Music – 1980 – Special – Tribute To Hank Williams Sr – The Man And His Music

DOG COMMENTARY: Growing up in West Texas….our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile…..was weened on country music….and especially Hank Williams, Sr. songs during the 1950’s and 1960’s….and although Hank was on this earth a mere 30 years…..he wrote a lifetime of songs (some 200+ that were recorded) that established him as one of America’s most prolific…

NCAAW Basketball – 1985 – Special – Womens NCAA Selection Sunday – Road To The Final Four

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1985 CBS Sports special hosted by legendary broadcaster Brent Musburger features the NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Sunday…..where 32 teams were chosen to be a part of The Big Dance….which would culminate with the Final Four on March 29 -31, 1985. at the Erwin Center….known around Austin,Texas as The Drum. The Final Four consisted of Old…

Boxing – 1978 – Special – 1960 Rome Olympics Boxing – When Muhammad Ali Was Cassius Clay

DOG ASIDE:  This one and a half minutes of highlights from the 1960 Rome Olympics boxing competition ….which covers USA light heavyweight boxer, Cassius Clay….is an tremendous piece of footage covering The Greatest Muhammad Ali….when he was 18 years old and still known by his given name of Cassius Clay from Louisville, Kentucky….as this video also provides…

Comedy – 1983 – Special – Steve Martin In The Winds Of Whoopie

DOG ASIDE: Steve Martin’s The Winds of Whoopie was a 1983 one-hour comedy TV special on NBC…which was written and produced by Martin….as the title was a take-off of The Winds of War….which had premiered as a TV miniseries on the same night on ABC….whereas in a 30-second promo spot for Martin’s special …. Orson Welles says: “Why spend 18 hours watching someone…

Comedy – 1983 – Special – Bob Hope On The Road To Hollywood – Part 1I

DOG COMMENTARY: Bob Hope was widely praised for his comedic timing….his specialization in the use of one-liners….and his rapid-fire delivery of jokes….and especially with his style of self-deprecating jokes….after first building himself up….then tearing himself down, was unique. Working tirelessly, he performed live hundreds of times per year…..while starring in such early films as The Cat and…

Comedy – 1979 – Special – Red Skelton’s Funny Faces – Guest Marcel Marceau

DOG COMMENTARY: Red Skelton would always have some “mime comedy” segments in most of his television specials……as Red was a really good comedic mime….who developed a great fondness for Marcel Marceau…..as seen in this video herewith….as Skelton and Marceau team up for some absolutely wonderful pieces of comedic mime. Marcel Marceau was a French actor and mime most famous for…

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

DOG ASIDE: Since we have multiple Robin Williams videos here at ImaSportsphile….I have written several pieces about the talents and challenges of this incredible entertainer….so, today I am going to give you some history on this uniquely gifted artist.   In late 1963, when Williams was 12….his father was transferred to Detroit….where the family lived in…

Comedy – 1987 – HBO Special – Not Necessarily The News

DOG ASIDE: Not Necessarily the News (shortened as NNTN) is an American satirical sketch comedy series that first aired on HBO in September 1982 as a comedy special….and then ran as a series from 1983 to 1990….which was Conan O’Brien and Greg Daniels’s first professional television writing gig. The show was considered an inspiration and a predecessor to future news satirical programs like The Daily…

Comedy – 1984 – The Fantastic Funnies – Host Loni Anderson

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1984 TV special Those Fantastic Funnies hosted by Loni Anderson is absolutely priceless to us at ImaSportsphile….cuz there is nothing more American than the funnies…..as along with sports, the comic strips are maybe the best of the complex culture and society known as the USA A comic strip is a sequence of drawings arranged in…