Music – 1985 – Larry Gatlin – Star Spangled Banner – At The Stanley Cup Finals Game 5

DOG ASIDE: Larry Wayne Gatlin (born May 2, 1948) is an American country and Southern gospel singer and songwriter….who as part of a trio with his younger brothers Steve and Rudy….has achieved considerable success within the country music genre….while performing on 33 top-40 singles (combining his solo recordings and those with his brothers)….when as their fame grew….the band became known…

Music – 1985 – US Naval Academy Glee Club – Star Spangled Banner – NBA All Star Game

DOG COMMENTARY:    As was shared in a story about the Ft. Knox Army Band’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner….we at ImaSportsphile are proud of the newest category in our music section….which is simply titled National Anthem….for there is nothing more traditional in all sporting events than hot dogs, peanuts and the Star Spangled Banner being sung…

Music – 1986 – Fort Knox US Army Band – Star Spangled Banner At The Kentucky Derby

DOG COMMENTARY:  One of the many joys of being able to trim videos from our incredible vintage video library here at ImaSportsphile is comprised in a new section of music that we are beginning to post….and that is of the many varied and wonderful renditions of The Star Spangled Banner….as performed by the many varied groups…

Boxing – 1985 – 15 Round IBF Heavyweight Title Fight – Larry Holmes VS Carl Williams – Rounds 1 – 9

DOG COMMENTARY: Larry “The Easton Assassin” Holmes was truly a legendary heavyweight boxing champion during the golden age of boxing (1964 – 1995)….who was agressively stalking the heavyweight champion career record of 49 – 0….as he entered the ring in his 20th title defense against Carl “The Truth” Williams. Holmes signed to fight Gerrie Coetzee,…

NBA – Special -NBA Ref Jess Thompson Helps 7 Yr Old Natalie Ross Sing Nathional Anthem

DOG COMMENTARY: By the time this wonderful video of NBA referee Jess Thompson helping 7 year old Natalie Ross sing the National Anthem prior to a Philadelphia 76’ers game in the 1980’s is truly one of the best “nuggets of gold” in the Imasportsphile treasure chest of vintage content….for it shows the “better side” of…

NBA 76’ers Coach Mo Cheeks Helps 7 Yr Old Natalie Ross Sing The Anthem After Forgetting The Words

DOG ASIDE: Coaches in general are like surrogate parents….they are always there when a young person needs their help….and Philadelphia 76’ers Coach Mo Cheeks provides video evidence of that fact….when he helps 7 year old Natalie Ross over the hump of forgetting the words to the National Anthem….as there is no better expression anywhere of…