NCAA Football – 1983 – CBS Sports Special – Tribute To Coach Bear Bryant – With Lindsey Nelson + Pat O’Brien

Paul William “Bear” Bryant (September 11, 1913 – January 26, 1983) was an American college football player and coach….who was best known as the head coach of the University of Alabama football team…..where during his 25-year tenure as Alabama’s head coach….he amassed six national championships….a feat that is tied for the most in modern college football history in 2019….along with winning thirteen SEC…

NBA – 1986 – Pat OBrien Brings The NBA Lottery – Featuring Brad Daughtery + Len Bias + Chris Washburn

The 1986 NBA Lottery Draft was featured on CBS Sports with host Pat O’Brien…..as NBA Commissioner David Stern conducts the lottery draws…..wherein the Golden State Warriors would end up with the 3rd pick and would take NC State’s C Chris Washburn…..and the Boston Celtics would end up with the 2nd pick with which they would…

NBA – 1987 – All Star Saturday Night – Legends Game – 1st Half – With Red Auerbach + Bill Russell

Beginning in 1986, TBS televised the various contests from the NBA All-Star Weekend….when in 1987, the slam dunk contest. 3-point shootout and the legends game….as seen in this video herewith….was 1st televised live for the very first time on the network. In the summer of 1987, the Turner Broadcasting System signed a new joint broadcast contract between TBS and TNT….which was effective…

NBA + MLB – 1985 – Sportscenter – MLB HoF Inductees + NBA Action With Greg Gumble + George Grande

Greg Gumbel (born May 3, 1946) is an American television sportscaster…..who is best known for his various assignments for CBS Sports….of which the most notable being the National Football League, NBA and NCAA basketball. The older brother of news and sportscaster Bryant Gumbel….he became the first African-American (and Creole) announcer to call play-by-play of a major sports championship in the United States….when he announced Super Bowl XXXV for the CBS network in 2001. Gumbel is currently…

Music – 1968 – The Temptations – You Got What I Need + Firefly + Butterfly + Sweet Talking Mama

The Temptations would settle into a group that consisted of Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks, and David Ruffin…..and the success that would follow the group would result in what would, in later years, would be frequently referred to as the “Classic Five”….as seen in the lineup in this video herewith. In January 1964, Smokey…

NCAAM – 1979 – Texas Vs DePaul – 1st Half – With Legendary Coaches Abe Lemons + Ray Meyer

On many levels, this is an extremely valuable piece of video footage here at ImaSportsphile….as the 1978 game between the DePaul Deamon Deacons verse the Texas Longhorns….featured really outstanding players on both teams….with DePaul’s dynamic duo of future 1st round draft pick Mark Aguirre….along with future 18 year NBA star, Terry Cummings….while the Horns boasted…

Music – 1988 – Lee Roy Reams + Leslie Uggams – Bright Lights And Big Town Music – Orange Bowl Show

The halftime show at the 1988 Orange Bowl Classic between the # 1 Oklahoma Sooners verses the # 2 Miami Huricanes featured Broadway stars Leslie Uggams and Lee Roy Reams in a road production of the Broadway Musical Bright Lights and Big Town Music….as they did song and dance performances of such great songs about big…

NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 6 Lakers Vs Celtics At The Half – With Jerry West + Oscar Robertson

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar arrived for Game 6 with a shaved head and a determination to close out this series….but for a while it appeared like the Celtics would steal it….as Magic Johnson had only four points at the half….and Dennis Johnson poured in 18 for the Celtics on his way to a game-high 33 as Boston led 56 – 51 at…

Music – 1978 – Todd Rundgren + Utopia – Caravan + Can’t Stop the Loving Action + Road To Utopia

    Utopia is an American rock band formed in 1973 by Todd Rundgren. During its first three years, the group was a progressive rock band with a somewhat fluid membership known as Todd Rundgren’s Utopia. Most of the members in this early incarnation also played on Rundgren’s solo albums of the period up to 1975. By 1976, the group was known…