NHL + MLB – 1978 – ESPN SportsCenter MLB + NHL Highlights – With Chris Berman

Each and every bit of video that we have whereby ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman is behind the mike at the studio desk are simply “nuggets of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile…..cuz he is one of our legends of sportscasting that we hold in the highest regard….who embodied a style unlike…

Music – 1987 – Guy Belanger – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At Rendez Vous 87 – NHL All Stars Vs USSR

Guy Bélanger (born 24 November 1946) is a Canadian tenor, opera director, composer and conductor….who in 2004 was awarded the Medal of the National Assembly of Quebec.  Guy Bélanger is the brother of string player and composer Marc Bélanger….and the son of conductor Edwin Bélanger….who began his professional education at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Québec in the 1965/1966 school year….where he was a…

Music – 1986 – Coast Guard Academy Glee Club – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At The 38th NHL All Star Game

This US Coast Guard Academy Glee Club performance of the singing of the Star Spangled Banner at the 1986 NHL All Star Game….is simply one of the most beautiful renditions of our National Anthem that we have ever heard here at ImaSportsphile. The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) is the service academy of the United States Coast Guard…which was founded in 1876….and…

NHL – 1986 – ESPN Tom Mees + Jim Kelly Intro To 38th All Star Game And Covering The Hartford Center

DOG ASIDE: The 38th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, home to the Hartford Whalers, on February 4, 1986.  As 15,100 fans jammed the Hartford Civic Center on February 4, 1986….ESPN sportscaster Tom Mees and Jim Kelly worked the crowd throughout the game….while providing interviews of famous dignitaries in the crowd….along with special features about…

NHL – 1986 – ESPN Jim Kelly Highlights Reigning All Star Game MVP Penguins Mario Lemieux

DOG ASIDE: Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins….who played parts of 17 National Hockey League seasons with the Penquins from 1984 to 2006….while assuming ownership in 1999.  Dubbed The Magnificent One or Le Magnifique….as well as Super Mario….he is widely acknowledged to have been one of the best players of all time…..who was a…

NHL – 1986 – ESPNs Jim Kelly Showcases The NHL All Stars Visit To The Children Hospital

DOG ASIDE: Videos like this one always warm this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s heart….and albeit that we chiweenies are small dogs…..we have big hearts…..which goes well with our big attitudes….for the truth be known, it takes a lot of attitude to go into a badger’s den and pull out the biggest baddest badger in the…

NHL – 1987 – Tom Mees Introduces Rendez Vous 87 – Featuring Canada All Stars Vs USSR National Team

DOG ASIDE: Rendez-vous ’87 was an international ice hockey series of games between the Soviet Union national ice hockey team and a team of Canadian All-Stars from the National Hockey League….which was held in Quebec City….and replaced the NHL’s All-Star festivities for the 1986–87 NHL season. The Soviet team was paid $80,000 for their appearance in Rendez-vous ’87….while the Canadian NHL All Stars raised $350,000 for…

Music – 1985 – Larry Gatlin – Star Spangled Banner – Performed At 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 was part of a trio with his younger brothers Steve and Rudy….as he achieved considerable success within the country music genre….while performing on 33 top-40 singles…when combining his solo recordings and those with his brothers.  As their fame grew, the band…

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…