Music – 1977 – Baseball Special – Mel Allen Does 1st Baseball Rap Song – Baseball Is Dream For Me

DOG COMMENTARY:  Man, it just doesn’t get any better than this….rap and baseball….a match made in Heaven….and starring Mel Allen…..I mean, maybe the greatest voice ever in baseball…..and definitely a legend behind the mike at the ole ball game…..for Mel Allen was very special….as his love for the game comes through every word he spoke….and…

MLB – 1956 – Special – NBCs Bob Costas Salutes Yankees Mickey Mantle MVP Year

DOG COMMENTARY: This video brings back awesome memories for out Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile….who has been a huge Mickey Mantle fan since the early 1950’s…..as he grew up being a Yankee fan of the highest order…..who ended up with a rather outstanding New York Yankees baseball card collection….as this video reminds me of how…

Horse Racing – 1986 – The Breeders Cup – Santa Anita Park Racetrack – With Dick Enberg

DOG ASIDE:  The third Breeders’ Cup was held for the first time under the majestic San Gabriel Mountains at Santa Anita on November 1, 1986…..as 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 the first Breeders’ Cup…

Comedy – 1980 – Special – Joe Piscopo + Eddie Murphy + Mike Lupica On Sports

DOG COMMENTARY:  This video clip is just awesome…..as it focuses on the world of sports as seen through the comedic minds of Joe Piscopo and Eddie Murphy….and the discerning mind of renowned sports columnist of the New York Daily News Mike Lupica.   Joe Piscopo is an American comedian, actor, musician, writer, and a nationally syndicated radio talk show…

Other Sports – 1979 – Barrell Jumping World Cup + Sumo Wrestling Grand Nationals

DOG COMMENTARY: Barrel jumping was never an Olympic sport….although it is a sport indeed….which has been covered on ABC’s Wide World of Sports….as seen in this video herewith….and as the name implies….it’s all about jumping over barrels on ice skates. The skater circles the rink a few times to pick up speed….when at about 30…

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…

Music – 1977 – The Rolling Stones – Beast Of Burden + So Respectable + Shattered

DOG COMMENTARY:  Continuing with The Rolling Stones history….we find them entering a period from 1968 to 1972….a time when the group started to turn form the “drug culture psychedelic” period….as the band spent the first few months of 1968 finishing off a solo of “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”….which was the last of that genre of their rock history….as they then started working on…

Music – 1980 – Willie Nelson + Mary Kay Place – Something To Brag About In You

DOG ASIDE:  Up to this 1977 Saturday Night Live since its inception….the weekly NBC weekend comedy that is still airing in the same time slot….had never had a female host….as it was viewed by many as a “good ole boys” program….that was until Mary Kay Place….an American actress, singer, director, and screenwriter… who was known for…

Boxing – 1982 – 10 Round Middleweight Bout – Mustafa Hamsho Vs Bobby Czyz

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1982 10 round middleweight boxing match between Mustafa Hamsho verses Bobby Czyz featured two really good fighters during The Golden Age of Boxing….with one in Hamsho who fought for the world middleweight boxing championship on three different occasions…..and the other who won the IBF light heavyweight title and the WBC cruiserweight title.  Mustafa…