Auto Racing – 1979 – Special – Countdown To 500 – Indy 500 – Rick Mears Winner

DOG COMMENTARY:    This auto racing video showcasing the entire 1979 Indy 500 race is an “unpolished treasure” in our ImaSportphile video library….as the 63rd 500 Mile International Sweepstakes….or Indy 500 as we call it….was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Sunday May 27, 1979…..when 2nd year driver Rick Mears took the lead for the final time with 18 laps…

Music – 1982 – Andy Kaufman Sings Oklahoma + Performs Elvis Impersonation

DOG ASIDE:    After posting so many wonderful comedy videos here at ImaSportsphile….we have come to the conclusion that many great comedic geniuses were not only blessed with the God given talent to make people laugh….but they also had wonderful musical talents too….with evidence to this fact being Steve Martin and his King Tut routine or playing…

Special – 1984 – ESPN Sportscenter – With George Grande + Greg Gumbel + Chris Berman

DOG COMMENTARY:    Bone Daddy tells the story of how ESPN and his sport bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place, at 302 E. 6th Street in Austin,TX grew up together….which was a result of Bone Daddy purchasing his 1st satellite dish….known as a satellite earth station back in late 1978….cuz the satellite dish was the catalyst…

Distance Running – 1986 -Pre Race Warmups – Austin American Statesman Capital 10,000

DOG ASIDE:    The City of Austin has evolved into such a diverse city that it now wears a lot of different hats and titles throughout the year….from Live Music Capital of the World….to Silicon Hills….to Keep Austin Weird…. to  City of the Violet Crown….to Forbes Magazine’s # 1 City of the Future (2006) ….to Business Week Magazine’s Next Biggest Boom Town (2017)….to the…

Boxing – 1930s + 1940s – Special Tribute – Joe Louis – The Brown Bomber

DOG COMMENTARY:     Joseph Louis Barrow was best known as Joe Louis….and nicknamed the “Brown Bomber”, was an American professional boxer….who competed professionally from 1934 to 1951….and he reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949….while being considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time….as Louis’ championship reign lasted 140 consecutive months….during which he participated…

NFL – 1985 – NBC Pregame Show – Divisional Playoffs – Cowboys Vs Rams & Browns Vs Dolphins

DOG ASIDE:    Within both the NFC and AFC conferences of the 1985 NFL Season….the three division winners and the two wild card teams….which were the top two non-division winners with the best overall regular season records….all qualified for the 1985 Playoffs….as the three division winners were seeded 1 through 3 based on their overall won-lost-tied record (NFC –…

Special – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of Year Show – Mary Lou Retton + Edwin Moses Winners

DOG COMMENTARY:    The year 1984 was a phenomenal year in sports…..wherein Bears Walter Payton broke Browns Jim Brown NFL rushing record….the Miami Hurricanes won the National Championship Game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers by a score of 31 – 30…..Doug Flutie wins the Heisman Trophy and the Flutie Hail Mary forever be etched in the minds of…

Music – 1986 – July 4th Liberty Weekend In New York Harbor – With John Williams + The Boston Pops Orchestra

DOG COMMENTARY:    Liberty Weekend was a four-day celebration of the 1984 restoration and the centenary of the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) in New York City….as It began on July 3 and ended on July 6, 1986.   On the morning of July 4, 1986 the battleships and sailing ships of old took part in a naval revue…

Special – 1985 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Show – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Winner

DOG COMMENTARY:      The year in sports in 1985 provided many magical moments and some incredible athletic achievements…. including the San Francisco 49’ers climaxing a great season by beating the Miami Dolphins 38 – 16 to win Super Bowl XIX….and Pete Rose breaking Ty Cobb’s career hits record of 4191….while both future Hall of…