NCAAM Basketball – 1977 – SWC Game – Texas VS Arkansas – 1st Half – With Abe Lemons + Eddie Sutton

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1979 Southwest Conference Game of the Week featured two very good and talented teams….which were coached by two legendary college coaches…..with Eddie Sutton at Arkansas University….and Abe Lemons at the University of Texas….both in the College Basketball Hall of Fame….as the Longhorns and the Razorbacks were arch rivals throughout the tenure of…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – NBC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs USC Trojans – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1979 NBC men’s basketball Game of the Week between the USC Trojans verses the Texas Longhorns features two teams that entered this game with records of 10 – 4.  The Longhorns were coming off an impressive N.I.T. Championship the year before to end the 1978 season….while returning four starters. with C Gary…

Boxing – Amateur – 1979 – USA Vs USSR – Host Vern Lundquist – Live In Moscow

DOG ASIDE: This 1970 edition of ABC’s Wide World of Sports with host Vern Lundquist….a future broadcasting legend….especially with SEC college football broadcasts….as the USA Boxing Team takes on the USSR in Moscow….as both the USA and USSR teams prepare for the upcoming 1980 Moscow Olympics.  The Americans brought their “young team” to this international amateur boxing competition….leaving…

Boxing – Amateur – 1979 – Pan American Games – USAs Jackie Beard + Richard Sandoval + Benard Taylor

DOG COMMENTARY:  Back in the day during the Golden Age of Boxing from 1964 – 1995…..as boxing became a major programming component to dang near all television networks….especially in and around the mid-1970’s to the late 1980’s…..as they carried many live boxing events….all of which were not necessarily live professional bouts….for the networks were also shining lots…

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…

NCAA Football – 1977 – Special – SWC Highlights – Texas Longhorns Undefeated Season In Review

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1977 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1977 NCAA Division I football season….as the Longhorns finished the regular season with an 11–0 record….while RB Earl Campbell won the Heisman Trophy….when he led the nation in rushing with 1,744 yards….and  became the first recipient of the Davey O’Brien Memorial Trophy….which was awarded to the most…

TV Ads – 1979 – James Garner For Mazda Cars + Busch Beer + Gillette Atra Plus Razors

DOG COMMENTARY: The Mazda Familia, also marketed prominently as the Mazda 323 and Mazda Protegé was a small family car that was manufactured by Mazda between 1963 and 2003. The Familia line was replaced by the Mazda3/Axela for 2004….which was marketed as the Familia in Japan….and for export, earlier models were sold with nameplates including: “800”, “1000”, “1200”, and “1300”. In North America….as the 1200 was replaced by…

TV Ads – 1978 – Maxithins Feminine Pads + Avon + Tab Soda + American Express Travelers Checks

DOG COMMENTARY: Avon Products, Inc, known as Avon, was founded by David H. McConnell in 1886 as a direct selling company in beauty, household, and personal care categories…..who had annual sales of $5.7 billion worldwide in 2016.  It is the fifth-largest beauty company….and with 6.4 million representatives, is the second largest direct selling enterprise in the world (after Amway).  As a boy in West Texas,…

TV Ads – 1979 – Master Locks + Don Shula For Hyponex Lawns + Midas Brakes + Peanuts For Met Life

DOG COMMENTARY: Master Lock is an American company that develops padlocks, combination locks, safes and related security products….which is now a subsidiary of Fortune Brands Home & Security….as Master Lock Company LLC was formed in 1921 by locksmith/inventor Harry E. Soref….which is now headquartered in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  In 1970, the company was purchased by American Brands from Soref’s heirs…. which was later renamed to Fortune Brands. …