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…

Special – 1947 To 1955 – Sports Legend Doak Walker – The Most Celebrated Athlete – Host Paul Hornung

DOG COMMENTARY:    Two days after being discharged from the Merchant Marine…Doak Walker appeared in his first college football game for Southern Methodist University….while playing in just five games for the Mustangs in the 1945 season….but was sufficiently impressive as a halfback and placekicker as to win All-Southwest Conference honors and a spot in the annual East–West Shrine Game in San Francisco….when he threw a…

Special – 1987 – Stroh’s Circle Of Sports – Walter Payton + Fenway Park + O J Simpson + Pete Rose

DOG ASIDE:  During the decade of the 1980’s….Stroh’s beer would try to compete with the Anheiser-Busch and Miller beers in the world of sports….not only by advertising on sports programs….but also in sponsoring and producing sports programs….and this Stroh’s Circle of Sports production featuring Robert Conrad as host was their signature program….and it was really quite good….especially…