NFL – 1986 – ESPN Monday Night Match Up – Week 15 – Bears Vs Lions – Hosts Berman + Sherman + Sabol

DOG ASIDE: This video is a priceless piece of ESPN history in our ImaSportsphile video museum….as 1986 was when ESPN got the rights to Monday Night Football….as prior to each game….they aired the program Monday Night Match Up ….with host Chris Berman, Coach Allie Sherman and Steve Sabol (of NFL Films fame)…. as Monday Night Football was…

Music – 1978 – The Orange Blossom Special – Mel Tillis + Merle Haggard + Charlie Daniels + Et Al

DOG ASIDE: The fiddle tune “Orange Blossom Special” is about the passenger train of the same name….which was written by Ervin T. Rouse in 1938. The original recording was created by Ervin and Gordon Rouse in 1939. It is often called simply The Special. It has been referred to as the fiddle player’s national anthem. By the 1950’s, it had become a perennial favorite at bluegrass festivals….where…

TV Ads – 1982 – Dick Van Dyke For Kodak Cameras + Windex + Dr Pepper + Jack In The Box

DOG COMMENTARY: Kodak cameras and film have been a success story since 1898….as one of the dominant players in the industry until 2012….when the company went through Chapter 11 bankruptcy…. after which it sold its photographic film, scanners and kiosk operations…..but back in 1982 when this commercial aired….they were at the top of the heap…

NCAAW Basketball – 1985 – Special – Best Player In Womens College Basketball – USC Cheryl Miller

DOG COMMENTARY: In addition to being one of the all-time best women’s collegiate basketball players….Cheryl Miller is currently the women’s basketball coach at Cal State LA….and a former sportscaster for TNT….as she performs duties as a sideline reporter for NBA games on TNT Sports….plus she also works for NBA TV as a reporter and analyst having worked previously as a sportscaster for ABC Sports, TBS…

MLB – 1981 – CNN Special – Pete Rose Bypasses Stan Musial NL Hits Record With 3631 Hits

DOG ASIDE: We at ImaSportsphile cherish each and ever piece of Pete Rose video that we have in our Baseball Section herewith….for here was a player who could walk out his front door….and the controversy would begin….and like the “dust storm around Pigpen”….the storms of controversy were all around his….his aggressive style of play, his fierce competitiveness, his…

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…

MLB – 1981 – Highlights Special All Star Game – Cleveland Municipal Stadium – With Mel Allen

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1981 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 52nd playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL)….as the game was held on August 9, 1981, at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio…which was the the home of the Cleveland Indians of the American League in 1981..   This was one of only two All-Star Games to be played…

TV Ads – 1982 – Cliff Robertson For AT&T + STP Gas Treatment + Timex Watches

DOG COMMENTARY: Actor Cliff Robertson was a long time pitch man for AT&T ….especially during the years after the US government broke them up for being a monopoly in the telecommunications industry….as all of the new companies became their competitiors….who were also advertising vigorously….so, Cliff was basically pitching that although all these new telecommunications companies…

TV Ads – 1984 – Aveeno Bath + McDonalds + Trans America Insurance + Tab Soda

DOG COMMENTARY: Aveeno is a brand of skin care and hair care products in the United States….which is owned by American consumer goods and pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson.  Aveeno was founded in 1945….with its first product being their Soothing Bath Treatment….as seen in this video herewith. The active ingredient in all Aveeno products are colloidal oats and/or oat extracts…