Special – 1987 – Stroh’s Circle Of Sports – Walter Payton + Fenway Park + O J Simpson + Pete Rose

DOG ASIDE:  During the decade of the 1980’s….Stroh’s beer would try to compete with the Anheiser-Busch and Miller beers in the world of sports….not only by advertising on sports programs….but also in sponsoring and producing sports programs….and this Stroh’s Circle of Sports production featuring Robert Conrad as host was their signature program….and it was really quite good….especially…

Special – 1978 – Rock Music Photography – Lisa Laws on Janis Joplin + Graham Nash On Photography

DOG ASIDE:    By the late 1970’s rock n roll had matured to such a point of unparalleled popularity….as the music machine was working at a ping….cuz the world couldn’t seem to get enough of it….which opened he door to the artistry of rock n roll photography…..which began to bloom all over….and being a music genre…

Special – 1982 – Highlights – George Plimpton Reviews The Year In Sports

DOG COMMENTARY:    George Plimpton was probably a Sportsphile and he just did not know it….but this literary master was seemingly a sincere lover of all sports….as he wrote books about them like Paper Lion…. while he was the host of sports programs like Sports Legend: Curt Gowdy….plus he produced and syndicated sports programs like this George Plimpton’s…

Wrestling – 1979 – Special – Andy Kaufman Vs Mimi Landers – $500 If Woman Pins Man In 3 Minutes

DOG COMMENTARY:    In the 1979 episode of Saturday Night Live with host Eric Idle….Andy Kaufman challenges any woman in the live audience to wrestle him after belittling women’s strength compared to a man’s….as he offered $500 to any woman that could pin him within 3 minutes….to which 5 different women from the audience took the challenge….when…

Special – 1978 – Sports Afield – The American Bald Eagle

DOG ASIDE:     The bald eagle is a bird of prey found in North America….which is a sea eagle that has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle….whose range includes most of Canada and Alaska….all of the contiguous United States….and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.    …

Special – 1961 To 1986 – ABCs Wide World Of Sports 25th Anniversary – Host Jim McKay

DOG COMMENTARY:    ABC’s Wide World of Sports is an American sports anthology television program that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from April 29, 1961 to January 3, 1998….when it appeared primarily on Saturday afternoons…..and was hosted by the “elegant and eloquent” voice of Jim McKay until 1987….after which a succession of co-hosts began to appear….but the title continued to be…

Comedy – 1982 – HBO Special – Blockheads 4th Annual Ventriliquism Show – Host Mariette Hartley

DOG ASIDE:    We have quite a few HBO Specials covering all sorts of entertainment in our extensive ImaSportsphile video library…..from comedy concerts and programs….to daredevil acts…..to magic shows….to boxing and sports specials….and all are quite good….for one of my very favorites is this Blocksheads 4th Annual Ventriliquism and Comedy Show which is hosted by Emmy…

Pool – 1979 – ABC Special – Trick Pool Shots – With Steve Miserac + Irving Crane + Ernie Costa

DOG ASIDE:    We have posted around 250 television specials from back in the day….like specials on rock climbing….or skiing down Mt Everest….or the World Bellyflop Diving Competition….or the transatlantic flight Double Eagle II, the 1st hot air balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean….or an actual space walk in 1978….and the list goes on….but we…

Special – 1939 To 1973 – NBCs Tribute To Hollywoods Duke – The Story Of John Wayne

DOG COMMENTARY:    The way Bone Daddy puts it….there is simply not enough space herewith to tell how much the  Duke influenced the lives of dang near all young boys growing into manhood in West Texas during the 1950’s and 1960’s….cuz in BD’s opinion….there were two American heroes of whom the vast majority of the West…