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…

Baseball – 1985 – WTBS Special – Actor Kirk Douglas Expounds On What Is Baseball In America

This video reminds us here at ImaSportsphile of the stories that Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, has told on many occasions…..and it goes kinda like this….as BD grew up out in West Texas in a town called Midland in a time where by his words “Baseball was King”….yeah, Friday night football was mighty popular and a…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour de France – Phil Liggett Shows How Bicycles Have Changed Over Past 150 Years

Road bicycle racing is the cycle sport discipline of road cycling….which is held on paved roads….and is the most popular professional form of bicycle racing….in terms of numbers of competitors, events and spectators. The two most common competition formats are mass start events….where riders start simultaneously….although sometimes with a handicap….and race to set finish point…..and then there are time trials….where individual riders or teams race a course alone against the…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Profile Of USA Team 7 Eleven – With Andy Hampton + Davis Phinney

The 7-Eleven Cycling Team….which later became the Motorola Cycling Team….was a professional cycling team founded in the U.S. in 1981 by Jim Ochowicz, a former U.S. Olympic cyclist….and the team lasted 16 years under the sponsorship of 7-Eleven through 1990….and then Motorola from 1990 through 1996….as the team rode on Eddy Merckx bikes from 1989 to 1996.  7-Eleven was formed as…

Comedy – 1981 – Special – Bobby Berosini And His Performing Orangutans – Performed Live At Las Vegas Stardust

Every now and then a video rolls up to be posted that just brings on a big ole belly laugh…..which happened as we watched this video herewith…..where Las Vegas entertainer Bobby Berosini and his performing orangutans are on stage at the Stardust Hotel and Casino…..cuz the truth be known, these orangutans are far more entertaining…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Special – Dan Hansen Presents Highlights Of Indy 500 + Australian Gran Prix

In this video herewith…..NBC’s Dan Hansen provides highlights and commentary on two major auto racing events that took place in the year 1986…..the Indy 500 and the Australian Grand Prix….wherein the Indy 500 paid attention to the entire week of qualifying before the big race….the week long rain delay….as well as highlights of the race…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Special – Renowned Artist LeRoy Neiman – Painting In The Pits

LeRoy Neiman was an American artist known for his brilliantly colored expressionist paintings and screen prints of athletes, musicians and sporting events…..as he produced about six different serigraph subjects a year….which generally were priced from $3,000 to $6,000 each…..with gross annual sales of new serigraphs alone topped $10 million….whereas originals can sell for up to $500,000 for works such as Stretch Stampede….which is a mammoth…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Al Trautwig Shows How Indy 500 Is Not A Day Long Event – Its A Month Long Event

This 1986 Indy 500 special piece by ABC’s Al Trautwig…..where he illuminates how the Indy 500 is not a one day event…..but rather a one month event…..as he details and highlights everything leading up to the actual race…..while starting 23 days before the race…..which makes for a really intriguing view into all things Indy 500. …

Auto Racing – 1982 – Special – Bob Costas Salutes The King Of NASCAR – Richard Petty In Car #43

Richard Petty, nicknamed The King….is a former NASCAR driver….who raced from 1958 to 1992 in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series….which is now called the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series…..and was the first driver to win the NASCAR Cup Championship seven times….as Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson are the only other drivers to accomplish this feat….while winning a record 200 races…