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…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO PreFight Special – 10 Round Heavyweights – Iron Mike Tyson Vs Jose Ribalta

DOG ASIDE:  In this 24 minute HBO pre-fight video for the 1986 telecast of the 10-round heavyweight fight between Iron Mike Tyson verses Jose Ribalta….the viewer is fortunate to have HBO Boxing commentary team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….who provide great highlights, interviews, personal profiles and expert analysis of the impending…

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…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO Post Fight – 10 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – Iron Mike Tyson VS Jose Ribalta

DOG ASIDE:  This 1986 HBO Post Fight coverage of the 10-round heavyweight bout between Iron Mike Tyson and Jose Ribalta….featured interviews with both fighters….along with the outstanding HBO Boxing commentary team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….who handled both pre-fight and post-fight shows as good as any to ever cover the wonderful…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO Post Fight Interviews – Heavyweight Title – Spinks Vs Holmes – Rematch

DOG ASIDE:  In our opinion here at ImaSportsphile should never have lost his title in the first place to Michael Spinks…. but anyone and everyone who was a boxing fan during the reign of Promoters Don King and Bob Arum….. had some kind of inkling that many fights were fixed….if not actually choreographed and spliced…

Boxing – 1985 – 15 Round WBA Lightweight Title – Livingstone Bramble Vs Tyrone Crawley

DOG COMMENTARY: Tyrone Crawley is a former professional boxer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania…..who during his professional boxing career he was known for his hand and foot speed….along with the ability to switch effortlessly from the orthodox stance to the southpaw stance…..which confused many opponents with this style….for some boxing experts contend that Crawley might have been the best “switch hitter” of his time…

Boxing – 1978 – Special – Muhammad Ali In Russia – Covered By Howard Cosell

DOG ASIDE: Any time you get both Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell behind a mike together….you dang near have MUST SEE TV!!!….cuz these two cats were brilliant apart….but dynamite when they were together….as no one had more influence on Howard Cosell’s career than Ali…..and no one had more impact on Ali’s career than Howard Cosell….for…

Boxing – 1978 – 15 Rnd WBC Heavyweight Title Fight – Ken Norton Vs Larry Holmes – With Howard Cosell

DOG COMMENTARY:  Man, when you talk about a televised fight on the highest order…you have got it here!….for within this video is heavyweight boxing legend Larry “The Easton Assasin” Holmes….who during the Golden Age of Boxing 1964 – 1999 became one of ImaSportsphile’s 7 Legends of Boxing in the heavyweight division….to include “Smokin’” Joe Frazier, “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali, “Big” George Foreman, “Iron” Mike Tyson, Evander “The Real…