TV Ads – 1980 – Dick Van Dyke For Polaroid + Coors Beer + Copper Dollar Bar + Southwest Airlines

DOG COMMENTARY:  This video clip of 1980 TV ads features FDS Feminine Spray which apparently made women “keep that fresh feeling longer”…..but we guess not long enough….cuz they’re not around today….but Polaroid Instant Cameras are still on the shelves today.   The instant camera is a type of camera which uses self-developing film to create a chemically developed print shortly after taking the…

TV Ads – 1979 – Excedrin + Vitalis For Men + Dodge Trucks + Bowl A Rama Bowling Lanes

DOG COMMENTARY: Excedrin is an over-the-counter headache pain reliever….typically in the form of tablets or caplets. It contains paracetamol (acetaminophen), aspirin, and caffeine. Until late 2005 it was manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb….but in July 2005 it was purchased by Novartis….along with other products from BMS’s over-the-counter business….and as of March 2015, GSK holds majority ownership of Excedrin through a joint venture transaction with Novartis. The brand became known for…

TV Ads – 1981- Duracell Batteries & Peerless Faucets & Sugars Mens Club & Yellow Pages

DOG ASIDE:  Long before the “Energizer Bunny” was moving all around and beating its drum…there was the “Duracell Dog”….who was a mechanical dog….who loved to startle and scare cats of all types. The Duracell Company was founded in 1924….which eventually became a part of the huge conglomerate. Proctor + Gamble….and was sold to Berkshire Hathaway in 2014….at a…

TV Ads – 1979 – Dr Pepper I’m A Pepper & RCA Video Recorder & H n R Block & Conan’s Pizza

DOG COMMENTARY:  No too long ago….I was asking Bone Daddy about some of the TV Ads that were coming up to be posted….and whether he has any memories from the vintage TV commercials….and he said that he and his good friend TNT both loved Dr. Pepper over Coke or Pepsi…..and that when they were with some girls…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – N I T Semifinal Game – Rutgers Knights Vs Texas Longhorns 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE:    We have written often about the 1978 Texas Longhorns Men’s Basketball Team….which was coached by our favorite coaching legend here at ImaSportsphile…the one and only A. E. “Abe” Lemons….and what I find when another Horns video roles to the front of the line to be posted….like this one herewith….and when that happens….we find…

NCAAW Basketball – 1986 – Pregame Special – NCAA Womens Finals – USC Vs Texas

DOG ASIDE:  This 1986 NCAA Women’s Basketball Finals Pregame Show….ESPN featured Leandra Reilly and Mimi Griffin….who were two of the pioneers of women’s basketball broadcasting….as the program starts off with Leandra Reilly interviewing the Lady Horns star player Clarissa Davis….who would eventually win the MVP of the Final Four.  This interview is followed by Mimi…

NCAA Football – 1986 – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns VS Texas A & M Aggies

DOG ASIDE: There are two major university systems of higher education in the State of Texas….the University of Texas System….and the University of Texas A & M System….as both systems are considered among the best in the country in regards to education, research, technology, medicine and athletics.    The Texas A&M University System is a state university system…

NCAAW Basketball – 1986 – National Semifinals – Western Kentucky Vs Texas University

DOG COMMENTARY:  The Texas Longhorns women’s basketball team represents The University of Texas at Austin in NCAA Division I intercollegiate women’s basketball competition. The Longhorns currently compete in the Big 12 Conference….as a team that has long been a national power in women’s basketball….especially under the guidance of head coach Jody Conradt….who is the 2nd NCAA Division I basketball coach to win 900 career games (after Tennessee’s Pat Summitt)….as her…

Music – 1987 – Delbert McClinton – I Am Doing My Best To Get Back To You

DOG ASIDE:    Delbert McClinton is the unquestionable King of Roadhouse Blues in and around the State of Texas….especially the closer you get to Austin….which is known universally as the Live Music Capital of the World.  On any given night of the week….and throughout the year….there are a minimum of over 300 music groups and band performing in Greater…