NCAAW Basketball – 1985 – CBS Special – NCAAW Basketball Selection Sunday – Road To The Final Four

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament began on March 14 and ended on March 31 and featured 32 teams. The Final Four consisted of Old Dominion, Northeast Louisiana, Western Kentucky, and Georgia….with Old Dominion defeating Georgia, 70–65 in the championship game.  Old Dominion’s Tracy Claxton was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.   1985 is the first…

TV Ads – 1984 – Kelloggs Corn Flakes + AT&T + Christopher Plummer For Oldsmobile 98 + Red Lobster

DOG PHILOSOPHY:  Every now and then I will wake up feeling a bit philosophical….and when I sit down at my desk to post another vintage video….that lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile philosopher just starts coming out….and today just happens to be one of those days. While reading my writings….keep in mind and understand that dogs live…

Music – 1978 – Ray Charles + The Young Caucasians – Tell Me What Did I Say

DOG ASIDE: This 1978 SNL skit featuring legendary r&b and soul singer Ray Charles at a 1957 music recording studio in Memphis….as his manager, Garrett Morris , introduces Ray to an all white singing group call The Young Caucasians….who are going to record Ray’s song “Tell Me What I Say”.   This wonderful musical skit was a spoof…

TV Ads – 1978 – Kelloggs Product 19 Cereal + Kmart Stores + Miller Beer + Red Lobster Restaurants

DOG COMMENTARY: Product 19 was a breakfast cereal made by Kellogg’s….and Introduced in 1967….which consisted of lightly sweetened flakes made of corn, oats, wheat, and rice….and marketed as containing all required daily vitamins and iron necessary for maintaining a healthy diet. The product was discontinued in 2016. Kmart is an American big box department store chain headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The chain’s management purchased Sears for $11 billion in 2004….then formed a new…

Comedy – 1983 – Special – Rodney Dangerfield At His Nightclub – Featuring Aretha Franklin Singing

DOG ASIDE: Rodney Dangerfield was an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer and screenwriter known for the catchphrase “I get no respect!” and his monologues with that theme….who is also remembered for his 1980’s film roles….especially in Easy Money, Caddyshack, and Back to School. At the age of 15, Jack Roy (Dangerfield’s legal name at the time) began to write for stand-up…

Boxing – 1985 – 15 Round WBA Lightweight Title – Livingstone Bramble Vs Tyrone Crawley

DOG COMMENTARY: Tyrone Crawley is a former professional boxer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania…..who during his professional boxing career he was known for his hand and foot speed….along with the ability to switch effortlessly from the orthodox stance to the southpaw stance…..which confused many opponents with this style….for some boxing experts contend that Crawley might have been the best “switch hitter” of his time…

TV Ads – 1979 – John Belushi Decathlete Champion For Chocolate Donuts Cereal

DOG ASIDE: There is something about John Belushi that just tickles my funny bone….and we chiweenies’ have a real sensitive funny bone that when tickled in the right way….it turns into a full-blown “side hurtin’ belly grabbin’” laugh….I mean rolling on the floor laugh….and that little short, squatty, hairy, semi-neanderthal looking man….could tickle my funny bone just…

TV Ads – 1978 – Kelloggs Corn Flakes + Firestone Tune Up & Tires

DOG COMMENTARY:  Corn flakes, or cornflakes, are a popular breakfast cereal made by toasting flakes of corn. The cereal was first created by John Harvey Kellogg in 1894….as a food that he thought would be healthy for the patients of the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan where he was superintendent. The breakfast cereal proved popular among the patients and the Kellogg Company (Kellogg’s) was set…