Martial Arts – 1978 – Special – The World Of Self Defense – Madison Square Garden

DOG COMMENTARY: Many styles of martial arts are practiced for self-defense or include self-defense techniques….as some styles train primarily for self-defense….while other martial or combat sports can be effectively applied for self-defense. Some martial arts train how to escape from a knife or gun situation….or how to break away from a punch….while others train how to attack. To provide…

Comedy – 1981 – Special – Robin Williams – Live At The Great American Music Hall In San Francisco

DOG PHILOSOPHY:  As the years pass by….I have become increasingly aware of how thin the line is between “genius and insanity” and “comedy and tragedy” …..as our vintage video library has provided sufficient evidence to my point….and none more poignant than Robin Williams….whom as a comedian, I consider with the “best of the best”….cuz it doesn’t…

Comedy – 1978 – Special Animal Act – One Man + His Performing Orangutans

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then, a video rolls up for posting that is a totally unexpected delight to this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile….and this video of one man and his performing orangutans is one of those….for every time that I watch this….I find myself rolling on the floor….holding my sides…from laughing so hard. Maybe…

Baseball – 1980 – Animated Special – Take Me Up To The Ball Game – With Phil Silvers

DOG COMMENTARY: Take Me Up to the Ball Game is the sixth animated television special from Nelvana Limited….which was released in September of 1980. The title is a play on the song title “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”….as a children’s baseball team….consisting of anthropomorphic animals….encounters a talent scout from outer space named Irwin (voiced by Phil Silvers)….who offers them the chance to play against…

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…

NCAAM Basketball – 1939 To 1989 – CBS Special – 50 Years Of Final Fours – Host Jim Nance

DOG COMMENTARY:  Every now a then, a video rolls up to the top spot for videos ready to be posted…. which bring this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile a great deal of unexpected joy….and this 1989 CBS Sports special college basketball production is one of those rare jewels that just popped up out like the magic…

NCAAW Basketball – 1986 – Pregame Special – NCAA Womens Finals – USC Vs Texas

DOG ASIDE:  This 1986 NCAA Women’s Basketball Finals Pregame Show….ESPN featured Leandra Reilly and Mimi Griffin….who were two of the pioneers of women’s basketball broadcasting….as the program starts off with Leandra Reilly interviewing the Lady Horns star player Clarissa Davis….who would eventually win the MVP of the Final Four.  This interview is followed by Mimi…

Special – 1985 – ESPN Sportscenter – NFL Week 13 Highlites + Australian Open Tennis

DOG ASIDE:  We have literally hundreds of ESPN vintage videos in our Sports Section here at ImaSportsphile….and we have been able to identify every person who ever graced the SportsCenter desk…except for this gentleman manning the desk on this day that this video was recorded….so, if anybody can help us….let us know who he is!?!  Regardless of that,…

Special – 1945 To 1984 – Berlin Germany – A Look Back In Time – With President Kennedy’s Speech

DOG COMMENTARY:  Berlin, Germany holds a special place in our hearts here at ImaSportsphile….as our Bone Daddy….the original Sportsphile….was stationed with the US Army in Berlin from 1971 – 1973….as a member of the Berlin Brigade….while serving as the Train Commander of the US Military Duty Train that ran from Berlin….through the Soviet Zone from Berlin to Leipzig…