Music – 1985 July 4th Celebration In New York Harbor – John Williams Conductor

DOG COMMENTARY: The year 1985 was a very good year in American history….for it was in the middle of Ronald Reagan’s presidency….and the good ole USA was back to a “churning economy” that had American spirits and patriotism running on high….evidenced by this video of the Lady Liberty Weekend Celebration in New York Harbor….where the…

NFL – Great Players – Minnesota Vikings DE Jim Marshall

DOG COMMENTARY: James Lawrence Marshall is a retired American football player who played defensive end for the Cleveland Browns (1960) and the Minnesota Vikings (1961–1979)….who was a member of the Vikings’ famous “Purple People Eaters”….a defensice line that consisted of Marshall (DE), Alan Page (DT), Gary Larsen(DT), and Carl Eller (DE),…a force down in the trenches…

NFL – 1985 NFC Divisional Championship – Chicago Bears VS NY Giants

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 Chicago Bears team was one of the most enjoyable teams to watch for any NFL fan…..for this was a group of distinct individuals……to include such players like LB Mike Singletary, DE Richard Dent, DT Steve McMicheal (University of Texas fame), DT “Refrigerator” Perry, QB Jim McMahon, RB Walter “Sweetness” Payton, et…

Music – MoTown 25th Anniversary – Michael Jackson & Marvin Gay & Stevie Wonder & More

DOG COMMENTARY: It is always a treat for this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile to post a video that has a subject matterr that is totally American…..which “soul music” and “rhythm and blues music” certainly is…..for there has never been a greater influence on these two genres of music than those records produced Berry Gordy, Jr’s “Motown Music Label”…

NFL – Greatest QBs – Cowboys Roger Staubach & Colts Johnny Unitas

DOG COMMENTARY: This is one of my very most enjoyable NFL Films video….cuz it covers two of my all-time favorite quarterbacks in Johnny Unitas of the Baltimore Colts from 1956 – 1072 and Roger Staubach of the Dallas Cowboys from 1969 to 1979.   Johnny U was roaming the gridiron in his black high-top cleats…

Special – 1978 Flight Of Double Eagle II – 1st Trans-Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Crossing

DOG COMMENTARY: Sone of the more enjoyable surprises about unveiling and posting Bone Daddy’s 2300 hour vintage sports, comedy and music library are the many “special historic program events” that he recorded back in the day…..and one of my favorite pieces is evidenced in this video about the flight of Double Eagle II…..which was the…

Music – The Blues Brothers – I Got Everything I Need, Almost & Trying to Get Next To You

DOG COMMENTARY: There will be often times that I write about a subject that is near and dear to my heart….and this is one of those times….cuz this video brings this subject to the surface once again….as it is one of the very few clips from my extensive vintage Saturday Night Live library that I have to…

NFL – Great QBs – Graham & Tittle & Dawson & Layne & Van Brocklin

DOG COMMENTARY: Otto Everett Graham Jr. was an American football quarterback who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and National Football League (NFL)….who is regarded by critics as one of the most dominant players of his era….after having taken the Browns to league championship games every year between 1946 and 1955….while…

NFL – Great Coaches – Minnesota Vikings Bud Grant

THE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SPORTS THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN As I often do….I was moved by a sports program that I saw on television today….which was about Chris Spielman and his wife Stephanie…..and her 11 year fight with breast cancer….when in the last days of her life, she, Chris and her children were participating…