NFL – 1950 to 1990 – NFL Films Special – Greatest Finishes + Unbelievable Comebacks

DOG ASIDE:  This NFL Films production of Greatest Finishes and Comebacks Ever….is a priceless production by the best film company ever to have live footage of NFL contests…..as Ed and Steve Sabol set the “gold standard” for capturing live footage and turning it into awesome stories about the NFL….as evidenced by this 20 minute piece on the greatest…

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Music – 1977 – Baseball Special – Mel Allen Does 1st Baseball Rap Song – Baseball Is Dream For Me

DOG COMMENTARY:  Man, it just doesn’t get any better than this….rap and baseball….a match made in Heaven….and starring Mel Allen…..I mean, maybe the greatest voice ever in baseball…..and definitely a legend behind the mike at the ole ball game…..for Mel Allen was very special….as his love for the game comes through every word he spoke….and…

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NFL – 1982 – Special Film – The Line Of Scrimmage – The Battle For No Mans Land

DOG ASIDE: In American and Canadian football, a line of scrimmage is an imaginary transverse line….which runs the width across the football field beyond which a team cannot cross until the next play has begun. Its location is based on the spot where the ball is placed after the end of the most recent play and following the assessment of any penalty yards.  …

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MLB – 1956 – Special – NBCs Bob Costas Salutes Yankees Mickey Mantle MVP Year

DOG COMMENTARY: This video brings back awesome memories for out Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile….who has been a huge Mickey Mantle fan since the early 1950’s…..as he grew up being a Yankee fan of the highest order…..who ended up with a rather outstanding New York Yankees baseball card collection….as this video reminds me of how…

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NHL – 1987 – All Star Game – Mario Lemieux MVP – Most Points In All Star Game

DOG COMMENTARY: The 39th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in the St. Louis Arena in St. Louis on February 9, 1988….which is home to the St. Louis Blues….as Pittsburgh Penguins’ center Mario Lemieux recorded six points (3–3–6)….and scored the game-winner in overtime to lead the Wales Conference to a thrilling 6–5 victory. Lemieux’s six points broke the previous record for most points in an All-Star Game….which…

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NFL – 1933 To 1970 – Special – The Black And Blue Steelers Defense – Like Cavemen In Cleats

DOG COMMENTARY:  This NFL Films production with host Steve Sabal….takes a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL from 1933 to 1970…..during a time when they were not only known as the Lovable Losers but also known as the Black and Blue Steelers Defense…..whereby they were considered one of the toughest teams to play from a…

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MLB – 1981 – CNN Sports Special – Pete Rose Assault Of Ty Cobbs Hits Record

DOG COMMENTARY: Pete Rose Sr. was known by his nickname “Charlie Hustle“….is an American former professional baseball player and manager…..who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 23 years from 1963 to 1986…..while managing in MLB from 1984 to 1989.   As a player, Rose was a switch hitter….who became the all-time MLB leader in hits (4,256)…..games played (3,562)….at-bats (14,053)….singles (3,215)….and outs made (10,328)….as he won three World Series rings….three batting titles….one Most…

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Horse Racing – 1986 – The Breeders Cup – Santa Anita Park Racetrack – With Dick Enberg

DOG ASIDE:  The third Breeders’ Cup was held for the first time under the majestic San Gabriel Mountains at Santa Anita on November 1, 1986…..as a record Breeders’ Cup crowd of 69,155 were on hand to witness the 4-year-old Lady’s Secret go wire to wire to win the Distaff and become the first Breeders’ Cup…

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Music – 1976 – Kinky Friedman – Dear Abby

DOG ASIDE: By now my readers know that I am “full blown happy” when I get to write about any and all Austin icons that show up in a video that I have to post….cuz Austin is where it all started with ImaSportsphile…..so those folks whom we hold near and dear to our hearts….and Kinky Friedman is an…

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