntire was the owner of another disc dog named Hyper Hank….and since Lander worked…

Music – 1978 – Special – Songs Of The Funny Papers – Host Lori Anderson

DOG ASIDE: At the opening of the wonderful television special Those Fantastic Funnies….the host of the program, actress Loni Anderson, does an introduction to the program by introducing some of the “songs of the funny papers”….which features music from Popeye The Sailor….Barney Google with the “googlely eyes”….“Dennis The Menace”…..“Lil Orphan Annie”…..along with the entire funny paper cast singing about…