MLB – 1981 – Special – HBOs Inside Baseball – Hosts Frank Robinson + Earl Weaver + Barry Tompkins

DOG ASIDE: Race for the Pennant was a weekly sports show that focused on Major League Baseball….while being premiered on Home Box Office (HBO) in 1978.  It was hosted by Len Berman, Tim McCarver, Barry Tompkins, Bob Gibson, Maury Wills, Frank Robinson, Earl Weaver and others. The series started on HBO in 1978 and ended in 1992.    Race for the Pennant was notorious for bringing…

NFL – 1979 – Highlights – NFL Game Of The Week – Bears Vs Cowboys + Steelers Vs Cardinals

DOG COMMENTARY: We have often written about the father / son  duo of Ed and Steve Sabol….the powers that be behind the genius that NFL Films has been over the years….as father Ed garnered the rights from the NFL to film their games….and son Steve was in charge of production…..who hired such outstanding talents as…

NFL – 1981 – Special – Bengals Who Came In Front In The Cold – The 1981 Cincinnati Bengals

DOG COMMENTARY:  The 1981 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team’s 14th year in professional football and its 12th with the National Football League (NFL)…as the team won their first AFC Championship….but lost Super Bowl XVI to San Francisco.  Cincinnati had at least a share of the AFC Central lead the entire season…..when on December 13, QB Ken Anderson threw two touchdown passes….as the Bengals clinched the division…

MLB – 1951 To 1968 – Special – The Legend Of Mickey Mantle

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy grew up in West Texas in the 1950’s and 1960’s as a die-hard Yankees fan….and an especially huge Mickey Mantle fan….as evidenced by his 11 original Mickey Mantle baseball cards that he has in his wonderful memorabilia collection seen herewith. Mantle was invited to the Yankees instructional camp before the 1951…

NFL – 1950 to 1990 – NFL Films Special – Greatest Finishes + Unbelievable Comebacks

DOG ASIDE:  This NFL Films production of Greatest Finishes and Comebacks Ever….is a priceless production by the best film company ever to have live footage of NFL contests…..as Ed and Steve Sabol set the “gold standard” for capturing live footage and turning it into awesome stories about the NFL….as evidenced by this 20 minute piece on the greatest…

Music – 1977 – Baseball Special – Mel Allen Does 1st Baseball Rap Song – Baseball Is Dream For Me

DOG COMMENTARY:  Man, it just doesn’t get any better than this….rap and baseball….a match made in Heaven….and starring Mel Allen…..I mean, maybe the greatest voice ever in baseball…..and definitely a legend behind the mike at the ole ball game…..for Mel Allen was very special….as his love for the game comes through every word he spoke….and…

NFL – 1982 – Special Film – The Line Of Scrimmage – The Battle For No Mans Land

DOG ASIDE: In American and Canadian football, a line of scrimmage is an imaginary transverse line….which runs the width across the football field beyond which a team cannot cross until the next play has begun. Its location is based on the spot where the ball is placed after the end of the most recent play and following the assessment of any penalty yards.  …

MLB – 1956 – Special – NBCs Bob Costas Salutes Yankees Mickey Mantle MVP Year

DOG COMMENTARY: This video brings back awesome memories for out Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile….who has been a huge Mickey Mantle fan since the early 1950’s…..as he grew up being a Yankee fan of the highest order…..who ended up with a rather outstanding New York Yankees baseball card collection….as this video reminds me of how…

NFL – 1933 To 1970 – Special – The Black And Blue Steelers Defense – Like Cavemen In Cleats

DOG COMMENTARY:  This NFL Films production with host Steve Sabal….takes a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL from 1933 to 1970…..during a time when they were not only known as the Lovable Losers but also known as the Black and Blue Steelers Defense…..whereby they were considered one of the toughest teams to play from a…