TV Ads – 1979 – Best Michelin Tires Advertisement Ever Aired

DOG ASIDE:  It has been said that the best things in life come in small packages….and sometimes a video speaks for itself when words cannot sufficiently describe….and this Michelin Tire advertisement fits both those statements….for it is one of the best TV ad programs ever produced….as Michelin used babies in their television advertisements for some…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mens Dbls Finals – Nystrom+Wilander Vs Fleming+Donnelly – 2nd + 3rd Sets

DOG ASIDE:  Heinz Günthardt and Balázs Taróczy were the defending Wimbledon men’s doubles champions….but they lost in the first round to Sammy Giammalva and Greg Holmes….while Sweden’s Joakim Nyström and Mats Wilander faced USA’s Gary Donnelly and Peter Fleming in the finals of this 1986 Wimbledon Championship. Nystrom + Wilander reached these finals by defeating USA Ken Flack + Robert Seguso in the quarterfinals…..then dispatched South…

Music – 1986 – University Of Texas Show Band Of The Southwest – Halftime At The Bluebonnet Bowl

DOG ASIDE:  The University of Texas Marching Band….known around the world as The Show Band of the Southwest was founded in 1900 by distinguished professor of chemistry, Dr. Eugene P. Schoch….who with Dr. H. E. Baxter becoming the first director of the Longhorn Band….as they purchased $150 worth of instruments from a local pawn shop….and recruited 16 students to make…

NFL – 1987 – ESPN Special – NFL Prime Time – With Tom Jackson + Chris Berman + Pete Axthelm

DOG ASIDE:  There is no question about it….this video is “pure gold” here at ImaSportsphile….for it is classic ESPN coverage of the NFL from the 1986 season….featuring some of the originals NFL broadcasters at ESPN…. for there’s Chis “Swame” Berman, who has already been inducted into the Sportscasters Hall of Fame….then there is Tom Jackson, in his…

NFL – 1985 – Special – NBC At The Half – AFC Divisional Playoffs – Raiders Vs Pats – Highlights

DOG ASIDE;    This NBC halftime special for the 1985 AFC Divisional Playoff game be the New England Patriots verses the Los Angeles Raiders brings together some of the legends of sports broadcasters who grew up with NBC Sports….including Bob Costas and Pete Axthelm at the NFL ’85 news desk….as they break down the 1st half of…

Music – 1986 – Texas Longhorn Showband Of The Southwest + The Fightin Aggie Band – Halftime Show

DOG ASIDE:    Every Thanksgiving Day for dang near 100 years from 1915 to 2011….two major college rivalries took place on the gridirons of Texas Memorial Stadium in Autin, Texas and Kyle Field in Bryan College Station, Texas every other year….as the Texas Longhorn football team took on the Texas Aggie football team in the…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – Greatest USA Olympic Boxers In History – Host Al Albert + Randy Gordon

DOG ASIDE:   USA Network was an active player in live televised boxing during the Golden Age of Boxing (1964 – 1999)….especially with their Saturday Night At The Fights program….featuring their boxing broadcast team of Al Albert (brother of legendary sportscaster Marv Albert) and Randy Gordon….who grew up around the fight game in New York City.    This USA Boxing Special…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – CBS Special – Road To The Final Four – Hosts Jim Nance & Bill Raftery

DOG ASIDE:    It seems to us at ImaSportsphile that CBS Sports has been bringing the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament forever….but they actually out-bid NBC for the rights to the tournament in 1982….and have been bringing March Madness to America and the world every year since then.    This CBS special Road to the Final Four was aired on…