Music – 1988 – So Hot Together – The NBA It Is FANtastic!!! – TV Ad To Promote The NBA

One of the wonderful aspects of ImaSportsphile is the fact that our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, took “hours on end” to breakdown his entire 2300 hours of vintage videos to there smallest common denominator….which in the case of this video seen herewith was 30 seconds…..and we are glad that he did….cuz we end up…

Music – 1987 – Whitney Houston – The Greatest Love Of All – Put To Career Highlights Of Dr J

“The Greatest Love of All“ is a song written by Michael Masser…..who composed the music….while  Linda Creed wrote the lyrics…..which was originally recorded in 1977 by George Benson…..who made the song a substantial hit by peaking at # 2 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart that year….which was the first R&B chart top-ten hit for Arista Records. The song was written…

Music – 1984 – All American Olympic Band – Star Spangled Banner – L A Olympics Dream Team Gold Medal

As I post this particular video herewith….in which the 1984 All American Olympic Band plays the “Star Spangled Banner” at the medal ceremony for men’s basketball….after the USA team receives their gold medals….and it makes me think about how times have changed since 1984….for here we are in year 2020….when athletes all over sports in America are kneeling…

Music – 1978 – University Of Texas Band – Star Spangled Banner – N I T Semifinals – Texas Vs Rutgers

In 1955, Vincent R. DiNino was hired as the director of the Longhorn Band…..and he is credited with shaping the band into the organization it is today….as DiNino’s time as director saw the introduction of many traditions and characteristics of the band….such as the western-style uniforms…the Big Flags Brigade….the Longhorn Alumni Band….and the cowbells.  DiNino…

NBA – 1984 – HSE Game Of The Week Halftime Show – Rockets Vs Mavs – With Norm Hitzges + Allen Stone

Fox Sports Southwest originally launched on January 4, 1983 as Home Sports Entertainment (HSE), a unit of Warner-Amex Cable.  As one of the first regional sports networks in North America….it served as the cable television home of professional and collegiate sports teams throughout Texas, like the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavs and San Antonio Spurs of the NBA…..and MLB’s Houston…

Music – 1978 – University Of Texas Band – Star Spangled Banner – Played At N I T Semifinals Game

The University of Texas Longhorn Band (LHB)…..also known as the Showband of the Southwest….is the marching band of The University of Texas at Austin. The Longhorn Band was founded in 1900 by distinguished professor of chemistry, Dr. Eugene P. Schoch. The band is currently under the direction of Dr. Scott Hanna. The band performs at all in-state football games, for various Texas Longhorn…

NBA – 1986 – WTBS Rick Barry Highlights The Story Of The Slam Dunk – A Symphony In D Major

DOG ASIDE: A slam dunk, also simply known as a dunk, is a type of basketball shot that is performed when a player jumps in the air….while controling the ball above the horizontal plane of the rim….and scores by putting the ball directly through the basket with one or both hands….which is considered a type of field goal that  is worth two…