NCAA Swimming – 1983 – National Championship – Women’s 100 yd Butterfly – USA Mary T Meagher

 It is quite possible that the greatest women’s butterfly swimmer ever was USA Mary T Meagher…..known affectionately as Madame Butterfly….who is a former competition swimmer, Olympic champion and world record-holder. In 1981 she bettered her own existing world records in the 100-meter butterfly and 200-meter butterfly….as these times would stand as the respective world records for 18…

Horse Racking – 1988 – The Preakness Stakes – Winner Chris McCarron On Alysheba

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1987 Preakness Stakes was the 112th running of the thoroughbred triple crown horse race….which took place on May 16, 1987….and was televised in the United States on the ABC television network….as Alysheba was jockeyed by Chris McCarron won the race by a half length over runner-up Bet Twice. The post time was 5:34 p.m. Eastern Time….as the race was run over a fast…

NHL – 1985 – Stanley Cup Finals – Edmonton Oilers Vs Philadelphia Flyers – Game 4 – 3rd Period

DOG ASIDE: Entering the 3rd period of Game 4 of the 1985 Stanley Cup Finals between the Edmonton Oilers verses the Philadelphia Flyers….the Oilers had a 5 – 3 scoring lead….with a 2 games to 1 lead in the series…. when unbowed…. the Flyers leapt to a 3–1 lead midway through the first period thanks…

News – 1989 – Special – NBCs Marv Albert Interviews President George H Bush

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1989 video of NBC’s Marv Albert interviewing US President George H. Bush on the subject of baseball is precious to us at ImaSportsphile….cuz back in 1957, our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile played Little League baseball for the Midland Central Little League Braves….and regularly faced faced a Cubs team that was led…

Horse Racing – 1986 – The Breeders Cup – Santa Anita Park Racetrack

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1986 Breeders’ Cup was the 3rd edition of the cup….and was held for the first time under the majestic San Gabriel Mountains at Santa Anita Park. A record Breeders’ Cup crowd of 69,155 were on hand to witness the 4-year-old Lady’s Secret go wire to wire to win the Distaff and become…

Comedy – 1984 – Special – Robin Williams – Understanding The World According To Garp

DOG COMMENTARY: The World According to Garp is John Irving’s fourth novel….which is about a man who was born out of wedlock to a feminist leader…..who grows up to be a writer. The book was published in 1978….and became a bestseller for several years….as it was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction in 1979….as its first…

Comedy – 1984 – Special – Robin Williams – Mork + Garp + Popeye Introspective

DOG PHILOSOPHY:  There is such a fine line between genius and lunacy…..between comedic and tragic….between happy and depressed…..and Robin Williams placed an incredible amount of talent….which was consumed by creative genius coupled with a “rapid fire” spontaneous mind….with a huge splash of humor applied as easily as every character change…. and with all of that working…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – Special – Al McGuire Interviews Texas Coach Abe Lemons

DOG ASIDE: Sometimes it is possible to view the measure of a man by what comes out of his mouth…..as legendary college basketball coach Abe Lemons was one of those folks that seemed to have more to say than most….cuz he was notorious for running his listeners down a rabbit hole….not unlike the white rabbit…

Boxing – 1986 – 15 Rnd WBA Crusierweight Title – Evander Holyfield Vs Dwight Muhammad Qawi – Fight 1

DOG COMMENTARY: Evander Holyfield is one of our seven legends of heavyweight boxing during The Golden Age of Boxing from 1964 – 1995…. as this video features the future legendary heavyweight champion when he was young and fighting as a cruiser weight boxer for the crown of Dwight Mohammad Qawi.  By the time light heavyweight and cruiser…