Comedy – 1988 – Comic Relief – Dennis Miller + Sam Kinisman + David Letterman + Billy Crystal

DOG COMMENTARY:  Comic Relief USA was a non-profit charity organization whose mission is to raise funds to help those in need….particularly America’s homeless. It has raised and distributed nearly a$50 million (USD) toward providing assistance….including health care services to homeless people throughout the United States. Although Comic Relief’s charity work is continuous, its fundraising events were held and televised at irregular intervals….and primarily by Home Box Office (HBO)….with comedians Robin…

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MLB – 1979 – Special – All Star Game Fantasy Coverage – With Mr Baseball Bob Uecker

DOG ASIDE:  One of the all time funny characters in Major League Baseball was none other than Bob Uecker….who is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) player and current sportscaster,  comedian, and actor ….who is facetiously dubbed “Mr. Baseball” by TV talk show host Johnny Carson,  Uecker has served as a play-by-play announcer for Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcasts since 1971….for which he…

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Boxing – 1985 – 6 Rnd Bouts – Frank Tate Vs Prejean + Orlando Canizales Vs Camaro + Loving Vs Davis

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1985 fight card featured five 6 rounds bouts including  middleweights Frank Tate vs Calvin Prejean, bantamweights Orlando Canizales vs John Camoro, light heavyweights Joe Loving vs Victor Davis, super middleweights Pancho Carter vs Keith Vinning and super lightweights Mike Goudeau vs Allen Gay….as these fights took place on September 4, 1985 at…

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Comedy – 1980 – Special – Joe Piscopo + Eddie Murphy + Mike Lupica On Sports

DOG COMMENTARY:  This video clip is just awesome…..as it focuses on the world of sports as seen through the comedic minds of Joe Piscopo and Eddie Murphy….and the discerning mind of renowned sports columnist of the New York Daily News Mike Lupica.   Joe Piscopo is an American comedian, actor, musician, writer, and a nationally syndicated radio talk show…

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Other Sports – 1979 – Barrell Jumping World Cup + Sumo Wrestling Grand Nationals

DOG COMMENTARY: Barrel jumping was never an Olympic sport….although it is a sport indeed….which has been covered on ABC’s Wide World of Sports….as seen in this video herewith….and as the name implies….it’s all about jumping over barrels on ice skates. The skater circles the rink a few times to pick up speed….when at about 30…

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News – 1989 – Special – NBCs Marv Albert Interviews President George H Bush

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1989 video of NBC’s Marv Albert interviewing US President George H. Bush on the subject of baseball is precious to us at ImaSportsphile….cuz back in 1957, our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile played Little League baseball for the Midland Central Little League Braves….and regularly faced faced a Cubs team that was led…

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Comedy – 1977 – Special – Billy Crystal Does Louie Armstrong

DOG COMMENTARY: Every now and then a comedian comes along who just nails an impression of someone who is extremely will known from the world of sports….and this video provides evidence of just one of those times….as Billy Crystal is “spot on” with his impression of jazz great Louie Armstrong….which is pretty amazing when you consider a…

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Boxing – 1908 To 1915 – HBO Special – Boxings Best – Jack Johnson

DOG COMMENTARY: Jack Johnson was nicknamed the Galveston Giant and was an American boxer….who, at the height of the Jim Crow era in America, became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion in 1908….and held the title until 1915.  Among the period’s most dominant champions, Johnson remains a boxing legend, with his 1910 fight against James J. Jeffries dubbed the “fight of the century”. …

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Frisbee – 1979 – World Frisbee Disc Championships – Human + Canine Competitions – Rose Bowl

DOG ASIDE: In 1975, Irv Lander, Alex Stein and Eldon McIntire first organized a World Championship for flying-disc (Frisbee) catching dogs and their handlers….and as the event continued annually….Stein and his disc dog, Ashley Whippet, won the first three championships in 1975, 1976 and 1977.  McIntire was the owner of another disc dog named Hyper Hank….and since Lander worked…

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