Football – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Showcases Candidates From Football

DOG ASIDE: Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsperson of the Year award to “the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement.”  Both Americans and non-Americans are eligible, though in the past the vast majority of winners have been from the United States. Both men and women…

NFL – 1985 – Pete Axethelm Predicts Bears Will Shut Out Giants And Why In NFC Divisional Playoffs

DOG ASIDE: Pete Axthelm (August 27, 1943 – February 2, 1991) was a sportswriter and columnist for the New York Herald Tribune, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and its Inside Sports….when during the 1980’s, his knowledge of sports and journalistic skill aided him in becoming a sports commentator for The NFL on NBC and NFL Primetime and horse racing on ESPN.  Pete Axethelm went to work for Newsweek in 1968 and covered the Summer Olympics in Mexico…

NFL 1986 – Ahmad Rashad Interviews Patriots Coach Ray Berry After Losing To Bears in Super Bowl XX

DOG ASIDE: Without question, there is special kind of magic that lives in and around the Boston area….which we at ImaSportsphile are of the opinion that it belongs to a “Merlin-esque magician” named Robert Kraft….who wields a wan of magic in hiring coaches who know how to be a champion….and they always seem to be…

NFL – 1986 – Special – Comedian Bill Cosby On Bears DT William The Fridge Perry – With Ahmad Rashad

DOG ASIDE:  William Anthony Perry (born December 16, 1962) is a former American professional football player….who was a defensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons during the 1980’s and 1990’s. Perry played college football for Clemson University….and was recognized as an All-American. He was selected in the first round of the 1985 NFL Draft….and played professionally for the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles.  In reference to…

NFL – 1985 – ESPN Monday Nite Matchup Bears Vs Dolphins – Chris Berman + Steve Sabol + Allie Sherman

DOG ASIDE: Christopher James Berman (born May 10, 1955) was nicknamed Boomer….is an American sportscaster who has been an anchor for SportsCenter on ESPN since 1979….joining a month after its initial launch…. plus he hosted the network’s Sunday NFL Countdown program from 1985 to 2016. He has also anchored Monday Night Countdown….U.S. Open golf….the Stanley Cup Finals….and other programming on ESPN and ABC Sports….as Berman calls play-by-play of…

NFL – 1986 – NBC Sports Special – Super Bowl XX Animated Intermission At The Concession Stand

DOG ASIDE: Any folks that were around back in the 1950’s. 1960’s and 1970’s….probably saw a movie at one time or another at a Drive-In Theaters in America…..for this was the place that a young fella liked to take his favorite gal to watch a cinema on the really big screen….where you sat in your…

NFL – 1979 – Highlights – NFL Game Of The Week – Bears Vs Cowboys + Steelers Vs Cardinals

DOG COMMENTARY: We have often written about the father / son  duo of Ed and Steve Sabol….the powers that be behind the genius that NFL Films has been over the years….as father Ed garnered the rights from the NFL to film their games….and son Steve was in charge of production…..who hired such outstanding talents as…

NFL – 1934 To 1982 – Special – NFL FIlms Presents – Greatest Games Ever Played

DOG ASIDE:    NFL Films has produced so many wonderful films regarding the history of the NFL….from the Men Who Played the Game series….to the Great Teams Great Years series….to the Greatest Games Ever Played series et al….and ImaSportsphile has more than its fair share of these awesome film productions within the pages of our football section.  This NFL FIlms…