NCAA Football – 1983 – SWC Game of the Week – Texas Longhorns Vs TCU Horned Frogs – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE: This game was played on November 12, 1983 at Texas Memorial Stadium….with a kickoff at 1pm….as television coverage of the game was carried by Home Sports Entertainment Network (HSE) featuring Bill Worrell and Mickey Herkowitz on the mike calling the game.   The 1983 Texas Longhorns football team finished the regular season with an 11–0 record….after…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – Southeast Region Semifinals – Villanova Wildcats Vs Maryland Terrapins

DOG ASIDE: This 1985 NCAA Men’s Basketball Southeast Regional semifinal game between the Villanova Wildcats verses the Maryland Terrapins featured two collegiate coaching legends with Villanova’s Rollie Massimino….who ended a 47 year college coaching career with 816 wins and 462 losses for a .638 career winning percentage….along with Maryland’s Left Driessell….who also coached college ball…

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

DOG COMMENTARY: This paint advertisement is for LUCITE Wall Paint….which originally was a product of DuPont back in 1936….when it first came on the market as an acrylic paint that is a fast-drying and made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion….which are water-soluble….but become water-resistant when dry. Depending on how much the paint is diluted with water, or modified with acrylic…

TV Ads – 1978 – Kelloggs Bran Flakes Cereal + Busch Beer

DOG COMMENTARY: Kelloggs Bran Flakes are a popular breakfast cereal product similar to their Kelloggs Corn Flakes….which consists of small toasted flakes of wheat or oat bran together with binders and seasoning….which are nutritionally fortified….and usually served cold with milk.  Kelloggs Bran Flakes are high in dietary fiber….which can reduce the rate of increase in blood sugar and…

Olympics – 1980 – Special – USA Road To Moscow – Jane Frederick + Kayak Team + Al Oerter

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980 Olympic Special was aired in advance of US President Jimmy Carter’s unpopular decision to let politics enter the Olympics Games by boycotting the Moscow Olympics….while denying all USA Olympic Team athletes from competing in something they had been training for during the four years prior to the 1980 Olympics.  Prior MLB…

Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon – Mens Dbls Finals – Wilander + Nystrom Vs Donnelly + Fleming

DOG ASIDE: Heinz Günthardt and Balázs Taróczy were the defending men’s doubles champions coming into the 1986 Wimbledon Championships….but lost in the first round to USA’s Sammy Giammalva and Greg Holmes….as the Swedish team of Joakim Nyström + Mats Wilander defeated USA’s Gary Donnelly and Peter Fleming in the final, 7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–3 to win the Gentlemen’s Doubles title at the 1986 Wimbledon Championships. Coming into…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – SWC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns VS Houston Cougars – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY: Second-year University of Texas Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds signaled his determination to change the culture of the basketball program….which he did after firing Head Coach Abe Lemons….who had a brought a very successful program to The Forty Acres….with a 5 year record of 110 wins to 63 losses for a .638 winning percentage along with 58…

TV Ads – 1980 – Jeep Eagle Cars + Delta Airlines Caring Counsel

DOG COMMENTARY: The Jeep-Eagle Division consisted mostly of what was left of American Motors after its acquisition by Chrysler….along with their first group vice president being Joseph Cappy….who previously held the post of AMC president and chief executive officer….as the new organization was responsible for continuing the promotion, sales, and product engineering for Jeep and the remaining AMC vehicles….most…

TV Ads – 1978 – Mutual Of Omaha – Marlin Perkins + Jim Fowler For Wild Kingdom

DOG ASIDE: The original Wild Kingdom grew from discussions that started in 1962 between zoologist Marlin Perkins and V. J. Skutt….the chairman and CEO of insurance company Mutual of Omaha Insurance. The company had been the sponsor of an earlier animal-related show, Zoo Parade, that Perkins had hosted from 1952 until 1957….a program which was also intimately involved with the creation of Wild…