NFL – 1979 – NFL Films – A Season Of Peaks And Valleys – With John Facenda

We have often made the comment here at ImaSportsphile that NFL Films has been the “Gold Standard” for sports films since the day that father Ed Sabol and son Steve Sabol opened their doors with their exclusive contract with the NFL to film any and all games played for the past 57 years.  NFL Films is a company devoted…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Special Film – Countdown To The Indy 500 – Rick Mears Wins His 1st Indy 500

This is an awesome video account and highlights of the 1979 Indy 500…..which speaks vividly to how much technology of filming the classic race has come in the past 41 years…..while providing a wonderful view of how far racing technology has come too….evidenced by the skills and timing of the pit crews back in the…

Comedy – 1978 – Film – Schillers Reel – Java Junkie – with Peter Aykroyd + Teri Garr + Patti Oja

DOG ASIDE: Back in the early years of Saturday Night Live….there would be various short films that would appear on the live broadcast under the name of Schillers Reel…..which were always about “edgy” subjects…..like the one seen below titled Java Junkie.  These short films were always interesting and sometimes quite funny, but still playing on the edges of comedy…..and almost…

NFL- 1985 – NFL Films Special Feature – The Center Snap – With Steve Sabol + Harry Kalas

DOG ASIDE A center snap is colloquially called a “hike”, “snapback” or “pass from center”…. is the backwards passing of the ball in American and Canadian football at the start of play from scrimmage….as the ball begins on the ground with its long axis parallel to the sidelines of the field….with its ends marking each team’s line of scrimmage in American football….when the player snapping the…

Comedy – 1978 – Skit – Drag Racing Today – With Eric Idle + Dan Aykroyd

DOG ASIDE: Dan Aykroyd’s eccentric talent was recognized by others in the highly competitive SNL environment: when he first presented his famous “Super Bass-O-Matic ’76” sketch….which was a fake T.V. commercial in which a garish, hyper-pitchman touts a food blender that turns an entire bass into liquid pulp….when to other writers and cast members….”the ‘Bass-O-Matic’ was so exhilratingly strange that many…

Special – 1982 – USA Network Night Flight Special – The Credits For TAKE OFF Program

DOG ASIDE: Night Flight is an online visual-arts magazine and variety television show that originated on cable TV network USA Network….when It originally aired from 1981 to 1988….before moving to syndication in the early 1990’s.  In April 2018, it returned to cable television as a short form (15 minute) program airing late Friday nights/early Saturday mornings on…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Special – Rowing + Canoeing Highlights Put To Classical Music

DOG ASIDE: Rowing at the Summer Olympics has been part of the competition since its debut in the 1900 Summer Olympics….as rowing was on the program at the 1896 Summer Olympics….but was cancelled due to bad weather. Only men were allowed to compete until the women’s events were introduced at the 1976 Montreal Olympics….which gave national federations the incentive to support…

Comedy – 1985 – HBO Not Necessarily The News – Rock N Roll News Briefs And Highlights

DOG ASIDE: There is hardly a word spoken in this video, but it is absolutely “off the wall” and hilarious…..for Not Necessarily The News was more than creative in the way that the presented comedy and got big laughs. Also, this video shows how extensive our vintage library truly is here at ImaSportsphile….for we have a multitude of rare…