Comedy – 1977 – Special – Dan Akroyd + Steve Martin – Two Wild And Crazy Guys – Ping Pong

DOG ASIDE: The comedic talents of Dan Akroyd and Steve Martin were on display throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s on many episodes of Saturday Night Live.….with the skits of Two Wild and Crazy Guys being some of their funniest work….as seen in this video herewith….where the skit is titled “Ping Pong”…..which features SNL icons Jane Curtain and Gilda…

Music – 1978 – Sting & The Police – We Are Spirits In A Material World

DOG COMMENTARY:   The Police were a British rock band formed in London in 1977…..who for most of their history the band consisted of Sting (lead vocals, bass guitar, primary songwriter)….Andy Summers (guitar)….and Stewart Copeland (drums, percussion)…..as The Police became globally popular in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s….who are generally regarded as one of the first new-wave groups to achieve mainstream success …..while playing a style of rock influenced by punk, reggae,…

Music – 1979 – The Rolling Stones – Someone To Lean On + You Make A Grown Man Cry + Honky Tonk Woman

DOG ASIDE: There are really only two musical groups that rank as the best rock and roll musicians of all time…..The Beatles and The Rolling Stones….as all other great rock groups are merely pretenders to the crown of best of all time….and t The Beatles with members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr became widely regarded as the…

Comedy – 1976 – Bette Midler – The Divine Miss M’s Live Stand Up Routine

DOG ASIDE:  Without question, Bette Midler, The Divine Miss M, is the sum total of many outstanding talents including….singing, acting, impersonating, story telling, costume changing, musical skits, comedy and stand-up routines…. which combine to create one of the truly greatest entertainers of all time….man or woman.  As far as this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphiles is concerned…..one…

Fast Pitch Softball – 1988 – Special – Tribute To Eddie Feigner – The King And His Court

DOG COMMENTARY:  There are heroes and then there are HEROES….and fast pitch softball pitcher Eddie “The King” Feigner is one of those HEROS….as anointed by the original Sportsphile back in 1957 in Midland, Texas…..and then re-confirmed as one of those HEROES in 1965 in Odessa, TX….when The King and His Court barnstormed throughout West Texas…..while playing the very best…

Music – 1979 – Austin City Limits – Larry Gatlin + The Gatlin Brothers – She Is A Broken Lady

DOG COMMENTARY; Larry Gatlin is known for his rich falsetto singing style and for the unique pop-inflected songs he wrote and recorded in the 1970’s and 1980’s….with some of his biggest hits include “Broken Lady”….“All the Gold in California”….“Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer to You)”….“She Used to Be Somebody’s Baby” and “Talkin’ to the Moon”. …

TV Ads – 1980 – Lucite Paint + Peanuts Charlie Brown And Snoopy For MetLife Insurance

DOG COMMENTARY:  Two of the most loved characters in the USA of all time are Charlie Brown and Snoopy from the comic strip Peanuts….and no one understood this more than the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company….who began using this Dynamic Duo for their advertising campaigns in 1950….and decided just this year in 2018 to drop Charles Schultz’s…

Music – 1977 – Austin City Limits – Willie Nelson + The Family Band – Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

DOG ASIDE: I just finished posting a story about another Austin “home boy” icon while telling the story and showing the video of The Tyler Rose Earl Campbell…..the University of Texas “gold standard icon” for Longhorn football….Earl Campbell, running back performing during his Heisman Trophy winning year…..and then comes along this music video seen herewith….as Willie Nelson and his Family…

Music – 1976 To 1981 – Special – The Best Of Austin City Limits

DOG ASIDE:  This Best of Austin City Limits – 1976 To 1981 provides a look at the vast diversity of “top shelf” music from The Charlie Daniels Band playing People Down In Texas….to Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers singing She’s A Broken Lady….to country legend Willie Nelson and the Family Band doing Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain….to R…