Music – 1983 – Aretha Franklin – Search On – Sung Live At Mr Lucky’s Nightclub

Aretha Franklin was an American singer, songwriter, pianist and civil rights activist….who began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan….where her father C. L. Franklin was minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular musical career as a recording artist for Columbia Records…..and although her career did not immediately flourish….she found…

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NFL – 1980 – Worst Plays Ever – Steelers TE Dave Smith Running For A TD With No Defender In Sight

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Dave Smith is on his was to scoring a wide open touchdown…..as he fumbles the ball just feet away from a touchdown….and then slips in the end zone while attempting to recover his fumble….so, any way you cut the pie…..this is simply one of the worst plays that can be made on…

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NFL – 1974 – Greatest Plays Ever – Raiders QB Stabler Flips To Clarence Davis With Last Second TD

There are NFL “Hail Mary” passes…..and there are Football’s “Fantastic Flips”…..and there are “Last Second Passes” that score the winning touchdown…..but there are really none more dramatic that this last play of the game Hail Mary….Fantastic Flips….Last Second Passes from Raider’s QB Ken Stabler to RB Clarence Davis….which gave Oakland a 28 – 26 victory over the Miami Dolphins. 

Music – 1978 – Roy Clark + Gatemouth Brown – One O’Clock Jump – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown was an American musician from Louisiana and Texas….who was known for his work as a blues musician….as well as other styles of music…..while he spent his career fighting purism by synthesizing old blues, country, jazz, Cajun music and R&B styles….which also includes rock and roll, rock music, folk music, electric blues, and Texas blues. He was an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist….who played an array of musical instruments including the guitar, fiddle, mandolin, viola, harmonica and drums….when…

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Music – 1942 – Bing Crosby + Dorothy Lamour + Bob Hope – Moonlight Becomes You – In Road To Morocco

“Moonlight Becomes You“ is a popular song….which was composed by Jimmy Van Heusen with lyrics by Johnny Burke….while the song was written for the Paramount Pictures release Road to Morocco in 1942….and published in connection with the film.  The song has been recorded many times….thus becoming a standard….but the recording by Bing Crosby on June 12, 1942 is the best known…..as it topped the Billboard charts in 1942….while spending a…

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Boxing – 1982 – Larry Merchant Interviews Aaron Pryor After Retaining Title Against Alexis Arguello

Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor simply destroyed one of the greatest featherweight boxers of all time…..when he KO’d Alexis Arguello in the 10th round of their 2nd fight at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas….as it is our opinion here at ImaSportsphile that Aaron Pryor was the greatest Light Welterwt Champion of all time….who has been forgotten by fight…

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NFL – 1982 – NFL Films – Best Ever Quarterbacks – Cowboys Roger Staubach – With John Facenda

Roger Staubach was nicknamed “Roger the Dodger“, “Captain America” and “Captain Comeback”…. and is an American former football quarterback in the NFL…for the Dallas Cowboys…..who attended the U.S. Naval Academy….where he won the 1963 Heisman Trophy….and after graduation he served in the U.S. Navy….including a tour of duty in Vietnam…..after which he joined the Dallas Cowboys  in 1969….and played with the club during all 11 seasons of his…

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NFL – 1966 – Curt Gowdy Remembers NBC And CBS Both Covering Super Bowl 1 With Packers Vs Chiefs

If there ever was a “wanna be professional athlete”….it was renowned sports journalist and author, George Plimpton…..who was by our estimation probably a Sportsphile too….for he was a decent athlete at more than a handful of sports….but not good enough to get any where near the professional ranks in any of the sports he was capable…

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Boxing – 1982- Dr Ferdie Pacheco Interviews Referee Tony Perez On Why He Didnt Stop Qawi Vs Martin Fite In 1st Round

Tony Perez is considered one of the great boxing referees of all time…..as his career began in 1968. He was the third man in the ring for Frazier VS Ellis….Ali vs Frazier….Ali vs Wepner….Ali vs Quarry….Mancini vs Arguello and so many more title fights…..like the one between Ray Martin vs. Dwight Muhammad Qawi title fight…

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