NFL – 1982 – NFL Films – Best Ever Running Back – With Gayle Sayers + O J Simpson + Jim Brown

When it comes to the greatest NFL running backs to ever play the game…..Chicago Bears Gayle Sayers….Cleveland Browns Jim Brown….and Buffalo Bills O J Simpson…..will surely show up on most NFL fan’s list…..as they are featured by John Facenda on this NFL Films Best Ever Running Backs series. So, any way you cut the pie….we…

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Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – You Dont Know Me – Sung Live In Concert At Constitution Hall

“You Don’t Know Me“ is a song written by Cindy Walker….which was based on a title and story line given to her by Eddy Arnold in 1955….and was first recorded by Arnold that year…while being released as a single on April 21, 1956 on RCA Victor…..whereas the first version of the song to make the Billboard charts was by Jerry Vale in 1956….as it peaked…

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NFL – 1982 – NFL Films – Best Ever Quarterbacks – Vikings Fran Tarkenton – With John Facenda

Fran Tarkenton is an American former football player….who was a NFL starting quarterback for 18 seasons….while spending the majority of his career with the Minnesota Vikings…..which spanned thirteen non-consecutive seasons….after playing with the team for six seasons from 1961 to 1966….then for seven seasons from 1972 to 1978….while In between his years in Minnesota was a member of the New York Giants for…

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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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