TV Ads – 1979 – Armor All + Ben-Gay + Walt Garrison For Skoal Dip + Sears Tires

DOG COMMENTARY: Armor All is a line of car care products manufactured by American company Armored AutoGroup of Danbury, Connecticut….whose sprays, gels, liquids and wipes are specifically designed to clean, shine, and protect most interior and exterior automobile surfaces.  The company that became Armor All was started in 1972 by entrepreneur and marketer Alan Rypinski….which Rypinski sold all of the rights…

MLB – 1978 – Music Special – Take Me Out To The Ball Game + Great Photos Of Fans

DOG ASIDE: There are great songs that tell great stories….but none quite like “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”….and when you combine great words with great notes….and put those two together with great photos….you’ve got this video herewith….for this is without a doubt the best rendition of “Take Me Out To The Ball Game”  that had ever…

MLB – 1978 – Music Special – Take Me Out To The Ball Game + Great Photos Of Fans

DOG ASIDE: There’s a beautiful old story that tells of new arrivals at the Pearly Gates of Heaven….arguing loudly as to who should enter first….“I should be first” proclaimed one man…“I spent my life trying to make men wiser, I was a professor”….“No, No, No,  I should be first” proclaimed another man….“for I was a banker, I…

Horse Racing – 1982 – NBC Special – Bob Costas Salutes Triple Crown Winner Secretariat

DOG COMMENTARY:  There is no question that race horses are athletes….who embody the same qualities as competitiveness, persistence, perserverance, heart….they got it all….and it doesn’t take a lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile to see that….but for me, it’s the speed and grace that WOWs me….which brings up a “sports point” with me….two sports that don’t get…

TV Ads – 1978 – J C Penney Battery + Bonnie Bell 10-06 Lotion + Long John Silvers + Amalie Oil

DOG COMMENTARY: On February 12, 1971, James Cash Penney died at the age of 95….and out of respect for his death….the company’s stores were closed for the morning of February 16 during his funeral.  That year, the company’s revenues reached $5 billion (equivalent to $30.2 billion in 2018) for the first time and catalog business made a…

Boxing – 1978 – 12 Round WBC Lightweight Title Fight – Alexis Arguello Vs Jim Watt

DOG COMMENTARY: Alexis Arguello traveled to England to lift the WBC Lightweight Championship from Jim Watt….when after fighting a chess match for the opening rounds,…the boxing legend Arguello began to find Watt with power shots in the 4th round….then after a devastating left hook put Watt on the seat of his pants in the 7th….…

Boxing – 1978 – 12 Rnd WBC Light Heavyweight Title Fight – Marvin Johnson Vs Mate Parlov

DOG COMMENTARY:   Marvin “Pops” Johnson is an American former boxer….who was a 3-time light-heavyweight champion of the world…..who fought as an amateur in the 1972 Munich Olympics….where he won the bronze medal …. and made his way up the professional ranks in the light heavyweight division soon thereafter….when Pops lost to Matthew Saad Muhammad and Lottie Mwale in the build-up….but would win the WBC light heavyweight title…

Boxing – 1978 – 10 Round Lightweight Bout – Andy Ganigan Vs Rodolfo Gato Gonzalez – Rnds 1 – 6

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1978 lightweight boxing fight between Gato Gonzalez verses Andy Ganigan…. featured one super great lightweight in Gonzalez against one really good lightweight in Ganigan during the Golden Age of Boxing from 1964 to 1999.  Rodolfo González was a Mexican boxer and former WBC Lightweight Champion also known as El Gato…. who started his career very young at…