TV Ads – 1981 – Gilda Radner For Autumn Fizz Carbonated Douche & Bausch + Lomb Contacts & Alpo

DOG COMMENTARY: There are funny ttelevision commercias….and then there are FUNNY tv commercials…..and Gilda Radner for Autumn Fizz Carbonated Douche” is FUNNY….even still today in 2018.  Gilda always looked like the “sweet little girl next door”….but oh what a powerhouse of characters dwelt in the inner sanctums of her soul….Dana Rosana Dana or the Lubner’s Knucklehead….and so many more…..but…

Boxing – 1978 – 15 Round WBA Heavyweight Title Fight – Leon Spinks Vs Muhammad Ali – Fight 1

DOG COMMENTARY: Muhammad Ali vs. Leon Spinks was the World Boxing Council (WBC) professional boxing match contested on February 15, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada for the Undisputed Heavyweight Championship.  After his unanimous decision victory against Earnie Shavers….Muhammad Ali decided to face 1976 Olympic Gold medalist Leon Spinks….knowing that he’d have to face Ken Norton for the 4th time or lose his WBC belt after the # 1…

L E Story – Playing Little League Baseball With US Presidents And Corporate Power Brokers

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy and I were watching the World Series Game 4 the evening of Halloween night, October 31, 2010….when during the opening ceremonies the network cameramen were focusing their lenses while panning the crowd of those fans who had come to the game in their Halloween costumes.  Bone Daddy commented that for Halloween…all…

Horse Racing – 1982 – NBC Special – Bob Costas Salutes Triple Crown Winner Secretariat

DOG COMMENTARY:  There is no question that race horses are athletes….who embody the same qualities as competitiveness, persistence, perserverance, heart….they got it all….and it doesn’t take a lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile to see that….but for me, it’s the speed and grace that WOWs me….which brings up a “sports point” with me….two sports that don’t get…

TV Ads – 1978 – J C Penney Battery + Bonnie Bell 10-06 Lotion + Long John Silvers + Amalie Oil

DOG COMMENTARY: On February 12, 1971, James Cash Penney died at the age of 95….and out of respect for his death….the company’s stores were closed for the morning of February 16 during his funeral.  That year, the company’s revenues reached $5 billion (equivalent to $30.2 billion in 2018) for the first time and catalog business made a…

Boxing – 1978 – 12 Round WBC Lightweight Title Fight – Alexis Arguello Vs Jim Watt

DOG COMMENTARY: Alexis Arguello traveled to England to lift the WBC Lightweight Championship from Jim Watt….when after fighting a chess match for the opening rounds,…the boxing legend Arguello began to find Watt with power shots in the 4th round….then after a devastating left hook put Watt on the seat of his pants in the 7th….…

Boxing – 1978 – 12 Rnd WBC Light Heavyweight Title Fight – Marvin Johnson Vs Mate Parlov

DOG COMMENTARY:   Marvin “Pops” Johnson is an American former boxer….who was a 3-time light-heavyweight champion of the world…..who fought as an amateur in the 1972 Munich Olympics….where he won the bronze medal …. and made his way up the professional ranks in the light heavyweight division soon thereafter….when Pops lost to Matthew Saad Muhammad and Lottie Mwale in the build-up….but would win the WBC light heavyweight title…

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…