NBA – 1959 To 1973 – Hilton Hotels NBA Classic Competitions – Wilt Chamberlain Vs Bill Russell

DOG ASIDE: In the NBA during the 1960’s….Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain transformed the NBA game by combining height with a greater level of athleticism than any and all previous centers.  Between the two of them….Chamberlain and Russell won nine of the eleven MVP awards in the eleven-year period between 1958 and 1969….while playing against one another in six Eastern…

NFL – 1985 – NFL Films Special Feature – The Offensive Tackle – The Unknown Soldiers Of Pro Football

DOG ASIDE: Tackle is a playing position in American and Canadian football. Historically, in the one-platoon system prevalent in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries….a tackle played on both offense and defense. In the modern system of specialized units….offensive tackle and defensive tackle are separate positions….and the stand-alone term “tackle” refers to the offensive tackle position only. The offensive tackle (OT, T) is a…

Music – 1987 – Lost In A Fury Of Waves And Cluster – Who Ya Gonna Call – Wave Busters

DOG ASIDE: To date, I have not been able to obtain the identity of the two guys who hosted The Unofficial Baseball Handbook…..other than his 1st name is jim…..but the brunette seen in this video here with….but both had great senses of humor…..evidenced by this clip….and being an accredited Sportsphile…..I get it….there are a bunch…

NBA – 1986 – Special – Be All You Can Be – Highlights Of Michael Jordan In His Rookie Bulls Season

DOG ASIDE: For the decade of the 1980’s….the U.S. Army sponsored a sports highlights video program called Be All You Can Be…..which tied every person in the military or even considered joining the military to be like Mike….by being a member of the U.S. Army…..and this particular Be All You Can Be promo featured the one and only Michael…

NFL – 1987 – Strohs Circle Of Sports – Through The Cameras Eye Featuring Top NFL Photographers

DOG ASIDE: Peter Read Miller has been photographing athletes, events, and the sporting life for more than 35 years…. who as a staff photographer for Sports Illustrated for more than 30 years.., has shot more than 100 SI covers….has covered 9 Olympic games….36 Super Bowls….14 NBA finals….as well as Stanley Cup finals… the World Series….the…

MLB – 1984 – The Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun At The Ballpark

DOG ASIDE: Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT rights activist….as her career has spanned over 40 years…when her 1983 album She’s So Unusual was the first debut album by a female artist to achieve four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100….including “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “Time After Time,” “She Bop,”…

Special 1985 ESPN SportsCenter With David Sullivan Featuring NHL + College Football + College

DOG ASIDE: SportsCenter was conceived in 1979 and created by ESPN executives Chet Simmons and Scotty Connal….with the program being originally anchored by Chris Berman, George Grande, Greg Gumbel, Lee Leonard, Bob Ley, Sal Marchiano and Tom Mees….of whom Berman and Ley still remain employed with the network as of 2017. George Grande and Lee Leonard….a longtime New York City sportscaster…..introduced the country to ESPN when…

MLB 1984 The Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special Feature Those Zany Goofy Fans

DOG ASIDE: Several psychologists have studied fan loyalty….and what causes a person to be a loyal fan….you know, one that sticks with a team through “thick and thin”….rather than a “bandwagon fan or fair weather fan”,… who switches support to whatever teams happens to be successful at the time. We here at ImaSportsphile attribute the definition of which type…

MLB – 1986 – Mel Allen T.W.I.B Notes With Highlights Of Indians OF Pat Tabler + Twins Kirby Puckett

DOG ASIDE: Patrick Sean Tabler (born February 2, 1958) is an American former Major League Baseball player and currently a color analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays on the Canadian sports television network Rogers Sportsnet and formerly with TSN.  In 1983, Tabler was traded to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Jerry Dybzinski….and became their starting first baseman. That year he hit .291 in 124 games….as he became quickly known as…