Special – 1984 – The Elegance + Eloquence Of ABCs Jim McKay With Highlights Of 1984 In Sports

Anyone who has read many of our posts have probably come across one that expounds about our opinion of ABC’s legendary sportscaster Jim McKay….there wasn’t a sport on the face of the Earth that he couldn’t cover….with knowledge of the sport….and an incredible feel for the game…..which he could capture and comment on with an…

Daredevils – 1970s – Hilites Of Feats – George Willig + Evel Knievel + Gary Gabelich + Stan Barrett

George Willig a.k.a. “The Human Fly” or “The Spiderman” is a mountain-climber from Queens, New York   ….who is best known for climbing the South Tower of the World Trade Center on May 26, 1977….which was about 2½ years after tightrope walker Philippe Petit walked between the tops of the two towers. Evel Knievel was an American stunt performer / daredevil and entertainer…..who over the course of his…

Peter Luescher is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Switzerland….who was born in Romanshorn in the canton of Thurgau…..as he competed on the World Cup circuit from 1975 to 1985…..while winning six major races…..with one in downhilll….one in giant slalom….one in super-g….and 3 in combined….and he won the overall World Cup title in 1979.  Giant slalom (GS) is an alpine skiing discipline….which involves skiing between sets of…

Alpine Skiing – 1978 – World Championship Men Downhill – SWI Peter Mueller – With Jim McKay + Bob Beattie

Peter Mueller is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Switzerland…..who won a world champion in 1987 in the downhill…..plus, Mueller was a silver medalist in the downhill in two world championships 1985 and 1989….along with  two Olympic games 1984 Sarajevo Games and the 1988 Calgary Games…..as Mueller also won the World Cup season title in the downhill in 1979, 1980, and 1982 in a tie with Steve Podborski of Canada…..while finishing Mueller finished 2nd in the World…

Daredevils – 1986 – Special – Evel Knievel – The Master Of Daredevil Stunts – With ABCs Jim McKay

Evel Knievel was such an icon in the universe of daredevil stunts that we here at ImaSportsphile have decided to tell his life’s story….cuz this was one very interesting person….so, we will tell about the early part of his life in this post herewith….which will cover right of to when he became one of the…

Basketball – 1970s – Jim McKay Remembers Dr J + Kareem Abdule Jabbar + John Havlecik + Bill Walton

Any you cut the pie…..this video seen herewith is a “rare pearl” in our treasure chest of memories here at ImaSportsphile….as ABC’s legendary sportscaster Jim McKay takes the viewer on a walk down memory lane of basketball in the decade of the 1970’s…..with highlights of the ABA and Dr. J as a Virginia Squire….followed by footage…

Alpine Skiing – 1978 – World Cup Championships – Mens Downhill – AUS Franz Klammer – With Jim McKay

Franz Klammer is a former champion alpine ski racer from Austria….who overwhelmingly dominated the downhill event for four consecutive World Cup seasons from 1975 through 1978…..plus, he was the gold medalist at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria….when he won the downhill at  Patscherkofel by a margin of 0.33 seconds with a time of 1:45.73.  Franz Klammer won 25 World Cup downhills….including four on the Hahnenkamm at Kitzbühel….which is…

Alpine Skiing – 1978 – World Cup Championships – Mens Downhill – USA Karl Anderson – From Aspen CO

Karl Anderson is a former American alpine skier…..who competed for the USA in the 1976 Winter Olympics and 1980 Winter Olympics…..as well as the 1978 World Cup Championships in men’s downhill…. as seen in this video herewith. Although Karl Anderson never stood on the medal podium…..to be able to represent the USA in two Olympic Games is truly a feather in…

Alpine Skiing – 1978 – World Cup Championships Mens Downhill ITA Leonardo David

Leonardo David (27 September 1960 – 26 February 1985) was a World Cup alpine ski racer from northwestern Italy…..who died of heart failure in Gressoney-La-Trinité after nearly six years in a coma…. which was caused by injuries he sustained in a fall near Lake Placid, New York, on 3 March 1973…..when David fell a few yards before the finish of the pre-Olympic downhill at Whiteface Mountain…..as seen in this video herewith. …