Olympics – 1972 – Munich Games – Assassination Of 11 Israeli Athletes By Palestinian Terrorists

DOG COMMENTARY:    The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, at which eleven Israeli Olympic team members were taken hostage and eventually killed, along with a German police officer, by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September.        Shortly after the crisis began, they demanded 234 prisoners jailed in Israel and the German-held founders of the Red Army Faction(Andreas Baader and Ulrike…

Special – 1949 – 1987 – Sports Legend – Sportscaster Curt Gowdy – Host George Plimpton

DOG COMMENTARY:    One of the many aspects of sports that we highlight and feature here at ImaSportsphile is sports broadcasters….as we consider them every bit as important as the events and the participants….for when it comes to televised sports….the really great broadcasters could make the images on the television come alive….while over the airways…

Special – 1947 To 1955 – Sports Legend Doak Walker – The Most Celebrated Athlete – Host Paul Hornung

DOG COMMENTARY:    Two days after being discharged from the Merchant Marine…Doak Walker appeared in his first college football game for Southern Methodist University….while playing in just five games for the Mustangs in the 1945 season….but was sufficiently impressive as a halfback and placekicker as to win All-Southwest Conference honors and a spot in the annual East–West Shrine Game in San Francisco….when he threw a…

Comedy – 1979 – Special – Andy Kaufman – Playing Bongos + Speaking In Foreign Tongues

DOG COMMENTARY:     While often referred to as a comedian….Andy Kaufman described himself instead as a “song and dance man.” ….who disdained telling jokes and engaging in comedy as it was traditionally understood….for having  once said in a rare introspective interview, “I am not a comic, I have never told a joke. … The comedian’s promise is…

Special – 1969 – NASA Live Space Walk + Lunar Landing – USA Astronauts Buzz Aldrin & Neil Armstrong

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 12 minute video of the live space travel by Apollo II in 1969….highlighted by a space walk and lunar landing for the first two men ever, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong….which makes this an absolute treasure in our vintage video library here at ImaSportsphile.    Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two humans on…

Special – 1986 – Liberty Weekend – US Pres Reagan Speaks + John Williams Conducts + Fireworks

DOG COMMENTARY:    US President Ronald and Nancy Reagan opened this televised NBC Special celebrating the 1986 Lady Liberty Weekend Celebration in New York Harbor…..with the Statue of Liberty in the backdrop and the New York City skyline as wonderful silhouette to the festivities….especially the fireworks display….which is by far the finest, most exhilarating 20 minutes of “bombs…

Special – 1982 – Highlights – George Plimpton Reviews The Year In Sports

DOG COMMENTARY:    George Plimpton was probably a Sportsphile and he just did not know it….but this literary master was seemingly a sincere lover of all sports….as he wrote books about them like Paper Lion…. while he was the host of sports programs like Sports Legend: Curt Gowdy….plus he produced and syndicated sports programs like this George Plimpton’s…

Wrestling – 1979 – Special – Andy Kaufman Vs Mimi Landers – $500 If Woman Pins Man In 3 Minutes

DOG COMMENTARY:    In the 1979 episode of Saturday Night Live with host Eric Idle….Andy Kaufman challenges any woman in the live audience to wrestle him after belittling women’s strength compared to a man’s….as he offered $500 to any woman that could pin him within 3 minutes….to which 5 different women from the audience took the challenge….when…