NBA & NCAAM – 1986 – Special – A Journey In Time – Billy Packer Highlights Basketball In The America

In this CBS Sports special, lead basketball commentator Billy Packer showcases highlights of the 1986 NCAA and NBA seasons in the USA…..while providing his analysis of who was hot and who was not…..as the special was titled “A Journey In Time”  This video provides highlights of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship….with the Louisville Cardinals defeating the Duke Blue Devils…

NFL – 1979 – NFL Films – A Season Of Peaks And Valleys – With John Facenda

We have often made the comment here at ImaSportsphile that NFL Films has been the “Gold Standard” for sports films since the day that father Ed Sabol and son Steve Sabol opened their doors with their exclusive contract with the NFL to film any and all games played for the past 57 years.  NFL Films is a company devoted…

Olympics – 1972 – Munich Games – ABC Special On Palestinian Munich Massacre Of Israeli Olympic Athletes

The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany….in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer. Shortly after the crisis began, a Black September spokesman demanded that 234 Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel and the West German….which held founders of the Red Army Faction, Andreas…

NCAA Gymnastics – 1979 – Mens Championship Highlights – Pommel Horse + Parallel Bars + Floor Exercise – With Bart Conner + Kurt Thomas

The 1979 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships featured two of America’s best ever male gymnasts with Oklahoma’s Bart Conner and Indiana State’s Kurt Thomas….as both would go on to make USA Olympic history.  These NCAA championships took place at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana….when the Nebraska Cornhuskers took the team national title…

Special – 1980 – HBO Inside Sports With Barry Tompkins Takes A Look At The NCAA Student Athlete

A subject that has been covered in specials and commentary throughout the years…..which was discussed by HBO’s Barry Tompkins and Larry Merchant in this 1980 episode of Inside Sports ….and is still today discussed by many sports pundits and other potential Sportsphiles…..has been the at the core of “What is truly Amatuer Sports?”…..and how it relates to…

MLB – April 29th 1986 – NESN Sports Highlights – Red Sox Roger Clemens 20 Strikeout Game Vs Seattle

In baseball, a strikeout occurs when a pitcher throws three strikes to a batter during his time at bat….as twenty different pitchers have struck out at least 18 batters in a single nine-inning Major League Baseball (MLB) game as of 2016….with the most recent being Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals on May 11, 2016….as four players have accomplished the feat more than once in their career….with no player having ever struck…

Music – 1988 – Leslie Uggams + LeeRoy Reams – Bight Lights And Big Town Music – Orange Bowl Halftime

During the decade of the 1980’s, the Orange Bowl Classic was known for its halftime show…..which was typically a production of the highest order…..and if the 1988 Orange Bowl featuring the # 1 Oklahoma Sooners verses the # 2 Miami Hurricanes didn’t create enough excitement…..which it did with a truly great match-up in a truly…

MLB – 1987 – Special Legends Feature – Boston Fenway Park – The Story Of An American Tradition

Fenway Park is a baseball park located in Boston, Massachusetts near Kenmore Square….where since 1912, it has been the home for the Boston Red Sox….which is the city’s American League baseball team….and since 1953, its only Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise.  It is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball….and because of its age and constrained location in Boston’s dense Fenway–Kenmore neighborhood…..the park has been renovated or expanded many times…..thus,…

MLB – 1987 – Special – The Cocky Arrogant Mets That Everyone Is Gunning For In The 1987 Season

The New York Mets’ 1987 season was the 26th regular season for the Mets. They went 92-70 and finished 2nd in the NL East. They were managed by Davey Johnson. The team played home games at Shea Stadium.  The Mets were coming off a World Series Championship over the Boston Red Sox…..and were a team that virtually every MLB…