Special – 1980 – HBOs Sports Magazine’s Year in Review – Featuring The Miracle on Ice

DOG COMMENTARY:    After posting 1800 vintage videos on this site over the past 2 years…. It is this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion….that some of my very favorite videos are the ones that show highlights of the entire year in sports….like this HBO produced special look at 1980.  Every year that passes by embody…

Tennis – 1987 – Wimbledon Women’s Finals – Martina Navratilova VS Steffi Graf

DOG COMMENTARY:    On July 4, 1987 at Wimbledon, England….there was a certain comfort that Martina Navratilova took in being at this hallowed place of tennis….where the grass courts seem to be like a security blanket to keep the doubts away….when the women’s singles final provided an appointment she has been keeping for the prior…

Tennis 1986 – Wimbledon – Mens Dbls Finals -Wilander & Nystrom VS Fleming & Donnelly

DOG ASIDE:   The Men’s Doubles tournament at the 1986 Wimbledon Championships was held from 23 June to 6 July 1986 on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in the district of Wimbledon in London,  England.  Swiss Heinz Gunthardt and  Austrian Balazs Taroczy were the defending champions coming int the tournament….but lost in the first…

Tennis – 1983 – US Open Mens Qtr Finals – Ivan Llendl VS Mats Wilander – 4th Set

DOG ASIDE:   This 4th set of the Quarterfinals match between Sweden Mats Wilander verses Czech Ivan Lendl was brought to us by HBO Sports with legendary tennis broadcaster at the BBC, Dick Maskell….sitting along HBO Wimbledon crew of Michael Barkaan and Arthur Ashe.   Tennis on HBO was a television program produced by the premium cable television network HBO….that…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Men’s Finals – Ivan Lendl VS Boris Becker

DOG COMMENTARY:    Germany’s Boris Becker was the defending champion going into the 1986 Wimbledon Mens Finals against Czech Ivan Lendl. Lendl got to the finals by defeating USA Tim Mayotte 6 – 4, 4 – 6, 6 – 4, 6 – 3, 9 – 7 in the quarterfinals….then downed unseeded Slobodan Zivojinovic in the semifinals…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Finals – Mixed Doubles & Womens Doubles & Mens Doubles

DOG COMMENTARY:   The famed grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club celebrated their 100th Anniversary for the 1986 Wimbledon Championships….which were held from June 23rd to July 6th….for this was the 1st time that yellow balls were used during the tournament.   This 1986 Wimbledon edition produced champions including Germany’s…

Special – 1981 – Sports Year In Review – Host George Plimpton

DOG ASIDE: In this George Plimpton special, he looks at the year 1981 in sports….while providing the viewer with some awesome highlights of the accomplishments of many athletes and several teams to include Alpine Skiing World Cup overall champ USA Phil Mahre….with women’s overall champ Marie-Theres Nadig of Switzerland….along with cycling’s Bernard Hinault of France win in the Tour…

NFL – Special – Men Who Played The Game – Green Bay Pakers DE Willie Davis

DOG COMMENTARY: William Delford Davis (born July 24, 1934) is a former American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns and the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL)….as Davis graduated from Grambling State University in 1956.  Davis wore number 87 during his career with the Packers for 10 seasons as the anchor to…