NFL – 1984 – NFL Films Special – The Big Little Man Buddy Young – With Steve Sabol + John Facenda

DOG ASIDE: Claude Henry K. “Buddy” Young (January 5, 1926 – September 5, 1983) was an American football player and track and field athlete….who was a native of Chicago that became the Illinois state champ in the 100-yard dash…..as the diminutive 5’4″ Young was also known as the “Bronze Bullet”….who had exceptional quickness and acceleration. He is one of the shortest men…

NBA – 1986 – ESPNs Bob Ley Reports On Celtics #1 Draft Choice Len Bias Is Dead From Cocaine Overdose

DOG ASIDE: Leonard Kevin Bias (November 18, 1963 – June 19, 1986) was a first-team All-American college basketball forward at the University of Maryland….who was selected by the Boston Celtics as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft on June 17….and died two days later from cardiac arrhythmia induced by a cocaine overdose. He is considered by some sportswriters to be the greatest player not…

Music – 1983 – The Showband Of The Southwest – University Of Texas Marching Band Halftime Show

DOG ASIDE: The University of Texas Longhorn Band (LHB) is also known as the Showband of the Southwest…. which is the marching band of The University of Texas at Austin…..and was founded in 1900 by distinguished professor of chemistry, Dr. Eugene P. Schoch. The band is currently under the direction of Dr. Scott Hanna. The band performs at all in-state football games….as seen in…

NBA – 1971 To 1987 – ESPN Special – Dr J Vs Larry Bird – Fours Years Of Pure Magic For The NBA

DOG ASIDE: If you haven’t spent some time in our ImaSportsphile memorabilia section….you should….cuz Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile…..collected a vast array of sports collectibles over his 60+ years of collecting….and one of my favorite pieces in the collection is the photo seen above….as BD purchased two framed copies of that photo from The Boston Herald newspaper…

NFL – 1960 To 1990 – NFL Films Intro To NFL Crunch Course – With Narrator Jeff – Name Of Game is Hit

DOG ASIDE: i have written often about my belief that Ed + Steve Sabol at NFL Films set the gold standard for filming sports…..and then taking their footage …. and producing a film that is as enjoyable on the eye…..as it is pleasing to the senses….for they captured the art of professional football like no…

NFL – 1979 – MNF Howard Cosell Highlights Best Games Of The Week – With Bears + Steelers + Pats

DOG ASIDE: When I get to a chance to listen to any sporting event that is broadcast by Howard Cosell….the event just seems to be a little more exciting….with an energy that makes you want to get into whatever sport that Cosell would bring…..where the words of Howard were the kind that made you want…

NBA – 1985 – Pat OBrien Interviews All Star Rookies Michael Jordan + Terry Cummings + Akeem Olajuwon

DOG ASIDE: The 1985 NBA All Star Game featured three really incredible basketball players….two of which are certainly in the class of the greatest of all time….as Michael Jordan, Terry Cummings and Akeem Olajuwon made this this game their “coming out party”….as all would still be playing 18 years later in 2002…..and this video seen…

Boxing – 1985 – Special – The Marine Band Presents The Colors At Light Heavyweight Title Fight

DOG ASIDE The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting expeditionary and amphibious operations[12] with the United States Navy as well as the Army and Air Force. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of…

NCAA Sports – 1980 – HBO Inside Sports Special Feature – Barry Tompkins Highlights Student Athletes

DOG ASIDE: A student athlete is a participant in an organized competitive sport sponsored by the educational institution in which he or she is enrolled….as student-athletes are full time students as well as full time athletes.  Due to educational institutions being colleges….they offer athletic scholarships in various sports…..with many student athletes being compensated with scholarships to attend these institutions….…