TV Ads – 1984 – William Devane For Chrysler Vans + Yogi Berra For Lite Beer

DOG COMMENTARY: The first-generation Chrysler minivans are a series of minivans produced and marketed by the Chrysler Corporation in North American and Europe from 1984 to 1990….which were sold in both passenger and cargo configurations….as this series in this ad is the first of six generations of Chrysler minivans….which makes this video just another piece of American history.  These Chrysler minivans were…

NCAA – 1980 – Championships – Outdoor Track & Field + Mens Volleyball USC Vs UCLA

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980 ABC Wide World of Sports coverage of the NCAA Track and Field Championships from Austin, Texas featuring broadcasting legend Keith Jackson and Marty Liqouri on the mike…..and the NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship between USC verses UCLA….with Steve Zabriskie and Diana Nyad covering the meet.. The 1980 NCAA Men’s Division I Outdoor Track and…

Boxing – 1982 – ABC In Studio Review – Heavyweight Title – Larry Holmes Vs Gerry Cooney – Part 1

DOG ASIDE: This ABC Wide World of Sports Special was televised the following week after the June 11, 1982 heavyweight title fight between # 1 ranked Gentleman Gerry Cooney, the challenger verses The Easton Assassin Larry Holmes, the champ…..as ABC devotes their entire Wide World of Sports program to an indepth review of the fight…..which included highlights of the…

Boxing – 1982 – ABC In Studio PostFight Review – WBC Heavyweight Title – Holmes Vs Cooney – Part 2

DOG ASIDE:  After Gentleman Gerry Cooney destroyed Ken Norton before coming into this fight with The Easton Assassin Champ Larry Holmes….the Great White Hope hype had never been higher since the day Rocky Marciano left the ring…..which sheds light on why ABC Sports went to the effort of putting this 40 minute program together….including highlights from the fight…..Howard Cosell’s analysis of…

NCAA Football – 1985 – SWC Game of the Week – Texas Longhorns Vs Arkansas Razorbacks – 1st Qtr

DOG ASIDE: The annual Southwest Conference (SWC) rivalry game between the University of Texas at Austin verses the Arkansas Razorbacks was truly a war that seemed to always have national championship ramifications….especially during the late 1960’s to the mid-80’s…..as it started with UT Coach Darrell Royal’s squads taking on UA Coach Frank Broyles’ teams from…

TV Ads – 1979 – Lone Star Beer + The Ice Capades At The Erwin Special Events Center

DOG ASIDE: The Lone Star Brewery was built and opened in 1884…as the first large mechanized brewery in Texas…..after Adolphus Busch, of Anheuser-Busch, founded it along with a group of San Antonio businessmen.  The original castle-like brewery building now houses the San Antonio Museum of Art.  Lone Star beer was the company’s main brand…..which was marketed as “The National Beer of Texas”…. which sponsored…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – Final Four Semifinals – Duke Blue Devils Vs Kansas Jayhawks

DOG ASIDE: Any time and any where that the Kansas Jayhawks go up against the Duke Blue Devils in college basketball….you can pretty well bet it is going to be a great game….and this 1986 meeting in one of the National Semifinal match-up was no exception.  Duke’s Coach K brought his Blue Devils team into…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Equestrian Team Show Jump + Boxing + Diving + Wrestling + Track 800m

DOG COMMENTARY: Day 11 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics took place on Tuesday, August 7th….as ABC’s coverage in this daytime 3 hour block of coverage featured the Equestrian Team Show Jumping preliminary round….with Team USA featuring Joe Fargis on Touch of Class….Conrad Homefeld on Abdulla ….Melanie Smith on Calypso…..and Leslie Howard on Albany…..as this eventual gold medal winning team…

NCAA Football – 1988 – Orange Bowl – Oklahoma Sooners Vs Miami Hurricanes – 4th Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1988 Orange Bowl featured “Game of the Century” type billing….as the undefeated and top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners faced off against undefeated and second-ranked Miami for the national championship….while adding to the hype was the recent on-field history between the teams…..for Oklahoma was a dominant force in college football….winning the national championship in 1985….and losing just one game…