NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – ESPN Special – Dick Vitale + Bob Ley Host Selection Sunday

DOG COMMENTARY: The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament….which is also informally known and branded as NCAA March Madness….is a single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States…. which currently features 68 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)….to determine the national championship. The tournament was created in 1939 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches….and was the idea…

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Comedy – 1982 – Tonight Show – Johnny Carson And Dom Deluise

DOG ASIDE: There has really been only one real King of Late Night Television ….of which he ruled for 30 years from 1962 to 1992 as the lead host for late night viewing at CBS…and that was Johnny Carson and his nightly sidekick, Ed McMahon….along with the Doc Severinsen Orchestra.   Johnny Carson was an American television host, comedian,…

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Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson’ – In My Mothers Eyes

DOG COMMENTARY: It is really interesting that this video rolled up in the queue to be posted….because whenever I hear this Willie Nelson classic….it makes me think of Granny Jean….cuz the love and respect that you see and feel coming from Willie’s heart is so powerful….which exemplifies how I feel for Granny Jean….who went to Heaven…

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Music – 1985 – The Oak Ridge Boys – Star Spangled Banner – World Series Game 7

DOG COMMENTARY: After posting 2300 videos here at ImaSportsphile over the past….one of my true joys comes from posting the many varied reditions of the United States National Anthem….Star Spangled Banner….for it is a honored tradition at the start of every major sporting event in the country….to  stand….place your right hand across your heart….and sing…

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Music – 1978 – Special – Songs Of The Funny Papers – Host Lori Anderson

DOG ASIDE: At the opening of the wonderful television special Those Fantastic Funnies….the host of the program, actress Loni Anderson, does an introduction to the program by introducing some of the “songs of the funny papers”….which features music from Popeye The Sailor….Barney Google with the “googlely eyes”….“Dennis The Menace”…..“Lil Orphan Annie”…..along with the entire funny paper cast singing about…

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NFL – 1983 – Special – NFLs Best Ever Quarterbacks – Graham + Tarkenton + Staubach + Unitas

DOG ASIDE: A quarterback is a position in American and Canadian football as a member of the offensive team…. who line up directly behind the center on the offensive line. In modern American football, the quarterback is usually considered the leader of the offensive team….and is often responsible for calling the play in the huddle.  In the NFL, while the starting quarterback has no other responsibility or authority….he…

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NFL – 1986 – Special – The NFLs Best Special Teams – Seattle Seahawks

DOG COMMENTARY:  Special Teams in the NFL consist of eight different positions players designated as “special team players”…..as special teams are units that are on the field during kicking plays….and while many players who appear on offensive or defensive squads also play similar roles on special teams….ie: offensive linemen to block or defensive players to tackle….plus…

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Comedy – 1982 – Special – Rich Little Salutes Hollywood

DOG COMMENTARY: Richard Caruthers Little (born November 26, 1938) is a Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor….who has been nicknamed “The Man of a Thousand Voices”.….who began his career as an usher at the Elgin Movie Theater in Ottawa….where he would perfect his voices while standing at the back of the theater during live performances….as he started his amateur acting career at Ottawa’s…

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Music – 1980 – Special – Tribute To Hank Williams Sr – The Man And His Music

DOG COMMENTARY: Growing up in West Texas….our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile…..was weened on country music….and especially Hank Williams, Sr. songs during the 1950’s and 1960’s….and although Hank was on this earth a mere 30 years…..he wrote a lifetime of songs (some 200+ that were recorded) that established him as one of America’s most prolific…

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