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…

Boxing – 1981 – 15 Rnd Super Featherweight Title – Rolando Navarrette Vs Cornelius Boza Edwards

DOG COMMENTARY:    We at ImaSportsphile consider the years 1964 through 1995 to be the Golden Age of Boxing….cuz during this era….which we have dubbed the TV Era….produced more outstanding boxers than any other era in boxing history….there were literally multiple (like more than a handful) outstanding boxers in dang near every professional boxing weight division…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson – Georgia on My Mind & All of Me & Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

DOG COMMENTARY:    Since we at ImaSportsphile all grew up in Austin, Tx….we are definitely by-products of the Austin Music Scene….which has evolved in 2017 as a universally recognized Music Capital of the World….and nobody influenced this wonderfully unique city that thrives on live music….where 100s of bands play live dang near every night of the…

NCAAW Basketball – 1986 – Womens Finals – Texas Lady Longhorns Vs USC Women Of Troy – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY:  “The first thought was perfection. There will be a champion crowned every year, but the undefeated champions will form an eliteroup.”          In 1986, Texas Women’s Basketball made history. The Longhorns defeated Southern California in the national championship game, finishing the season at 34-0 to become the first team in…

NCAAW Basketball – 1986 – Womens Finals – Texas Lady Longhorns Vs USC Women Of Troy – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: Lady Longhorns coaching legend Jody Conradt became the head coach of the women’s program at UT in Austin in 1976….which just happened to be the same year another college coaching legend started his career as head coach ot the Texas Longhorns….and the truth be known….they both inherited programs that were in shambles.   …