NBA – 1987 – James Brown Interview Boston Garden Carpenter Paul Dembickt On Parquet Floor Condition

DOG ASIDE: Boston Garden was an arena in Boston that was designed by boxing promoter Tex Rickard….who also built the third iteration of New York’s Madison Square Garden….as it opened on November 17, 1928 as “Boston Madison Square Garden” ….and later shortened to just…. and outlived its original namesake by 30 years. The Garden hosted home games for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL)…

MLB – 1986 – Keith Jackson Interview With Astros C Alan Ashby After Their NLCS Game 4 Win Over Mets

DOG ASIDE: Alan Dean Ashby (born July 8, 1951) is an American former professional baseball player and current radio and television sports commentator….who played as a catcher in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays and Houston Astros between 1973 and 1989.  He was the catcher for two Astros teams that won division pennants.  Ashby recaptured the Astros starting catching job in 1986….then helped guide the…

Track + Field – 1986 – Special – Olympic Hero Wilma Rudolph Speaks For The NCAA And Tells Her Story

DOG ASIDE: Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American sprinter from Clarksville, Tennessee….who became a world-record-holding Olympic champion and international sports icon in track and field following her successes in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and 1960 Rome Olympic….as Rudolph competed in the 200m dash and won a bronze medal in the 4 × 100-meter relay in 1956….then she won three gold medals in…

NBA – 1988 – Pat OBrien InGame Interview Lakers GM Jerry West During Game 7 NBA Finals Vs Pistons

DOG ASIDE: Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938) is an American retired basketball player….who played professionally for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA)….where his nicknames included Mr. Clutch, for his ability to make a big play in a clutch situation….such as his famous buzzer-beating 60-foot shot that tied Game 3 of the 1970 NBA Finals against the New York Knicks….then with…

NFL 1986 – Ahmad Rashad Interviews Patriots Coach Ray Berry After Losing To Bears in Super Bowl XX

DOG ASIDE: Without question, there is special kind of magic that lives in and around the Boston area….which we at ImaSportsphile are of the opinion that it belongs to a “Merlin-esque magician” named Robert Kraft….who wields a wan of magic in hiring coaches who know how to be a champion….and they always seem to be…

NHL – 1986 – ESPNs Tom Mees Interviews The Entire Atlanta Flames Delegation At 38th All Star Game

DOG ASIDE:  Once in a blue moon, I will get a video that doesn’t afford me any idea of what to write about…..and this video is just one of those….so, I will do a little “jabba wakkin” with you folks and give you a glimpse of my creative genius….cuz the truth be known….sports fans will do just…

Boxing – 1987 – Dr Ferdie Pacheco Interview With Winner Rocky Lockridge After Win Over Dennis Cruz

DOG ASIDE: Rick “Rocky” Lockridge (born January 30, 1959) is an American former professional boxer….who is known for handing Roger Mayweather his first defeat….which was a first-round knockout in just 98 seconds….thus earning him the WBA and lineal super featherweight titles in 1984….then in 1987, he won the IBF super featherweight title….with a defeat of Barry Michael.  Rocky Lockridge was a really good, almost great boxer…

Comedy – 1986 – NBCs Bob Costas Visits Ex Red Sox P Sam Malone At CHEERS Bar Prior To World Series

DOG ASIDE: This is one of those really special videos clips here at ImaSportsphile…..in which NBC’s Bob Costas is in Boston for the 1986 World Series between the Red Sox Vs N Y Mets….so, he of course has to visit a local tavern owner, Ex-Red Sox P Sam Malone at his famous CHEERS Bar, located…

Auto Racing – 1980 – Jackie Stewart + Chris Economaki Commentary + Highlights Indy 500 Time Trials

DOG ASIDE: Christopher “Chris” Constantine Economaki (October 15, 1920 – September 28, 2012) was an American motorsports commentator, pit road reporter and journalist….who was given the title “The Dean of American Motorsports Journalism.”….to which Microsoft chose Economaki to author the auto racing history portion of its Encarta Encyclopedia.  Economaki began as track announcer at a number of major races in the 1940’s and…