MLB – 1984 – Baseball Greatest Hits – World Series HIghlights – San Diego Padres Vs Detroit Tigers

DOG ASIDE:  We’ve probably said this before….but the truth is that we who are responsible for posting each post here at ImaSportsphile….have grown very fond of the ESPN program Baseball’s Greatest Hits which was hosted by George Grande….who is one of our all-time favorite sports broadcasters.   Baseball’s Greatest Hits brought our library more vintage video from the 1890’s…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Ireland Stephen Roche Winner

DOG COMMENTARY:    The 1987 Tour de France was the race’s 74th edition….which took place from July 1st thru 26th….and  consisted of 25 stages over 4,231 km (2,629 mi)….which resulted in the closest three-way finish in the Tour until the 2007 Tour de France….and it was won by Stephen Roche….who was the first and only Irishman to do so….after the winner of…

Boxing – 1987 – 15 Round IBC World Welterweight Title – Lloyd Honeyghan Vs Johnny Bumphus

DOG COMMENTARY:    Great Britain had not had a world boxing champion since 1950….when middleweight Randy Turpin performed a miracle by defeating undisputed world champion Sugar Ray Robinson….that was until September 26, 1987….when GBR’s Lloyd Honeyghan surprized Donald Curry by taking his title.  Lloyd Honeyghan is a British former professional boxer….who competed from 1980 to 1995….while reigning…

Horse Racing – 1986 – ESPNs Kentucky Derby Pre Race Festivities – Host Greg Gumbel + Sharon Smith

DOG ASIDE:   The 1986 Kentucky Derby was the 112th running of the race….which took place on May 3, 1986….as this ESPN Pre-Race Special was aired live at Churchill Downs the day before the race….featuring hosts Greg Gumbel and Sharon Smith in a program that is highlighted by Derby betting line expert, Mike Battaglia…. who provides the betting…

Golf – 1987 – US Open – Olympic Club – 3rd Round – With Jim McKay + Al Trautwig

DOG ASIDE:

The third round of the 1987 US Open Golf Championship….which was being played at Olympic Golf Club in San Francisco, CA….was played on June 20th….as the day began with a leaderboard that looked like this:  Tom Watson and Mark Wiebe were leaders in the clubhouse at 137 at the end of the 2nd round by one stroke over John Cook, Bernhard Langer, Tsuneyuki Nakajima, Jack Nicklaus and Jim Thorpe at 138….and just two strokes behind came Ben Crenshaw, Bob Eastwood, Larry Mize and Scott Simpson at 139.   

The 3rd round provided some wonderful golf….as Olympic Club proved to be very challenging….with only three players being in red (under par) at the end of the day….when there had been 11 players under par at the in of Round 2. 

By the end of this the 3rd round….the leader board had added Keith Clearwater, Lennie Clements, Seve Ballesteros and John Mahaffey into the fray….which simply means there’s some mighty good golf being shot in this video….and that typically equates to “great shots” here at ImaSportsphile….so, ENJOY!!!

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…

Music – 1986 – July 4th Liberty Weekend In New York Harbor – With John Williams + The Boston Pops Orchestra

DOG COMMENTARY:    Liberty Weekend was a four-day celebration of the 1984 restoration and the centenary of the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) in New York City….as It began on July 3 and ended on July 6, 1986.   On the morning of July 4, 1986 the battleships and sailing ships of old took part in a naval revue…

NCAA Football – 1985 – HSE Halftime Show – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs TCU Horned Frogs

DOG ASIDE:    Home Sports Entertainment was a Texas based regional sports network back in the 1980’s…..that had the contracts to bring all regular season games that were not picked up by national networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN)….for MLB’s Texas Rangers and Houston Astros….and for the Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks of…

NFL – 1985 – CBS Halftime Show – NFC Championship – Bears Vs Giants – With Brent Musburger

DOG COMMENTARY:    This CBS Halftime Show of the 1985 NFC Championship Game between the Chicago Bears verses the New York Giants features the NFL Today broadcast crew of Brent Musburger, Dan Dierdorf and Irv Cross….along with game commentators Pat Summerall and John Madden….with special guest Jack Buckner of the Los Angeles Rams…..who was scouting…