TV Ads – 1986 – Armor All Treatment + Honda Fat Cat Motorcycles + The NBA Its Fantastic Promo

DOG ASIDE: Armor All is a line of car care products manufactured by American company Armored AutoGroup of Danbury, Connecticut….with sprays, gels, liquids and wipes which are specifically designed to clean, shine, and protect most interior and exterior automobile surfaces.  According to patent documents…. Armor All typically contains water, PDMS (silicone), diethylene glycol, glycerin and various additional chemical compounds. The Honda TR200 series of bikes commercially…

NCAAF – 1984 – Special – Inside The Texas Locker Room With Coach Akers Pregame Relaxation Program

DOG ASIDE: There are many various ways that college and professional head coaches use to prepare and motivate their team for the game that they are about to play…..such as the “win one for the Gipper” speech that Notre Dame Coach Knute Rockne used….and the “this is the most important game of your life” approach that OU Coach…

Music – 1985 – Elton John At Live Aid – Can I Get A Witness

DOG ASIDE: Sir Elton Hercules John (born 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist, and composer….who has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967….as they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date….while selling more than 300 million records in his five-decade career…. making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world.  He has more…

MLB – 1984 – ESPN SportsCenter With Bob Ley – Featuring MLB Scores & Highlights

DOG ASIDE: Robert A. Ley (born March 16, 1955) is an American sports anchor and reporter for ESPN….who is a multiple Emmy Award-winner….after being the longest tenured on-air employee of the network….by having joined ESPN just three days after the network’s 1979 launch.  In 1980, Ley hosted the first televised NCAA Selection Show….though the airing would switch to CBS…

TV Ads – 1987 – Michelob Light Beer + Kelloggs Raisin Bran Cereal + National Biz Employment Weekly

DOG ASIDE: Michelob/Michelob Light are 4.7% ABV pale lager beer developed by Adolphus Busch in 1896 as a “draught beer for connoisseurs”.  In 1961, Anheuser-Busch produced a pasteurized version of Michelob/Michelob Light….which allowed legal shipment of the beer across state lines. Bottled beer began to be shipped soon after….and the brand was introduced in cans in 1966…..as bottled  Michelob/Michelob Light was originally sold in a uniquely shaped bottle named…

NFL – 1956 To 1971 – NFL Films – The Men Who Played The Game – Green Bay Packers QB Bart Starr

DOG ASIDE: Bryan Bartlett “Bart” Starr (born January 9, 1934) is a former professional American football player and coach….who played quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1956 through 1971.  Bart Starr is the only quarterback in NFL history to lead a team to three consecutive league championships from 1965 thru 1967….whereas Starr and New England Patriots QB Tom Brady are tied for total NFL championships…

Boxing – 1974 – The Rumble In The Jungle Ali Vs Foreman – Marv Albert Interviews Angelo Dundee

DOG ASIDE: The Rumble in the Jungle featuring the World Heavyweight Title Fight between Muhammad Ali verses George Foreman was broadcast to a live pay-per-view on closed-circuit television audience…which was also known as theater television to venues across the world. The fight had a record estimated 50 million viewers on closed-circuit television worldwide….while grossing an estimated $100 million (inflation-adjusted $500 million) in revenue.  In the United States,…

Music – 1987 – Nobody Told Me There Would Be Days Like These – Put To MLB Baseball Bloopers Hilites

DOG ASIDE:  One of the great truths of life is found in these simple words…. “Nobody told me there’d be days like these.”….which like so many thoughts from The Beatles spoke volumes to a generation of young folks for so many years….and still does today.  When these words and this melody are applied in sync to what happens…

MLB – 1985 – The Budweiser Clydesdales At Busch Stadium For World Series Game 3 With Royals Vs Cardinals

DOG ASIDE: The Budweiser Clydesdales are a group of Clydesdale horses used for promotions and commercials by the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company. There are several “hitches” or teams of horses that travel around the United States….and others that remain in their official homes at the company headquarters at the Anheuser-Busch brewery complex in St. Louis, Missouri….or at Merrimack, New Hampshire.  At St. Louis, they are housed in…