Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein PostFight Interview With Winner Livingstone Bramble + Trainer Lou Duva

Livingstone Bramble was the WBA Lightweight Champion of the World…..who became the first world champion from the Virgin Islands…..and although his last recorded fight occurred on June 26, 2003….he has never officially announced his retirement….while constantly hinting that he wishes to fight on…..whereas his record stands at 40 wins…26 losses and 3 draws….with 25 KO’s. Lou Duva (May…

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Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful – Just Before Sugar Ray Leonard Destroys Duran

After 60+ years as a Sportsphile….I have seen many things that world class athletes have used to stimulate themselves just prior taking “center stage”…..be it a moment of silent prayer with the All Mighty….even a “mental psyche job” from a coach or trainer like Bundini Brown did for Muhammad Ali prior to him entering the ring for a…

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Boxing – 1983 – Tim Ryan PreFight Show – USBA Welterwt Title – Kevin Howard Vs Marlon Starling

Kevin Howard was a pretty good fighter in the welterweight and super welterweight divisions….who had a professional boxing career that ran from 1978 to 1986…..while building a career of 21 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw….with bouts against Sugar Ray Leonard and Marlin Starling….as seen in this prefight show video seen herewith….being the only two…

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Boxing – 1989 – Larry Merchant Interviews Prior Mike Tyson Trainer Kevin Rooney After Iron Mike Win

Kevin Rooney is an American former boxer and a current boxing trainer…..who was portrayed by Clark Gregg in the 1995 movie Tyson….and by Aaron Eckhart in the 2016 movie Bleed for This….simply because he had trained world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson from the start of his professional career in 1985 until Tyson’s bout with Michael Spinks in 1988. During the period when Rooney was Tyson’s trainer….Tyson had a record…

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Boxing – 1983 – Tim Ryan PostFight Interview With Winner Marvis Frazer After Defeating Joe Bugner

Marvis Frazier is the son of former heavyweight champion and Hall of Famer boxer, Smokin’ Joe Frazier….when he was at ringside for all of his father’s fights after the second Oscar Bonavena bout in December 1968….including the great wars with Muhammad Ali….which by the way, is the greatest of all “grudge fights” in the history of boxing…..as far as we are…

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Music – 1982 – Country Music Hottest Bands – Orange Blossom Special – Live At Austin City Limits

Now folks…..there may not be another piece of video that embodies more great country music fiddlers that what you have here…..as there’s Mel Tillis with his triple fiddles band….with Charlie Daniels and his band….then there’s Earl Scruggs and his Review Band….when all of a sudden there’s the fiddling legend Johnny Gimble…..and when you top that…

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Music – 1980 – Sarah Vaughn – Ive Got It Bad And That Aint Good – Kennedy Cntr Salute Duke Ellington

“I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)“ is a pop and jazz standard with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster….which was published in 1941…..and was introduced in the musical revue Jump for Joy by Ivie Anderson….who also provided vocals for Duke Ellington and His Orchestra on single Victor 27531.  The true measure of a great song is evidenced by the number…

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Music – 1947 – Bob Hope + Bing Crosby + Hollywood Stars – Good Ole Harmony – From Movie Variety Girl

In the 1947 movie Variety Girl….Bob Hope and Bing Crosby got together with a host of hollywood stars to include Dorothy Lamour, Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, William Holden, Barry Fitzgerrald, Diana Lynn, Cass Dailey and many more….as the film raised money for Variety Clubs nurseries, hospitals and schools…. which would eventually help well over 3 million orphan children…

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NFL – 1982 – NFL Films – Best Teams Ever – Pittsburgh Steelers Of Coach Chuck Noll From 1974 To 1979

Chuck Noll was named the 14th head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 27, 1969….becoming the youngest coach in NFL history at the time…..as Steelers owner Art Rooney would later credit Don Shula as the person who recommended Noll as a head coach…..for Noll implemented a defensive system in Pittsburgh that became the legendary “Steel Curtain” defense…..while his coaching style earned…

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