TV Ads – 1986 – MLB Great Yaz For Miller High Life Beer + Jeep Wrangler Vehicles + Kemper Open Golf

DOG ASIDE: The Miller Brewing Company is an American beer brewing company headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin….which was owned until October 11, 2016 by the MillerCoors division of the SABMiller–Molson Coors joint venture. The company has brewing facilities in Albany, Georgia…Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin ….Fort Worth, Texas….Irwindale, California….Milwaukee, Wisconsin….and Trenton, Ohio.  On July 1, 2008, Miller formed MillerCoors, a joint venture with rival Molson Coors to consolidate the production…

TV Ads – 1986 – Sumo Wrestlers For Dodge Colt Cars + All State Insurance

DOG ASIDE: The Dodge Colt were subcompact cars manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors and marketed by Dodge for model years 1971-1994 as captive imports. Badge engineered variants included the Plymouth Champ and Plymouth Colt, marketed by Plymouth.  The Colt was initially a rebadged variant of the rear-wheel drive Galant and Lancer families before shifting to the smaller front-wheel drive Mitsubishi Mirage subcompacts in 1979. The Allstate Corporation is one of the largest insurance providers in the United States….and one of the…

TV Ads – 1987 – Michelob Light Beer + Kelloggs Raisin Bran Cereal + National Biz Employment Weekly

DOG ASIDE: Michelob/Michelob Light are 4.7% ABV pale lager beer developed by Adolphus Busch in 1896 as a “draught beer for connoisseurs”.  In 1961, Anheuser-Busch produced a pasteurized version of Michelob/Michelob Light….which allowed legal shipment of the beer across state lines. Bottled beer began to be shipped soon after….and the brand was introduced in cans in 1966…..as bottled  Michelob/Michelob Light was originally sold in a uniquely shaped bottle named…

MLB – 1985 – The Budweiser Clydesdales At Busch Stadium For World Series Game 3 With Royals Vs Cardinals

DOG ASIDE: The Budweiser Clydesdales are a group of Clydesdale horses used for promotions and commercials by the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company. There are several “hitches” or teams of horses that travel around the United States….and others that remain in their official homes at the company headquarters at the Anheuser-Busch brewery complex in St. Louis, Missouri….or at Merrimack, New Hampshire.  At St. Louis, they are housed in…

Golf – 1985 – Special – Promo For The Mazda Champions Tournament With Arnold Palmer + Nancy Lopez

DOG ASIDE: This short video clip is a promo for The Mazda Champions Tournament from Jamaica….which features members of the PGA (Professional Golf Association) like Arnold Palmer and Don January playing side-by-side with members of the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) like Nancy Lopez for $500,000….which was quite a lot of money for a non-sanctioned…

TV Ads – 1985 – Count Dracula For Bud Light + GTE Long Distance + 49ers QB Joe Montana For Hersheys

DOG ASIDE: Since the largest percentage of our TV ads here at ImaSportsphile come from past sporting events….I can truthfully say that Anheiser-Busch….the makers of Budweiser, Bud Light and Michelob….do more advertising than any other product that we showcase in our incredible vintage TV Ads section. The decade of the 1980’s saw Bud Light Beer commercials…

NBA – 1986 – Special – Be All You Can Be – Highlights Of Michael Jordan In His Rookie Bulls Season

DOG ASIDE: For the decade of the 1980’s….the U.S. Army sponsored a sports highlights video program called Be All You Can Be…..which tied every person in the military or even considered joining the military to be like Mike….by being a member of the U.S. Army…..and this particular Be All You Can Be promo featured the one and only Michael…

TV Ads – 1986 – Hewlett Packard Computers + NBA Greats Larry Bird + Magic Johnson For Converse Shoes

DOG ASIDE As depicted in a new play, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird had their share of awkward moments before a friendship developed.  On one side of the stage is actor Tug Coker playing Larry Bird. On the opposite end is Kevin Daniels in the role of Magic Johnson. Each is talking on a phone with…

NBA – 1986 – Music Special – I Want To Play My Game Tonight – Americas Game It Is FANtastic

DOG ASIDE:  The NBA has been running advertisements for the league that carries the moniker “NBA America’s Game, It’s FANtastic” for many many years…..in which they sync NBA highlights with music…..as seen in this video herewith to the music of I Want To Play My Game Tonight.   To this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile….this “It’s FANtastic” campaign to promote the NBA…