Bobsled – 1985 – World 4 Man Bobsled Championships – Cervinia Italy – Part I

DOG ASIDE:  During the 1980’s, the bobsled teams from the Deutsches Democratic Republic (East Germany) ruled the competitions around the world….partly because their sleds were manufactured with a special aerodynamic material that made them faster than the rest of the world’s sleds….for which the world bobsled governing body would change the rules to make this…

TV Ads – 1983 – Lacks Furniture + Horseshoe Bay TX + NBCs Dallas Promo + Siskel & Ebert

DOG COMMENTARY: Lacks Furniture was as success in 1985….and is still going strong in 2018….as it has become an Austin furniture tradition for shoppers….featuring top-named brands from all over the world. Horseshoe Bay is a city in Llano and Burnet counties in the U.S. state of Texas….which is located on Lake Lyndon B. Johnson and the south branch of the Colorado River….and it is known in the region…

Boxing – 1973 – Highlights – World Heavyweight Title Fight – Joe Frazier Vs George Foreman

DOG ASIDE:  This short 2 minute video is jammed-packed with great footage….as legendary heavyweight champion Big George Foreman does an absolute beat-down of another legendary heavyweight champion Smokin Joe Frazier in their classic title fight in 1973….as this dramatic 2nd and final round to the fight is brought to you by none other than legendary boxing broadcaster Howard Cosell….which…

TV Ads – 1982 – Kmart + Call To Glory Promo + Car Quest Auto Parts + Interwest Bank Austin

DOG COMMENTARY: Kmart Corporation (simply known as Kmart and stylized as 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….and formed a new corporation under the name Sears Holdings Corporation….as Kmart was transferred to the new Sears Holdings Corporation.  The company known as Kmart was incorporated in 1916….while the first Kmart named store…

TV Ads – 1981 – Foley’s Stores Men’s Sales + Burger King + Crown Furniture

DOG COMMENTARY:  Foley’s was a chain of department stores owned by May Department Stores and headquartered in Downtown Houston, Texas….which was a true Texas tradition….which as of August 30, 2005, the division was dissolved and operation of the stores were assumed by Federated’s Macy’s West and Macy’s South divisions.  Until that time….Foley’s operated stores in Texas, Colorado, Louisiana, Arizona, Oklahoma and New Mexico. On September 9, 2006…

TV Ads – 1978 – KXAN Ch 36 Austin Programming Promos Of Magnum P I + Marx Bro Night At The Opera

DOG ASIDE:  KXAN Channel 36 TV is an NBC affiliated television station licensed to Austin, Texas….as the station is owned by Nexstar Media Group as part of a duopoly with Llano licensed MyNetworkTV affiliate KBVO  (channel 14)….as Nexstar also operates CW affiliate KNVA (channel 54) under a local marketing agreement with owner Vaughan Media. The three stations share studios on West Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (between the Old West Austin section of Austin…

Comedy – 1981 – Special – Robin Williams – Live At The Great American Music Hall In San Francisco

DOG PHILOSOPHY:  As the years pass by….I have become increasingly aware of how thin the line is between “genius and insanity” and “comedy and tragedy” …..as our vintage video library has provided sufficient evidence to my point….and none more poignant than Robin Williams….whom as a comedian, I consider with the “best of the best”….cuz it doesn’t…

TV Ads – 1983 – Lee Trevino For Toyota Trucks + Jimmy Connors For Paine Webber + Toyota Camry

DOG ASIDE:  These 1983 television ads feature two of our favorite “mavericks in sports” here at ImaSportsphile…..golfer Lee Trevino and tennis player Jimmy Connors….both of which are legends in their sport….as Trevino is an icon for Mexican Americans….who is often referred to as “The Merry Mex” and “Supermex” due to his perchance to have fun while excelling at his sport….as both…