TV Ads – 1985 – John Madden For Canon Cameras + Michelob Light Beer

DOG COMMENTARY:  There may never have been a more popular sports icon to ever do more television commercials than John Madden…..for he was the perfect pitchman for any and all products….cuz when you combined that “verbal exuberance” with his “big ole jolly Santa Claus” appearance….the advertising world has a perfect combination for a person to sell their product…..as evidence…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – Midwest Region Semifinals – Boston College Vs Memphis State

DOG ASIDE: In the 1980s, the Memphis State Tigers made seven NCAA tournaments….while winning three Metro Conference titles….and amassing a record of 230-87 (.726)….as star player C Keith Lee began playing for the Tigers in 1982….which was followed by Memphis State being ranked number one in both major national polls for the first time the same year. …

TV Ads – 1984 – Ken Brett For Lite + Dom Deluise For NCR + Right Guard + Gillette

DOG COMMENTARY: Miller Lite is known simply as Lite Beer….which is an 4.2% ABV American light pale lager sold by MillerCoors of Milwaukee, Wisconsin….whose major competitor is Anheuser-Busch’s Bud Light beer. What allowed Lite Beer to compete with the mega-giants Bud Light  was the advertising campaign that started back in the late-1960’s and continued all the way through the decade of the 1990’s….where personalities from the world…

TV Ads – 1984 – Kentucky Fried Chicken + Kemper Insurance + RCA + Walter Mondale For President

DOG COMMENTARY: KFC, until 1991 known as Kentucky Fried Chicken….is an American fast food restaurant chain that specializes in fried chicken….which is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky….and is currently the world’s second-largest restaurant chain (as measured by sales) after McDonald’s…..with almost 20,000 locations globally in 123 countries and territories as of December 2015. The chain is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands…. which is a restaurant…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Finals – Mixed Doubles + Tour Of Womens Lockers + Mens Doubles

DOG ASIDE:  This video starts with the 3rd game in set # 2 of the 1986 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles between Ken Flach + Kathy Jordan verses Heinz Gunthardt + Martina Navratilova…..in a match that Flach + Jordan continue on to win a 2nd set tie-breaker and win the title 6-3. 7-6.  The telecast shifts to…

TV Ads – 1984 – Kodak Film For LA Olympics + Jayne Kennedy For Tab Soda & True Value Hardware

DOG COMMENTARY: One of the major corporate sponsors of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games was Kodak Films….as their TV commercials that ran during the Olympics featured some of America’s top Olympic athletes like pole vaulter Mike Tully, 400m hurdler Edwin Moses, 100m sprinter Evelyn Ashford et al….as seen in this commercial herewith.  When you…

Special – 1987 – NBC Sports – The Year In Sports In Review – Host Bill Macatee

DOG COMMENTARY:  Let’s take a look at what took place in the year in sports in 1987….as Super Bowl XXI was won by the  New York Giants by a score of 39 – 20 over the Denver Broncos….while Fiesta Bowl featured the Penn State Nittany Lionswinning the national championship over the Miami Hurricanes by a score of 14 – 10….then…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO PreFight Special – 10 Round Heavyweights – Iron Mike Tyson Vs Jose Ribalta

DOG ASIDE:  In this 24 minute HBO pre-fight video for the 1986 telecast of the 10-round heavyweight fight between Iron Mike Tyson verses Jose Ribalta….the viewer is fortunate to have HBO Boxing commentary team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….who provide great highlights, interviews, personal profiles and expert analysis of the impending…