NFL – 1984 – NFL Films Special – The Big Little Man Buddy Young – With Steve Sabol + John Facenda

DOG ASIDE: Claude Henry K. “Buddy” Young (January 5, 1926 – September 5, 1983) was an American football player and track and field athlete….who was a native of Chicago that became the Illinois state champ in the 100-yard dash…..as the diminutive 5’4″ Young was also known as the “Bronze Bullet”….who had exceptional quickness and acceleration. He is one of the shortest men…

NBA – 1971 To 1987 – ESPN Special – Dr J Vs Larry Bird – Fours Years Of Pure Magic For The NBA

DOG ASIDE: If you haven’t spent some time in our ImaSportsphile memorabilia section….you should….cuz Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile…..collected a vast array of sports collectibles over his 60+ years of collecting….and one of my favorite pieces in the collection is the photo seen above….as BD purchased two framed copies of that photo from The Boston Herald newspaper…

NFL – 1960 To 1990 – NFL Films Intro To NFL Crunch Course – With Narrator Jeff – Name Of Game is Hit

DOG ASIDE: i have written often about my belief that Ed + Steve Sabol at NFL Films set the gold standard for filming sports…..and then taking their footage …. and producing a film that is as enjoyable on the eye…..as it is pleasing to the senses….for they captured the art of professional football like no…

NBA – 1985 – Pat OBrien Interviews All Star Rookies Michael Jordan + Terry Cummings + Akeem Olajuwon

DOG ASIDE: The 1985 NBA All Star Game featured three really incredible basketball players….two of which are certainly in the class of the greatest of all time….as Michael Jordan, Terry Cummings and Akeem Olajuwon made this this game their “coming out party”….as all would still be playing 18 years later in 2002…..and this video seen…

NCAA Sports – 1980 – HBO Inside Sports Special Feature – Barry Tompkins Highlights Student Athletes

DOG ASIDE: A student athlete is a participant in an organized competitive sport sponsored by the educational institution in which he or she is enrolled….as student-athletes are full time students as well as full time athletes.  Due to educational institutions being colleges….they offer athletic scholarships in various sports…..with many student athletes being compensated with scholarships to attend these institutions….…

NCAAF – 1987 – NBCs Bill Macatee Showcases The ASU Sun Devils Prior To Rose Bowl Game Vs Michigan

DOG ASIDE: The Arizona State Sun Devils football team represents Arizona State University in the sport of American football…as the team competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)….and the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12).  Arizona State University has fielded a football team since 1897. The Sun Devils are currently led by head coach Herm Edwards…. playing their home games…

Music – 1982 – David Mineham + The Neighborhoods – Just Ask Her

DOG ASIDE: The Neighborhoods are a Boston rock band formed in 1978….who earned local fame by playing regularly at Boston venues such as The Rat and winning the WBCN Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble in 1979…while beating out La Peste ….and Mission of Burma, among others. Their 1980 debut single, “Prettiest Girl” was a local hit. The band broke up for a short time between 1980-1981….but reformed in…

NCAAW – 1986 – CBSs Gary Bender Interviews Texas Coach Jody Conradt After Texas Wins National Title

DOG ASIDE: Addie Jo “Jody” Conradt (born May 13, 1941) is a retired women’s basketball coach….who was the head coach for the women’s team at University of Texas at Austin for 31 years from 1976 to 2007….where she also served concurrently as the UT women’s athletic director from 1992 to 2001. During her tenure at UT, she achieved several…

NFL – 1945 To 1951 – NFL Films Steve Sabol On Tales Of A One Eyed Wonder – Eagles QB Tommy Thompson

DOG ASIDE: Thomas Pryor Thompson (August 15, 1918 – April 22, 1989) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League and Canadian Football League….who was blind in one eye, from a childhood incident, but nevertheless served in the U.S. Army for two years during World War II….which put his professional career on hold.  Born in Hutchinson, Kansas, Thompson graduated from R. L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas….where our…