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…

TV Ads – 1979 – Joe Theismann For Igloo Coolers + Alka Seltzer

DOG ASIDE: This 1979 Igloo Coolers tv ad features Redskins QB Joe Theismann pitching the value of Igloo Coolers…which is an American manufacturer of ice chests, drink containers and supporting accessories….which is headquartered in Katy, Texas…while being started in 1947….as a small metalworking shop that made metal water coolers for blue collar workers….and today, Igloo Products is a leading…

Gymnastics – 1977 – ABC Special – Inside Look At Romanian Coach Bela Karolyi + His Training

DOG COMMENTARY: Some of my most favorite videos in our entire video museum are these short little clips like this one that feature multiple legends in sports….like legendary Jim McKay, the broadcaster at ABC’s Wide World of Sports….as well as legendary gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi….who led multiple Romanian and American gymnasts to Olympic gold….so, I’ve decided…

Boxing – 1978 – 10 Round Lightweight Bout – J C Kim Vs Robin Blake

DOG COMMENTARY: There is not a great deal of boxing information on J C Kim….mainly because this was his 1st and last fight….but in researching Rockin Robin Blake….we found this wonderful piece written about him as follows; By “Big” Bill Bradshaw Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini joined RSR’s CEO “Bad” Brad Berkwitt on the RSR podcast show this…