TV Ads – 1985 – Jeep Cherokee Car + The Atlantic Financial Money Market

DOG COMMENTARY: The Jeep Cherokee is a line of vehicles sold by Jeep under various vehicle classes…..which originally sold as a variant of the popular Jeep Wagoneer,…which allowed the Cherokee to evolve from a full-size SUV to one of the first compact SUVs….and eventually into its current incarnation as a crossover SUV. The nameplate has been in continuous use in some form since 1974….and…

NCAA Football – 1977 – Special – SWC Highlights – Texas Longhorns Undefeated Season In Review

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1977 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1977 NCAA Division I football season….as the Longhorns finished the regular season with an 11–0 record….while RB Earl Campbell won the Heisman Trophy….when he led the nation in rushing with 1,744 yards….and  became the first recipient of the Davey O’Brien Memorial Trophy….which was awarded to the most…

NCAAM Basketball – 1988 – Final Four Semifinals – Arizona Wildcats VS Oklahoma Sooners

DOG COMMENTARY; This NCAA men’s basketball national championship semifinal game between Coach Lute Olsen’s Arizona Wildcats verses Coach Billy Tubbs Oklahoma Sooners was a good game between two outstanding teams…..as the Wildcats showcased NBA talents with F Sean Elliot….who scored 31 points in this game….along with C Tom Tolbert, who had 13 rebounds….and G Steve…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Womens Marathon – USA Joan Benoit + NOR Grete Waitz – 1st 5 Miles

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1st ever Olympic women’s marathon was run at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games…. which made this a historic event… for this event is a serious contender for the title of the best women’s marathon ever….much like the race and outcome of the men’s marathon to be run later in this games.…

TV Ads – 1984 – Call To Glory Promo + Lloyd Bridges For 1st City Bank + SW Bell Telephone

DOG COMMENTARY:  Call to Glory was an American television drama that aired for 22 episodes during the 1984–1985 season  on the ABC network….as the show focused on USAF pilot Colonel Raynor Sarnac (Craig T. Nelson) and his family, living near Edwards Air Force Base….where Sarnac was stationed during the early 1960’s…..as the show was heavily promoted during ABC’s broadcast of the 1984 Summer Olympics….with the pilot episode…

TV Ads – 1979 – James Garner For Mazda Cars + Busch Beer + Gillette Atra Plus Razors

DOG COMMENTARY: The Mazda Familia, also marketed prominently as the Mazda 323 and Mazda Protegé was a small family car that was manufactured by Mazda between 1963 and 2003. The Familia line was replaced by the Mazda3/Axela for 2004….which was marketed as the Familia in Japan….and for export, earlier models were sold with nameplates including: “800”, “1000”, “1200”, and “1300”. In North America….as the 1200 was replaced by…

Special – 1986 – CBS Reviews Year In Sports – MJ + Bird & Jimmie + Barry & Iron Mike + Cus Et Al

DOG COMMENTARY: 1986 provided another incredible year in sports….and this CBS Sports Special provides “proof in the pudding”….with highlights of all the major events, athletes, achievements, new records and commentary on each….for the gang at  CBS Sports including Dick Stockton, Tim Ryan Brent Musburger, Irv Cross, Billy Packer, Jim Nance, et al were really “top shelf” at covering…

TV Ads – 1978 – Maxithins Feminine Pads + Avon + Tab Soda + American Express Travelers Checks

DOG COMMENTARY: Avon Products, Inc, known as Avon, was founded by David H. McConnell in 1886 as a direct selling company in beauty, household, and personal care categories…..who had annual sales of $5.7 billion worldwide in 2016.  It is the fifth-largest beauty company….and with 6.4 million representatives, is the second largest direct selling enterprise in the world (after Amway).  As a boy in West Texas,…

TV Ads – 1979 – Master Locks + Don Shula For Hyponex Lawns + Midas Brakes + Peanuts For Met Life

DOG COMMENTARY: Master Lock is an American company that develops padlocks, combination locks, safes and related security products….which is now a subsidiary of Fortune Brands Home & Security….as Master Lock Company LLC was formed in 1921 by locksmith/inventor Harry E. Soref….which is now headquartered in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  In 1970, the company was purchased by American Brands from Soref’s heirs…. which was later renamed to Fortune Brands. …