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…

NCAA Football – 1985 – Special – Interview With Texas Freshman RB Charles Hunter

DOG ASIDE:  During the 1985 Texas Longhorn football season….two very talented freshman running backs….Eric Metcalf and Charles Hunter….of whom this interview seen herewith features.  Eric Metcalf  would finish his Longhorn career after making the All-SWC Team three years in a row….while winning the 1987 SWC Player of the Year Award ….after which he got drafted…

Boxing – 1989 – HBO Prefight Special – World Heavyweight Title – Carl Williams Vs Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE:    HBO always put on a great fight telecast….which not only included some fantastic fights during the Golden Age of Boxing (1964 – 1999)….but also featured some of the best Pre-fight Shows and Post-fight Interviews….as they showcased some of the very best “boxer profiles” produced in all of sports….for this video provides evidence to that fact….with…

Olympics – 1988 – Calgary Games – Figure Skating Pairs Short Program + Mens 500m Speed Skating

DOG ASIDE:    The 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics provided some wonderful highs and disheartening lows….which is typical of any Olympic Games…..for the talent is so expansive….causing the challenges to be greater and the risks to be higher. The figure skating pairs competition short program at these 1988 Calgary Games certainly provided one of these wonderful…