Boxing – Great Grudge Fights – Ali-Frazier & Robinson-Fullmer & Louis-Schmeling & Dempsey-Tunney

DOG COMMENTARY:    This HBO Boxing Special with Hosts Barry Tompkins and Larry Merchant….in which they review all of The Greatest Grudge Fights throughout the history of boxing is without a doubt one of the true treasures within our ImaSportsphile boxing library…..cuz within the four corners of the ring….where the “sweet science of boxing” of boxing is exhibited….there lies…

Boxing – 1982 – HBO Special – Boxing’s Best – Rocky Marciano

DOG COMMENTARY:    Rocky Marciano was an American professional boxer who competed from 1947 to 1955….while holding the world heavyweight title from 1952 to 1956….who went undefeated in his career….and defended the title six times….against Jersey Joe Walcott, Roland La Starza, Ezzard Charles (twice), Don Cockell and Archie Moore…..and although Marciano is a true legend of boxing….he just simply didn’t have but 6 title defenses in 12 years….and 3…

Boxing – 1919 – Special – Boxings Best – Jack Dempsey – The Manasa Mauler

DOG COMMENTARY:    Within the confines of our boxing library here at ImaSportsphile…..Jack Dempsey would rank as the 2nd in a line legendary heavyweight boxers….right behind Jack Johnson….with Gene Tunney, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield following.   The Manasa Mauler seemed to have the same charismatic qualities…

NCAA Football – 1987 – Raycom Halftime Show With Bud Wilkerson – Texas Longhorns Vs Texas Tech

DOG ASIDE:    This 1987 SWC game of the week halftime show for the game between the Texas Longhorns verses the Texas Tech Red Raiders starts off with a feature on what Texas Tech University out on the West Texas plains in Lubbock, Texas….which is then followed by a piece called The Greatest of the Greats…

NFL – 1985 – NBC Halftime Show With Bob Costas – AFC Divisional Playoffs – Raiders Vs Patriots

DOG ASIDE:      After processing over 1800 videos to post on our site here at ImaSportsphile….I realize that I like dang near every halftime show ever produced by the networks that brought live NFL football to the viewing public back in the day.  It was really enjoyable and worth watching….with interesting interviews, player profiles,…

Special – 1979 – Best Athlete Of 1st 25 Yrs Of Sports Illustrated Award – Muhammad Ali Winner

DOG COMMENTARY:      Without question, Sports Illustrated has been the gold standard for a sports publication in America for 64 years since the first edition hit the new stands in 1954.  Sports Illustrated is an American sports media franchise owned by Time Inc….whose self-titled magazine has over 3 million subscribers….and is read by 23 million people each week….including over 18…

Distance Running – 1984 – Special – Austin American Statesman’s Capitol 10,000

DOG PHILOSOPHY:  Austin, Texas is one of the most unique cities in the world….which has had a moniker of Keep Austin Wierd for some 53 years since the mid-1960’s….while being the home of The University of Texas….Barton Springs….78704…Capital 10,000….Austin City Limits….6th Street….Franklin’s BBQ…Formula 1 Racing…. Live Music Scene….Robert Rodriquez movies…TexMex food and on and on….for it is…

Special – 1980 – HBOs Sports Magazine’s Year in Review – Featuring The Miracle on Ice

DOG COMMENTARY:    After posting 1800 vintage videos on this site over the past 2 years…. It is this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….that some of my very favorite videos are the ones that show highlights of the entire year in sports….like this HBO produced special look at 1980.  Every year that passes by embody…

NFL – 1988 – CBS Special Halftime Show – NFC Championship – Vikings Vs Redskins

DOG ASIDE:    This CBS halftime show features Brent Musburger interviewing ex-Vikings QB Fran Tarkenton and 1987 Defensive Lineman of the Year Buffulo Bills Bruce Smith….who is sporting a beautiful sable fur coat…..then Will McDonough in the Minnesota locker room and Irv Cross in the Washington locker room with injury updates and status reports….which is followed…