TV Ads – 1982 – Cliff Robertson For AT&T + STP Gas Treatment + Timex Watches

DOG COMMENTARY: Actor Cliff Robertson was a long time pitch man for AT&T ….especially during the years after the US government broke them up for being a monopoly in the telecommunications industry….as all of the new companies became their competitiors….who were also advertising vigorously….so, Cliff was basically pitching that although all these new telecommunications companies…

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TV Ads – 1984 – Aveeno Bath + McDonalds + Trans America Insurance + Tab Soda

DOG COMMENTARY: Aveeno is a brand of skin care and hair care products in the United States….which is owned by American consumer goods and pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson.  Aveeno was founded in 1945….with its first product being their Soothing Bath Treatment….as seen in this video herewith. The active ingredient in all Aveeno products are colloidal oats and/or oat extracts…

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Music – 1978 – Austin City Limits – Charlie Daniels Band – People In Texas

DOG ASIDE:  CharlIe Daniels is an American multi-instrumentalist, lyricist and singer….who is known for his contributions to country, bluegrass and Southern rock music. He is perhaps best known for his number-one country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”…..as Daniels has been active as a singer and musician since the 1950’s.  He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008….the Musicians Hall of…

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NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – ESPN Special – Bracketology Regional Break-Downs – Dick Vitale + Bob Ley

DOG COMMENTARY: There are three legends of sports broadcasting that started at ESPN back in the late 1970’s when the network first came on the air that were still working with ESPN in 2017….Chris Berman, Bob Ley and Dick Vitale….as ESPN provided the vehicle for these three to ascend to this legendary status….and two of…

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TV Ads – 1984 – AT&T Fiber Optics & Sprite Soda

DOG ASIDE: AT&T is the granddaddy of them all….who grew into a monopoly in the telecommunications industry….and went through the government breaking them into smaller entities….to which they have now grown back to basically where they were before their break-up.  This is a company that has had more changes than a runway model…..mergers and aquisitions…..law…

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TV Ads – 1981 – Gilda Radner For Autumn Fizz Carbonated Douche & Bausch + Lomb Contacts & Alpo

DOG COMMENTARY: There are funny ttelevision commercias….and then there are FUNNY tv commercials…..and Gilda Radner for Autumn Fizz Carbonated Douche” is FUNNY….even still today in 2018.  Gilda always looked like the “sweet little girl next door”….but oh what a powerhouse of characters dwelt in the inner sanctums of her soul….Dana Rosana Dana or the Lubner’s Knucklehead….and so many more…..but…

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Golf – 1963 – Highlights – 1st Annual NFL Players Association Golf Tournament

DOG ASIDE: Steve Sabol of NFL FIlms provides this historic piece of video with a look-back at the 1st Annual NFL Players Association Golf Tournament played at Hollywood Beach Hotel Golf Club and Lodge in Hollywood, Florida….as players like Colts QB Johnny Unitas, Packers LB Ray Nitschke, Bears RB J C Caroline and many other “mastodons…

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Boxing – 1978 – 15 Round WBA Heavyweight Title Fight – Leon Spinks Vs Muhammad Ali – Fight 1

DOG COMMENTARY: Muhammad Ali vs. Leon Spinks was the World Boxing Council (WBC) professional boxing match contested on February 15, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada for the Undisputed Heavyweight Championship.  After his unanimous decision victory against Earnie Shavers….Muhammad Ali decided to face 1976 Olympic Gold medalist Leon Spinks….knowing that he’d have to face Ken Norton for the 4th time or lose his WBC belt after the # 1…

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L E Story – Playing Little League Baseball With US Presidents And Corporate Power Brokers

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy and I were watching the World Series Game 4 the evening of Halloween night, October 31, 2010….when during the opening ceremonies the network cameramen were focusing their lenses while panning the crowd of those fans who had come to the game in their Halloween costumes.  Bone Daddy commented that for Halloween…all…

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