Music – 1981 – Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes – Put To Photos Of The Ugly Dog Contest

DOG ASIDE:. Kim Carnes is an American singer/songwriter…..who had her break through year of 1980 after she was commissioned by Kenny Rogers to co-write the songs for his concept album Gideon (1980)…from which  their duet from that album, “Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer” hit # 4 on Billboard Hot 100….while earning the duo a Grammy Award nomination.  Later that year, her…

Comedy – 1985 – HBO Not Necessarily The News – Rock N Roll News Briefs And Highlights

DOG ASIDE: There is hardly a word spoken in this video, but it is absolutely “off the wall” and hilarious…..for Not Necessarily The News was more than creative in the way that the presented comedy and got big laughs. Also, this video shows how extensive our vintage library truly is here at ImaSportsphile….for we have a multitude of rare…

Special – 1979 – Schillers Reel – Sushii By The Pool With Desi Arnaz Jr + Carrie Fisher + Stever Keats

DOG ASIDE: One of the more interesting “shorts” that were shown frequently on Saturday Night Live back in the late 1970’s and throughout the 1980’s were titled “Schillers Reel” ….which were short films produced by Tom Schiller….who was part of the original 1975 writing team when Saturday Night Live debuted on NBC. Notable films included “La Dolce Gilda” featuring Gilda Radner…..and “Don’t…

Comedy – 1986 – NBCs Bob Costas Visits Ex Red Sox P Sam Malone At CHEERS Bar Prior To World Series

DOG ASIDE: This is one of those really special videos clips here at ImaSportsphile…..in which NBC’s Bob Costas is in Boston for the 1986 World Series between the Red Sox Vs N Y Mets….so, he of course has to visit a local tavern owner, Ex-Red Sox P Sam Malone at his famous CHEERS Bar, located…

Auto Racing – 1980 – Jackie Stewart + Chris Economaki Commentary + Highlights Indy 500 Time Trials

DOG ASIDE: Christopher “Chris” Constantine Economaki (October 15, 1920 – September 28, 2012) was an American motorsports commentator, pit road reporter and journalist….who was given the title “The Dean of American Motorsports Journalism.”….to which Microsoft chose Economaki to author the auto racing history portion of its Encarta Encyclopedia.  Economaki began as track announcer at a number of major races in the 1940’s and…

Comedy – 1986 – Legendary Comedian Dick Gregory – Stand Up Live On Comic Relief

DOG ASIDE: It is our humble opinion here at ImaSportsphile that Dick Gregory had one of the more significant impacts on American culture and society that the “Greatest Generation” and the “Baby Boomer Generation” in America had to offer….as he was as impactful as Peter, Paul and Mary, Stevie Wonder, Martin Luther King, George Carlin, Bob Dylan, et al were…

Boxing – 1987 – CBS Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy Profile Career Of Canadian Heavyweight Willie DeWitt

DOG ASIDE William Theodore “Willie” DeWit, (born June 13, 1961) is a Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta sitting in Calgary since 2017….who previously was a criminal defense lawyer and a professional boxer.  He represented Canada at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….where he won the silver medal in the heavyweight division. DeWit and teammate Shawn O’Sullivan were heavily touted going into…

Cycling – 1985 – Highlights – Battle For The Tour Du France Between Bernard Hinault + Greg LeMond

DOG ASIDE: Bernard Hinault (born 14 November 1954) is a Breton former professional cyclist….who won the Tour de France five times….and he is one of only seven cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours….as well as one of two cyclists to have won each more than once….with the other being Alberto Contador.  He won the Tour de France in 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982 and 1985….as seen in…

Boxing – 1969 – Highlights – 15 Round World Heavyweight Title Fight – Jerry Quarry Vs Joe Frazier

DOG ASIDE: Jerry Quarry (May 15, 1945 – January 3, 1999), nicknamed “Irish” or “The Bellflower Bomber”, was an American heavyweight boxer….who was rated by Ring Magazine as the most popular fighter in the sport, from 1968 to 1971….during the peak of his career….with his most famous bouts being against world champions Floyd Patterson, Jimmy Ellis, Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali and Ken…