Special – 1986 – CBSs The Year In Sports – A Journey Through Time

DOG COMMENTARY:      This 1986 CBS review of sports throughout the year hosted by Tim Ryan….provides sports fans with wonderful highlights which cover the major developments throughout the universe of sports in a year in which the Chicago Bears spanked the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl XX by a score of 46…

Special – 1982 – The Ultimate Car Stunt – The Grand Canyon Colorado River Jump – Host Cathy Crosby

DOG ASIDE:    ABC’S Wide World of Sports has always pushed the envelop  when it came to creating stunts that were both adventurous and dangerous…..which seemed to draw tons of television viewers….with none more adventurous or daring than stuntman Dar Robertson trying to jump the Grand Canyon Colorado River….as Dar was the existing long jump…

Special – 1978 – The Flight of Double Eagle II – A TransAtlantic Hot Air Balloon Adventure

DOG COMMENTARY:     Double Eagle II was piloted by Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, and Larry Newman….as it became the first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean….when it landed August 17, 1978 in Miserey (near Paris)  137 hours 6 minutes after leaving Presque Isle, Maine….for it could have been regarded as a successful crossing at the point that the Double Eagle II crossed the Irish coast on the evening of August 16th….as an event…

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 –…