Sports Legend Special On Sportscaster Curt Gowdy Hosted By George Plimton

DOG ASIDE: Truly one of the all time great sportscaster/broadcaster/analyst was Curt Gowdy….as he was at the helm of televised sports when sportscasters covered all types of sports….they didn’t specialize like John Madden in football, Dick Vitale in basketball, et al….for he was of the same mold as Jim McKay, Keith Jackson, Howard Cosell, et…

Boxing 12 rnd NABF Heavywt Championship With Tim Witherspoon VS James Broad With Don Chevrier

DOG ASIDE: After the golden years of Heavyweight Boxing passed…..somewhere around the mid-to-late 1980’s….there were more than just a few pretenders to the crown of Heavyweight Champion….with some of those actually winning a WBC, WBA or IBC title…..and two of those heavyweights were James Broad and Tim Witherspoon….as both got multiple title shots….with Witherspoon winning…

Boxing – 10rnd Heavyweight Fight With Trevor Berbick VS Greg Page With Howard Cosell

DOG ASIDE: The headlines of boxing had been pretty much dominated by the Heavyweight Division by the likes of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Larry Holmes, George Foreman and Mike Tyson for several decades when Greg Page and Trevor Berbick came along….albeit Page did win the IBC Heavyweight Title. Although neither were on the…

1983 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships – Women’s 100 Yd Butterfly With Mary T. Meagher & Jil Sterkel

DOG ASIDE: One of the truly great women swimmers of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..was 100m Butterfly gold medalist Mary T. Meagher…..better known as “Madame Butterfly”…..who was accompanied by teammate Jenna Tompson (2nd) on the medal stand Los Angeles….as Madame Butterfly was just shedding her cocoon as a 19 yr. old freshman at California University…

1981 Boxing WBC Super Featherweight Championship With Cornelius Boza Edwards VS Rolando Navarate

DOG ASIDE: From this sportsphile’s perspective….in the universe of the hoopla in boxing,,,,which has been there since 1964….when The Greatest, Muhammad Ali….brought television to the sport of boxing…and the hoopla has only grown since that day…..anyway, in the hoopla of those who are extremely marketable television boxers….the great British boxers have been overlooked…..after all, this…

1979 Sports Illustrated Athlete Of The Year 1st 25 Years- Muhammad Ali

DOG ASIDE: This video takes a look at Sports Illustrated Magazine’s Athlete of the Year winners for the 1st 25 years of their publication….since August 16, 1954….as hosted by James Caan….covering winners such as MLB Hank Aaron, Golfer Jack Nicklaus, Jockey Stevie Cauthern, Tennis Bjorn Borg, NCAA Football Coach Bud Wilkerson, NHL’s Montreal Canadiens et…

Sports Legends Features Doak Walker – A Most Celebrated Athlete Hosted By Paul Hornung

DOG ASIDE: Ewell Doak Walker, Jr. (January 1, 1927 – September 27, 1998) was an American football player….wjp played college football as a halfback at Southern Methodist University (SMU)….where he won the Heisman Trophy in 1948. Walker then played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) with the Detroit Lions for six seasons from 1950…

NFL Films 1984 World Champion Chicago Bears In Fight To The Finish imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Chicago Bears season was their 65th regular season and 15th post-season completed in the National Football League….as the club posted a 10–6 record….earning them a spot in the NFL playoffs. The Bears went on to lose in the NFC Championship Game 23–0 to the eventual Super Bowl Champion San Francisco 49’ers.…

1981 NCAA Swimming & Diving National Championship Highlights from Austin, TX

DOG ASIDE: The 1981 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships were held at The University of Texas Swim Center…..and the Longhorns under Coach Eddie Reese won the National Championship in their home pool….beating out UCLA, who came in 2nd.  Texas was led by 50m Champ Kris Kirchner and 100m Champ Scott Spann….both who teamed with Eric…