Comedy – 1978 – Andy Kaufman – The Bongos Just Make Me Yodel

        The comedic genius of Andy Kaufman was never more evident than in this video seen herewith…..as the title alone makes me laugh….but when you consider that Kaufman considered himself an entertainer rather than a comedian….and albeit true to a certain extent….the fact remains that he was down right funny when he…

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Boxing – 1986 – Larry Merchant PostFight Interview With Mike Tyson After Defeating Mitch Blood Green

DOG ASIDE: This 10 round heavyweight bout between Mitch Blood Greem verses Iron Mike Tyson was billed as essentially a “New York turf war” between the two rival heavyweight boxing powerhouses from The Big Apple….and although Blood made it through 10 rounds with Iron Mike….it was only because for most of the fight…..Blood ran in the opposite direction of “turf war”…..and contact with Iron Mike for…

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Gymnastics – 1985 – America Cup Competition – Mens Horizontal Bar Finals – USA Tim Daggett

DOG ASIDE: Timothy P. (Tim) Daggett (born May 22, 1962) is a former American gymnast….who won an Olympic gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….along with Bart Conner, Peter Vidmar and Mitch Gaylord in the overall team competition…..where Daggett scored a perfect 10 on the horizontal bar….thus assisting his team in winning a gold medal for the first for the U.S. men’s…

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Golf – 1986 – 68th PGA Championships Special – ABCs Jack Whitaker Interviews Winner Bob Tway

DOG ASIDE: Robert Raymond Tway IV (born May 4, 1959) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments including eight PGA Tour victories. He spent 25 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking in 1986–87   In 1986, he was named PGA Player of the Year….finishing the season with four victories including one major, the PGA Championship…..as the video…

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Figure Skating – 1988 – World Championships Mens Free Skate Finals – CAN Brian Orser

DOG ASIDE:  Brian Ernest Orser (born 18 December 1961) is a Canadian former competitive and professional figure skater….who won silver medals at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and in the 1988 Seoul Olympics….1987 World champion….and an eight-time (1981–88) Canadian national champion.  At the 1988 Seoul Winter Olympics….the rivalry between Orser and American figure skater Brian Boitano….who were the two favorites to win…

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Comedy – 1986 – HBO On Location Special – Comedians And Their Props – Pryor + Williams + Crystal

DOG COMMENTARY:  Some of the really “top shelf” comedy videos that I post here at ImaSportsphile came from HBO’s On Location Comedy Shows from back in the decade of the 1980’s…..for the 80’s were golden years when it comes to comedy…..including Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, George Carlin, Red Skelton, Jonathan Winters, Steve Martin, Monty Python, Martin…

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Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Larry Merchant Covers Interview Of Larry Holmes On His View Of Rocky Marciano

DOG COMMENTARY: We have stated on many occasions that we at ImaSportsphile are of the opinion that there are only three ways to take a champions belt….KO….TKO….or seriously disfiguring the champ’s face….and Michael Spinks did neither…..so, by our standards…..Larry Holmes should have at least tied the real Rocky’s record. We have a great number of…

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Golf 1987 Special CBSs Pat Summerall Remembers 1986 Masters + Jack Nicklaus Masters Career

DOG ASIDE: The 1986 Masters Tournament was the 50th Masters Tournament….which was held April 10–13 at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia….where golf legend Jack Nicklaus won his record 18th professional major with a historic one-stroke victory….when he shot a final round 65 (−7)….with a back nine of 30 (−6)….for a total score of 279 (−9).  At age 46, he became the oldest winner…

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Horse Racing – 1987 – Kentucky Derby Special – Dave Johnson + Al Michaels On The Horses In The Field

DOG ASIDE: This ABC production of the 1987 Kentucky Derby features Al Michaels and Dave Johnson at the mikes….and since we have tons of Al Michael footage here at ImaSportsphile…..we’ll take this opportunity to focus some light on Dave Johnson. As an American announcer and sportscaster….Dave Johnson is best known for his work in horse racing with ABC and NBC  Sports….and…

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