Basketball – 1970s – Jim McKay Remembers Dr J + Kareem Abdule Jabbar + John Havlecik + Bill Walton

Any you cut the pie…..this video seen herewith is a “rare pearl” in our treasure chest of memories here at ImaSportsphile….as ABC’s legendary sportscaster Jim McKay takes the viewer on a walk down memory lane of basketball in the decade of the 1970’s…..with highlights of the ABA and Dr. J as a Virginia Squire….followed by footage…

Animation – 1986 – NBC Sports Super Bowl XX Bears Vs Patriots Special Pause For Intermission

In all my years of being a Sportsphile, I do not believe I have ever seen an intermission in a major broadcast of a sporting event….that is until NBC Sports…..while covering Super Bowl XX between the Chicago Bears vs. New England Pats…..and then, there it was….an intermission…..and not just any ole intermission….but rather an animated…

Body Building – 1985 – IFBB Womens World Championships – Featuring Gladys Portugues

Gladys Portugues is an American former professional female bodybuilder and actress…..who as a bodybuilder twice placed in the top 10 in the Ms. Olympia contest….as she was married to Belgian actor and martial artist Jean-Claude van Damme.   Portugues has said that she was inspired to start her own bodybuilding and weight training regimen while attending Marymount Manhattan College….when she saw Rachel McLish on television winning the Ms. Olympia title…..so, for…

Baseball – 1985 – WTBS Special – Actor Kirk Douglas Expounds On What Is Baseball In America

This video reminds us here at ImaSportsphile of the stories that Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, has told on many occasions…..and it goes kinda like this….as BD grew up out in West Texas in a town called Midland in a time where by his words “Baseball was King”….yeah, Friday night football was mighty popular and a…

Alpine Skiing – 1978 – World Cup Championships – Mens Downhill – AUS Franz Klammer – With Jim McKay

Franz Klammer is a former champion alpine ski racer from Austria….who overwhelmingly dominated the downhill event for four consecutive World Cup seasons from 1975 through 1978…..plus, he was the gold medalist at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria….when he won the downhill at  Patscherkofel by a margin of 0.33 seconds with a time of 1:45.73.  Franz Klammer won 25 World Cup downhills….including four on the Hahnenkamm at Kitzbühel….which is…

Animation – 1979 – Comedy Skit – Mighty Mouse Explaining How A New Blood Clot Medicine Works

As you probably know by now…..the folks that actually read the stories that we post with our videos here at ImaSportsphile know that we have the highest regard for the comedy troupe The Not Ready For Prime Time Players….which was the original cast of Saturday Night Live during the 1970’s and 1980’s….as they were comedy troupe…

Alpine Skiing – 1978 – World Cup Championships – Mens Downhill – USA Karl Anderson – From Aspen CO

Karl Anderson is a former American alpine skier…..who competed for the USA in the 1976 Winter Olympics and 1980 Winter Olympics…..as well as the 1978 World Cup Championships in men’s downhill…. as seen in this video herewith. Although Karl Anderson never stood on the medal podium…..to be able to represent the USA in two Olympic Games is truly a feather in…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour de France – Phil Liggett Shows How Bicycles Have Changed Over Past 150 Years

Road bicycle racing is the cycle sport discipline of road cycling….which is held on paved roads….and is the most popular professional form of bicycle racing….in terms of numbers of competitors, events and spectators. The two most common competition formats are mass start events….where riders start simultaneously….although sometimes with a handicap….and race to set finish point…..and then there are time trials….where individual riders or teams race a course alone against the…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Profile Of USA Team 7 Eleven – With Andy Hampton + Davis Phinney

The 7-Eleven Cycling Team….which later became the Motorola Cycling Team….was a professional cycling team founded in the U.S. in 1981 by Jim Ochowicz, a former U.S. Olympic cyclist….and the team lasted 16 years under the sponsorship of 7-Eleven through 1990….and then Motorola from 1990 through 1996….as the team rode on Eddy Merckx bikes from 1989 to 1996.  7-Eleven was formed as…