MLB – 1975 – Strohs Circle Of Sports Special – Reds C Johnny Bench Takes A Walk Down Memory Lane

DOG ASIDE: Johnny Lee Bench (born December 7, 1947) is an American former professional baseball catcher….who played in the Major Leagues for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983….and is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Johnny Bench was a 14-time All-Star selection….and a two-time National League Most Valuable Player.  He was a key member of the Big Red Machine that won six division titles…. four National League pennants….and…

TV Ads – 1986 – Sumo Wrestlers For Dodge Colt Cars + All State Insurance

DOG ASIDE: The Dodge Colt were subcompact cars manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors and marketed by Dodge for model years 1971-1994 as captive imports. Badge engineered variants included the Plymouth Champ and Plymouth Colt, marketed by Plymouth.  The Colt was initially a rebadged variant of the rear-wheel drive Galant and Lancer families before shifting to the smaller front-wheel drive Mitsubishi Mirage subcompacts in 1979. The Allstate Corporation is one of the largest insurance providers in the United States….and one of the…

Special – 1985 – ESPN SportsCenter With Roger Twibell – Featuring MLB Scores + NFL Point Spreads

DOG ASIDE: Roger Twibell is an American sportscaster….currently in 2018 for the CBS Sports Network…..where he commentates on football  and basketball events most often…while prior to working at CBS Sports….he worked at ABC back in the 1970’s,,,.ESPN most of the 1980’s….along with work on the Big Ten Network. He also works on pre-season games for the Kansas City Chiefs.   In 1978, he joined Boston’s WBZ-TV….handling nightly sportscasts…

Music – 1987 – Stevie Wonder – Very Superstitious – Put To Highlights Of MLB Player Superstitions

DOG ASIDE: Baseball is a sport with a long history of superstition….from the Curse of the Bambino to some players’ refusal to wash their clothes or bodies after a win….for superstition is present in all parts of baseball. Many baseball players….batters, pitchers, and fielders alike….perform elaborate, repetitive routines prior to pitches and at bats due to superstition…..while the desire to keep a…

Boxing – 1974 – Rumble In The Jungle Ali Vs Foreman – Cornermen Archie Moore + Dr Pacheco Remember

DOG ASIDE: This fight is still probably the most watch live audience of all time….and if not….at least during the 20th Century….as well over a billion viewers worldwide watched this historic fight live from the city of Zaire in the Republic of the Congo on October 1, 1974.  Ali verses Foreman….just think about those two…

NCAAF – 1984 – Special – Inside The Texas Locker Room With Coach Akers Pregame Relaxation Program

DOG ASIDE: There are many various ways that college and professional head coaches use to prepare and motivate their team for the game that they are about to play…..such as the “win one for the Gipper” speech that Notre Dame Coach Knute Rockne used….and the “this is the most important game of your life” approach that OU Coach…

Music – 1985 – Elton John At Live Aid – Can I Get A Witness

DOG ASIDE: Sir Elton Hercules John (born 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist, and composer….who has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967….as they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date….while selling more than 300 million records in his five-decade career…. making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world.  He has more…

MLB – 1984 – ESPN SportsCenter With Bob Ley – Featuring MLB Scores & Highlights

DOG ASIDE: Robert A. Ley (born March 16, 1955) is an American sports anchor and reporter for ESPN….who is a multiple Emmy Award-winner….after being the longest tenured on-air employee of the network….by having joined ESPN just three days after the network’s 1979 launch.  In 1980, Ley hosted the first televised NCAA Selection Show….though the airing would switch to CBS…

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…