Comedy – 1981 – Red Skelton – On How To Disperse And Change Stage Props

A common trait of many great masters of comedy is their ability to capture a laugh out of any seemingly spontaneous act….as evidence by Red Skelton in this video herewith….when he needed his stage cleared of his previous skit’s stage props…..which happened to be a plate of donuts sitting on a table….for this comedic master…

Music – 1983 – American String Quarter – Bartok Concerto For Orchestra – Played On Steve Martin Show

The Concerto for Orchestra is a five-movement orchestral work composed by Béla Bartók in 1943….which is one of his best-known, most popular and most accessible works…..as we at ImaSportsphile are quite sure that Bartok never expected his music composition to ever be feature on a Steve Martin made for TV comedy show…..especially with the comedian accompanying the classical piece with…

NFL – 1985 – NFL Films – Block That Kick – With Steve Sabol + Harry Kalas

Blocking a kick in the NFL is often times a turning point in a game….whether it be while blocking an extra point….or blocking a punt….as blocking an extra point obviously saves a point on the scoreboard….and cuz if a team is punting….it means they are typically at least 50 yards away from scoring….and in return,…

Special – 1980 – TV Program Sports Afield – Special Film Clip – Autumn At Yellowstone National Park

Sports Afield was founded in 1887 by Claude King…. as a hunting and fishing magazine….as it is the oldest continuously published outdoor magazine in North America….with a first issue that was eight pages in entirety….hitting the newstands in January 1888….which was printed on newspaper stock and published in Denver, Colorado.  Initially only a magazine, Sports Afield started applying its name…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Equestrian Team 3 Day Eventing Show Jump USA Karen Stives On Ben Arthur

Karen Elizabeth Stives was an American equestrian eventing competitor and Olympic champion….who qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team….but like 461 other USA Olympic Team athletes…did not compete due to the unfortunate decision of President Jimmy Carter …..who chose to mix politics into sports….and dictated to the  U.S. Olympic Committee that our Team boycott the 1980 Moscow Olympics…..which…

Comedy – 1981 – Red Skelton Mime – The Birth Life And Death Of A Flower

We at Imasportsphile owe so much of our popularity to comedian extraordinaire Red Skelton…. for he has brought literally millions of viewers to our vintage video library that is being posted herewith.  America’s Clown Prince….as we like to refer to him….has generated some 5,000 comments over the past 3 years….which has taught us a great…

Comedy – 1983 – Skit – Irwin Mainway Billion Dollar Give Away – With Steve Martin + Gregory Hines

Any time you get comedian extraordinaire Steve Martin along side dance legend Gregory Hines in a comedy skit teamed with Not Ready For Prime Time Players members Dan Aykroyd and Laraine Newman…and you’ve got the makings for some really funny stuff….as evidenced  by this video comedy SNL skit Irwin Mainway’s Billion Dollar Give Away. 

NFL – 1980 – NFL Films – Men In The Middle – The Story Of The NFL Center

When the pickup game of sandlot football is in the process of picking teams and positions…..seemingly every time, the last position filled is center…..cuz very few have ever said “I wanna play center”….except when there is no other position to be filled.  However, the center is one of the most important positions on the football field….for…

Olympics – 1972 – Munich Games – USA Eddie Hart Remembers The Day He Missed His Olympic Start Time

At the US Olympic Trials in 1972….Eddie Hart and Rey Robinson repeated their duo-held world record running of the 100 m in 9.9 seconds….and were both favored to win the race at the Olympic Games in Munich….but they were both eliminated in the 100 m race because their coach, Stan Wright….who unknowingly used an outdated Olympic schedule to determine the starting time of their quarterfinal heat….thus failing to deliver…