Figure Skating – 1977 – Jim McKay Showcases USA Gymnasts + Figure Skaters On China Exhibition Trips

DOG ASIDE: I have written on many occasions while posting videos with ABC sports commentator Jim McKay behind the mike….for he is without question this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite sportscaster of other sports than football, baseball, boxing and basketball…..for he brought the sports world more different sports from many more different places than any…

MLB – 1985 – Mel Allen Does MLBs 1st Rap Music – On This Week In Baseball – With Baseball Dreams

DOG ASIDE: There are so many great voices of baseball….Jack Brickhouse, Red Barber, Vin Scully, Dizzy Dean, Tim McCarver, Joe Garagiola, Jack Buck, Al Michaels, et al…..but none compare with this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite….and the same the guy doing MLB’s 1st rapp song on this video herewith…..the one and only Mel Allen…..who albeit…

Figure Skating – 1986 – Anne Butler Takes Journey Through Time With Highlights Of USA Debbie Thomas

DOG ASIDE: Debra Janine Thomas (born March 25, 1967) is an American former figure skater and physician. She is the 1986 World champion….the 1988 Olympic bronze medalist….and a two-time U.S. national champion. Her rivalry with East Germany’s Katarina Witt at the 1988 Calgary Olympics was known as the “Battle of the Carmens”.  Thomas won both the 1986 U.S. national title and the 1986 World Championships….when those achievements earned…

MLB – 1984 – The Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special Feature – Serious Ball Players Being Serious

DOG ASIDE:  i wish I knew the names of these two guys that were hosts of the TBS Network special The Unofficial Baseball Handbook….cuz not only were these cats creative in their content…..but they were also really funny in a “straight man slap stick” sort of way….like their coverage of “serious baseball players being serious” ….as in this…

Horse Racing – 1987 – Al Tautwig Features Rob Cowans Poem About Pimlico And Those Who Make It Work

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile responsible for posting all videos to our site here at ImaSportsphile….gets one that is just plain ole fun to post….typically cuz it is not related to a specific event or athlete/performer…..kind of like writing about Fenway Park….or Madison Square Garden… or The Apollo Theater….cuz…

Golf – 1984 – Special – Career Profile Of Ben Crenshaw + His Battle With Tom Kite At 1984 Masters

DOG ASIDE: Ben Daniel Crenshaw (born January 11, 1952) is a retired American professional golfer….who has won 19 events on the PGA Tour….including two Masters Tournament in 1984 and 1995. He is nicknamed Gentle Ben. Born in Austin, Texas, Crenshaw attended and played golf at Austin High School and the University of Texas…..where along with teammate Tom Kite, their team won three NCAA Championships from 1971…

Figure Skating – 1988 – ABCs Jim McKay Profiles CAN Brian Orser – Up Close And Personal

DOG ASIDE: Brian Ernest Orser (born 18 December 1961) is a former competitive and professional figure skater for Canada….who is the 1984 Los Angeles Games and 1988 Seoul Games Olympic silver medalist….1987 World champion….and eight-time Canadian national champion from 1981 – 1988.  The rivalry between Brian Orser and American figure skater Brian Boitano….who were the two favorites to win the gold…

Gymnastics – 1970 – ABCs Jim McKay Remembers USA Cathy Rigby And Her Effect On American Gymnastics

DOG ASIDE: Cathleen Roxanne Rigby (born December 12, 1952) was known as Cathy Rigby…who is an actress, speaker, and former artistic gymnast….where her performance in the 1968 Mexico Olympics helped to popularize the sport of gymnastics in the United States. Cathy Rigby was the highest-scoring American gymnast at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics….which helped her become a favorite with American television audiences….thus helping…

Horse Racing – 1969 – Highlights – Triple Crown Races – Featuring Majestic Prince + Arts & Letters

DOG ASIDE: The 1969 Derby had a very strong field that deterred entries, and as such, only eight horses went to the starting gate. Majestic Prince was the betting favorite….followed by Top Knight…who was winner of the 1968 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Two-Year-Old Male Horse…..and third was the highly regarded Claiborne Farm colt Dike….along with Paul Mellon’s Arts and Letters was…