Golf – 1985 – Mazda Champions Tournament – Special Promotion With Arnold Palmer + Nancy Lopez

Every now and then, we get a video to post that we really don’t know what to write about….and this video seen herewith was one of those…..but after watching it five times while trying to find a point of reference worthy of commenting on….we finally found it…. albeit is a bit obtuse…..but we welcome any…

Golf – 1986 – ESPN Sports Look Special Feature – With Roy Firestone And Guest PGA Golfer Mac OGrady

Mac O’Grady is an American professional golfer and golf teaching professional…. who played on the PGA Tour in the 1970’s and 1980’s….and also known mainly for his eccentric behavior and brash statements….in addition to his attending PGA Tour qualifying school 17 times before achieving his card….while during this time, he legally changed his name from Phil McGleno to Phillip McClelland O’Grady, and then to Mac…

Golf – 1985 – ESPN Sportscenter – Weekend Golf Highlights – With Gayle Gardner + Chris Berman

ESPN SportsCenter has been the gold standard for sports news since its inception in 1979…..and is the flagship program of ESPN….which is a daily sports news program delivering the latest sports news and highlights.  Chris Berman was one of the original sportscasters to anchor SportsCenter….along with George Grande and Lou Palmer….as the beautiful and talented…

Figure Skating – 1985 – Intro To ESPN Seiko Skate America Competition – With Jim Kelly + Judy Sladky

Skate America is an international, senior-level figure skating competition held as part of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series…..which is hosted by U.S. Figure Skating….as the location of the event changes yearly…..where medals are awarded in four disciplines including men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. The first Skate America (officially called Norton Skate) was held in 1979 in Lake Placid, New York….and…

Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein Interviews Johnny Bumphus + Lou Duva On TKO Controversy In Hatcher Fite

Dubbed “Bump City”….Johnny Bumphus began his professional career as a hot prospect by winning his first 22 fights….including the vacant WBA Light Welterweight Title….with a decision win over Lorenzo Luis Garcia in 1984…..then Bumphus lost the belt to Gene Hatcher in June 1984 in Buffalo, New York….in which Hatcher scored an 11th-round TKO that had Hatcher knocking Bumphus down….then…

Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein PostFight Interview New Champ Livingstone Bramble + Trainer Lou Duva After Beating Mancini

On November 13, 1982, a 21-year-old world champ Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini met 23-year-old South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim….who had struggled to make the 135 lb weight limit…. and had to lose several pounds shortly before the fight. The title bout, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, was televised live on CBS Sports. It was, according to many observers, a fight…

Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein Interviews Livingstone Bramble Prior WBA Lightwt Title With Ray Mancini

Livingstone Bramble is a former professional lightweight boxer….who was raised on Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands that became the first world champion from Saint Kitts and Nevis….and although his last recorded fight occurred on June 26, 2003….he has never officially announced his retirement….and constantly hints that he wishes to fight on. His current record stands at 40–26–3 (25…

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…

Cycling – 1983 – Tour De France – Sportscenter Highlights With Bob Ley – FRA Laurent Fignon Winner

In the 1983 Tour de France…..FRA Laurent Fignon was a part of the team that helped Bernard Hinault to win the 1983 Vuelta a España….when his coach Guimard did not want to send Fignon to the Tour de France….as his coach felt that two grand tours could be too much for a 22-year-old rider….but when Hinault, winner of four of…