Comedy – 1985 – HBO Special – Not Necessarily The News – Part 3

DOG ASIDE:  Not Necessarily the News is an American satirical sketch comedy series that first aired on HBO in September 1982 as a comedy special….and then ran as a series from 1983 to 1990…as it was Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels’s first professional television writing gig. The show was considered an inspiration and a predecessor to future news satirical programs like The Daily Show, The…

Comedy – 1979 – HBO Special – Blockheads – The Art Of Ventriloquism – Host Mariette Hartley

DOG ASIDE:  Ventriloquism, or ventriloquy, is an act of stagecraft in which a person, a ventriloquist, changes his or her voice so that it appears that the voice is coming from elsewhere….typically a puppet or “dummy”…..as in the act of ventriloquism is the ability to do so is commonly called the ability to “throw” one’s voice…. while making the dummy appear to be…

News – 1984 – ABCs Peter Jennings World News Brief – Taxes + Prison Break

DOG ASIDE: ABC News anchor Peter Jennings was at the news desk for quite some time…as a Canadian-American journalist who served as the sole anchor of ABC World News Tonight for 22 years from 1983 until his death from lung cancer in 2005….for despite dropping out of high school, he transformed himself into one of American television’s most prominent journalists….whereas, Jennings started…

Music – 1920 To 1980 – Austin City Limits – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers

DOG ASIDE:  If I ever want to just feel good….have my feet start tapping…..my “bomba” start swayin’ and swingin’….and before I know it….I’m dancing….I just put this video on and start listening to Johnny Gimble and The Texas Swing Pioneers”….cuz every time I listen to these fellas…..I end up feeling good.  We at ImaSportsphile consider Johnny Gimble to…

MLB – 1981 – Special – Mr Baseball Bob Uecker Fantasy – All Star Game + Orioles Mgr Earl Weaver

DOG ASIDE:  Bob Uecker is best known as Mr. Baseball, the voice of the Milwaukee Brewers…..who is a fun loving ex-MLB catcher who likes to fantasize more often than not….as in this video where he completes the call of the Yankees vs Brewers game just before the upcoming All Star game….when his fantasy takes him on…

Boxing – 1984 – 10 Round Junior Middleweight Bout – Davey Moore Vs Wilfred Benetiz

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then, I come across a fight that just never should have been stopped by the referee….and this 10 round junior middleweight bout between Davey Moore verses Wilfred Benetiz is definitely on of those….as this bout was halted in the 2nd round after a good over-hand right landed on Benetiz jaw….which…

MLB – 1981 – Special – HBOs Inside Baseball – Hosts Frank Robinson + Earl Weaver + Barry Tompkins

DOG ASIDE: Race for the Pennant was a weekly sports show that focused on Major League Baseball….while being premiered on Home Box Office (HBO) in 1978.  It was hosted by Len Berman, Tim McCarver, Barry Tompkins, Bob Gibson, Maury Wills, Frank Robinson, Earl Weaver and others. The series started on HBO in 1978 and ended in 1992.    Race for the Pennant was notorious for bringing…

NFL – 1950 to 1990 – NFL Films Special – Greatest Finishes + Unbelievable Comebacks

DOG ASIDE:  This NFL Films production of Greatest Finishes and Comebacks Ever….is a priceless production by the best film company ever to have live footage of NFL contests…..as Ed and Steve Sabol set the “gold standard” for capturing live footage and turning it into awesome stories about the NFL….as evidenced by this 20 minute piece on the greatest…

NFL – 1982 – Special Film – The Line Of Scrimmage – The Battle For No Mans Land

DOG ASIDE: In American and Canadian football, a line of scrimmage is an imaginary transverse line….which runs the width across the football field beyond which a team cannot cross until the next play has begun. Its location is based on the spot where the ball is placed after the end of the most recent play and following the assessment of any penalty yards.  …