TV Ads – 1979 – Wells Lamont Grips Gloves + Alka Seltzer Antiacid

DOG ASIDE: Wells Lamont Retail Group is a predominantly online retail store that features leather gloves, socks and accessories….which are also sold at Walmart and other major reatailers….and is a subsidiary of the Marmon Group….an industrial United States holding company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois….which was founded by Jay Pritzker and Robert Pritzker in 1953 (as Colson Corporation)…..and has been held by the Berkshire Hathaway group since 2013.…

Golf – 1978 To 1982 – Highlights – Liberty Of Mutual Legends Of Golf Tournament – Onion Creek Austin

DOG COMMENTARY: The Liberty of Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament was played at Onion Creek Country Club in Austin, Texas from 1978 to 1989….as it is often called “The tournament that launched the Champions Tour”….as   Liberty Mutual was the main sponsor of the tournament.  Today, the Bass Pro Shops have the sponsorship of the tournament….which is known as…

TV Ads – 1984 – Goodyear Eagle Tires + Harris 3M Copiers + Coors Beer

DOG COMMENTARY: Just two years after this commercial….the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in October 1986….was a victim of a Greenmail attack….as British financier James Goldsmith in conjunction with the investment group Hanson….purchased 11.5% of Goodyear’s outstanding common stock…. and threatened to take the company over….when on November 20, 1986…..Goodyear acquired all of the 12,549,400 shares of stock held by Goldsmith’s…

TV Ads – 1983 – GMC SUVs + Sears Stores + Tommy Lasorda For Diet Coke & ABCs Jesse Promo

DOG COMMENTARY: GMC (General Motors Truck Company) was formally the GMC Division of General Motors LLC….but now is a division of the American automobile manufacturer General Motors (GM) that primarily focuses on trucks and utility vehicles….as GMC sells pickup and commercial trucks, buses, vans, military vehicles, and sport utility vehicles (SUV) marketed worldwide by General Motors.  This 1983 GMC truck commercial was right at the start of what would become Surburban….which was…

MLB – 1981 – Special – CNN Keith Olbermann Reporting On The MLB Strike Ending

DOG ASIDE: The 1981 Major League Baseball strike was the first work stoppage in Major League Baseball since the 1972 Major League Baseball strike that resulted in regular season games being cancelled. Overall, it was the 4th work stoppage since 1972, but actions in 1973, 1976, and 1980 did not result in any regular season games being cancelled. The strike began on…

Comedy – 1982 – Special – Steve Martin + Fluffy The Wonder Dog – The Winds Of Whoopie

DOG COMMENTARY:    Any time I get to write about another fellow dog star like lil ole L E….it really brings joy to my heart ….so, Fluffy The Wonder Dog, one of the stars in this video herewith….who from what I see, I like Fluffy…..wouldn’t mind finding his “paw prints” under my bed at night….cuz one thing about…

TV Ads – 1983 – GM Car Warranty + McDonalds + U S Sprint LD + Whitney Houston For Diet Coke

DOG COMMENTARY: It seems to us at ImaSportshile that the huge car manufacturer General Motors started to put vehicles on the road at the start of the decade of the 1970’s that incorporated the concept of “economic obsolescence” in all of their cars….so, instead of a GM car staying operational on the road for 400,000 to 500,000…

TV Ads – 1983 – Chevrolet S-10 Blazer + Canon Mini Cameras + Alan Alda For AtariWriter

DOG ASIDE: Chevrolet Blazer can refer to one of several Truck models from General Motors including the full-size Chevrolet Blazer which was based on the C/K pickup chassis and built from 1969 to 1999….the compact and mid-size Chevrolet S-10 Blazer based on the S-10 pickup and built from 1983 to 2005….as seen in this video herewith….and the Chevrolet Trail…

Gymnastics – 1977 – International Meet – USA Vs Romania – With Kirk Thomas + Nadia Comaneci

DOG ASIDE:  The three featured gymnasts in this 1977 International Competition between Team USA verses Team Romania were USA’s Peter Kormann and teammate Kirk Thomas along with Romania’s Nadia Comaneci….who were all “top shelf” in their disciplines performed in this video herewith…..as the viewer gets to see Kormann in his specialty, the floor exercise….and Thomas on…