Comedy – 1979 – Bette Midler Doing Sophie Tucker Live In Concert

DOG COMMENTARY:  Since we have several Bette Midler videos in our ImaSportsphile library….I do a lot more writing about about the singer, songwriter, comedian, actress and awesome entertainer known as The Divine Miss M….cuz Bette Midler was one of Bone Daddy favorite entertainers….especially after seeing her live in concert on three different occasions….however, today I am…

Golf – 1978 To 1982 – Liberty Mutual Legends Of Golf – Highlights From 1st Five Years

DOG COMMENTARY:  Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was a huge golf fan of Mysterious Mister X Miller Barber….who was an American professional golfer….who enjoyed significant success on the PGA Tour in the 1960’s and 1970’s….while winning 11 PGA events….and even greater success on the Senior PGA Tour, now the Champions Tour, in the 1980’s….where he won 24 PGA Seniors championships.  Miller Barber won…

TV Special – 1978 – The Chippenfield Circus – Host Robert Morely – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY:  The Chipperfield Circus is a long-running English family show based on the 300-year-old Chipperfield dynasty….which started with James Chipperfield and his performing animals at the Thames Frost Fair of 1684….and continued through the 19th century….as the circus toured all of England….with a menagerie of animals, teams of acrobats and clowns.  After World War II, under the management of Jimmy Chipperfield….the show became one of…

Comedy – 1988 – Comic Relief – Dennis Miller + Sam Kinisman + David Letterman + Billy Crystal

DOG COMMENTARY:  Comic Relief USA was a non-profit charity organization whose mission is to raise funds to help those in need….particularly America’s homeless. It has raised and distributed nearly a$50 million (USD) toward providing assistance….including health care services to homeless people throughout the United States. Although Comic Relief’s charity work is continuous, its fundraising events were held and televised at irregular intervals….and primarily by Home Box Office (HBO)….with comedians Robin…

MLB – 1979 – Special – All Star Game Fantasy Coverage – With Mr Baseball Bob Uecker

DOG ASIDE:  One of the all time funny characters in Major League Baseball was none other than Bob Uecker….who is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) player and current sportscaster,  comedian, and actor ….who is facetiously dubbed “Mr. Baseball” by TV talk show host Johnny Carson,  Uecker has served as a play-by-play announcer for Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcasts since 1971….for which he…

Comedy – 1980 – Special – Joe Piscopo + Eddie Murphy + Mike Lupica On Sports

DOG COMMENTARY:  This video clip is just awesome…..as it focuses on the world of sports as seen through the comedic minds of Joe Piscopo and Eddie Murphy….and the discerning mind of renowned sports columnist of the New York Daily News Mike Lupica.   Joe Piscopo is an American comedian, actor, musician, writer, and a nationally syndicated radio talk show…

Comedy – 1977 – Special – Billy Crystal Does Louie Armstrong

DOG COMMENTARY: Every now and then a comedian comes along who just nails an impression of someone who is extremely will known from the world of sports….and this video provides evidence of just one of those times….as Billy Crystal is “spot on” with his impression of jazz great Louie Armstrong….which is pretty amazing when you consider a…

Boxing – 1908 To 1915 – HBO Special – Boxings Best – Jack Johnson

DOG COMMENTARY: Jack Johnson was nicknamed the Galveston Giant and was an American boxer….who, at the height of the Jim Crow era in America, became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion in 1908….and held the title until 1915.  Among the period’s most dominant champions, Johnson remains a boxing legend, with his 1910 fight against James J. Jeffries dubbed the “fight of the century”. …

Frisbee – 1979 – World Frisbee Disc Championships – Human + Canine Competitions – Rose Bowl

DOG ASIDE: In 1975, Irv Lander, Alex Stein and Eldon McIntire first organized a World Championship for flying-disc (Frisbee) catching dogs and their handlers….and as the event continued annually….Stein and his disc dog, Ashley Whippet, won the first three championships in 1975, 1976 and 1977.  McIntire was the owner of another disc dog named Hyper Hank….and since Lander worked…