Boxing – 1985 – Barry Tompkins Provides A History Of Light Heavyweight Champs Vs Heavyweight Champs

Legendary HBO boxing analyst Barry Tompkins provides a wonderful history of light heavyweight boxing champions taking on heavyweight boxing champions….from Tommy Loughran vs Primo Carnera….to Archie Moore vs Floyd Patterson…..to Ezzard Charles vs Jersey Joe Walcott…..to Billy Conn vs Joe Louis….to Bob Foster vs Joe Frazier…..to Gene Tunney vs Jack Dempsey…..and then came the one…

Boxing – 1985 – HBO Boxing Special Feature – The Making Of Michael Spinks Body Into A Heavyweight

The transition of a light heavyweight boxer into a heavyweight boxer has historically been a difficult task to accomplish successfully….and this is especially true when transforming a light heavyweight champion into a heavyweight champion…..with the most successful transition being the transformation of Evander Holyfield….albeit was Michael Spinks who was the 1st light heavyweight champion to…

Golf – 1986 – Special – Golf My Way With Jack Nicklaus – Instruction Of 4 Different Sand Wedge Shots

This video provides some very rare footage of golf legend Jack Nicklaus showing and instructing the golf fan the four different sand wedge shots that he uses during any round of golf…..depending on the lie and circumstances around the green…..so, we the golf enthusiasts are able to get video instruction from the greatest golfer ever…

MLB – 1960 To 1969 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – The Stars Of The 1960’s With Hank Aaron + Willie Mays

The decade of the 1960’s featured some of the very best baseball players of all time….including Giants OF Willie Mays, Dodgers P Sandy Koufax, Braves OF Hank Aaron, Orioles OF Frank Robinson, Cardinals P Bob Gibson, Pirates OF Roberto Clemente, Giants P Juan Marichal, Red Sox OF Carl Yastrezemski, Giants 1B Willie McCovey, Cubs SS…

Horse Racing – 1984 – ABCs Jim McKay Special Feature – The Fragility Of The Thoroughbred Horse

An excerpt from an article written in the Washington Post by Andrew Beyer in 2012 best explains why a trainer’s observations of the thoroughbred race horse is so important due to the fragility of these athletes….for “because of the animals’ fragility, thoroughbred trainers everywhere do what Doug O’Neill, the trainer of I’ll Have Another, was doing…

Cycling & Distance Running – 1984 – Special – Highlights Of Race Across America +Distance Running In 1984

The Race Across America, or RAAM, is an ultra-distance road cycling race held across the United States that started in 1982 as the Great American Bike Race.  In length the RAAM is comparable to the Tour de France….but the races differ to a great extent. The courses of both races have varied over the years….however, in the Race Across America, the direction has always been from the west…

MLB – 1954 – The Season And World Series In Review – Featuring Willie Mays Historic Catch in Game 1

The 1954 World Series matched the National Leaguechampion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians. The Giants swept the Series in four games to win their first championship since 1933, defeating the heavily favored Indians, who had won an AL-record 111 games in the regular season; it has since been broken by the 1998 New York Yankees (114) and again by the 2001 Seattle…

MLB – 1960 – World Series Special – Game 7 Of Yankees Vs Pirates – 9th Inning Heroics By The Maz

  Bill Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) second baseman….who was nicknamed “Maz“….as he spent his entire 17-year career playing with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1956–72….who was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001. Maz is regarded as one of the greatest defensive second basemen of all time…..who was a 7 time All-Star….and an 8 time Gold Glove Award winner. …

Boxing – 1985 – Don King D-Day Tribute – Marine Corp Band Presents The Colors + Plays The Star Spangled Banner

Donald King (born August 20, 1931) is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in historic boxing matchups.  King’s career highlights include, among multiple other enterprises, promoting “The Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila”….as King has promoted some of the most prominent names in boxing, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Julio César Chávez, Ricardo Mayorga, Andrew Golota, Bernard…