Special – 1979 – HBO Daredevils – 45 Ft Swan Dive With Noose Around The Neck Of The Great Alexander

DOG ASIDE: A stunt performer is often referred to as a stuntman, stunt woman or daredevil, is a trained professional who performs stunts as a career. From its inception as a professional skill in the early 1900’s to the 1960’s….daredevil stunts were most often performed by professionals who had trained in that discipline prior to performing the stunts publicly.  Current film and television stunt performer…

Special – 1979 – HBO Daredevils Special – The Sword Swallower Richard Beard – With Robert Conrad

DOG ASIDE: Sword swallowing is a skill in which the performer passes a sword through the mouth and down the esophagus to the stomach….for this feat is not swallowing in the traditional sense….as the natural processes that constitute swallowing do not take place….but are repressed in order to keep the passage from the mouth to the stomach open for the sword. The practice…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Equestrian Team Show Jump + Boxing + Diving + Wrestling + Track 800m

DOG COMMENTARY: Day 11 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics took place on Tuesday, August 7th….as ABC’s coverage in this daytime 3 hour block of coverage featured the Equestrian Team Show Jumping preliminary round….with Team USA featuring Joe Fargis on Touch of Class….Conrad Homefeld on Abdulla ….Melanie Smith on Calypso…..and Leslie Howard on Albany…..as this eventual gold medal winning team…

TV Ads – 1983 – Fiat Cars + Robert Conrad For Eveready Batteries + Pearl Beer + Jack In The Box

DOG ASIDE:  ImaSportsphile’s original 2300 hour vintage video library has nearly 5,000 different TV ads….of which we are beginning to post in our TV Ads Section….for it is this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion that these short little beauties are like “nuggets of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories….as everyone remembers driving a Fiat car…

Special – 1987 – Stroh’s Circle Of Sports – Walter Payton + Fenway Park + O J Simpson + Pete Rose

DOG ASIDE:  During the decade of the 1980’s….Stroh’s beer would try to compete with the Anheiser-Busch and Miller beers in the world of sports….not only by advertising on sports programs….but also in sponsoring and producing sports programs….and this Stroh’s Circle of Sports production featuring Robert Conrad as host was their signature program….and it was really quite good….especially…