TV Ads – 1980 – Dial Soap + Ford Thunderbird + Dexatrim Capsule

DOG ASIDE: Dial is a brand of soap and body wash that was the world’s first antibacterial soap.  It is manufactured by the Henkel Corporation, an Arizona-based subsidiary of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Henkel Consumer Goods Inc).  Dial was developed by a chemists from Armour and Company, a meat-packing company, and introduced in the Chicago market in 1948.  Armour had produced laundry soap made from tallow since 1888….which…

Basketball – 1982 – FIBA 9th World Championships – USA Vs USSR – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE: This video is one of those rare treats for a true basketball fan….as the 9th Annual World Amateur Basketball Championships came down to this 2nd Half performance between Team USSR verses Team USA….which took place in Cali, Columbia in 1982….turned out to be a great game….right down to the very last shot….as the “tall…

TV Ads – 1979 – Clairol Shampoo + Star Club Austin + Rod N Custom Car Show + Janet Stockard Attorney

DOG COMMENTARY: According to writer Malcolm Gladwell….Clairol products captured the feminist sensibilities of the day with a shampoo-in hair color and memorable advertising slogans….as author of social psychology bestsellers (The Tipping Point and Blink)….Gladwell wrote in “True Colors” (a 1999 New Yorker history of hair dye), “In writing the history of women in the postwar era, did we forget something important? Did we leave out hair?”….where as in…

TV Ads – 1984 – Chevrolet Cavalier Cars + Pizza Hut Pizza To Go

DOG ASIDE: The Chevrolet Cavalier is a line of small cars produced for the model years 1982 through 2005 by Chevrolet….which was built on the General Motors J platform….as the Cavalier achieved its highest sales in 1984….mainly because so many folks saw the ads during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics coverage….which was the highest rated televised Olympic Games of all…

Boxing – 1964 – NBC Special Review – World Heavyweight Title Fight – Cassius Clay Vs Sonny Liston

DOG ASIDE:  There is really nothing more that I can add to what the content of this film covers the history that was made on February 25, 1964….when the 22 year old “Louisville Lip” Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. stepped into the boxing ring with the “Big Bad Bear” Sonny Liston….and less than one hour later, he “shocked the world”….and…

TV Ads – 1979 – Dexitrim Capsules + Pioneer Electronics + Dairy Queen Sundaes

DOG COMMENTARY: Dexatrim is an over-the-counter (OTC) dietary supplement meant to assist with weight loss….as Dexatrim claims it “gives you the power to lose weight, curb binges, and keep you in control of your diet.”    Current Dexatrim products available are in capsule form and include Dexatrim Max Complex 7, Dexatrim Max Daytime Appetite Control, Dexatrim Natural Green Tea,…

Comedy – 1978 – Special Animal Act – One Man + His Performing Orangutans

DOG ASIDE:  Every now and then, a video rolls up for posting that is a totally unexpected delight to this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile….and this video of one man and his performing orangutans is one of those….for every time that I watch this….I find myself rolling on the floor….holding my sides…from laughing so hard. Maybe…

Baseball – 1980 – Animated Special – Take Me Up To The Ball Game – With Phil Silvers

DOG COMMENTARY: Take Me Up to the Ball Game is the sixth animated television special from Nelvana Limited….which was released in September of 1980. The title is a play on the song title “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”….as a children’s baseball team….consisting of anthropomorphic animals….encounters a talent scout from outer space named Irwin (voiced by Phil Silvers)….who offers them the chance to play against…

LE’s Stories – Under West Texas Skies At Night You Aint Nuthin But A Popcorn Fart In This Whole Deal

DOG PHILOSOPHY:  As legendary University of Texas Head Football Coach Darrell K. Royal once said…. “The only difference between dreams and reality….is time and effort”….today I’m going to tell the story about how I developed a very important DOG PHILOSOPHY that I live by today….which really is just an expanded version of this thought provoking quote….and…