NFL – 1978 – Greatest Plays – Bartkowski To Jackson On Last Play Of Game With Atlanta Vs New Orleans

Steve Bartkowski is a former American football quarterback in the NFL….who played for the Atlanta Falcons from 1975 – 1985….and the Los Angeles Rams in 1986….for Steve Bartkowski was chosen with the first overall pick in the 1975 NFL Draft….ahead of Walter Payton…. by the Atlanta Falcons….and was selected byt The Sporting News as the NFL Rookie of the Year.  He was the first client of sports agent Leigh Steinberg….for…

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Music – 1982 – The Stripper – Put To Credits Of The HBO Special By The Same Name

“The Stripper“ is an instrumental composed by David Rose….and recorded in 1958….then was released four years later…..with music that evinces a jazz influence….with especially prominent trombone slides ….. and evokes the feel of music used to accompany striptease artists…..which reached # 1 on Billboard’s Top 100 chart in July, 1962…as It became a gold record…..which Billboard ranked as the # 5 song of 1962. The tune came to prominence by…

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Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – Everything Is Going My Way – Sung Live At Constitutional Hall

Ray Charles was an American singer, songwriter, musician and composer…..who preferred to be called Brother Ray among friends and fellow musicians….but was often referred to as “The Genius”…..for he pioneered the soul music genre during the 1950’s by combining blues, rhythm and blues and gospel styles into the music he recorded for Atlantic Records…..while he contributed to the integration of country music, rhythm…

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NFL – 1969 – Sportscasting Legend Curt Gowdy Highlights The Most Memorable Event He Ever Called

Here at ImaSportsphile…..sportscaster Curt Gowdy is the stuff that legends were made of….especially when it comes to “men behind the mike” that call a sporting event…..for he was truly with the best of the best as a sportscaster….so, to have a video clip where he relates to the viewers what his most memorable event was that he…

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Music – 1982 – Bill Murray – Medley Of Songs – With Proud Mary + Celebrate + Emotional Rescue

Bill Murray is a man of many talents…..who possess comedic genius threaded throughout the characters that he creates in his mind…..and one of our favorites here at ImaSportsphile is his “poor man’s nightclub act”…..with his distinctly “cheezy” and most always somewhat “sleezy” nightclub entertainer / singer / comedian persona…..as seen in this video herewith….when Nick Rivers hits the stage…

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NFL – 1982 – NFL Films – Best Teams Ever – Coach Vince Lombardi And His Green Bay Packers

Vincent Lombardi was an American football player, coach and executive in the NFL…..who is best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960’s….when he led the team to three straight and five total NFL Championships in seven years….plus, he led his Packers to winning the first two Super Bowls at the conclusion of the 1966 and 1967 NFL seasons. In his second year….Green Bay…

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Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful – Scenic Washington National Monuments Backdrop

“America the Beautiful“ is an American patriotic song….with the lyrics having been written by Katharine Lee Bates….while the music was composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward of the Grace Episcopal Church in Newark, New Jersey….as these two composers never met….for Bates originally wrote the words as a poem titled “Pikes Peak“….which was first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church…

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NFL – 1986 – Allie Sherman Chalkboard Showcase Of The Bears Dominating Defense Prior To Lions Game

Allie Sherman was an American football player and coach….who played 51 games in six seasons in the NFL as a quarterback and defensive back….and afterward served as head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL….and of the New York Giants of the NFL from 1961 to the 1969…..where he won three consecutive Eastern Conference titles with the Giants from 1961 to 1963….and coached in three NFL Pro Bowls….as he…

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Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships – Men Free Skate Finals – USA Brian Boitano

Brian Boitano is an American figure skater from Sunnyvale, California…..who is the 1988 Seoul Olympic champion gold medal winner… the 1986 and 1988 World Champion winner….and the 1985–1988 U.S. National Champion. He turned professional following the 1988 season….and he returned to competition in 1993….while competing at the 1994 Winter Olympics….where he placed sixth.  This final free skate by USA Brian Boitano in this video…

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