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…

Auto Racing – 1984 – Indianapolis 500 – Rick Mears Winner – Final 30 Laps

DOG ASIDE:  This 10 minute clip of the 1975 Indianapolis 500 features the last laps of Rick Mears while taking the checkered flag…..as most of his close competitors for the day seemed to all drop out of the race for various reasons….but for auto racing fans….it is certainly racking history and well worth the watch.…

Music – 1983 – DeBarge – Learn The Ways of Love & High Society – Open To Love + Need You Tonight

DOG ASIDE:   DeBarge was an American musical recording group composed of several members of the DeBarge family….which was a family of musical talent that was often compared to the Jackson family. In addition to various solo projects completed by members of the family….DeBarge was active between 1979 to 1989 as an R&B group…who enjoyed popularity throughout that time…

Movies – 1953 + 1959 – Original Alien Films – Invaders From Mars + Plan 9 From Outer Space

DOG ASIDE:    Back in the 1953….one of the very first ever movies about outer space and aliens came to the movie theaters in America was Invaders from Mars….which had a story line about a night when a young David McLean sees a spaceship crash into a nearby sandpit…..when his father goes to investigate….but comes back changed….where…

Special – 1982 – Rock Climbing Yosemite Lost Arrow Spire – Ron Kauk + Jerry Moffatt

DOG ASIDE:    This ABC 1982 Wide World of Sports program features world renowned rock climbers…USA Ron Kauk and GBR Jerry Moffatt….as the achieve the 1st ever free climb of Yosemite National Park’s Lost Arrow Spire from base to tip in one push….which took 14 hours…..as ABC picks up the action as the climbers attack the steepest and most…

Special – 1987 – Stroh’s Circle Of Sports – Walter Payton + Fenway Park + O J Simpson + Pete Rose

DOG ASIDE:  During the decade of the 1980’s….Stroh’s beer would try to compete with the Anheiser-Busch and Miller beers in the world of sports….not only by advertising on sports programs….but also in sponsoring and producing sports programs….and this Stroh’s Circle of Sports production featuring Robert Conrad as host was their signature program….and it was really quite good….especially…