NFL – 1978 – NBC Sports Super Bowl XIII Cowboys Vs Steelers Special – Talking About The Weather + Field Condition – With Dick Enberg + Mike Adamle + Bryant Gumbel + Fran Tarkenton

DOG ASIDE: Michael David Adamle (born October 4, 1949) is a former American football player and sports broadcaster….who after retiring from playing football professionally joined NBC Sports, where he was both a studio host and sideline reporter for various events….as seen in this video herewith….where he spent six years with NBC Sports hosting SportsWorld and pre-game shows. He was also the host…

NBA – 1988 – All Star Slam Dunk Contest – Review Michael Jordan Win With Rick Barry + Steve Jones + Bob Neal

DOG ASIDE: Richard Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA)….and was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in history by the NBA in 1996, Barry is the only player to lead the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), ABA, and NBA…

Olympics – 1984 – Los Angeles Summer Games Special – The Effects of SMOG In Los Angeles

DOG ASIDE: The word “smog” was coined in the early 20th century as a combination of the words smoke and fog to refer to smoky fog, its opacity, and odor….which was originally intended to refer to what was sometimes known as “pea soup fog”….which had been a familiar and serious problem in London from the 19th century to the mid-20th century. This kind…

NFL – 1985 – Special – Roger Staubach Introduces The Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class Of 1985 With Frank Gatzki + Joe Namath + Pete Roselle + O J SImpson

DOG ASIDE: Frank “Gunner” Gatski (March 18, 1921 – November 22, 2005) was an American football center who played for the Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and the National Football League (NFL) in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Gatski was one of the most heralded centers of his era….who was known for his strength and consistency….as he helped protect QB Otto Graham….and open up…

NFL – 1979 – ABC Sports Special – Monday Night Football Promo For The Cowboys Game – With Howard Cosell

DOG ASIDE: Howard William Cosell (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist….who was widely known for his blustery, cocksure personality….as Cosell said of himself, “Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, a showoff. There’s no question that I’m all of those things.”  In its obituary for Cosell, The New York Times described Cosell’s effect on American…

Music – 1978 – University Of Texas Band – Star Spangled Banner – Played At N I T Semifinals With Texas Vs Rutgers

DOG ASIDE: One of the true joys for this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile who is responsible for posting my Bone Daddy’s incredible 12,000 vintage video library here at ImaSportsphile…..has been the ability to post so many different renditions of our National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner…..which has been performed by many many various bands, groups,…

NBA – 1988 – CBS Sports All Star Game PreGame Special – The Proud History Of Chicago Stadium – With Pat OBrien

DOG ASIDE: Chicago Stadium was an indoor arena located in Chicago, Illinois that opened in 1929 and closed in 1994. It was the home of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks….and the National Basketball Association’s Chicago Bulls…as it hosted the Chicago Blackhawks from 1929 to 1994….and the Chicago Bulls from 1967 to 1994.  The arena was also the site of the first NFL playoff game in 1932….the 1932, 1940, and 1944 Democratic National Conventions….and the 1932 and 1944 Republican National Conventions….as well…

NFL – 1986 – CBS Sports NFC Championship Game Special – The Predictions With Jimmy The Greek + Brent Musburger

DOG ASIDE: James George Snyder Sr. (born Dimetrios Georgios Synodinos, September 9, 1918 – April 21, 1996), better known as Jimmy the Greek, was an American sports commentator and Las Vegas bookmaker.  The sports line eventually led to a 12-year stint on the CBS Sunday morning show, The NFL Today, a pregame show for National Football League (NFL) games.  Known simply as “Jimmy the Greek”…. he would…

Music – 1988 – Bright Lights And Big Town Music – Featuring Lee Roy Performing At Halftime Of 51st The Cotton Bowl

DOG ASIDE: It was common practice during the decade of the 1980’s to have large stage productions at the halftime of major college bowl games on New Years Day….as well as at the annual Super Bowl game later on each January…..as this 1988 Cotton Bowl Classic halftime show proves out.  Bright Lights and Big Town…