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…

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…