TV Ads – 1986 – WTBS Promo For The NBA – With NBA Highlights Put To Music Let’s Go To The Hoops

The Superstation Network, WTBS, was a major carrier of NBA games throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s with sportscasters Marv Albert and Hubie Brown behind the mikes…..so, the network would always come up with really good promotions for their NBA package of products….and the promo seen in this video herewith is one of our favorites here…

Music – 1988 – Blues Brothers Imitators – I Need You – During Timeout At The 38th NBA All Star Game

We don’t know about you….but just between you and the fence post….we much prefer a timeout at an NBA game like the one seen in this video herewith…..where Blues Brothers imitators perform the song “I Need You”….since we have a goodly number of Blues Brothers music videos already posted in our library….we can honestly say that these guys are pretty…

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…

Gymnastics – 1985 – 35th NBA All Star Game Special – Pat OBrien Interview With USA Mary Lou Retton

Pat O’Brien is an American author and radio host….who is best known for his work as a sportscaster with  CBS Sports from 1981 to 1997….as well as his work as the anchor and host of Access Hollywood from 1997 to 2004….and The Insider from 2004 to 2008.  O’Brien covered six Olympic Games….with two being for CBS in 1992 and 1994…..and four for NBC in 2000, 2002, 2004…

Basketball – 1978 – NBC Special – NBA Year In Review With Highlights Washington Bullets Championship

The 1977–78 NBA season was the team’s 17th season in the NBA….along with their 5th season in the city of Washington, D.C…..which would prove to be their most successful season in history of the franchise…..as they would win their first and only NBA championship as of 2019…..when in the NBA Finals, they defeated the Seattle SuperSonics in seven games. The Bullets…

Basketball – 1984 – S I Sportsman Of The Year Show – Candidates From Basketball – With Jerry Lucas

Since its inception in 1954….Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year Award to “the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement” ….whereby both Americans and non-Americans are eligible….athough in the past the vast majority of winners have been from the United States. Both men and women have won…