TV Ads – 1986 – Hewlett Packard Computers + NBA Greats Larry Bird + Magic Johnson For Converse Shoes

DOG ASIDE As depicted in a new play, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird had their share of awkward moments before a friendship developed.  On one side of the stage is actor Tug Coker playing Larry Bird. On the opposite end is Kevin Daniels in the role of Magic Johnson. Each is talking on a phone with…

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NBA – 1986 – Intro To CBS Sports NBA Finals Game 1 Between Boston Celtics Vs Houston Rockets

DOG ASIDE: During the decade of the 1980’s the NBA saw the Larry Legend vs Magic Show….as Larry Bird’s Celtics or Magic Johnson’s Los Angeles Lakers were in the finals in every year of the decade…..winning 8 of the 10 years between the two….and all along the way…Brent Musburger has been the host of the NBA on CBS….while…

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NCAAF – 1984 – ABC Sports Freedom Bowl Hilites Iowa Vs Texas + Locker Room Speech Texas Coach Akers

DOG ASIDE: Fred Akers (born March 17, 1938) is a former American football player and coach….who served as head football coach at the University of Wyoming from 1975 to 1976….the University of Texas at Austin from 1977 to 1986….and Purdue University from 1987 to 1990….while compiling a career college football record of 108–75–3.   Coach Akers’ notable accomplishments include a Heisman Trophy for Earl Campbell in the 1977 season…and…

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NBA – 1970 – The Greatest Shot In NBA Finals History – Lakers Jerry West 63 Ft Final Buzzer Shot

DOG ASIDE: In Game 3 of the 1970 NBA Finals between the New York Knicks verses the Los Angeles Lakers….Knicks F Dave DeBusschere hit a mid-range jump shot with three seconds left to put the Knicks ahead by a score of 102 – 100….and the Lakers had no time-outs left….so, Lakers C Wilt Chamberlain in-bounded…

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NFL – 1985 – ESPN Monday Nite Matchup Bears Vs Dolphins – Chris Berman + Steve Sabol + Allie Sherman

DOG ASIDE: Christopher James Berman (born May 10, 1955) was nicknamed Boomer….is an American sportscaster who has been an anchor for SportsCenter on ESPN since 1979….joining a month after its initial launch…. plus he hosted the network’s Sunday NFL Countdown program from 1985 to 2016. He has also anchored Monday Night Countdown….U.S. Open golf….the Stanley Cup Finals….and other programming on ESPN and ABC Sports….as Berman calls play-by-play of…

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MLB – 1990 – NBCs Gayle Gardner Showcases Three Of Her Favorite Marv Albert Interviews

DOG ASIDE: Marv Albert (born June 12, 1941) is a legendary American sportscaster….who has been honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame….as he is commonly referred to as “the voice of basketball”.  From 1967 to 2004….he was also known as “the voice of the New York Knicks”….and currently Albert currently works for Turner Sports….while serving as lead announcer for NBA games on TNT.   In…

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MLB – 1985 – ABC Sports World Series Cardinals Vs Royals Game 3 – Introduction Of The Players

DOG ASIDE: The Royals got back into the series by riding ace Bret Saberhagen to a 6–1 victory against Cardinals twenty-game winner Joaquín Andújar….in a game that Saberhagen flashed messages on the television screen to his pregnant wife who was due to give birth sometime during the day…..which she eventually did on in Game 6. The Royals went…

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Special 1985 ESPN SportsCenter With David Sullivan Featuring NHL + College Football + College

DOG ASIDE: SportsCenter was conceived in 1979 and created by ESPN executives Chet Simmons and Scotty Connal….with the program being originally anchored by Chris Berman, George Grande, Greg Gumbel, Lee Leonard, Bob Ley, Sal Marchiano and Tom Mees….of whom Berman and Ley still remain employed with the network as of 2017. George Grande and Lee Leonard….a longtime New York City sportscaster…..introduced the country to ESPN when…

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MLB 1984 The Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special Feature Those Zany Goofy Fans

DOG ASIDE: Several psychologists have studied fan loyalty….and what causes a person to be a loyal fan….you know, one that sticks with a team through “thick and thin”….rather than a “bandwagon fan or fair weather fan”,… who switches support to whatever teams happens to be successful at the time. We here at ImaSportsphile attribute the definition of which type…

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