NBA – 1987 – All Star Game Slam Dunk Contest Semifinals – With Michael Jordan + Clyde Drexler

The NBA reintroduced the Slam Dunk Contest in 1984 at its birthplace in Denver…..as Phoenix’s Larry Nance defeated the original Dunk contest winner Julius Erving in the final round….then Hawks Dominique Wilkins won the contest the following year….whereas in 1986 his Atlanta  teammate Spud Webb made history when he defeated Wilkins in the final….and preventing him from retaining his title….while standing a mere 5 feet…

NBA – 1987 – NBA Finals Game 3 Lakers Vs Celtics Halftime With Brent Musburger + Coach Frank Layden

The guest for this NBA At the Half show with CBS’ Brent Musburger is Utah Jazz Coach Frank Layden (born January 5, 1932)….who today is a retired American basketball coach and executive of the National Basketball Association’s Utah Jazz. In addition to his coaching at the professional level, Layden coached at Adelphi Suffolk College….and is also a former head coach and player of his alma…

MLB – 1969 To 1982 – Strohs Circle Of Sports – The Story Of MLB P Bill Spaceman Lee With Lisa Bowd

Bill Lee (born December 28, 1946), nicknamed Spaceman, is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher…..who played for the Boston Red Sox from 1969 – 1978….and the Montreal Expos from 1979 – 1982…..when on November 7, 2008….Lee was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame….as the team’s record-holder for most games pitched by a left-handed pitcher with 321….and the third-highest win total of 94…

NBA – 1986 – NBA Finals Game 3 Celtics Vs Rockets Halftime Show With Brent Musburger + George Mikan

Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics verses the Houston Rockets took place at The Summit in Houston, Texas on June 1, 1986 before 16,015 fans….with a 3:30 pm tipoff….as covered by CBS Sports in a game that would be won by the Rockets in a score of 106 – 104….as Rockets “Twin Tower” Ralph Sampson…

Music – 1979 – The Grateful Dead – The Rain Falling Down

The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California…..which ranged mostly from quintet to septet….and is known for its eclectic style….which fused elements of rock, country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, reggae, jazz, experimental music, psychedelia, and space rock for live performances of lengthy instrumental jams….and for their devoted fan base, known as “Deadheads”.  Writer Lenny Kaye said of The Dead that “Their music touches on ground that most other groups…

Music – 1979 – Johnny Cash + Hank Williams Jr Duet – Kaw-Liga

“Kaw-Liga” is a country music song written by Hank Williams and Fred Rose.  The song tells the story of a wooden Indian, Kaw-Liga, who falls in love with an “Indian maid over in the antique store” but does not tell her so, being, as the lyrics say: Too stubborn to ever show a sign, Because his heart was made of knotty pine. The…

NBA – 1986 – Finals Game 2 – Rockets Vs Celtics Halftime Show With Brent Musburger + Magic Johnson

In this video herewith….CBS’s Brent Musburger and guest host Magic Johnson man the mikes for At the Half of Game 2 of the 1986 NBA Finals…..which was played on May 29, 1986 before 14,890 fans at Boston Garden…..when the third quarter again proved decisive for the Celtics….who outscored the Rockets 34-19 in the quarter….in a game…

Music – 1980 – Simon & Garfunkle – Sound Of Silence + Bridge Over Troubled Water

Obviously, this is not Art Garfunkel singing with Paul Simon in this 1980 music video from Saturday Night Live ….but rather Charles Grodin imitating Art Garfunkel….as they sing the classic duet’s songs…..Sound of Silence and Bridge Over Troubled Water…..but it is such good comedy, that we just had to post this video seen herewith in the music section….just to add…

Horse Racing – 1986 – 112th Kentucky Derby PreRace Show – With Al Michaels + Bill Hartack

This video features ABC’s Al Michaels and Bill Hartack providing all the trimmings for setting the table at the 112th running of the Kentucky Derby….including overview of the upcoming race….along with interviews with key trainers….plus a rundown of the entire field and what each horse brings to the table….along with the singing of My Old Kentucky…