NBA + MLB – 1985 – Sportscenter – MLB HoF Inductees + NBA Action With Greg Gumble + George Grande

Greg Gumbel (born May 3, 1946) is an American television sportscaster…..who is best known for his various assignments for CBS Sports….of which the most notable being the National Football League, NBA and NCAA basketball. The older brother of news and sportscaster Bryant Gumbel….he became the first African-American (and Creole) announcer to call play-by-play of a major sports championship in the United States….when he announced Super Bowl XXXV for the CBS network in 2001. Gumbel is currently…

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Music – 1968 – The Temptations – You Got What I Need + Firefly + Butterfly + Sweet Talking Mama

The Temptations would settle into a group that consisted of Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks, and David Ruffin…..and the success that would follow the group would result in what would, in later years, would be frequently referred to as the “Classic Five”….as seen in the lineup in this video herewith. In January 1964, Smokey…

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NCAAM – 1979 – Texas Vs DePaul – 1st Half – With Legendary Coaches Abe Lemons + Ray Meyer

On many levels, this is an extremely valuable piece of video footage here at ImaSportsphile….as the 1978 game between the DePaul Deamon Deacons verse the Texas Longhorns….featured really outstanding players on both teams….with DePaul’s dynamic duo of future 1st round draft pick Mark Aguirre….along with future 18 year NBA star, Terry Cummings….while the Horns boasted…

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Music – 1988 – Lee Roy Reams + Leslie Uggams – Bright Lights And Big Town Music – Orange Bowl Show

The halftime show at the 1988 Orange Bowl Classic between the # 1 Oklahoma Sooners verses the # 2 Miami Huricanes featured Broadway stars Leslie Uggams and Lee Roy Reams in a road production of the Broadway Musical Bright Lights and Big Town Music….as they did song and dance performances of such great songs about big…

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NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 6 Lakers Vs Celtics At The Half – With Jerry West + Oscar Robertson

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar arrived for Game 6 with a shaved head and a determination to close out this series….but for a while it appeared like the Celtics would steal it….as Magic Johnson had only four points at the half….and Dennis Johnson poured in 18 for the Celtics on his way to a game-high 33 as Boston led 56 – 51 at…

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Music – 1978 – Todd Rundgren + Utopia – Caravan + Can’t Stop the Loving Action + Road To Utopia

    Utopia is an American rock band formed in 1973 by Todd Rundgren. During its first three years, the group was a progressive rock band with a somewhat fluid membership known as Todd Rundgren’s Utopia. Most of the members in this early incarnation also played on Rundgren’s solo albums of the period up to 1975. By 1976, the group was known…

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Music – 1979 – The Rolling Stones – Beast Of Burden + Respectable + Shattered

“Beast of Burden“ is a song by English rock band The Rolling Stones….which was featured on the 1978 album Some Girls…..when in 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song # 435 on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”….and # 433 on the 500 Greatest Rock and Roll Songs of All Time. The song was released as…

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MLB – 1983 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special – Interview Comedians – With Phillies Tug McGraw

Whereas relief pitchers are not given the opportunity to bat frequently….that was not so with Tug McGraw….who was allowed to bat leading off the sixth inning of a 6-0 blowout at the hands of the Montreal Expos on September 8, 1971…..when he rewarded his manager’s faith in him by putting the Mets on the board with…

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MLB – 1980 – HBO Inside Baseball Special – Highlights Of 1980 MLB Season – With Barry Tompkins

The 1980 Major League Baseball season saw the Philadelphia Phillies win their first World Series Championship….as they defeated the Kansas City Royals in 6 games to win their first ever World Series Championship…..while major highlights during the 1980 MLB season were as follows: January 9 – Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America….as Kaline…

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