NBA & NCAAM – 1986 – Special – A Journey In Time – Billy Packer Highlights Basketball In The America

In this CBS Sports special, lead basketball commentator Billy Packer showcases highlights of the 1986 NCAA and NBA seasons in the USA…..while providing his analysis of who was hot and who was not…..as the special was titled “A Journey In Time”  This video provides highlights of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship….with the Louisville Cardinals defeating the Duke Blue Devils…

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…

News – 1987 – CNNs Anthony Collings On Russian Vs USA Spy Games Claims & Espionage Charges

It is always a source of amazement at how times change so much…..but things stay the same…..even after nearly 47 years have passed ….for although change is the ONLY true constant in life…..it remains an unlikely fact that some things never really change all that much….like the “spy games” played between the Russians and the Americans….which…

Olympics – 1972 – Munich Games – ABC Special On Palestinian Munich Massacre Of Israeli Olympic Athletes

The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany….in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer. Shortly after the crisis began, a Black September spokesman demanded that 234 Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel and the West German….which held founders of the Red Army Faction, Andreas…

NCAA Gymnastics – 1979 – Mens Championship Highlights – Pommel Horse + Parallel Bars + Floor Exercise – With Bart Conner + Kurt Thomas

The 1979 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships featured two of America’s best ever male gymnasts with Oklahoma’s Bart Conner and Indiana State’s Kurt Thomas….as both would go on to make USA Olympic history.  These NCAA championships took place at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana….when the Nebraska Cornhuskers took the team national title…

Special – 1980 – HBO Inside Sports With Barry Tompkins Takes A Look At The NCAA Student Athlete

A subject that has been covered in specials and commentary throughout the years…..which was discussed by HBO’s Barry Tompkins and Larry Merchant in this 1980 episode of Inside Sports ….and is still today discussed by many sports pundits and other potential Sportsphiles…..has been the at the core of “What is truly Amatuer Sports?”…..and how it relates to…

MLB – 1987 – World Series Game 1 Cardinals Vs Twins PreGame Show With Al Michaels + Jim Palmer

The 1987 World Series was notable in several regards…..as It featured the first World Series games played in an indoor stadium at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome…..and, to date, the last World Series game to start earlier than prime time in the eastern United States….when Game 6 would start at 4:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. CT….and it was the first World Series in…

MLB – 1987 – NLCS Giants Vs Cardinals Game 7 PreGame Show with Marv Albert + Joe Morgan + Vin Scully

This NBC Sports 1987 National League Championship Series Game 7 between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants pregame show features the broadcast team of Marv Albert, Joe Morgan, Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola….as the crew showcases the top plays and outcome of the first 6 games of this awesome NLCS….which is followed…

MLB – 1987 – World Series Game 3 Cards Vs Twins Pregame With Al Michaels + Jim Palmer + Tim McCarver

Traveling down the Mississippi to the open air of Busch Stadium from the confines and the cold of the Metrodome for Game 3 of the 1987 World Series saw a tense pitching duel between Twins starter Les Straker and John Tudor of the Cardinals…..as Les Straker was the first Venezuelan to pitch in the World Series. After five scoreless innings by both teams, the Twins…