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…

Daredevils – 1986 – Special – Evel Knievel – The Master Of Daredevil Stunts – With ABCs Jim McKay

Evel Knievel was such an icon in the universe of daredevil stunts that we here at ImaSportsphile have decided to tell his life’s story….cuz this was one very interesting person….so, we will tell about the early part of his life in this post herewith….which will cover right of to when he became one of the…

Daredevils – 1986 – ABC Special – Evil Knievel – The Master Of Daredevil Stunts – With Jim McKay

Daredevils are defined in Websters as “recklessly and often ostentatiously daring”….daredevil….noun…..Definition of daredevil is a recklessly bold person….and there was never a daredevil quite like Evil Knievel….I mean….even the name emits the definition of daredevil in real life….and what a daredevil he was….cuz he used the element of speed to accentuate his daredevil mantra….whether the speed came from…

Special – 1979 – HBO Daredevils – 45 Ft Swan Dive With Noose Around The Neck Of The Great Alexander

DOG ASIDE: A stunt performer is often referred to as a stuntman, stunt woman or daredevil, is a trained professional who performs stunts as a career. From its inception as a professional skill in the early 1900’s to the 1960’s….daredevil stunts were most often performed by professionals who had trained in that discipline prior to performing the stunts publicly.  Current film and television stunt performer…

Special – 1979 – HBO Daredevils Special – The Sword Swallower Richard Beard – With Robert Conrad

DOG ASIDE: Sword swallowing is a skill in which the performer passes a sword through the mouth and down the esophagus to the stomach….for this feat is not swallowing in the traditional sense….as the natural processes that constitute swallowing do not take place….but are repressed in order to keep the passage from the mouth to the stomach open for the sword. The practice…

Special – 1982 – The Ultimate Car Stunt – The Grand Canyon Colorado River Jump – Host Cathy Crosby

DOG ASIDE:    ABC’S Wide World of Sports has always pushed the envelop  when it came to creating stunts that were both adventurous and dangerous…..which seemed to draw tons of television viewers….with none more adventurous or daring than stuntman Dar Robertson trying to jump the Grand Canyon Colorado River….as Dar was the existing long jump…

HBO Daredevils – Part 4 – Sword Swallower & Human Fire Ball & Man In Exploding Box

DOG ASIDE: I have seen several sword swallowing performers before in my life….but I have never seen a HUMAN swallow curved swords…..like the in this video….for this guy is the best I have ever seen…..and that is followed by a stunt woman who becomes a HUMAN ball of fire….for this lady is a daredevil of…

HBO Daredevils – Part 2 – Amazing Randy & Human Cannonball & Hatchet Thrower & Double Car Cannon Roll

DOG ASIDE: Now folks, I know this is a video piece about daredevils….but these HUMANS take the cake…..cuz they are just a few cards short of a full deck….as the Amazing Randy sets a world record of being encased in a block of ice….then a man becomes a human cannonball….a feat that has over 40…