Music – 1986 – The Stephen Foster Singers – My Old Kentucky Home At The Kentucky Derby

DOG ASIDE:    My Old Kentucky Home is an anti-slavery ballad originally written and composed in 1852  by Stephen Foster….which was published in January 1853 by Firth, Pond, & Co. of New York….as Foster likely composed the song after having been inspired by the narrative of popular anti-slavery novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin….while likely referencing imagery witnessed on his visits to the Bardstown, Kentucky farm…

Comedy – 1978 – Special – Those Magnificent Men And Their Flying Machines – Trying To Fly

DOG ASIDE:    Since the dawn of time….man has sought the Heavens….with eyes skyward….he saw the magic of flight in the feathered winges of hollow-boned birds.  Centuries of failed imitations and bone curshing frustrations followed….until one foggy dawn at a place called Kitty Hawk….for a man called Orville…or was it Wilbur….that the Earth fell away…..and…

MLB – 1984 – Baseball Greatest Hits – World Series HIghlights – San Diego Padres Vs Detroit Tigers

DOG ASIDE:  We’ve probably said this before….but the truth is that we who are responsible for posting each post here at ImaSportsphile….have grown very fond of the ESPN program Baseball’s Greatest Hits which was hosted by George Grande….who is one of our all-time favorite sports broadcasters.   Baseball’s Greatest Hits brought our library more vintage video from the 1890’s…

Comedy – 1979 – The Mr Bill Show – Sluggos Quick Weight Loss Program

DOG ASIDE:  One of the great “side-bars” to many outstanding vintage Saturday Night Live programs was The Mr. Bill Show….which featured Mr. Bill and Sluggo….who were both “play doe characters” created by who we at ImaSportsphile call HANDS….who we often heard talking to Mr. Bill….but we never saw anything but HANDS.    In this skit….HANDS decides…

Golf – 1985 – Highlights – US National Amateur Tournament – Host Jack Whitaker

DOG ASIDE:  ABC’s golf expert for many years, Jack Whitaker, provides a wonderful overview and highlights of the 1985 US National Amatuer Golf Championship….as it evolved into the quarter finals of match play….featuring players like Jay Sigel….who had won this tournament in 1982 and 1983….along with Scott Verplank….who had won in 1984….but both were defeated…

Horse Racing – 1986 – ESPNs Kentucky Derby Pre Race Festivities – Host Greg Gumbel + Sharon Smith

DOG ASIDE:   The 1986 Kentucky Derby was the 112th running of the race….which took place on May 3, 1986….as this ESPN Pre-Race Special was aired live at Churchill Downs the day before the race….featuring hosts Greg Gumbel and Sharon Smith in a program that is highlighted by Derby betting line expert, Mike Battaglia…. who provides the betting…

Golf – 1987 – US Open – Olympic Club – 3rd Round – With Jim McKay + Al Trautwig

DOG ASIDE:

The third round of the 1987 US Open Golf Championship….which was being played at Olympic Golf Club in San Francisco, CA….was played on June 20th….as the day began with a leaderboard that looked like this:  Tom Watson and Mark Wiebe were leaders in the clubhouse at 137 at the end of the 2nd round by one stroke over John Cook, Bernhard Langer, Tsuneyuki Nakajima, Jack Nicklaus and Jim Thorpe at 138….and just two strokes behind came Ben Crenshaw, Bob Eastwood, Larry Mize and Scott Simpson at 139.   

The 3rd round provided some wonderful golf….as Olympic Club proved to be very challenging….with only three players being in red (under par) at the end of the day….when there had been 11 players under par at the in of Round 2. 

By the end of this the 3rd round….the leader board had added Keith Clearwater, Lennie Clements, Seve Ballesteros and John Mahaffey into the fray….which simply means there’s some mighty good golf being shot in this video….and that typically equates to “great shots” here at ImaSportsphile….so, ENJOY!!!

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Round WBA Bantamweight Title Fight – Frankie Duarte Vs Bernardo Pinango

DOG ASIDE:    This WBA Bantamweight Title Fight between Frankie Duarte (USA) vs. Benardo Pinango (Venezuela) took place on Febuary 3, 1987 at the Forum in Inglewood, CA….as this title fight was between one really good and one great bantamweight boxer during the Golden Age of Boxing (1964 – 1999)….as Venezuelan legend Bernado Pinango….although having only…

Boxing – 1985 – 6 Round Junior Welterweight Bout – David Taylor Vs Al Laddie

DOG ASIDE:  This 6-round Junior Welterweight bout took place at the Omni in Atlanta on August 29, 1985 between Al Laddie and David Taylor….early in both fighters careers….as David Talyor, who hailed from Atlanta, GA would end up having 64 professional bouts….while ending his career with a record of 25 – 36 – 3….whereas his…