L E’s Stories – “Oh My….Touch Em All” – Tribute To Legendary Sportscaster Dick Enberg

Our video museum here at ImaSportsphile grew up during a time that we refer to often as the Golden Age of Sports (1970 to 1995)…..which was the era in which live televised sports grew from infancy in the mid-1950’s to a young adult by the time Bone Daddy started taping the library in 1978…..through an…

L E’s Stories – I’m The Greatest – A Sportsphile’s Perspective of Muhammad Ali

A true testament of courage comes not from stepping in the ring to fight Sonny Liston when you are young and strong……and even then….superior to the others…. but rather, when delivering the               first pitch at Opening Day in Miami for the Marlins….when your body has been ravaged by Parkinson’s    disease….while your hands no…

Boxing – 1978 To 1986 – Tribute To Iron Mike Tyson & His Mentor Cuz D’Amato & His Manager Jimmy Jacobs

Cus D’Amato was an American boxing manager and trainer…..who handled the careers of Mike Tyson, Floyd Patterson, and José Torres…..all of whom went on to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame…..with several successful boxing trainers including Teddy Atlas and Kevin Rooney, were tutored by D’Amato…..as Cuz was a proponent of the “peek-a-boo” style of boxing….wherein the fighter holds his gloves close to…

Boxing – 1963/1964 – Rare Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali Videos Surrounding His 1st Heavyweight Title Fight With Champ Sonny Liston

Boxing – 1964 – Heavyweight Championship Fight – Casius Clay vs. Sonny Liston I                                                Boxing – 1964 – World Heavyweight Title Fight – The Championship – Cassius Clay Vs Sonny Liston  …

Music – 1986 – Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight – Set To Holmes Vs Spinks II Prefight Highlights

 “In the Air Tonight“ is the debut solo single by the English drummer and singer-songwriter Phil Collins….which was released as the lead single from Collins’ debut solo album, Face Value, in January 1981.  Collins co-produced the single with Hugh Padgham….who became a frequent collaborator in the following years. The song was an instant hit….while quickly climbing to #…

Music – 1983 – Jose Feliciano – The Star Spangled Banner – Sung At Holmes Vs Williams Title Fight

On October 7, 1968, at the height of protests against the Vietnam War, Feliciano was invited by Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Tiger Stadium in Detroit during Game 5 pre-game ceremonies of the 1968 World Series between the Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals….as his personalized, slow, Latin jazz performance proved highly controversial and damaging to Jose’s career in the months, even…

Music – 1981 – The Sounds Of Nassau Bahamas – Set To Highlights Of Ali Vs Berbick Prefight

The Drama in Bahamas was a ten-round boxing match….which took place between Muhammad Ali and  Trevor Berbick in Nassau, Bahamas on December 11, 1981….as Ali was 39 years old at this time…. and Berbick was 27 years old. The fight went the distance with Berbick winning through a unanimous decision on points. This was Ali’s last boxing match.  Nassau is the capital and largest city…

Music – 1981 – March On Bahamaland – Sung At Heavywt Bout Of Muhammad Ali Vs Trevor Berbick

“March On, Bahamaland“ is the national anthem of the Bahamas. It was composed by Timothy Gibson as part of a national competition and was adopted in July 1973….as the words of anthem are as follows:  Lift up your head to the rising sun, Bahamaland; March on to glory, your bright banners waving high. See how the world marks…

Music – 1981 – Bobby Womack – America The Beautiful – Sung At Heavywt Title Fight Of Ali Vs Berbick

Bobby Womack (March 4, 1944 – June 27, 2014) was an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer….who started out in the early 1960’s as the lead singer of his family musical group The Valentinos….as well as being Sam Cooke’s backing guitarist….as Womack’s career spanned more than 60 years….with multiple styles that included R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop and gospel. Womack was…