MLB – 1869 To 1969 – HBO Special Feature – The History Of The World Series – With Barry Tompkins

DOG ASIDE: The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) in North America…. which has been contested since 1903 between the American League (AL) champion team and the National League (NL) champion team. The winner of the World Series championship is determined through a best-of-seven playoff….and the winning team is awarded the Commissioner’s Trophy….and since the series is played during the fall season….it is sometimes…

Boxing – 1990 – Special – HBOs Larry Merchant Proves Referee 10 Count Is Not What Is Thought To Be

DOG ASIDE: After watching so many of HBO’s renowned boxing commentary specialist Larry Merchant perform so many different interviews of fighters…..along with fight wrap-up commentaries….which I have seen in posting our incredible boxing library here at ImaSportsphile….I still can’t figure out if I like the guy for his insight into the artistry of pugilism….or think…

Boxing – 1990 – HBOs Sugar Ray Leonard + Jim Lampley Showcase Celebrities At Tyson Vs Tillman Fight

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then, a video rolls up for me to post that doesn’t have any particular merit for ever being produced…..not a good play or great punch…..not a fantastic ending or hilariously funny event….not a good interview or piece of sage advice that is passed on…..so, I think you get the point….…

Boxing – 1986 – Larry Merchant Interviews Promoter Don King On PreFight Issues With Ali Vs Berbick

DOG ASIDE: Donald King (born August 20, 1931) is a legendary American boxing promote….one of a rare extraordinaire kind….who was known for his involvement in historic boxing match-ups….featuring more legends of boxing….than any other promoter throughout boxing history…for he was truly one of a kind.  What this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile loved about King….other than his awesome hair….was…

Boxing – 1987 – HBOs Larry Merchant Reviews Rounds 9 Thru 12 Of Leonard Vs Hagler Title Fight

DOG ASIDE: Round nine of the Sugar Ray Leonard Vs Marvin Hagler undisputed middleweight championship fight  was the most exciting round of the fight….as Hagler hurt Leonard with a left cross and pinned him in a corner….where Leonard looked to be in trouble….but he furiously fought his way out of the corner. The action see-sawed…

Comedy – 1980 – HBO Blockheads Special With Mariette Hartley Showcasing Ventrilloquist Professor Al Kantee

DOG ASIDE: Actress Mariette Hartley hosts this 1980 HBO Blockheads Special …..which featured some of the best ventriloquists in the world…..and Professor Al Kanzie….who is featured in this video clip seen herewith…. is one of Europe’s top mime ventriloquists…..as his performance is quite different than the typical ventriloquists….but provides a much more surprising dummy than usual.  For…

Boxing – 1988 – HBO Larry Merchant Studio Review Of Mike Tyson Vs Michael Spinks Heavywt Title Fight

DOG ASIDE: Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks was a boxing match which took place on Monday June 27, 1988…..when both men were undefeated and each had a claim to being the legitimate heavyweight champion. At the time, Tyson held the belts of all three of the major sanctioning organizations of the WBC (World Boxing Council)…the WBA (World Boxing Association)….and IBF (International…

Boxing – 1989 – HBOs Larry Merchant PostFight Interview With Carl Williams After Loss To Mike Tyson

DOG ASIDE: Carl Williams (November 11, 1959 – April 7, 2013), nicknamed “The Truth” was an American boxer….who was the USBA United States Heavyweight Boxing champion….while having fought in several noteworthy boxing matches in the 1980’s and 1990’s…..and is perhaps best known for having fought and lost to Mike Tyson in a battle for the undisputed heavyweight championship. The first round knockout…

Special – 1979 – HBO Daredevils – 45 Ft Swan Dive With Noose Around The Neck Of The Great Alexander

DOG ASIDE: A stunt performer is often referred to as a stuntman, stunt woman or daredevil, is a trained professional who performs stunts as a career. From its inception as a professional skill in the early 1900’s to the 1960’s….daredevil stunts were most often performed by professionals who had trained in that discipline prior to performing the stunts publicly.  Current film and television stunt performer…