NCAAF – 1987 – Special Feature – The Beano Cook Clipboard – Heisman Trophy Hype Before The 1987 Season

DOG ASIDE: Carroll Hoff “Beano” Cook (September 1, 1931 – October 11, 2012) was an American television personality who worked for ESPN…who was well known as a college football historian and commentator.  Cook joined ESPN in 1986 as a studio commentator….where he also did freelance radio and television work in the Pittsburgh area.  He was most recently seen on ESPNEWS every Thursday on The Hot List debating with Brian Kenny. Beano could…

Special – 1985 – ESPN SportsCenter With Roger Twibell – Featuring MLB Scores + NFL Point Spreads

DOG ASIDE: Roger Twibell is an American sportscaster….currently in 2018 for the CBS Sports Network…..where he commentates on football  and basketball events most often…while prior to working at CBS Sports….he worked at ABC back in the 1970’s,,,.ESPN most of the 1980’s….along with work on the Big Ten Network. He also works on pre-season games for the Kansas City Chiefs.   In 1978, he joined Boston’s WBZ-TV….handling nightly sportscasts…

MLB – 1984 – ESPN SportsCenter With Bob Ley – Featuring MLB Scores & Highlights

DOG ASIDE: Robert A. Ley (born March 16, 1955) is an American sports anchor and reporter for ESPN….who is a multiple Emmy Award-winner….after being the longest tenured on-air employee of the network….by having joined ESPN just three days after the network’s 1979 launch.  In 1980, Ley hosted the first televised NCAA Selection Show….though the airing would switch to CBS…

Figure Skating – 1985 – ESPNs Jim Kelly Introduces The Seiko Skate America Competition

DOG ASIDE: 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 changes yearly…. which was held in St. Paul, Minnesota….where medals are awarded in four disciplines in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating and ice dancing.  The first Skate America (officially called Norton Skate) was held…

Special – 1989 – ESPN SportsCenter With David Sullivan Featuring NHL + Australian Open Tennis + College Basketball

DOG ASIDE: In our opinion at ImaSportsphile….ESPN SportsCenter was the “gold standard” for sports news from the day it came on air  in 1979…..and continued to carry that standard for well into the end of the 20th century.  Since we have been unable to find any reference information about ESPN Sportscaster David Sullivan….seen in this video herewith….we gave…

NFL – 1985 – ESPN Monday Nite Matchup Bears Vs Dolphins – Chris Berman + Steve Sabol + Allie Sherman

DOG ASIDE: Christopher James Berman (born May 10, 1955) was nicknamed Boomer….is an American sportscaster who has been an anchor for SportsCenter on ESPN since 1979….joining a month after its initial launch…. plus he hosted the network’s Sunday NFL Countdown program from 1985 to 2016. He has also anchored Monday Night Countdown….U.S. Open golf….the Stanley Cup Finals….and other programming on ESPN and ABC Sports….as Berman calls play-by-play of…

Special 1985 ESPN SportsCenter With David Sullivan Featuring NHL + College Football + College

DOG ASIDE: SportsCenter was conceived in 1979 and created by ESPN executives Chet Simmons and Scotty Connal….with the program being originally anchored by Chris Berman, George Grande, Greg Gumbel, Lee Leonard, Bob Ley, Sal Marchiano and Tom Mees….of whom Berman and Ley still remain employed with the network as of 2017. George Grande and Lee Leonard….a longtime New York City sportscaster…..introduced the country to ESPN when…

MLB – 1946 – Legendary Mel Allen Highlights Unsung Cardinals Hero CF Harry The Hat Walker + Emos Slaughter

DOG ASIDE: Harry William Walker, known to baseball fans “Harry the Hat” (October 22, 1916 – August 8, 1999)….was an American baseball player, manager and coach.  “Harry the Hat” got his nickname from his habit during at-bats of continually adjusting his cap between pitches….as there were no batting helmets in his day.  His batting title came in 1947….when he hit .363 in a season…

NHL – 1985 – ESPN Highlights Of Penguins Mario Lemieux Winning MVP Of 1985 NHL All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins….who played parts of 17 National Hockey League seasons with the team from 1984 to 2006….while assuming ownership in 1999.  Dubbed The Magnificent One or Le Magnifique….as well as Super Mario….he is widely acknowledged to have been one of the best players of all time…..who was…