NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – ESPN Special – Bracketology Regional Break-Downs – Dick Vitale + Bob Ley

DOG COMMENTARY: There are three legends of sports broadcasting that started at ESPN back in the late 1970’s when the network first came on the air that were still working with ESPN in 2017….Chris Berman, Bob Ley and Dick Vitale….as ESPN provided the vehicle for these three to ascend to this legendary status….and two of…

Golf – 1963 – Highlights – 1st Annual NFL Players Association Golf Tournament

DOG ASIDE: Steve Sabol of NFL FIlms provides this historic piece of video with a look-back at the 1st Annual NFL Players Association Golf Tournament played at Hollywood Beach Hotel Golf Club and Lodge in Hollywood, Florida….as players like Colts QB Johnny Unitas, Packers LB Ray Nitschke, Bears RB J C Caroline and many other “mastodons…

MLB – 1978 – Music Special – Take Me Out To The Ball Game + Great Photos Of Fans

DOG ASIDE: There are great songs that tell great stories….but none quite like “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”….and when you combine great words with great notes….and put those two together with great photos….you’ve got this video herewith….for this is without a doubt the best rendition of “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”  that had ever…

MLB – 1978 – Music Special – Take Me Out To The Ball Game + Great Photos Of Fans

DOG ASIDE: There’s a beautiful old story that tells of new arrivals at the Pearly Gates of Heaven….arguing loudly as to who should enter first….“I should be first” proclaimed one man…“I spent my life trying to make men wiser, I was a professor”….“No, No, No,  I should be first” proclaimed another man….“for I was a banker, I…

Horse Racing – 1982 – NBC Special – Bob Costas Salutes Triple Crown Winner Secretariat

DOG COMMENTARY:  There is no question that race horses are athletes….who embody the same qualities as competitiveness, persistence, perserverance, heart….they got it all….and it doesn’t take a lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile to see that….but for me, it’s the speed and grace that WOWs me….which brings up a “sports point” with me….two sports that don’t get…

Comedy – 1982 – Special – Robin Williams Live – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco

DOG COMMENTARY: This video ranks with the best of the best of ImaSportsphiles 2100 videos currently posted on our site….as our vintage video museum continues to grow with new videos coming every day….for this Robin Williams video ia an absolute “solitaire diamond” in our treasure chest of memories….cuz every time that Bone Daddy and I watch…

Gymnastics – 1977 – ABC Special – Inside Look At Romanian Coach Bela Karolyi + His Training

DOG COMMENTARY: Some of my most favorite videos in our entire video museum are these short little clips like this one that feature multiple legends in sports….like legendary Jim McKay, the broadcaster at ABC’s Wide World of Sports….as well as legendary gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi….who led multiple Romanian and American gymnasts to Olympic gold….so, I’ve decided…

Golf – 1978 To 1982 – Highlights – Liberty Of Mutual Legends Of Golf Tournament – Onion Creek Austin

DOG COMMENTARY: The Liberty of Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament was played at Onion Creek Country Club in Austin, Texas from 1978 to 1989….as it is often called “The tournament that launched the Champions Tour”….as   Liberty Mutual was the main sponsor of the tournament.  Today, the Bass Pro Shops have the sponsorship of the tournament….which is known as…

MLB – 1981 – Special – CNN Keith Olbermann Reporting On The MLB Strike Ending

DOG ASIDE: The 1981 Major League Baseball strike was the first work stoppage in Major League Baseball since the 1972 Major League Baseball strike that resulted in regular season games being cancelled. Overall, it was the 4th work stoppage since 1972, but actions in 1973, 1976, and 1980 did not result in any regular season games being cancelled. The strike began on…