NFL & NCAAF – 1985 To 1998 – HOF Barry Sanders Videos

Barry Sanders was a running back for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). A Pro Bowl invitee in each of his ten NFL seasons and two-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year, Sanders led the league in rushing yards four times and established himself as one of the most elusive runners in pro football with his quickness and agility.  In 2007,…

L E’s Stories – Can You Say Chiweenie?….Cuz That’s What I Am

It has been said  that “behind every good city dog is a man on a leash” ….and this is a story about one of those “good city dogs”…..Howdy, Hola & Guten Tag…..if you didn’t notice….I speak three languages sufficiently….German, thanks Dad Hans….Spanish, thanks Mom, Angela….and Texan, thanks Bone Daddy….who is the original Sportsphile and my life…

NFL – 1986 – Allie Sherman Chalkboard Showcase Of The Bears Dominating Defense Prior To Lions On MNF

During the mid-1980’s, ESPN was just beginning to get its foot in the door with the NFL for being able to provide live game broadcasts in the future….as their first foray was with their Monday Night Match Up Show……which was hosted by legendary ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman and former NFL player /  coach, Allie Sherman….who…

NFL – 1986 – Allie Sherman Chalkboard Showcase Of The Bears Dominating Defense Prior To Lions Game

Allie Sherman was an American football player and coach….who played 51 games in six seasons in the NFL as a quarterback and defensive back….and afterward served as head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL….and of the New York Giants of the NFL from 1961 to the 1969…..where he won three consecutive Eastern Conference titles with the Giants from 1961 to 1963….and coached in three NFL Pro Bowls….as he…

NFL – 1954 – Highlights NFL Championship Game – Lions Vs Browns – Featuring Otto Graham + Bobby Lane

DOG ASIDE: The 1954 National Football League championship game was the 22nd annual championship game….which was held on December 26 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio….when the Detroit Lions (9–2–1) of the Western Conference met the Cleveland Browns (9–3) of the Eastern Conference in the NFL title game for the third consecutive year….after the Lions had won the previous two….17–7 at Cleveland in 1952….and 17–16 at home in Briggs Stadium in 1953.…

NFL – 1986 – ESPN Monday Night Match Up – Week 15 – Bears Vs Lions – Hosts Berman + Sherman + Sabol

DOG ASIDE: This video is a priceless piece of ESPN history in our ImaSportsphile video museum….as 1986 was when ESPN got the rights to Monday Night Football….as prior to each game….they aired the program Monday Night Match Up ….with host Chris Berman, Coach Allie Sherman and Steve Sabol (of NFL Films fame)…. as Monday Night Football was…

Special – 1985 – ESPN Sportscenter – NFL Week 13 Highlites + Australian Open Tennis

DOG ASIDE:  We have literally hundreds of ESPN vintage videos in our Sports Section here at ImaSportsphile….and we have been able to identify every person who ever graced the SportsCenter desk…except for this gentleman manning the desk on this day that this video was recorded….so, if anybody can help us….let us know who he is!?!  Regardless of that,…

Special – 1947 To 1955 – Sports Legend Doak Walker – The Most Celebrated Athlete – Host Paul Hornung

DOG COMMENTARY:    Two days after being discharged from the Merchant Marine…Doak Walker appeared in his first college football game for Southern Methodist University….while playing in just five games for the Mustangs in the 1945 season….but was sufficiently impressive as a halfback and placekicker as to win All-Southwest Conference honors and a spot in the annual East–West Shrine Game in San Francisco….when he threw a…