Olympics – 1980 – Special – USA Road To Moscow – Jane Frederick + Kayak Team + Al Oerter

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980 Olympic Special was aired in advance of US President Jimmy Carter’s unpopular decision to let politics enter the Olympics Games by boycotting the Moscow Olympics….while denying all USA Olympic Team athletes from competing in something they had been training for during the four years prior to the 1980 Olympics.  Prior MLB…

Sports Special – 1979 – 1st 25 Years Of Sports Illustrated Sportsmen Of The Year – Host James Caan

DOG COMMENTARY: Actor James Caan hosts this television special in tribute to the 1st 25 years of Sports Illustrated Sportsman/Sportsperson of the Year winners….which basically boils down to a Who’s Who of Sports from the first year of the award in 1954 to this 25th Anniversary program in 1979.  This video is absolutely priceless….as it has live footage of…

Special – 1987 – NBC Sports – The Year In Sports In Review – Host Bill Macatee

DOG COMMENTARY:  Let’s take a look at what took place in the year in sports in 1987….as Super Bowl XXI was won by the  New York Giants by a score of 39 – 20 over the Denver Broncos….while Fiesta Bowl featured the Penn State Nittany Lionswinning the national championship over the Miami Hurricanes by a score of 14 – 10….then…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Mens – 3m Diving + Boxing + Pole Vault + 200m Dash + Basketball Semis

DOG ASIDE: This Wednesday, August 8, 1984 ABC Sports telecast of Day 12 at the Los Angeles Olympics includes some of the outstanding athletes at these games including USA diver Greg Loughanis in the 3m springboard competition…..USA sprinter Carl Lewis in the men’s track 200m finals…..Great Britian’s Daley Thompson in the men’s decathlon competition…..France’s Pierre…

MLB – 1981 – CNN Special – Pete Rose Bypasses Stan Musial NL Hits Record With 3631 Hits

DOG ASIDE: We at ImaSportsphile cherish each and ever piece of Pete Rose video that we have in our Baseball Section herewith….for here was a player who could walk out his front door….and the controversy would begin….and like the “dust storm around Pigpen”….the storms of controversy were all around his….his aggressive style of play, his fierce competitiveness, his…

Horse Racing – 1982 – NBC Special – Bob Costas Salutes Triple Crown Winner Secretariat

DOG COMMENTARY:  There is no question that race horses are athletes….who embody the same qualities as competitiveness, persistence, perserverance, heart….they got it all….and it doesn’t take a lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile to see that….but for me, it’s the speed and grace that WOWs me….which brings up a “sports point” with me….two sports that don’t get…

MLB – 1951 To 1981 – Video + Music Special – Talking Baseball Musical Salute To The Hall Of Famers

DOG COMMENTARY: Baseball has been recognized as America’s Pastime since Bone Daddy was a young pup in West Texas in the mid-1950’s….and since that time…..there have really been only two MLB songs that captured the hearts of baseball fans all over the country….”Take Me Out To The Ballgame” and “Talking Baseball” with “Willie, Mickey and the Duke”….for they both…

Boxing – 1964 – NBC Special Review – World Heavyweight Title Fight – Cassius Clay Vs Sonny Liston

DOG ASIDE:  There is really nothing more that I can add to what the content of this film covers the history that was made on February 25, 1964….when the 22 year old “Louisville Lip” Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. stepped into the boxing ring with the “Big Bad Bear” Sonny Liston….and less than one hour later, he “shocked the world”….and…

Boxing – 1989 – HBO Prefight Special – World Heavyweight Title – Carl Williams Vs Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE:    HBO always put on a great fight telecast….which not only included some fantastic fights during the Golden Age of Boxing (1964 – 1999)….but also featured some of the best Pre-fight Shows and Post-fight Interviews….as they showcased some of the very best “boxer profiles” produced in all of sports….for this video provides evidence to that fact….with…