Boxing – 1983 – 15 Round Welterweight Title Fight – Colin Jones Vs Donald Curry – With Chris Schenkel

Colin Jones (born 21 March 1959) was a Welsh boxer that became British, Commonwealth and European welterweight champion….who before turning professional, he represented Great Britain at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  He was one of the hardest punching welterweights of his generation….with the ability to knock fighters out with a single shot from either hand….which allowed him the luxury of being a notoriously…

Comedy – 1983 – HBO On Location Special – America’s Top Comedians Delivering Their Best Punch Lines

One of the best comedy programs on television during the decade of the 1980’s was HBO’s On Location…..which was typically hosted by comedian Robert Klein.  On Location was a series from HBO that premiered on New Year’s Eve 1975 with a one-hour performance by Robert Klein….and the program became a source for uncensored stand-up comedy performances from comedians such as George Carlin, David Brenner, Redd Foxx, Rich…

Boxing – 1964 To 1986 – Special – The Elegance + Eloquence Of Jim McKay In Tribute To Muhammad Ali

This video is simply priceless to us here at ImaSportsphile….cuz it features two of our all time favorite sports personalities…..the always elegant and eloquent Jim McKay, a sportscaster of the highest order….along with The Greatest Muhammad….who not only was a legend of boxing, but was also demographically, the best known and most admired person in the world…

Comedy – 1978 – Monty Python Eric Idle – Stand Up Routine

Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943) is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, author, singer-songwriter, musician, writer and comedic composer…who was a member of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python….a member of the parody rock band The Rutles…..and the author of the Broadway musical Spamalot. Idle wrote for Python mostly by himself….although he sometimes found it difficult in…

Boxing – 1980 – USA Vs Cuba Amateur Boxing – Bantamwt Bout – USA Jackie Beard Vs Cuba Hector Lazaro

From 1904 to 2016, the United States and Cuba won the most gold medals….with 50 for the U.S. (114 overall) and 21 (73 overall) for Cuba….as it is important to note that American boxers usually compete at one Olympic tournament and then turn professional….whereas Cuban boxers are not permitted to turn pro by their government….so, they have an opportunity…

Comedy – 1985 – Rick Overton Stand Up Routine – Featured On Young Comedians Smothers Brothers Show

Rick Overton (born August 10, 1954) is an American screenwriter, actor and comedian….whose writing credits include Dennis Miller Live….while his acting credits include Willow and The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne…..and his comedic credits certainly include his stand-up routine on the 1985 Smothers Brothers HBO Young Comedians Show….as seen in this video herewith.   Overton made his first onscreen appearance in the 1982 film Young Doctors in Love….followed…

Music – 1953 – Disney Professor Owls Fun With Music – Scales + Arpeggios & Why Should We Worry

Disney Sing-Along Songs was a series of videos on VHS, betamaxs, laserdiscs and DVDs with musical moments from various Disney films, TV shows and attractions….as lyrics for the songs are displayed on-screen….typically with the Mickey Mouse icon as a “bouncing ball”.  Early releases open with a theme song introduction containing footage featuring Professor Owl and his class…..as seen originally in 1953 in two Disney shorts….Melody and Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom….which was voiced then by Bill…

Boxing – 1980 – Highlights – USBA Welterweight Title Fight – Angel Espada Vs Thomas Hearns – By Howard Cosell

Ángel Espada (born February 2, 1948) is a former boxer from Puerto Rico….who was the WBA world Welterweight champion in 1975-76…..as he became world champion in a situation that could be described by some as bizarre….when the undisputed world Welterweight champion of the era, José Nápoles, was to fight Carlos Monzón for the world’s Middleweight title….as the WBC kept recognizing Nápoles as their world Welterweight champion….but the…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 Special – Jim Lampley Calls Exciting Last 8 Laps + Surprise Finish

With eight laps to go in the 1986 running of the Indianapolis 500 Race….as called by ABC’s Jim Lampley and Sam Posey….was truly exciting and anybody’s race between Kevin Cogan….who was leading at the start of this video…..along with Bobby Rahal….who was gaining ground rapidly….and Rick Mears….who had the fastest car in the race and…