Music – 1983 -Rapper Mel Allen – Baseball Is The Place To Be And MLB Is The Place For Me

Talk about a video “pearl”….could it get any better than this video…..as legendary sportscaster Mel Allen becomes a music rapper long before rap became the rage of a generation…..albeit Mel did more      “rhyming” than “rapping”…..be it as it may, it is still a rare treasure…..which brings back lots of memories of playing “stickball” in the streets”….and…

Body Building – 1985 – IFBB Womens World Championship – Featuring Dinah Anderson – With Bruce Jenner

Dinah Anderson is a former American professional body builder who compete in Ms. Olympia Competitions as well as Women’s World Championships in the mid-1980’s….who came in 11th out of 30 competitors…..and we must say here a ImaSportsphile don’t really know much about the sport…..but we are learning fast….cuz there are lots of body building fans out…

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…

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…

Body Building – 1985 – IFBB Womens World Championships – Introduction With Bruce Jenner + Frank Zane

Female bodybuilding is the female component of competitive bodybuilding….as the modern version of the sport originated in the late 1970’s….but the 1980’s is when female bodybuilding first took off….as the early 1980’s signified a transition from the fashionably thin “twiggy” body to one carrying slightly more muscle mass.   In 1984, a new force emerged in women’s bodybuilding….as Cory Everson won…

Comedy – 1981 – Special – Bobby Berosini And His Performing Orangutans – Performed Live At Las Vegas Stardust

Every now and then a video rolls up to be posted that just brings on a big ole belly laugh…..which happened as we watched this video herewith…..where Las Vegas entertainer Bobby Berosini and his performing orangutans are on stage at the Stardust Hotel and Casino…..cuz the truth be known, these orangutans are far more entertaining…