Pool – 1980 – Trick Shot Extravaganza – Featuring 9 X World Champ Irving Crane – With Howard Cosell

Irving Crane….who was nicknamed “the Deacon”….. was an American pool player from Livonia, New York….that ranks at the top among the stellar players in the history of the sport…..who is considered one of the all-time greats….and was best known for his mastery in the game of straight pool….at which he won 9 world championships….plus another six world billiards titles.  In this wonderful video….The…

TV Ads – 1980 – Southwestern Bell Long Distance + Replay Chewing Gum + Hallmark Greeting Cards

During the “long distance wars” of the 1970’s and 1980’s…..Southwestern Bell was the “big gun” around the country….which meant they had lots of TV ads being aired all over the airways.  One of the interesting aspects of posting these videos in our TV ADS section here at ImaSportsphile….is just how many of these advertisements are for companies and…

Music – 1984 – All American Olympic Band – Star Spangled Banner – L A Olympic Cycling Medal Ceremony

We are so glad that we started our Star Spangled Banner section here at ImaSportsphile ….cuz we have had really good response from folks who enjoy the videos of our National Anthem….and what an wonderful array of artist performing our hallowed song….so, when you run across one like this rendition….played at the medal ceremony for the men’s…

MLB – 1980 – Boys In The Field – Audrey Kates Addresses The Trend Of Fewer Blacks Involved In MLB

While growing up as a boy in West Texas during the 1950’s and 1960’s…..baseball was definitely KING when it came to popularity of sports…..with football running a fairly close 2nd…..while all other sports were a distant 3rd…..so, this was the period when the most numbers of blacks came into MLB…..especially considering that Jackie Robinson was…

NCAAF – 1986 – Rose Bowl – Iowa Vs UCLA – PreGame Show With Dick Enberg + Merlin Olsen

College football Hall of Fame Coach Hayden Fry of the University of Iowa….as seen in this video herewith….was on the field at the 1986 Rose Bowl featuring the Iowa Hawkeyes vs. UCLA Bruins….who had a really incredible group of assistant coaches on the field with him….including College Hall of Fame Coaches Bill Snyder (of Kansas…

TV Ads – 1986 – Dean Witter Investments + CBS Promo For TV Program MARY With Mary Tyler Moore

Dean Witter Reynolds was founded in 1978 as the merger of Dean Witter & Co. and Reynolds Securities…with Dean Witter acquiring Reynolds….which was then the biggest merger in the history of Wall Street….then the company was acquired by Sears in 1981….and was renamed Dean Witter, Discover & Co….when in 1993, Sears spun off the company.  The company served over 3.2 million clients primarily…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Equestrian Team 3 Day Event Show Jmp – GBR Lucinda Green + Regal Realm

Lucinda Green MBE is a British equestrian and journalist….who competed in eventing….. as she is the 1982 World Champion….and twice European Champion from 1975 to 1977. She also won the World team Gold in 1982….three European team golds in 1977, 1985 and 1987….as well as an Olympic silver medal in the team event in 1984 at the Los Angeles Games while riding Regal Realm.  

Pool – 1980 – Trick Shot Extravaganza – Featuring 1977 World Champ Allen Hopkins With Howard Cosell

Allen Hopkins is an American professional pocket billiards (pool) player….professional billiards color commentator….and BCA Hall of Fame inductee….who promotes multiple annual pool events and still competes as a professional contender. At seven years old….after watching many tournaments on television….Allen began to play pool on a small table his parents bought for him….and as an amateur at the age of 12….Hopkins “ran” a prodigious 110 balls…