Special – 1989 – ESPN SportsCenter With David Sullivan Featuring NHL + Australian Open Tennis + College Basketball

DOG ASIDE: In our opinion at ImaSportsphile….ESPN SportsCenter was the “gold standard” for sports news from the day it came on air  in 1979…..and continued to carry that standard for well into the end of the 20th century.  Since we have been unable to find any reference information about ESPN Sportscaster David Sullivan….seen in this video herewith….we gave…

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 – 1985 – ESPN Sportscenter Tribute To Phil Niekro 300th Win + Interview With Gayle Gardner

DOG ASIDE: Philip Henry Niekro (born April 1, 1939) and nicknamed “Knucksie” is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher….who played 24 seasons in the majors….with 20 of them with the Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves.  Niekro’s 318 career victories are the most by a knuckleball pitcher….and ranks 16th on the overall all-time wins list….as he won the National League (NL) Gold Glove Award five times….was selected…

News – 1987 – ESPN Sportscenter With Chris Berman + Gayle Gardner – Featuring NBA Finals Game 6

DOG ASIDE:   Since it premiered upon the network’s launch on September 7, 1979, the show has aired more than 50,000 unique episodes, more than any other program on American television. Christopher James Berman (born May 10, 1955), nicknamed Boomer, is an American sportscaster. He has been an anchor for SportsCenter on ESPN since 1979, joining a month after its initial launch,…

Olympics – 1984 – ESPN Sportscenter – Sarajevo Winter Games Olympic Edition – With David Sullivan

DOG ASIDE:  This ESPN SportsCenter Olympic Edition coverage of the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympic Games is hosted by David Sullivan….as he man’s the sports desk for ESPN during their coverage of the first week of these Games of Sarajevo…..which leads off with a report from Ed Pickett regarding the men’s alpine skiing downhill event featuring…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – ESPN Special – Dick Vitale + Bob Ley Host Selection Sunday

DOG COMMENTARY: The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament….which is also informally known and branded as NCAA March Madness….is a single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States…. which currently features 68 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)….to determine the national championship. The tournament was created in 1939 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches….and was the idea…

NFL – 1986 – ESPN Monday Night Match Up – Week 15 – Bears Vs Lions – Hosts Berman + Sherman + Sabol

DOG ASIDE: This video is a priceless piece of ESPN history in our ImaSportsphile video museum….as 1986 was when ESPN got the rights to Monday Night Football….as prior to each game….they aired the program Monday Night Match Up ….with host Chris Berman, Coach Allie Sherman and Steve Sabol (of NFL Films fame)…. as Monday Night Football was…

Special – 1985 – ESPN Sportscenter – NFL Week 13 Highlites + Australian Open Tennis

DOG ASIDE:  We have literally hundreds of ESPN vintage videos in our Sports Section here at ImaSportsphile….and we have been able to identify every person who ever graced the SportsCenter desk…except for this gentleman manning the desk on this day that this video was recorded….so, if anybody can help us….let us know who he is!?!  Regardless of that,…

Special – 1985 – ESPN SportsCenter – Hosts Chris Bermen & Gayle Gardner – MLB + NFL + Auto Racing

DOG COMMENTARY:  ESPN has contributed their significant share of videos in this ImaSportsphile museum of ours….but none more valuable than this “nugget of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage content….cuz this is virtual hour of SportsCenter features legendary sportscaster Chris “Boomer / The Swami” Berman…..along with the “always beautiful” outstanding female sportscaster, Gayle Gardner, from the last of her…