Golf – 1983 – Skins Game – Vin Scully Interview Gary Player Talking Traveling As A Pro From S Africa

Any time there is a video to post that features a sports legend interviewing a sports legend…..that is when you have what we call around here…..”Sportsphile Nirvana”…..cuz it just doesn’t get any better than this…..for on this video herewith….our viewers are truly blessed to have sportscasting legend Vin Scully…..an icon in Dodger Blue….conducting an introspective…

Golf – 1983 – Skins Game – Back 9 – NBC Bob Goalby Interviews Jack Nicklaus After Winning Last Skin

NBC Sports roving golf reporter Bob Goalby interviews an obviously jubilant Jack Nicklaus after he won the final “skin” at the 1983 Skins Game against Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player…. which guaranteed that Nicklaus would get to return as a competitor in the 1984 Skins Game.  We here at ImaSportsphile have seen and posted our…

Golf – 1985 – Skins Game – Special – Sportscasting Legend Vin Scully Interviews Golfer Fuzzy Zoeller

A skins game is a type of scoring for various sports….which has its origins in golf….but has been adapted for disc golf, curling and bowling….whereas in golf, a skins event has players compete for prize money on each individual hole.  There was an annual skins game for male professional golfers…. which took place in November or December each year after the end of…

Golf – 1978 – NBC Special – Legendary Sportscaster Curt Gowdy Hosts A Review Of 1978 Year In Golf

In this 1978 video seen herewith, legendary sportscaster Curt Gowdy hosts NBC Sports year in review…..as this footage focuses of the year in golf…..with highlights and attention paid to 28 year old Tom Watson….who won 5 tournament, with one being the PGA Championship…..along with kudos paid to Gary Player, who won 3 tournaments in a…

Figure Skating – 1986 – Career Hilites OF Ice Dance Champs USSR Natalia Bestemianova + Andrei Bukin

Andrei Bukin began figure skating at age seven….while entering the Children and Youth Sports School of CSKA in Moscow. The group trained at a small stadium in Chapayevsky Park near Pesochnaya Square.  At age ten, he joined Spartak and began ice dancing….after originally training at the Small Sports Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium.  In his early career, he was coached by Nadezhda Shirokova…..and his…

Figure Skating – 1986 – CBS Sports Special – A Journey Through Time – The Yr 1986 In Figure Skating

CBS Tim Ryan and Anne Butler co-host a special segment of CBS Sports Sunday called A Journey Through Time…..which provides the viewing public highlights and a re-hash of the year 1986 in figure skating…..which was for the most part dominated on the women’s part by USA Debi Thomas and DDR Katarina Witt…..while on the men’s part…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championship Ice Dance Competition – CAN Tracy Wilson + Robert McCall

In the summer of 1981, Tracy Wilson teamed up with Rob McCall in a ice dancing partnership that started at the Elgin Barrow Arena in Richmond Hill, Ontario…..as they trained in Richmond Hill throughout their competitive careers. Together they won the Canadian national championship seven times from 1982 to 1988…..in addition to winning the Skate Canada International competition in 1983 and 1987…..as the 1983 gold was…

Figure Skating – 1986 – John Tesh Profiles The Life & Career Of CAN Brian Orser Prior To World Champ

After USA Scott Hamilton’s retirement in the 1984 – 1985 season….Brian Orser was seemingly poised to become the dominant champion…..however, he didn’t do very well at the World Championships…..placing 2nd to USSR Alexander Fadeev….who also had the triple axel in his repertoire. Orser resolved to begin including two axels, not just one, in his free…

Figure Skating – 1987 – European Championship Ice Dancing – USSR Natalia Bestemianova + Andrei Bukin

CBS Tim Ryan provides a wonderful look at the history of ice dancing in figure skating competition…..with a wonderful stop along the way to remember GBR Jayne Torvil + Christopher Dean…..as he comments on how this outstanding team of Brits were able to break the “death hold” that the ice dancers from the Soviet Union held…