Boxing – 1982 – HBO Special – Boxing’s Best – Rocky Marciano

DOG COMMENTARY:    Rocky Marciano was an American professional boxer who competed from 1947 to 1955….while holding the world heavyweight title from 1952 to 1956….who went undefeated in his career….and defended the title six times….against Jersey Joe Walcott, Roland La Starza, Ezzard Charles (twice), Don Cockell and Archie Moore…..and although Marciano is a true legend of boxing….he just simply didn’t have but 6 title defenses in 12 years….and 3…

NCAA Football – 1985 – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs TCU Horned Frogs – 2nd Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY:    The 1985 TCU Horned Frogs football team was coached by Jim Wacker….who was the father of Mike Wacker….who was a 6’9″ F/C for the University of Texas Longhorn basketball team from 1981 to 1984….as he played double post with C LaSalle Thompson during the 1981 season under Head Coach Abe Lemons. Mike…

Boxing – 1919 – Special – Boxings Best – Jack Dempsey – The Manasa Mauler

DOG COMMENTARY:    Within the confines of our boxing library here at ImaSportsphile…..Jack Dempsey would rank as the 2nd in a line legendary heavyweight boxers….right behind Jack Johnson….with Gene Tunney, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield following.   The Manasa Mauler seemed to have the same charismatic qualities…

NCAA Football – 1987 – Raycom Halftime Show With Bud Wilkerson – Texas Longhorns Vs Texas Tech

DOG ASIDE:    This 1987 SWC game of the week halftime show for the game between the Texas Longhorns verses the Texas Tech Red Raiders starts off with a feature on what Texas Tech University out on the West Texas plains in Lubbock, Texas….which is then followed by a piece called The Greatest of the Greats…

Boxing – 1980 – Special – Howard Cosell Interviews Larry Holmes + Muhammad Ali Prior To Their Fight

DOG COMMENTARY:      There never was before….and there never has been since….an athlete who brought more to the world than Muhammad Ali….who just happens to be our favorite athlete ever at ImaSportsphile….for not only was Ali beautiful in the ring….he was beautiful in the heart and mind….cuz his message was simple….his message in live was…

NCAAW Basketball – 1986 – Womens Midwest Region Semifinals – Texas VS Ole Miss – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY:    The Texas University Lady Longhorn basketball team set a women’s national collegiate record in 1986 that can never be brokent….only tied (which UCONN and Tennessee subsequently did)….as the Lady Horns completed a perfect season with 34 wins and 0 losses.  Quite honestly….the Lady Horns basically didn’t have any competition worth speaking of…

Special – 1979 – Best Athlete Of 1st 25 Yrs Of Sports Illustrated Award – Muhammad Ali Winner

DOG COMMENTARY:      Without question, Sports Illustrated has been the gold standard for a sports publication in America for 64 years since the first edition hit the new stands in 1954.  Sports Illustrated is an American sports media franchise owned by Time Inc….whose self-titled magazine has over 3 million subscribers….and is read by 23 million people each week….including over 18…

Boxing – 1981 – 15 Rnd WBC Featherweight Championship – Roberto Castanon Vs Salvador Sanchez

DOG COMMENTARY:    We at ImaSportsphile have grown to love Mexican boxers from Jose Luiz Ramirez to Rafael “Bozooka” Limon….to Lupe Pintor….to Pepino Cuevas….to Juan LaPorte….to Julio Cesar Chavez et al….but the one we have grown to appreciate most was Salvador Sanchez….who was killed in an automobile accident at the tremendously young age of 22…

Special – 1980 – HBOs Sports Magazine’s Year in Review – Featuring The Miracle on Ice

DOG COMMENTARY:    After posting 1800 vintage videos on this site over the past 2 years…. It is this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….that some of my very favorite videos are the ones that show highlights of the entire year in sports….like this HBO produced special look at 1980.  Every year that passes by embody…