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…


Comedy – 1983 – Monty Python Eric Idle Poses The Question About Whether Dinosaurs Built Stonehenge

Legendary British comedy troupe Monty Python had a style of humor that became a phenomenon….which developed from a television series into something larger in scope and impact….including touring stage shows, films, numerous albums, several books, and musicals….as The Pythons’ influence on comedy has been compared to the Beatles’ influence on music.  Regarded as enduring icons of 1970’s pop…


Music – 1981 – Red Skelton – My Time As Your Clown Has Come To Say Goodnight

This video provides a wonderful insight into what makes a great comedian and entertainer….as America’s Clown Prince, the one and only Red Skelton, closes his live HBO comedy show with a song that says it all….from a man who spent 70 years making people laugh….simply saying that his time as your clown has come to…


MLB – 1980 – Special – Audrey Kates Interviews Elston Howard On Challenges Of Being 1st Black Yankee

Host Audrey Kates from the baseball television special The Boys In The Field, interviews New York Yankee great Elston Howard on what it was like being the 1st black to play for the Yanks….as he provides insight about what the early black players had to endure when breaking into MLB….as they crossed the color barrier.