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…

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…

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…

NFL – 1986 – NBC Sports Special – Super Bowl XX Animated Intermission At The Concession Stand

DOG ASIDE: Any folks that were around back in the 1950’s. 1960’s and 1970’s….probably saw a movie at one time or another at a Drive-In Theaters in America…..for this was the place that a young fella liked to take his favorite gal to watch a cinema on the really big screen….where you sat in your…

NFL – 1979 – ABC Sports Special – Monday Night Football Promo For The Cowboys Game – With Howard Cosell

DOG ASIDE: Howard William Cosell (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist….who was widely known for his blustery, cocksure personality….as Cosell said of himself, “Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, a showoff. There’s no question that I’m all of those things.”  In its obituary for Cosell, The New York Times described Cosell’s effect on American…

TV Ads – 1980 – Lucite Paint + Peanuts Charlie Brown And Snoopy For MetLife Insurance

DOG COMMENTARY:  Two of the most loved characters in the USA of all time are Charlie Brown and Snoopy from the comic strip Peanuts….and no one understood this more than the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company….who began using this Dynamic Duo for their advertising campaigns in 1950….and decided just this year in 2018 to drop Charles Schultz’s…

TV Ads – 1984 – Ken Brett For Lite + Dom Deluise For NCR + Right Guard + Gillette

DOG ASIDE: It has been a bit of a surprise that the vintage television commercials that we have posted at ImaSportsphile have been so popular…..as it seems like folks really enjoy these little “flashes from the past”….maybe because they remember how Lite Beer from Miller commercials used notable sports figures in a “humorous light” like this ad…

TV Ads – 1983 – The Yellow Rose Night Club + Cliff Haby For Nissan Cars + KTVV Ch 36

DOG COMMENTARY: The Yellow Rose is the premier gentlemen’s club in Austin, Texas….and has been since 1983 when this television commercial was aired. It remains the #1 hot spot for live adult entertainment….while providing patrons with the world’s most beautiful entertainers….plus a five star kitchen service that is locally known for their grilled steaks and…