Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful – Sung Live At Sugar Ray Leonard Vs Roberto Duran

On many occasions, I have had the honor of listening to Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, talk about the many inspiring moments he has seen in his many years of watching sporting events….be it live at the ballpark….or live on television…..which include stories like the Miracle On Ice, when the young amateurs from the USA took…

Boxing – 1978 – Howard Cosell PostFight Interview Of Ken Norton After Losing Title To Larry Holmes

Ken Norton Sr. (August 9, 1943 – September 18, 2013) was an American professional boxer….who competed from 1967 to 1981….and held the WBC heavyweight title in 1978.  He is best known for his trilogy of fights with Muhammad Ali….in which Norton won the first fight by split decision….and lost the latter two fights by split and unanimous decision, respectively.  Norton also fought a…

Boxing – 1978 – Muhammad Ali Post Fight Assessment Of Larry Holmes Vs Ken Norton With Frank Gifford

In this 1978 interview of Muhammad Ali by Frank Gifford on ABC’s Wide World of Sports…..Ali assesses the fight between challenger Larry Holmes verses WBC Champ Ken Norton….which was a tough, competitive fight…..when after fourteen rounds…..each of the three judges scored the fight dead even at seven rounds each…..as Holmes rallied late in the fifteenth to win…

Boxing – 1980 – Howard Cosell Hosts Post Fight Conversations With Larry Holmes And Muhammad Ali

Larry Holmes vs. Muhammad Ali was billed as “The Last Hurrah“….which was a professional boxing match contested on October 2, 1980 in Las Vegas for the WBC and Lineal Heavyweight Championships ….as the fight was estimated to have been watched by a record 2 billion viewers worldwide.    Larry Holmes was Ali’s sparring partner for a long time. “He lived with Ali. They boxed hundreds of…

Boxing – 1980 – Howard Cosell InStudio With Welterwt Champ Sugar Ray Leonard After Duran II Fight

The rematch took place November 25, 1980, at the Superdome in New Orleans. Leonard used his superior speed and movement to outbox and befuddle Durán…..saying “The whole fight, I was moving, I was moving….and Voom! I snapped his head back with a jab. Voom! I snapped it back again. He tried to get me against the ropes….when I’d pivot,…

Special – 1984 – The Elegance + Eloquence Of ABCs Jim McKay With Highlights Of 1984 In Sports

Anyone who has read many of our posts have probably come across one that expounds about our opinion of ABC’s legendary sportscaster Jim McKay….there wasn’t a sport on the face of the Earth that he couldn’t cover….with knowledge of the sport….and an incredible feel for the game…..which he could capture and comment on with an…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Highlights Of Stage 4 & 5 – Stuttgart To Pforzheim To Strasbourg

Swiss rider Erich Maechler took the yellow jersey and became the new leader after Stage 3…..and kept the lead for several stages….when the mass-start stages were dominated by break-aways of cyclists who were not considered relevant for the final victory….as sixth-placed Charly Mottet was the only cyclist in the top 15 who had real chances of finishing high.  Stage…

Daredevils – 1970s – Hilites Of Feats – George Willig + Evel Knievel + Gary Gabelich + Stan Barrett

George Willig a.k.a. “The Human Fly” or “The Spiderman” is a mountain-climber from Queens, New York   ….who is best known for climbing the South Tower of the World Trade Center on May 26, 1977….which was about 2½ years after tightrope walker Philippe Petit walked between the tops of the two towers. Evel Knievel was an American stunt performer / daredevil and entertainer…..who over the course of his…

Peter Luescher is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Switzerland….who was born in Romanshorn in the canton of Thurgau…..as he competed on the World Cup circuit from 1975 to 1985…..while winning six major races…..with one in downhilll….one in giant slalom….one in super-g….and 3 in combined….and he won the overall World Cup title in 1979.  Giant slalom (GS) is an alpine skiing discipline….which involves skiing between sets of…