TV Ads – 1978 – KVET Country Music Radio + Capital National Bank

DOG ASIDE:  Many of the videos in our TV Ads section here at ImaSportsphile are national commercial for national brands of products….however, this particular video features two of the Austin, Texas business that have been major players in and around Austin for over 50 years….KVET Country Music Radio and Capital National Bank of Austin.   Shortly…

TV Ads – 1979 – KVUE Ch 24 News Brief + Bubblicious Gum + Burt Lancaster For MCI Long Distance

DOG COMMENTARY: KVUE Channel 24 is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Austin, Texas….and is owned by Tegna, Inc……and their studios are located on Steck Avenue just east of Loop 1 in northwest Austin…. with its transmitter being located on the West Austin Antenna Farm just west of downtown Austin (which it shares with KEYE-TV).  The station first signed on the air on September 12, 1971….and was originally operated by…

NCAA Football – 1984 – Red River Shootout – Texas Longhorns Vs Oklahoma Sooners – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY: The Red River Rivalry….commonly called The Red River Showdown, Red River Classic or Red River Shootout….is truly one of the greatest parties to go to every year for the past 118 years….culminated by one of the best college football rivalries in the USA….is played annually at the Cotton Bowl stadium in Dallas, Texas….during the third weekend of the State…

NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy tells the story about taking Rags Murphy….only the best “fan ragger” in the history of sports fandom….to the Texas Longhons men’s basketball games at the University of Texas Erwin Center every time they played against the University of Arkansas Razorbacks from 1976 thru 1982….for these two teams were coached by two legends of…

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…

TV Ads – 1979 – Ch 36 News Baby Boomer Babies + Yellow Rose Texas Nightclub + Diet Pepsi Soda

DOG COMMENTARY: KXAN Channel 36 Austin starts off this video with a TV program promo of a special that the channel ran shortly thereafter this commercial was aired….promoting a story about the numbers of Baby Boomer Babies being brought into the world as the Baby Boomer Generation began getting productive in the reproduction arena.  The Yellow Rose…

Music – 1978 – Austin City Limits – Charlie Daniels Band – People In Texas

DOG ASIDE:  CharlIe Daniels is an American multi-instrumentalist, lyricist and singer….who is known for his contributions to country, bluegrass and Southern rock music. He is perhaps best known for his number-one country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”…..as Daniels has been active as a singer and musician since the 1950’s.  He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008….the Musicians Hall of…

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 – 1979 – Clairol Shampoo + Star Club Austin + Rod N Custom Car Show + Janet Stockard Attorney

DOG COMMENTARY: According to writer Malcolm Gladwell….Clairol products captured the feminist sensibilities of the day with a shampoo-in hair color and memorable advertising slogans….as author of social psychology bestsellers (The Tipping Point and Blink)….Gladwell wrote in “True Colors” (a 1999 New Yorker history of hair dye), “In writing the history of women in the postwar era, did we forget something important? Did we leave out hair?”….where as in…