TV Ads – 1979- Fiat Cars + Robt Conrad For Eveready Batteries + Jack In The Box + Dragone Wine

DOG COMMENTARY: Fiat Automobiles is the largest automobile manufacturer in Italy….which is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles….when Fiat reorganized its automobile business….and traces its history back to 1899 when the first Fiat automobile, the Fiat 4 HP, was produced.  During its more than century-long history Fiat remained the largest automobile manufacturer in Europe….as well as the third in…

Music – 1978 – Austin City Limits – Johnny Rodriquez + Willie Nelson – Jambalaya

DOG ASIDE:  One of my all-time favorite Hank William, Sr. songs ever written and performed by many was Jambalaya….and this rendition on Austin City Limits by Johnny Rodriquez and Willie Nelson is at the top of my favorite performances of this classic song. In 1978, Willie was obviously in his “mountain man” persona ….cuz he sure didn’t look the…

TV Ads – 1979 – Ch 36 News Baby Boomer Babies + Yellow Rose Texas Nightclub + Diet Pepsi Soda

DOG COMMENTARY: KXAN Channel 36 Austin starts off this video with a TV program promo of a special that the channel ran shortly thereafter this commercial was aired….promoting a story about the numbers of Baby Boomer Babies being brought into the world as the Baby Boomer Generation began getting productive in the reproduction arena.  The Yellow Rose…

NFL – 1974 – Great Teams Great Games – AFC Divisional Playoffs – Dolphins Vs Raiders

DOG COMMENTARY: In a play that became known as the “Sea of Hands”….the Raiders’ Clarence Davis somehow caught the winning touchdown pass with 24 seconds left in the game among “the sea of hands” of three Dolphins defenders. The game began when rookie receiver Nat Moore returned the opening kickoff 89 yards for a Miami touchdown…..then Miami defensive back Dick…

Boxing – 1978 – 15 Rnd WBC Heavyweight Title Fight – Ken Norton Vs Larry Holmes – With Howard Cosell

DOG COMMENTARY:  Man, when you talk about a televised fight on the highest order…you have got it here!….for within this video is heavyweight boxing legend Larry “The Easton Assasin” Holmes….who during the Golden Age of Boxing 1964 – 1999 became one of ImaSportsphile’s 7 Legends of Boxing in the heavyweight division….to include “Smokin’” Joe Frazier, “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali, “Big” George Foreman, “Iron” Mike Tyson, Evander “The Real…

Music – 1978 – Austin City Limits – Charlie Daniels Band – People In Texas

DOG ASIDE:  CharlIe Daniels is an American multi-instrumentalist, lyricist and singer….who is known for his contributions to country, bluegrass and Southern rock music. He is perhaps best known for his number-one country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”…..as Daniels has been active as a singer and musician since the 1950’s.  He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008….the Musicians Hall of…

Boxing – 1978 – 15 Round WBA Heavyweight Title Fight – Leon Spinks Vs Muhammad Ali – Fight 1

DOG COMMENTARY: Muhammad Ali vs. Leon Spinks was the World Boxing Council (WBC) professional boxing match contested on February 15, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada for the Undisputed Heavyweight Championship.  After his unanimous decision victory against Earnie Shavers….Muhammad Ali decided to face 1976 Olympic Gold medalist Leon Spinks….knowing that he’d have to face Ken Norton for the 4th time or lose his WBC belt after the # 1…

L E Story – Playing Little League Baseball With US Presidents And Corporate Power Brokers

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy and I were watching the World Series Game 4 the evening of Halloween night, October 31, 2010….when during the opening ceremonies the network cameramen were focusing their lenses while panning the crowd of those fans who had come to the game in their Halloween costumes.  Bone Daddy commented that for Halloween…all…

TV Ads – 1979 – KXAN Austin Ch 36 Joyce & Mel Show + Janet Stockard Attorney

DOG ASIDE: This video features an all Austin showcase of television commercials….including a popular local program that aired daily on KXAN Austin Channel 36 featuring local tv personalities Joyce Isaacs and Mel Pennington….which covered all things Austin….which folks seemed to love….cuz it was on the air for many years.  The other commercial on this particular…