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…

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Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Womens – Marathon Joan Benoit / Grete Waitz & Basketball USA VS Canada

DOG COMMENTARY: The Women’s Marathon at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was the 1st ever competed in the Olympic Games….which makes this footage historic….as there were five women who competed that wore worthy of tribute for their contribution to this historic event. First was USA Joan Benoit….the little gal whose gold medal run excited our Los…

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Tennis – 1983 – US Open Mens Qtr Finals – Ivan Llendl Vs Mats Wilander – 3rd Set

 DOG ASIDE: This 1983 US Open Tennis Championship quarterfinals match 3rd Set between the 17 year old Swede, Mats Wilander verses the rising Czech star Ivan Lendl….was a good match that had Lendl not won the tie-breaker in set three….the young Wilander with his young legs just might have changed the outcome of this match….and…

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NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – CBS Preview NCAAM + NCAAW March Madness – Hosts Musberger + Billy Packer

DOG COMMENTARY:  I absolutely love Billy Packer’s Misssion Impossible opening to this wonderful piece of NCAA men’s and women’s basketball history that is just priceless.  In 1985, CBS was already the gold standard for the phenomena known as March Madness…..as I would imagine that this program was well watched by every part of every state in the…

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TV Ads – 1979 – Kelloggs Product 19 Cereal + Radio Shack TV Antennas

DOG COMMENTARY: When you hear the name “Product 19”….you’ll either flash on an experimental invention from some corporate R&D department….or, if you’re one of its fans…. you might think of the health cereal….which was rare in the aisles of American supermarkets….yet loved all the same.  Most people these days seemed to barely know of its…

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TV Ads – 1978 – Kelloggs Fruitful Bran Cereal + Ladys Choice Deodorant + McDonalds

DOG COMMENTARY: Every now and then I come across a video to post that I really can’t find very much information about the participants in the video to write about….and this is one of those videos…..as there wasn’t anything to be found about Kellogg’s Fruitful Bran cereal…..now, Kellogg’s has tons of cereals with information about…

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Tennis – 1986 – Wimbledon Men’s Finals – Ivan Lendl VS Boris Becker

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 Wimbledon Championships played at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in England was the 100th edition of the Wimbledon Championships…which  were held from June 23 to July 6, 1986….and in recognition of the 100th championship….the two oldest living Wimbledon singles champions were invited to present the singles championship trophies….as Jean Borotra presented the gentlemen’s…

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NCAA Football – 1986 – Rose Bowl Classic – Iowa Hawkeyes VS UCLA Bruins – 4th Quarter

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1986 Rose Bowl was covered by NBC Sports with their legendary broadcast team of Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen at the mikes….as the UCLA Bruins soundly defeat the Iowa Hawkeyes by a score of 45 – 28…but the aftermath of this 1986 Rose Bowl is worth being noted.  Iowa missed an outside…

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