MLB – Highlights – 1981 NLCS – Houston Astros VS Los Angeles Dodgers

DOG ASIDE: Nolan “The Ryan Express / Big Tex” Ryan signed a lucrative free-agent contract with the Houston Astros after the 1979 season. The normally light-hitting Ryan got his Houston years started with a bang in a nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 12, 1980….when he hit a three-run home run off…

MLB – Special Preview – 1981 NL West Division Series – Houston Astros VS Los Angeles Dodgers

DOG ASIDE: This HBO special takes a look at the 1981 MLB pennant race…..as seen through the eyes and minds of such outstanding baseball minds as former Baltimore Orioles Manager Earl Weaver….along with Hall of Fame Orioles OF Frank Robinson….with additional insight from former Cardinals catcher and longtime TV broadcaster Tim McCarver….teamed with well renowned…

Movie – Walt Disney Animation – The Prince and The Pauper – Starring Mickey Mouse

DOG ASIDE: The Prince and the Pauper is an animated short film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and directed by George Scribner….which features a voice cast including Wayne Allwine as Mickey Mouse and the Prince….Arthur Burghardt as Captain Pete, Tony Anseimo as Donald Duck….Bill Farmer as Goofy, Pluto, Horace Horsecollar and Weasel # 1…..Elvia…

Gymnastics – Special – 1970 To 1980 – Olga Korbut & Nadia Comaneci & Kurt Thomas – Host Jim McKay

DOG ASIDE: I have often commented after watching and posting 1600 vintage video on our webpage over the past year and a half….that my favorite sports braodcaster for the sports that we classify as Other Sports…..gymnastics, horse racing and all the sports covered by ABC’s Wide World of Sports….is the always elegant and eloquent Jim McKay…..who presents…

Olympics – Special – Olympiad – The Rare Ones – Irena Szewinska & Klaus Dibiasi & Pat McCormick & Harrison Dillard

DOG COMMENTARY: As I have often said, I am a huge fan of the Olympic films produced by Bud Greenspan  called Olympiad….and this one seen herewith called “The Rare Ones” provides the Olympics sports fan with an indepth look at the Olympic history set by four very outstanding and extraordinary Olympic athletes including two track sprinters….Poland’s Irena…

NFL – 1981 – Super Bowl XV – Oakland Raiders VS Philadelphia Eagles – NBC Pre-Game & 4th Quarter

DOG COMMENTARY: Super Bowl XV was played at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on January 25, 1981 in a contest that featured the Tom Flores coached Oakland Raiders vs Philadelphia Eagles, coached by Dick Vermeil….as this event occupies a very special place in this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s heart….cuz Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile,…

Olympics – Special – The Rare Ones – Mens 800m – Peter Snell & Dave Wottle & Alberto Juantorena

DOG ASIDE: After posting over 1600 vintage sports, comedy and music videos here at Imasportsphile…..I have grown to have a particular liking for the works of certain sports film producers such as Ed and Steve Sabol at NFL Films along with Bud Greenspan and his Olympiad Series….which focuses on various Olympic events and the athletes…

NFL – Films – Willie The Wisp Galimore & Broadway Joe Namath & 1958 Baltimore Colts Front Four

DOG ASIDE: After posting over 1600 vintage sports, comedy and music videos here at Imasportsphile….I can honestly say that when it comes to the NFL….I just love the products that came from Ed and Steve Sabol at NFL Films during the golden age of sports from 1964 to 1995….for these “cats” assembled the best producer/editor…

NBA – Special – Tribute to Dr J – The Story Of His Career

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy played multiple sports well into his 40’s….city league flag football, basketball and volleyball….but his very favorite sport thas always been basketball….for as the original Sportsphile….he believes that the skills that the game of basketball require to be good at the game….can be translated into any other sport that there is….strengh, speed,…