Tennis – 1983 – US Open Mens Qtr Finals – Ivan Llendl Vs Mats Wilander – 3rd Set

 DOG ASIDE: This 1983 US Open Tennis Championship quarterfinals match 3rd Set between the 17 year old Swede, Mats Wilander verses the rising Czech star Ivan Lendl….was a good match that had Lendl not won the tie-breaker in set three….the young Wilander with his young legs just might have changed the outcome of this match….and…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – CBS Preview NCAAM + NCAAW March Madness – Hosts Musberger + Billy Packer

DOG COMMENTARY:  I absolutely love Billy Packer’s Misssion Impossible opening to this wonderful piece of NCAA men’s and women’s basketball history that is just priceless.  In 1985, CBS was already the gold standard for the phenomena known as March Madness…..as I would imagine that this program was well watched by every part of every state in the…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Men’s Finals – Ivan Lendl VS Boris Becker

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 Wimbledon Championships played at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in England was the 100th edition of the Wimbledon Championships…which  were held from June 23 to July 6, 1986….and in recognition of the 100th championship….the two oldest living Wimbledon singles champions were invited to present the singles championship trophies….as Jean Borotra presented the gentlemen’s…

NCAA Football – 1986 – Rose Bowl Classic – Iowa Hawkeyes VS UCLA Bruins – 4th Quarter

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1986 Rose Bowl was covered by NBC Sports with their legendary broadcast team of Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen at the mikes….as the UCLA Bruins soundly defeat the Iowa Hawkeyes by a score of 45 – 28…but the aftermath of this 1986 Rose Bowl is worth being noted.  Iowa missed an outside…

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…