Special – 1986 – Halftime At The Rose Bowl – Iowa Vs UCLA – Highlights Of The Big 10

DOG ASIDE:  Back in the mid-80’s….halftimes’ of the major televised NCAA games….especially bowl games….were used by the networks as time to showcase each team’s marching band, a little bit….then some highlights and 1st half analysis….usually followed about promos’ for each school playing in the game or their conference (as seen in this video herewith)….then a…

MLB – 1930 To 1950 – Baseball Greatest Hits – Sultan Of Swat + Gas House Gang + Stars Of The Era

DOG ASIDE:  We have often brought it to the attention of our viewers and readers how much we at ImaSportsphile enjoy ESPN’s Baseball’s Greatest Hits series….of which we consider “nuggets of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage videos….cuz the highlights footage from these programs are priceless in the annals of sports fandoms….as in this case….baseball…

Boxing – 1987 – CBS Sports – Boxing Year In Review – Hosts Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy

DOG COMMENTARY:    CBS Sports lead televised boxing analyst team during the 1970’s and 1980’s were Tim Ryan and Gil Clancy….who were certainly rivaled by the other networks that carried significant fights during the Golden Age of Boxing (1964 – 1999)….as NBC’s team consisted of Marv Albert and Dr. Ferdie Pacheco….when HBO’s team had a trifecta in…

NBA – 1986 – CBS At The Half – NBA Finals Game 2 – Rockets Vs Celtics – Profile Of Akeem Olajuwon

DOG COMMENTARY: This CBS At The Half program for halftime of Game 2 of the 1986 NBA Finals features a great interview between Brent Musburger and Magic Johnson….which then shifts to a personal profile of Akeem “The Dream” Olajuwon….the then future Hall of Fame center of the Houston Rockets…. which focused a great deal on early in…

MLB – 1984 – Baseball Greatest Hits – World Series HIghlights – San Diego Padres Vs Detroit Tigers

DOG ASIDE:  We’ve probably said this before….but the truth is that we who are responsible for posting each post here at ImaSportsphile….have grown very fond of the ESPN program Baseball’s Greatest Hits which was hosted by George Grande….who is one of our all-time favorite sports broadcasters.   Baseball’s Greatest Hits brought our library more vintage video from the 1890’s…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Ireland Stephen Roche Winner

DOG COMMENTARY:    The 1987 Tour de France was the race’s 74th edition….which took place from July 1st thru 26th….and  consisted of 25 stages over 4,231 km (2,629 mi)….which resulted in the closest three-way finish in the Tour until the 2007 Tour de France….and it was won by Stephen Roche….who was the first and only Irishman to do so….after the winner of…

Golf – 1985 – Highlights – US National Amateur Tournament – Host Jack Whitaker

DOG ASIDE:  ABC’s golf expert for many years, Jack Whitaker, provides a wonderful overview and highlights of the 1985 US National Amatuer Golf Championship….as it evolved into the quarter finals of match play….featuring players like Jay Sigel….who had won this tournament in 1982 and 1983….along with Scott Verplank….who had won in 1984….but both were defeated…

Horse Racing – 1986 – ABC Special – A Look Inside D Wayne Lucas Training – Host Jim McKay

DOG COMMENTARY:    D Wayne Lukas is an American horse trainer and a U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee…..who holds the record for the most Triple Crown race wins with fourteen….while having won twenty Breeders’ Cup races….and received five Eclipse Awards for his accomplishments….while his horses have won 25 year-end Eclipse Awards.    Lukas grew up with an interest in horses after being born and raised…

Olympics – 1936 – Track + Field Legend Jesse Owens – The Buckeye Bullet – Host Paul Hornung

DOG COMMENTARY:    Jesse Owens was an American track and field athlete….who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Games….while completely dismantling the concept of the “superior Aryan race” in front of their Furher and his entire 3rd Reich.     Owens specialized in the sprints and the long jump…..and was recognized in his lifetime as “perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in…