NFL – 1946 To 1971 – NFL Films – Like Cavemen In Cleat – With The Steelers As The Most Conspicuous Losers

It is our opinion at Imaportsphile that NFL Films set the Gold Standard for sports films….as father Ed Sabol and son Steve…. set a precedence in filming a live sporting events that still revered in the universe of sports today in 2019.  When you couple the filming genius of the Sabol family with the voices of the…

MLB – 1980 – Audrey Kates Interviews Hank Aaron On The Impact Of Jackie Robinson In His Career

There were five legendary outfielders in Major League Baseball during the Golden Age of Baseball from 1951 to 1976…..to include Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, Duke Snyder and Hank Aaron…..who between them set a standard of excellence that has not been seen either prior to or since they graced the outfields of MLB…..as each one was…

MLB – 1982 – Intro To This Week In Baseball – With Mel Allen Making Comparisons To Farm Animals

Our favorite weekly baseball program during the decade of the 1980’s was This Week In Baseball with NY Yankee’s legendary announcer Mel Allen as the host….for there is no more recognizable voice to ever call an MLB game than Mel….as he could make you feel like you were right smack dab in the middle of the crowd…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Preview Cycling 1000m Sprint Final – USAs Mark Gorski Vs Nelson Vails

Longtime sportscaster Bill Flemming and speed skating legend Eric Heiden provide an indepth assessment and preview of the men’s cycling 1000m sprint finals between USA Mark Gorski and USA Nelson Vails prior to their heads-up race for the gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics. Mark Gorski was a member of the 1980, 1984 and…

MLB – 1987 – ALCS – Minnesota Twins Vs Detroit Tigers – Game 4 – PreGame Show With Marv Albert

There are a handful of sportscaster that were on air in 1987…..and are on air in 2019….to include Al Michaels, Bob Ley, Rich Eisen and Marv Albert….who is featured in the pregame show for the 1987 MLB ALCS between the Tigers vs Twins.  Back in the day of the 1980’s…. Albert was predominately was teamed…

MLB – 1987 – NLCS – Marv Albert Interview With Gme 4 Hero Tigers Pat Sheridan After Game Winning HR

Pat Sheridan is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1981, 1983 to 1989, and 1991…..who was a left-handed hitter that was often used in a “platoon” situation with right-handed-hitting Darryl Motley….as a member of the Kansas City Royals’ 1985 World Series champion team that defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games.…

MLB – 1982 – This Week In Baseball – Mets Mike Bailey Ties Alvin Dark Rookie Record For Straight Game With A Hit At 23

When an MLB player breaks into the league as a rookie….one of the hardest things to do is to have hitting consistency….mostly due to the fact that they are facing the best pitchers in the world on a nightly basis…..which is why Giants Alvin Dark rookie MLB record of 23 straight games in which he…

MLB – 1980 – Special – Boys In The Field – Hostess Audrey Kates Interviews Orioles Mgr Frank Robinson

One of the best tv baseball specials ever produced was the 1980 airing of Boys In The Field …. which featured Hostess Audrey Kates…..as she took the viewing public and baseball fans everywhere on a wonderful walk down memory through the history of the Negro Professional Baseball League….to the challenges of being some of the 1st black…

MLB – 1982 – This Week In Baseball – Willie Mays Day In SF As Giants Retire # 24 – With Mel Allen

Growing up as a boy playing Pony League and High School baseball in Midland, Texas during the 1960’s….there were the M & M Boys of the San Francisco Giants….consisting of Willie McCovey and Willie Mays….and the M & M Boys of the New York Yankees….consisting of Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle….and they were the two most feared…