Golf – 1979 – Hilites Legends Of Golf Sudden Death Playoff – A Wall + T Bolt Vs J Boros + de Vicenzo

This video is an absolute “blue diamond” in our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile…..as not only was this 6 hole sudden death playoff at the 1979 Legends of Golf Tournament played at Onion Creek Country Club in Autin, Texas one of the greatest finishes to ANY professional golf championship ever played….but it also…

Golf – 1975 – US Open – Highlights Of Lou Graham Defeating John Mahaffey In Sudden Death Playoff

Lou Graham is an American professional golfer who won six PGA Tour tournaments including the 1975 U.S. Open….as most of his wins were in the 1970’s….after Graham joined the PGA Tour in September 1964.  His first win was at the Minnesota Golf Classic at Hazeltine National Golf Club in 1967 during his third full year on the tour….as Graham won again in 1972 at the Liggett Myers Open….which …

Golf – 1969 – Highlights Of The US Open Championship – With Winner Orville Moody + Arnold Palmer

Orville Moody (December 9, 1933 – August 8, 2008) was an American professional golfer….who won numerous tournaments in his career….including the 1969 U.S. Open….as he was the last champion in the 20th century to win through local and sectional qualifying.  Moody gave up his military career in favor of a trial run at the PGA Tour in 1967…..thereby his nickname on the…

Figure Skating – 1986 – CBS Sports Special – A History Of Soviet Domination Of The Pair Competition

Belousova and Protopopov’s first major international gold medal came at the 1964 Winter Olympics.  It was the first Olympic pairs gold for the Soviet Union. The Protopopov began the forty-year Soviet/Russian gold medal streak in pair skating….which is the longest in Olympic sports history….in a streak that ran from 1964 to 2006….and included such USSR pair…

Figure Skating – 1980 – Elegance & Eloquence Of Jim McKay As He Recalls USA Figure Skaters In China

This video of ABC Wide World of Sports legendary sportscaster, Jim McKay, recapping the USA figure skaters exhibition tour in China provides ample evidence of what we call the “elegance and eloquence” of this wonderful sportscaster.  As McKay paints the canvas that covered Peggy Fleming, JoJo Starbuck, Rosalynn Sumners, Linda Fratianne et al trip to China in…

Figure Skating – 1979 – World Pairs Figure Skating Championships – Tai Babilonia + Randy Gardner

Tai Babilonia is an American former pair skater….who together with her skating partner Randy Gardner won the 1979 World Figure Skating Championships and five U.S. Figure Skating Championships 1976 through 1980…..as the pair also qualified for the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympics and 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics…..where they were medal favorites but were forced to withdraw due to a thigh injury to Gardner. …

Figure Skating – 1977 – Len Berman Pays Tribute To USA Linda Fratianne Winning World Championships

Linda Fratianne is an American former figure skater….who was known for winning two World Championship titles in 1977 and 1979….four consecutive U.S. Championships from 1977 to 1980 ….and a silver medal in the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics. Throughout her figure skating career, Fratianne was coached by Frank Carroll…..as she became the first female skater to land two different types of triple…

Figure Skating – 1961 To 1986 – ABC Wide World Of Sports – 25 Yrs Of Figure Skating With Jim McKay

Anytime a true Sportsphile gets to see any event that has broadcaster Jim McKay behind the mike…..they know that that video is well worth the price of admission…..and will take the time to watch it…..as is the case with this video seen herewith…..as the legendary “elegant and eloquent” Jim McKay takes us on a special 25 years…

NFL – 1973 – Worst Plays Ever – Dolphin PK Garo Yepremian Pass After Blocked Field Goal Vs Redskins

Early in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl VII between the Redskins vs Dolphins….Washington threatened to score by mounting its most impressive drive of the game….while driving 79 yards from its own 11 to Miami’s 10-yard line in twelve plays. On second down at the Miami 10-yard line, Skins QB Billy Kilmer threw to tight…