L E’s Stories – “Biggest Bubbles Rob The Retirement Wealth Of The American Middle Class”

As I tell this story today, I will share with you some of my favorite content from our incredible video museum here at ImaSportsphile…..which I know is well worth the price of admission and the time to watch….cuz I know that each encapsulates tremendous talent that is simply worth watching.   NBA – 1985 To…

L E’s Stories – Jim McKay:  A Career of Expressed Eloquence and Elegance

Today I am going to give you a very special gift….in a very special way……cuz I get to do something that I know will bring a smile to BD’s face…..and that makes me happy.  On many occasions, I have heard BD express his opinion of who he thinks were the best sports media (be it…

Gymnastics – 1979 – Womens World Championships Highlights – ROM Comaneci + URS Mukhina + DDR Gnauck

The 20th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships were held in Fort Worth, Texas in 1979. In November 1977 the 55th FIG Congress, held in Rome, changed the cycle of world championships….since 1979 they were to be held each two years…..and the pre-Olympic ones were to be qualifications for the Olympic tournament. The first 12 teams in the team competition of the 1979…

Gymnastics – 1980 – Exhibition In NYC – Womens Balance Beam – ROM Nadia Comaneci – With Jim McKay

In a Sports Illustrated article written about the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympic Games women’s gymnastics competitor from Romania, Nadia Comaneci was the following description….“At Montreal, Nadia Comăneci received four of her seven 10’s on the uneven bars….which is an apparatus that demands such a spectacular burst of energy in such a short time….only 23 seconds….that it…

Gymnastics – 1980 – Exhibition In NYC – Jim McKay Interviews 19 Yr Old ROM Nadia Comaneci On Future

Jim McKay was an American television sports journalist…..who is best known for hosting ABC’s Wide World of Sports from 1961 to 1998…..where his introduction for that program has passed into American pop culture….in which viewers were reminded of the show’s mission of “Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sports”….along with what lay ahead in “the thrill of victory and the…

Gymnastics – 1980 – Romania Women Exhibition In NYC Special – On What Team Did In NYC On Day Off

This video seen herewith provides a wonderful look into a day spent in New York City by the Romanian women’s gymnastic team during their stay while performing in a USA – Romania gymnastics exhibition…. as ABC’s Jim McKay covers the activities of the team while touring The Big Apple.  As I write this post, I can…

Gymnastics – 1980 – Exhibition In NYC Highlights Of Peter Kormann + Nadia Comaneci + Kurt Thomas

ABC Wide World of Sports host Jim McKay provides coverage of the New York City gymnastics exhibition at Madison Square Garden in 1980 in this video herewith….as McKay provides highlights of USA Peter Kormann in the floor exercise…..which is the discipline that garnered him an Olympic bronze medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics…..when Kormann won the 1st…

Gymnastics – 1980 – Exhibition In NYC – Womens Floor Exercise – ROM Nadia Comaneci – With Jim McKay

Nadia Comăneci began gymnastics in kindergarten with a local team called Flacăra (“The Flame”)….with coaches Duncan and Munteanu….when at age 6, she was chosen to attend Béla Károlyi’s experimental gymnastics school after Károlyi spotted a friend and her turning cartwheels in a schoolyard….as Károlyi was looking for gymnasts he could train from a young age….and saw the two girls during recess….so,…

Music – 1980 – Sherman Brothers – Its A Small World – With ROM Nadia Comaneci + Teammates Shopping

It’s a Small World is a water-based dark ride located in the Fantasyland area at the various Walt Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide….which include Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California….the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida….Tokyo Disneyland….Disneyland Paris…. and Hong Kong Disneyland….with its inaugural version having originally premiered at the 1964 New York World’s Fair before permanently moving to Disneyland. The ride features over 300 audio-animatronic children in traditional costumes from cultures around…