Basketball – 1978 – NBC Curt Gowdy Reviews + Recaps The Year In College Basketball And NBA Season

The 1978 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament involved 32 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men’s NCAA Division I college basketball….which began on March 11, 1978 and ended with the championship game on March 27 in St. Louis, Missouri….in a tournament where a total of 32 games were played, including a national 3rd place game. The process of seeding…

Boxing – 1985 – Marv Albert + Dr Ferdie Pacheco Highlight Edwin Rosario And Frankie Randell Careers

Frankie Billy Randall (born September 25, 1961) is an American former professional boxer from 1983 to 2005….who was a three-time light welterweight world champion….having held the WBA, WBC and lineal titles between 1994 and 1997. Randall is best known for being the first boxer to defeat Julio César Chávez….whose record at the time of their 1994 fight stood at 89 wins and a draw.   He…

MLB – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of Year Award – Stan Musial Introduces Baseball Nominees

Each year Sports Illustrated Magazine presents its Sports Person of the Year  award show with candidates from nearly every genre of sports highlighted by category…..baseball, football, boxing, baseball etc.  This 1984 version of the awards show was produced by HBO and features host Merlin Olsen….who introduces famous stars and past winners of the award that turn…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Jim McKay + Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Cover The Rain Delay And Set Up The Race

The 1986 Indy 500 was delayed for an entire week for the 1st time in the history of the race….as ABC’s race day team of Jim McKay, Jim Lampley and Sam Posey do a great job of covering the time during the delay…..and then providing an inside look at how the major race teams dealt…

Boxing – 1982 – ABCs Keith Jackson Profiles Career Of Marvin Hagler Prior To Caveman Lee Title Fight

ABC sportscasting legend Keith Jackson hosts this prefight show prior to the 1982 world middleweight title fight between Champ Marvin Hagler verses William Caveman Lee….who became the challenger in this fight when the original challenger, Mickey Goodwin, was scheduled to fight Hagler in San Remo, Italy….but Goodwin hurt his left hand in training….so, since Caveman boxed out…

Boxing – 1981 – 15 Rnd World Middleweight Title Fight – Caveman Lee Vs Marvin Hagler

Once Marvin Hagler took the middleweight crown….he proved to be a busy world champion…..defeating future world champion Fulgencio Obelmejias of Venezuela by a knockout in eight rounds….then came former world champ Vito Antuofermo in a rematch by TKO in four rounds….as both matches were fought at the Boston Garden near Hagler’s hometown….which endeared him to Boston fight fans. Syrian born Mustafa Hamsho….who…

Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Tompkins + Leonard + Merchant Provide Judges Review Of 1st Spinks Vs Holmes

This video simply “puts a burr in our ass” here at ImaSportsphile…..because it highlights one of the great “shams” of boxing history…..as the unanimous decision in favor of Spinks….could just as easily and more correctly gone the other way…..had Holmes not been fighting to tie the immortal Rocky Marciano.  Yeah, Spinks probably out-boxed the champ by…

MLB – 1964 – Highlights – World Series Game 2 – New York Yankees Vs St Louis Cardinals

New York Yankees rookie pitcher, Mel Stottlemyre….who was called up from the minors in August….dominated the Cardinals ….whose bullpen wilted in the late innings…..after the Cardinals struck first in the third inning on Curt Flood’s groundout with runners on second and third….but the Yankees tied the game in the fourth on Clete Boyer’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly off…

Boxing – 1986 – Al Michaels Interviews Mark Breland + Trainer Lou Duva After 1st Rnd KO Of Avendano

This video interview is conducted by the still relevant some 33 years later in 2019 legendary sportscaster Al Michaels….doing a postfight interview with then welterweight boxer Mark Breland….who in his 12th professional fight….KO’d Rickey Avenado in the 1st round.  First of all, Al Michaels was a very adept interviewer of world class athletes back in…