Boxing – 1980 – Howard Cosell Hosts In Studio With Larry Holmes + Muhammad Ali After Their Fight

Larry Holmes vs. Muhammad Ali was billed as “The Last Hurrah“….which was a professional boxing match contested on October 2, 1980 in Las Vegas for the WBC and Lineal Heavyweight Championships.  The fight took place at a time when Larry Holmes was in his prime as truly one of the greatest Heavyweight Champions throughout history…..while The Greatest Muhammad Ali was well past his time….but still managed…

Comedy – 1981 – Red Skelton Live – Stand Up Routine – On Things That Always Seem To Happen

The truly great comedians can all find humor and a good laugh from the simplest of things in every day life….for the great ones don’t need a big punch line to a funny joke….or the expression of a human frailty to get a good laugh….cuz truly funny people like America’s Clown Prince can simply state that they…

MLB – 1910 To 1950 – The Story Of Black Baseball + The Negro League – With Host Audrey Kates

We at ImaSportsphile are just “tickled pink” to have these excerpts from the 1980 made for TV special The Boys In The Field….cuz it provides the very best footage of highlights from action in The Negro Professional Baseball Leagues from 1910 to 1950….for these video clips are nothing less than “pure gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories…

MLB – 1980 – NYY George Steinbrenner & LAD Peter O’Malley On The Shortage Of Black Mgrs + GMs In MLB

Man, to have a video dominated by NY Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and LA Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley…..that is nothing but “Pure Gold”……I mean, the owners of the two biggest baseball franchises in the world….the same two guys that were 1st to sell cable television rights to their beloved Yankees and Dodgers….and having these two powerful…

Pool – 1980 – Trick Shot Extravaganza – Featuring 3 x World Champ Ray Martin – With Howard Cosell

Ray Martin is an American professional pool player….who acquired his nicknamed “Cool Cat” when he calmly won a world title in 1971 in California….when during the event an earthquake was in progress….and it didn’t shake him a bit.  He held the World Champion title in straight pool in 1971, 1974 and 1978.  He is one of only seven players in the last century to win three…

MLB – 1980 – Boys In The Field – Audrey Kates Addresses The Trend Of Fewer Blacks Involved In MLB

While growing up as a boy in West Texas during the 1950’s and 1960’s…..baseball was definitely KING when it came to popularity of sports…..with football running a fairly close 2nd…..while all other sports were a distant 3rd…..so, this was the period when the most numbers of blacks came into MLB…..especially considering that Jackie Robinson was…

Special – 1980 – Sports Afield – The Bald Eagles Of Glacier Park Wyoming

Sports Afield magazine was the “Journal for Gentlemen” ….which promised “To be devoted to hunting, fishing, rifle and trap shooting, the breeding of thorough-bred dogs, cycling, and kindred sports.”  The subscription price was $1.50 per year….with single copies selling for 15 cents. The magazine expounded on the philosophy that “Sports Afield has an ambition above that of simply…

Music – 1983 – Gregory Hines + Steve Martin – Ready For Love – Song And Dance

Gregory Hines, dancer extraordinaire, and Steve Martin comedic genius and accomplished musician….show off two of their talents in this wonderful song and dance routine to the orchestral music of Ready For Love….and any way you cut the pie….we are tickled pink here at ImaSportsphile to have this piece of video treasure in our library.

Pool – 1980 – Trick Shot Extravaganza – With Empire State Champion Ernie Costa And Howard Cosell

The game of table pool is played in local bars and at pool tournaments all over the USA each and every day…..which provides the venues to develop and design the best and most amazing trick pool shots ever conceived in the minds of great pool players.  During the 1970’s and 1980’s….ABCs Wide World of Sports would…