Comedy – 1981 – Special – Robin Williams – Live At The Great American Music Hall – San Francisco

DOG ASIDE: Since we have multiple Robin Williams videos here at ImaSportsphile….I have written several pieces about the talents and challenges of this incredible entertainer….so, today I am going to give you some history on this uniquely gifted artist.   In late 1963, when Williams was 12….his father was transferred to Detroit….where the family lived in…

Comedy – 1987 – HBO Special – Not Necessarily The News

DOG ASIDE: Not Necessarily the News (shortened as NNTN) is an American satirical sketch comedy series that first aired on HBO in September 1982 as a comedy special….and then ran as a series from 1983 to 1990….which was Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels’s first professional television writing gig. The show was considered an inspiration and a predecessor to future news satirical programs like The Daily…

Boxing – 1986 – IBF Heavyweight Title Fight – Larry Holmes Vs Michael Spinks – Fight II

DOG COMMENTARY:    As with the first time The Easton Assassin Holmes and Jinx Spinks got in the ring….some 7 months before this fight took place….we at ImaSportsphile felt that Holmes got absolutely robbed of his title….and in this April 19, 1986 second fight at the Las Vegas Hilton….Holmes fought better than in the 1st fight before…

Comedy – 1980 – Chevy Chase Hosts Young Comedians – Bill Kirchenbauer + Irv Burton + Denny Johnson

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980 HBO Comedy Special Young Commedians with Host Chevy Chase….and featuring Bill Kirkenbauer and Denny Johnson is “top shelf” comedy….I mean,…not only do we have Chase doing some of his best physical comedy routines…..but also the incredible comedic talents of Bill Kirkenbauer, Irv Burton and Denny Johnson. William Alfred “Bill” Kirchenbauer is an American actor and stand-up comedian….who has appeared…

Comedy – 1981 – Special – Lilly Tomlin Live

DOG COMMENTARY: Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer….who began her career as a stand-up comedian…..while also performing Off-Broadway during the 1960’s. Her breakout role was performing as a cast member on the variety show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from 1969 until 1973….who currently stars on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie as Frankie Bergstein….which has garnered her three consecutive nominations for…

Boxing – 1986 – Special – History Of Heavyweight Champion Brawlers

DOG ASIDE: I ask the question often if folks remember what the Twin Towers in New York City looked like….and many have no idea…..so I send this to the opening of this HBO PreFight Show for the upcoming world heavyweight title fight between Mike Tyson verses Mitch Green….cuz HBO Sports does a complete lead-in to their telecast of this…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO PreFight Special – 10 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – Mike Tyson Vs Mitch Green

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1986 HBO PreFight Special was aired on May 20, 1986 live from Madison Square Garden in NYC….which was in advance of the 10 round heavyweight bout between Iron Mike Tyson verses Mitch Blood Green….who were both basically New York City fighters.  Mike Tyson entered the ring having KO’d 19 of 20 fighters he had faced in…

Boxing – 1986 – Special – HBO PreFight – IBF Heavyweight Title – Spinks Vs Holmes – Fight 2

DOG ASIDE: This 1986 rematch of the IBF Heavyweight Championship Title Fight between Michael Spinx Jinx Spinks verses Larry The Easton Assassin Holmes should never have taken place…..cuz Spinks did not deserve to win the title from Homes in their first fight in September of 1985….cuz there were many more “powers that be” in boxing who did not want to…

Boxing – 1986 – Special – HBO Prefight – WBA Heavyweight Title – Tim Witherwspoon Vs Tony Tubbs

DOG ASIDE: This HBO Boxing PreFight Show telecast of the impending WBA Heavyweight Title Fight between  Terrible Tim Witherspoon verses Tony TNT Tubbs starts out with Barry Tompkins narrating a indepth personal profile of Tony Tubbs….which is followed by a Larry Merchant analysis of the upcoming fight, as he provides commentary on Tim Witherspoon’s personal profile and relationship…