NFL – 1981 – NFL Films – A Season Of Peaks And Valleys – Harry Kalas Highlights The 1981 NFL Season

The 1981 NFL season was the 62nd regular season of the National Football League….which ended with Super Bowl XVI when the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 26–21 at the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan. The 1981 NFL Draft was held from April 28 to 29, 1981 at New York City’s Sheraton Hotel….with the first pick selected being running back George Rogers from the University of South Carolina….as selected by the New Orleans Saints.  1981 was…

NFL – 1982 – NFL Films – Super Bowl XVI – San Francisco 49ers Vs Cincinnati Bengals With Harry Kalas

Super Bowl XVI was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion San Francisco 49ers and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Cincinnati Bengals to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1981 season….as the 49’ers defeated the Bengals by the score of 26–21 to win their first Super Bowl. The game was played on January 24, 1982, at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan….which is a suburb of…

Music – 1985 – Marine Corp Band – Star Spangled Banner – Boxing Promoter Don King Tribute To D-Day

As I always do…..I watched this video before I wrote this post….and during the telecast, I found tears running down my face….as the images of the US soldiers going into battle on D-Day, June 6, 1944…..while thinking about Pops, my Dad….and I found myself having tears free falling down my face by the memories of…

Music – 1985 – The Showband Of The Southwest – Thanksgiving Day Texas Vs Texas A&M Game Halftime

Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, has often said regarding the vast subject of sports rivalries…..that there was none quite like the annual “Thanksgiving Day Battle” in the 96 Year War (1915 – 2011)….which  took place on banks of the Brazos River and the Guadalupe River every Thanksgiving day in Central Texas….when the football squads of…

Music – 1986 – Iowa Hawkeyes Marching Band – At Halftime Of The Rose Bowl – Iowa Vs UCLA

The Hawkeye Marching Band is the marching band for the University of Iowa…..which performs at all home Hawkeye football games at Kinnick Stadium….as it is the largest and most visible musical ensemble at the university….which was awarded the Louis Sudler Intercollegiate Marching Band Trophy in 1990. The band was founded in 1881 as a military band….while giving membership to both music students and members of…

Music – 1985 – Minnesota Boychoir – Oh Canada + The Star Spangled Banner – Sung At MLB All Star Game

The Minnesota Boychoir, through inspirational music and performance, develops exceptional character and musical ability in boys of many backgrounds. We nurture boys to find their voice and become leaders of the next generation. Founded in 1962, the Minnesota Boychoir is the oldest boy choir in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metropolitan area. The Boychoir’s reputation for excellence…

Music – 1985 – The Goin’ Band From Raiderland – Texas Tech Band Halftime At Tx Tech Vs Texas SWC Game

The Goin’ Band from Raiderland is a 450-member marching band of Texas Tech University…..which was originally known as The Matador Band….and is nearly as old as Texas Tech University itself. Under the direction of W. Waghorne, it performed at the opening football game in October 1925….while fielding between 21 and 25 members.  American humorist Will Rogers once aided in financing a trip to Fort Worth, Texas so the band could…

Music – 1985 – West Point Academy Cadets Glee Club – Star Spangled Banner – At The NBA All Star Game

The United States Military Academy (USMA)….which is also known as West Point Academy or simply The Point….is a four-year federal service academy in West Point, New York…..as it was originally established as a fort that sits on strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River with a scenic view 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City…..and is the oldest of the five American service academies….whereas, the…

MLB – 1942 – Animated Special – The Kid Hears Music In His Ears – Scenes From StL Cardinals Movie

In this video seen herewith….longtime General Manager of MLB’s Brooklyn Dodgers and St Louis Cardinals, Branch Rickey introduces an animated film excerpt from Saint Louis Cardinals – The Movie…. which was a compilation of 109 years of St Louis Cardinals baseball….as this excerpt is an animated song titled “The Kid Hears Music In His Ears…..which depicts the story…