Pool – 1980 – Trick Shot Extravaganza – Featuring Steve Mizerak – With Howard Cosell Commentary

Steve Mizerak was an American pool player….who was dominant during the 1970’s and early 1980’s…..especially in the game of straight pool / 14.1 continuous and nine-ball….when he was nicknamed “the Miz“….as he also had a brief turn at professional snooker.  He earned a teaching degree from Athens College and taught school for thirteen years before he became famous outside of…

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TV Ads – 1980 – Pontiac Cars + Actress Linda Carter For Maybelline Nail Color + Wide World Of Disney

Lynda Carter is an American actress, singer, songwriter, model and beauty pageant titleholder….who was crowned Miss World United States 1972…..and is most widely known as the star of the American live action television series Wonder Woman….in the role of Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, based on the DC comic book fictional  super heroine character of the same name….which aired on ABC and later on CBS from 1975 to 1979.

Pool – 1980 – Trick Shot Extravaganza – Featuring 9 X World Champ Irving Crane – With Howard Cosell

Irving Crane….who was nicknamed “the Deacon”….. was an American pool player from Livonia, New York….that ranks at the top among the stellar players in the history of the sport…..who is considered one of the all-time greats….and was best known for his mastery in the game of straight pool….at which he won 9 world championships….plus another six world billiards titles.  In this wonderful video….The…

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TV Ads – 1980 – Southwestern Bell Long Distance + Replay Chewing Gum + Hallmark Greeting Cards

During the “long distance wars” of the 1970’s and 1980’s…..Southwestern Bell was the “big gun” around the country….which meant they had lots of TV ads being aired all over the airways.  One of the interesting aspects of posting these videos in our TV ADS section here at ImaSportsphile….is just how many of these advertisements are for companies and…

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Music – 1984 – All American Olympic Band – Star Spangled Banner – L A Olympic Cycling Medal Ceremony

We are so glad that we started our Star Spangled Banner section here at ImaSportsphile ….cuz we have had really good response from folks who enjoy the videos of our National Anthem….and what an wonderful array of artist performing our hallowed song….so, when you run across one like this rendition….played at the medal ceremony for the men’s…

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MLB – 1980 – Boys In The Field – Audrey Kates Addresses The Trend Of Fewer Blacks Involved In MLB

While growing up as a boy in West Texas during the 1950’s and 1960’s…..baseball was definitely KING when it came to popularity of sports…..with football running a fairly close 2nd…..while all other sports were a distant 3rd…..so, this was the period when the most numbers of blacks came into MLB…..especially considering that Jackie Robinson was…

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MLB – Sept 1983 – This Week In Baseball – Oakland Rickey Henderson Steals 14 Bases In 6 Games

How’s this line for a 23 year MLB career….BA .279….Hits 3,055….HR 297….RBI 1115…. Stolen Bases 1,406….Runs 2,295…..which is easy to see why Rickey Henderson is one of our all time favorite baseball players of all time…..for Rickey was truly a “5 tool player”….cuz this cat could do it all….he could hit, run, steal , field…

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NCAAF – 1986 – Rose Bowl – Iowa Vs UCLA – PreGame Show With Dick Enberg + Merlin Olsen

College football Hall of Fame Coach Hayden Fry of the University of Iowa….as seen in this video herewith….was on the field at the 1986 Rose Bowl featuring the Iowa Hawkeyes vs. UCLA Bruins….who had a really incredible group of assistant coaches on the field with him….including College Hall of Fame Coaches Bill Snyder (of Kansas…

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