TV Ads – 1982 – J C Penney + Revlon Flex Shampoo + Aim Toothpaste + Final Touch Fabric Softener

DOG COMMENTARY: J. C. Penney (stylized as JCPenney) is an American department store chain with 1,095 locations in 49 U.S. states and Puerto Rico….where in addition to selling conventional merchandise….JCPenney stores often house several leased departments such as Sephora, Seattle’s Best Coffee, salons, optical centers, portrait studios and jewelry repair.  Most JCPenney stores are located in suburban shopping malls…..but before 1966….most of its stores were located in downtown…

TV Ads – 1984 – AT&T Products + L A Beer + Johnson Controls

DOG COMMENTARY: AT&T Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered at Whitacre Tower in downtown Dallas, Texas….as AT&T is the world’s largest telecommunications company….while being the second largest provider of mobile telephone services….and the largest provider of fixed telephone services in the United States.  AT&T Inc. began its history as Southwestern Bell Telephone Company….which was a subsidiary of the Bell Telephone Company….which was founded by Alexander Graham Bell in 1880.  Bell Telephone…

Comedy – 1982 – Special – Robin Williams Live – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco

DOG COMMENTARY: This video ranks with the best of the best of ImaSportsphiles 2100 videos currently posted on our site….as our vintage video museum continues to grow with new videos coming every day….for this Robin Williams video ia an absolute “solitaire diamond” in our treasure chest of memories….cuz every time that Bone Daddy and I watch…

TV Ads – 1985 – IBM Fractal Geometry Computers + Lipton Tea + K Mart + KTVV Ch 24 Newsbrief + Plexar

DOG COMMENTARY: This IBM computer ad focuses on their introduction of fractal geometry into their computers….which allowed such applications as finding pockets of crude oil below the ground….as the ideas in the fractals, both as a body of knowledge and as a metaphor, an incredibly important way of looking at the world in the future.  Lipton…

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…

Golf – 1978 To 1982 – Highlights – Liberty Of Mutual Legends Of Golf Tournament – Onion Creek Austin

DOG COMMENTARY: The Liberty of Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament was played at Onion Creek Country Club in Austin, Texas from 1978 to 1989….as it is often called “The tournament that launched the Champions Tour”….as   Liberty Mutual was the main sponsor of the tournament.  Today, the Bass Pro Shops have the sponsorship of the tournament….which is known as…

TV Ads – 1984 – Goodyear Eagle Tires + Harris 3M Copiers + Coors Beer

DOG COMMENTARY: Just two years after this commercial….the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in October 1986….was a victim of a Greenmail attack….as British financier James Goldsmith in conjunction with the investment group Hanson….purchased 11.5% of Goodyear’s outstanding common stock…. and threatened to take the company over….when on November 20, 1986…..Goodyear acquired all of the 12,549,400 shares of stock held by Goldsmith’s…

TV Ads – 1983 – GMC SUVs + Sears Stores + Tommy Lasorda For Diet Coke & ABCs Jesse Promo

DOG COMMENTARY: GMC (General Motors Truck Company) was formally the GMC Division of General Motors LLC….but now is a division of the American automobile manufacturer General Motors (GM) that primarily focuses on trucks and utility vehicles….as GMC sells pickup and commercial trucks, buses, vans, military vehicles, and sport utility vehicles (SUV) marketed worldwide by General Motors.  This 1983 GMC truck commercial was right at the start of what would become Surburban….which was…

MLB – 1981 – Special – CNN Keith Olbermann Reporting On The MLB Strike Ending

DOG ASIDE: The 1981 Major League Baseball strike was the first work stoppage in Major League Baseball since the 1972 Major League Baseball strike that resulted in regular season games being cancelled. Overall, it was the 4th work stoppage since 1972, but actions in 1973, 1976, and 1980 did not result in any regular season games being cancelled. The strike began on…