TV Ads – 1984 – Call To Glory Promo + Lloyd Bridges For 1st City Bank + SW Bell Telephone

DOG COMMENTARY:  Call to Glory was an American television drama that aired for 22 episodes during the 1984–1985 season  on the ABC network….as the show focused on USAF pilot Colonel Raynor Sarnac (Craig T. Nelson) and his family, living near Edwards Air Force Base….where Sarnac was stationed during the early 1960’s…..as the show was heavily promoted during ABC’s broadcast of the 1984 Summer Olympics….with the pilot episode…

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TV Ads – 1979 – James Garner For Mazda Cars + Busch Beer + Gillette Atra Plus Razors

DOG COMMENTARY: The Mazda Familia, also marketed prominently as the Mazda 323 and Mazda Protegé was a small family car that was manufactured by Mazda between 1963 and 2003. The Familia line was replaced by the Mazda3/Axela for 2004….which was marketed as the Familia in Japan….and for export, earlier models were sold with nameplates including: “800”, “1000”, “1200”, and “1300”. In North America….as the 1200 was replaced by…

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Boxing – 1986 – Special – HBO PreFight – IBF Heavyweight Title – Spinks Vs Holmes – Fight 2

DOG ASIDE: This 1986 rematch of the IBF Heavyweight Championship Title Fight between Michael Spinx Jinx Spinks verses Larry The Easton Assassin Holmes should never have taken place…..cuz Spinks did not deserve to win the title from Homes in their first fight in September of 1985….cuz there were many more “powers that be” in boxing who did not want to…

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Special – 1986 – CBS Reviews Year In Sports – MJ + Bird & Jimmie + Barry & Iron Mike + Cus Et Al

DOG COMMENTARY: 1986 provided another incredible year in sports….and this CBS Sports Special provides “proof in the pudding”….with highlights of all the major events, athletes, achievements, new records and commentary on each….for the gang at  CBS Sports including Dick Stockton, Tim Ryan Brent Musburger, Irv Cross, Billy Packer, Jim Nance, et al were really “top shelf” at covering…

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Boxing – 1986 – Special – HBO Prefight – WBA Heavyweight Title – Tim Witherwspoon Vs Tony Tubbs

DOG ASIDE: This HBO Boxing PreFight Show telecast of the impending WBA Heavyweight Title Fight between  Terrible Tim Witherspoon verses Tony TNT Tubbs starts out with Barry Tompkins narrating a indepth personal profile of Tony Tubbs….which is followed by a Larry Merchant analysis of the upcoming fight, as he provides commentary on Tim Witherspoon’s personal profile and relationship…

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TV Ads – 1978 – Maxithins Feminine Pads + Avon + Tab Soda + American Express Travelers Checks

DOG COMMENTARY: Avon Products, Inc, known as Avon, was founded by David H. McConnell in 1886 as a direct selling company in beauty, household, and personal care categories…..who had annual sales of $5.7 billion worldwide in 2016.  It is the fifth-largest beauty company….and with 6.4 million representatives, is the second largest direct selling enterprise in the world (after Amway).  As a boy in West Texas,…

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TV Ads – 1979 – Master Locks + Don Shula For Hyponex Lawns + Midas Brakes + Peanuts For Met Life

DOG COMMENTARY: Master Lock is an American company that develops padlocks, combination locks, safes and related security products….which is now a subsidiary of Fortune Brands Home & Security….as Master Lock Company LLC was formed in 1921 by locksmith/inventor Harry E. Soref….which is now headquartered in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  In 1970, the company was purchased by American Brands from Soref’s heirs…. which was later renamed to Fortune Brands. …

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NCAA Football – 1985 – SWC Game of the Week – Texas Longhorns Vs Texas Tech Red Raiders

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 Texas Tech University Red Raiders football team in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season….as they were In their fifth and final season under head coach Jerry Moore…when the Red Raiders compiled a 4–7 record (1–7 in the SWC)…while outscoring opponents by a combined total of 249 to 240 (largely on the…

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Boxing – 1985 – Special – HBO PreFight – IBF Heavyweight Title – Holmes Vs Spinks – Fight 1

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1985 IBF World Heavyweight Title Fight between Lighheavyweit Cham Michael Spinks verses Heavyweight Champ Larry Holmes starts off with HBO’s Barry Tompkins narrating the history in boxing of heavyweight title fights between the heavyweight champ and the light heavyweight champ….which is absolutely awesome footage of great fights of this genre throughout history. …

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