Boxing – 1978 – 12 Rnd WBC Light Heavyweight Title Fight – Marvin Johnson Vs Mate Parlov

DOG COMMENTARY:   Marvin “Pops” Johnson is an American former boxer….who was a 3-time light-heavyweight champion of the world…..who fought as an amateur in the 1972 Munich Olympics….where he won the bronze medal …. and made his way up the professional ranks in the light heavyweight division soon thereafter….when Pops lost to Matthew Saad Muhammad and Lottie Mwale in the build-up….but would win the WBC light heavyweight title…

MLB – 1975 – NBC Special – World Series Highlights – Game 6 – Cincinnati Reds Vs Boston Red Sox

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1975 World Series of Major League Baseball was played between the Boston Red Sox (AL) and Cincinnati Reds (NL)….which was ranked by ESPN in 2003….as the second-greatest World Series ever played…..in which Cincinnati won the series in seven games. This Game 6 would go down as one of the greatest games not only in World Series and postseason history….but in baseball history…

Comedy – 1978 – Comedian Franklyn Ajaye Stand Up Routine

DOG COMMENTARY: Franklyn Ajaye is an American stand-up comedian and actor….whose nickname is “The Jazz Comedian” for his distinctive jazz inflected style of delivery, timing, and astute use of silence.  Ajaye was born in Brooklyn, New York….but raised in Los Angeles by a Sierra Leonean father….whom he is named after…. along with his American mother (Quetta) making Ajaye….as he likes to joke….a “true African-American”.…

Tennis – 1986 – NBC Special – Chris Evert + Dick Enberg Tour Wimbledon Womens Locker Rooms

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then we get a video that is just a bit out of the ordinary for us….you know, one that is not anything like any other within our treasure chest of 2000+ vintage videos that are currently posted on our site here at ImaSportsphile….and this one certainly merits that “a bit out…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Dbls Finals – Flach/Jordan Vs Navratilova/Gunthardt – Set 1

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1986 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals between Ken Flach + Kathy Jordan verses Martina Navratilova is a match well worth watching….so, in this series of comments….we will focus on the team of Gunthardt and Navratilova.   Heinz Günthardt is a former tennis player from Switzerland….who won five singles titles during his professional career….including the Rotterdam WCT in…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals – Flach/Jordan Vs Navratilova/Gunthardt – Sets 2 + 3

DOG ASIDE:   Paul McNamee and Martina Navratilova were the defending champions coming in to the 1986 Wimbledon Championships….but they decided not to play together….as McNamee competed with Hana Mandlíková but lost in the first round to David Graham and Elise Burgin….while Navratilova played with Heinz Günthardt…..who made it to the finals only to be defeated by Ken Flach and Kathy Jordan in straight sets by 6 – 3,…

News – 1985 – NBC Nightly News Special Report – With Tom Brokaw – Egyptian Airliner Hijacking

DOG COMMENTARY:  It never ceases to amaze me how often that things change….there are always some things that just don’t change…..and this video provides the viewer with examples of both those things that change….and those that don’t.  Regarding things that change….how about the approach to this news piece that NBC’s Tom Brokaw delivers the news…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Rose Bowl Classic – UCLA Bruins Vs Iowa Hawkeyes – Pregame & 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:   Iowa spent a number of weeks ranked number one….when on October 19, 1985….they defeated the #2 Michigan Wolverines 12–10 in the thirteenth regular season match-up between a #1 and #2 team….when Mike Haight, Chuck Long, and Ronnie Harmon were the stars for the Hawkeyes. They eventually lost one game on November 2, 1985 to Ohio State 13–22….as Iowa came into…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Rose Bowl Classic – UCLA Bruins Vs Iowa Hawkeyes – 4th Qtr

DOG ASIDE:  This 4th quarter of the 1986 Rose Bowl Classic featuring the Pac 10 Champion UCLA Bruins coached by Terry Donahue verses the Big 10 Champion Iowa Hawkeyes coached by Hayden Fry was played on January 1, 1986 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA…..while being carried on NBC Sports with their legendary lead…