Olympics – 1988 – Calgary Games – Figure Skating Pairs Short Program + Mens 500m Speed Skating

DOG ASIDE:    The 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics provided some wonderful highs and disheartening lows….which is typical of any Olympic Games…..for the talent is so expansive….causing the challenges to be greater and the risks to be higher. The figure skating pairs competition short program at these 1988 Calgary Games certainly provided one of these wonderful…

Music – 1986 – The Stephen Foster Singers – My Old Kentucky Home At The Kentucky Derby

DOG ASIDE:    My Old Kentucky Home is an anti-slavery ballad originally written and composed in 1852  by Stephen Foster….which was published in January 1853 by Firth, Pond, & Co. of New York….as Foster likely composed the song after having been inspired by the narrative of popular anti-slavery novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin….while likely referencing imagery witnessed on his visits to the Bardstown, Kentucky farm…

Comedy – 1985 – Special – George Carlin Live On Comic Relief

DOG COMMENTARY:  George Carlin video is priceless around ImaSportsphile….for this man’s comic genius puts him at the top of our list of G.O.A.T. comedians along with the likes of Jonathon Winters, Red Skelton, Richard Pryor, Robin Williams.   George Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and social critic….who was noted for his black comedy and thoughts on…

Music – 1986 – Fort Knox US Army Band – Star Spangled Banner At The Kentucky Derby

DOG COMMENTARY:  One of the many joys of being able to trim videos from our incredible vintage video library here at ImaSportsphile is comprised in a new section of music that we are beginning to post….and that is of the many varied and wonderful renditions of The Star Spangled Banner….as performed by the many varied groups…

Golf – 1987 – US Open – Round 2 – Olympic Golf Club – Host Jim McKay + Dave Marr

DOG ASIDE:  Round 2 of this US Open took place on Friday, June 19, 1987 at the Olympic Golf Club in San Francisco, CA with Tom Watson and Mark Wiebe at -3….with a one stroke lead over John Cook, Jack Nicklaus, Bernhard Langer, Jim Thorpe and Tsuneyuki Nakajima at -2….followed by Ben Crenshaw, Bob Eastwood,…

Horse Racing – 1986 – 112th Kentucky Derby – Winner Willie Shoemaker On Ferdinand

DOG COMMENTARY:    This day at the 112th Running of the Kentucky Derby belonged to trainer D Wayne Lukas….a three year-old named Ferdinand….and a man known by many as The Shoe….as legendary jockey Willie Shoemaker won his last of his 11 Triple Crown race victories. William Lee “Bill” Shoemaker was an American thoroughbred jockey….who for 29 years held the world record…

Golf – 1985 – Highlights – US National Amateur Tournament – Host Jack Whitaker

DOG ASIDE:  ABC’s golf expert for many years, Jack Whitaker, provides a wonderful overview and highlights of the 1985 US National Amatuer Golf Championship….as it evolved into the quarter finals of match play….featuring players like Jay Sigel….who had won this tournament in 1982 and 1983….along with Scott Verplank….who had won in 1984….but both were defeated…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Round IBC World Welterweight Title – Lloyd Honeyghan Vs Johnny Bumphus

DOG COMMENTARY:    Great Britain had not had a world boxing champion since 1950….when middleweight Randy Turpin performed a miracle by defeating undisputed world champion Sugar Ray Robinson….that was until September 26, 1987….when GBR’s Lloyd Honeyghan surprized Donald Curry by taking his title.  Lloyd Honeyghan is a British former professional boxer….who competed from 1980 to 1995….while reigning…

Golf – 1987 – US Open – Olympic Club – 3rd Round – With Jim McKay + Al Trautwig

DOG ASIDE:

The third round of the 1987 US Open Golf Championship….which was being played at Olympic Golf Club in San Francisco, CA….was played on June 20th….as the day began with a leaderboard that looked like this:  Tom Watson and Mark Wiebe were leaders in the clubhouse at 137 at the end of the 2nd round by one stroke over John Cook, Bernhard Langer, Tsuneyuki Nakajima, Jack Nicklaus and Jim Thorpe at 138….and just two strokes behind came Ben Crenshaw, Bob Eastwood, Larry Mize and Scott Simpson at 139.   

The 3rd round provided some wonderful golf….as Olympic Club proved to be very challenging….with only three players being in red (under par) at the end of the day….when there had been 11 players under par at the in of Round 2. 

By the end of this the 3rd round….the leader board had added Keith Clearwater, Lennie Clements, Seve Ballesteros and John Mahaffey into the fray….which simply means there’s some mighty good golf being shot in this video….and that typically equates to “great shots” here at ImaSportsphile….so, ENJOY!!!