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…

NFL – 1987 – ESPN Special – NFL Prime Time – With Tom Jackson + Chris Berman + Pete Axthelm

DOG ASIDE:  There is no question about it….this video is “pure gold” here at ImaSportsphile….for it is classic ESPN coverage of the NFL from the 1986 season….featuring some of the originals NFL broadcasters at ESPN…. for there’s Chis “Swame” Berman, who has already been inducted into the Sportscasters Hall of Fame….then there is Tom Jackson, in his…

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…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – NCAA Tourney Southeast Region Semifinals – Villanova VS Georgetown

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1985 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men’s NCAA Division I college basketball. This was the first year the field was expanded to 64 teams, from 53 in the previous year’s tournament. It began on March 14, 1985, and ended with the championship game on April 1…

MLB – Special – ESPN 1983 All Star Salute – From The Houston Astrodome

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1983 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 50th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL)….as the game was held on Wednesday, July 6, 1983, at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois….the home of the Chicago White Sox of the American League. The…

MLB – Special – 5th Old Timers Game Classic – Joe DiMaggio Willie Mays Warren Spahn Bill Mazeroski

DOG ASIDE: Talk about a rare treasure….this video of the 5th Annual National Old Timers Game Classic is laced with baseball history from every perspective….as the game was played at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C…..and was hosted by legendary baseball broadcasters Ernie Harwell…..who broadcasted live MLB games from 1943 to 2002 and was a Ford…

ESPN – 1985 Sportscenter With Bob Ley & NFL Yearbook – 1984 San Francisco 49ers

DOG ASIDE: Bob Ley (born March 16, 1955) is a sports anchor and reporter for ESPN….who has won multiple Emmy Awards….is the longest tenured on-air employee of the network….having joined ESPN just three days after the network’s 1979 launch….for Bob Ley and Chris Berman have been the mainstays at ESPN…..when so many other sportscasters have come…

Olympics – 1984 Sarajevo – ESPN Coverage – With David Sullivan – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games was a winter multi-sport event which took place from 8–19 February 1984 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, in present-day Bosnia-Herzegovina. It was the first Winter Olympics held in a Communist state….It was also the second Olympics overall….as well as the second consecutive Olympics to…