Figure Skating – 1985 – ESPNs Jim Kelly Introduces The Seiko Skate America Competition

DOG ASIDE: Skate America is an international, senior-level figure skating competition held as part of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series….which is hosted by U.S. Figure Skating…..as the location changes yearly…. which was held in St. Paul, Minnesota….where medals are awarded in four disciplines in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating and ice dancing.  The first Skate America (officially called Norton Skate) was held…

Golf – 1985 – Special – Promo For The Mazda Champions Tournament With Arnold Palmer + Nancy Lopez

DOG ASIDE: This short video clip is a promo for The Mazda Champions Tournament from Jamaica….which features members of the PGA (Professional Golf Association) like Arnold Palmer and Don January playing side-by-side with members of the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) like Nancy Lopez for $500,000….which was quite a lot of money for a non-sanctioned…

Music – 1985 – Lou Rawls – The Star Spangled Banner – Royals Vs Cards Game 3 Of The World Series

DOG ASIDE: Another of our wonderful ImaSportsphile collection of artists who have sung the Star Spangled Banner is this 1985 rendition of the National Anthem as performed by Lou Rawls at the start of Game 3 of the 1985 World Series between the Kansas City Royals verses the St. Louis Cardinals….is seen in this video herewith.   Louis Allen…

NFL – 1987 – NFL Films Special Feature – Standing On The Corner – Story Of The NFL Cornerback

DOG ASIDE:  A cornerback (CB) is a member of the defensive backfield or secondary in American and Canadian football.  Cornerbacks cover receivers, to defend against pass offenses and make tackles…..with other members of the defensive backfield including the safeties and occasionally linebackers. The cornerback position requires speed and agility…..with a typical skillset requiring proficiency in anticipating the quarterback….backpedaling….executing single and zone coverage….disrupting pass routes….and block shedding….with the chief responsibility…

NBA – 1959 To 1973 – Hilton Hotels NBA Classic Competitions – Wilt Chamberlain Vs Bill Russell

DOG ASIDE: In the NBA during the 1960’s….Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain transformed the NBA game by combining height with a greater level of athleticism than any and all previous centers.  Between the two of them….Chamberlain and Russell won nine of the eleven MVP awards in the eleven-year period between 1958 and 1969….while playing against one another in six Eastern…

TV Ads – 1985 – Count Dracula For Bud Light + GTE Long Distance + 49ers QB Joe Montana For Hersheys

DOG ASIDE: Since the largest percentage of our TV ads here at ImaSportsphile come from past sporting events….I can truthfully say that Anheiser-Busch….the makers of Budweiser, Bud Light and Michelob….do more advertising than any other product that we showcase in our incredible vintage TV Ads section. The decade of the 1980’s saw Bud Light Beer commercials…

NFL – 1985 – NFL Films Special Feature – The Offensive Tackle – The Unknown Soldiers Of Pro Football

DOG ASIDE: Tackle is a playing position in American and Canadian football. Historically, in the one-platoon system prevalent in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries….a tackle played on both offense and defense. In the modern system of specialized units….offensive tackle and defensive tackle are separate positions….and the stand-alone term “tackle” refers to the offensive tackle position only. The offensive tackle (OT, T) is a…

Music – 1987 – Lost In A Fury Of Waves And Cluster – Who Ya Gonna Call – Wave Busters

DOG ASIDE: To date, I have not been able to obtain the identity of the two guys who hosted The Unofficial Baseball Handbook…..other than his 1st name is jim…..but the brunette seen in this video here with….but both had great senses of humor…..evidenced by this clip….and being an accredited Sportsphile…..I get it….there are a bunch…

NBA – 1986 – Special – Be All You Can Be – Highlights Of Michael Jordan In His Rookie Bulls Season

DOG ASIDE: For the decade of the 1980’s….the U.S. Army sponsored a sports highlights video program called Be All You Can Be…..which tied every person in the military or even considered joining the military to be like Mike….by being a member of the U.S. Army…..and this particular Be All You Can Be promo featured the one and only Michael…