Dog Sledding – 1985 – The Ididarod – Part 2 – Highlights Of Libby Riddles Becoming 1st Women Winner

Libby Riddles is an American dog musher….who was the first woman to win the world famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1985……as Riddles was born in Madison, Wisconsin and moved to Alaska from Minnesota just before her 17th birthday…..when she saw a dog sled sprint race and fell in love with mushing.  Her first race was the Clines Mini Mart Sprint race in 1978….in…

Daredevils – 1986 – Special – Evel Knievel – The Master Of Daredevil Stunts – With ABCs Jim McKay

Evel Knievel was such an icon in the universe of daredevil stunts that we here at ImaSportsphile have decided to tell his life’s story….cuz this was one very interesting person….so, we will tell about the early part of his life in this post herewith….which will cover right of to when he became one of the…

Cycling – 1987 – Tour De France – Intro To The 1987 Tour – With John Dockery + Phil Liggett

John Dockery is an American sportscaster and former American football defensive back…..who played for the New York Jets….and later the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1968 to 1973.  He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jets out of Harvard.  As a sportscaster, Dockery worked with CBS Sports and NBC Sports in various capacities as a sportscaster…..whether bringing the 1987 Tour de France Cycling competition…

Music – 1983 -Rapper Mel Allen – Baseball Is The Place To Be And MLB Is The Place For Me

Talk about a video “pearl”….could it get any better than this video…..as legendary sportscaster Mel Allen becomes a music rapper long before rap became the rage of a generation…..albeit Mel did more      “rhyming” than “rapping”…..be it as it may, it is still a rare treasure…..which brings back lots of memories of playing “stickball” in the streets”….and…

Body Building – 1985 – IFBB Womens World Championship – Featuring Dinah Anderson – With Bruce Jenner

Dinah Anderson is a former American professional body builder who compete in Ms. Olympia Competitions as well as Women’s World Championships in the mid-1980’s….who came in 11th out of 30 competitors…..and we must say here a ImaSportsphile don’t really know much about the sport…..but we are learning fast….cuz there are lots of body building fans out…

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…

Animation – 1986 – NBC Sports Super Bowl XX Bears Vs Patriots Special Pause For Intermission

In all my years of being a Sportsphile, I do not believe I have ever seen an intermission in a major broadcast of a sporting event….that is until NBC Sports…..while covering Super Bowl XX between the Chicago Bears vs. New England Pats…..and then, there it was….an intermission…..and not just any ole intermission….but rather an animated…

Body Building – 1985 – IFBB Womens World Championships – Featuring Gladys Portugues

Gladys Portugues is an American former professional female bodybuilder and actress…..who as a bodybuilder twice placed in the top 10 in the Ms. Olympia contest….as she was married to Belgian actor and martial artist Jean-Claude van Damme.   Portugues has said that she was inspired to start her own bodybuilding and weight training regimen while attending Marymount Manhattan College….when she saw Rachel McLish on television winning the Ms. Olympia title…..so, for…

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…