TV Ads – 1982 – Kirk Douglas For Sperry Corporation + VISA Credit Card

DOG ASIDE: Sperry Corporation (1910−1986) was a major American equipment and electronics company….whose existence spanned more than seven decades of the 20th century….then through a series of mergers….it exists today as a part of Unisys….while some other of its former divisions became part of Honeywell  and Lockheed Martin.  The company is best known as the developer of the artificial horizon and a wide…

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Special – 1987 – NBC Sports – The Year In Sports In Review – Host Bill Macatee

DOG COMMENTARY:  Let’s take a look at what took place in the year in sports in 1987….as Super Bowl XXI was won by the  New York Giants by a score of 39 – 20 over the Denver Broncos….while Fiesta Bowl featured the Penn State Nittany Lionswinning the national championship over the Miami Hurricanes by a score of 14 – 10….then…

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Boxing – 1986 – HBO PreFight Special – 10 Round Heavyweights – Iron Mike Tyson Vs Jose Ribalta

DOG ASIDE:  In this 24 minute HBO pre-fight video for the 1986 telecast of the 10-round heavyweight fight between Iron Mike Tyson verses Jose Ribalta….the viewer is fortunate to have HBO Boxing commentary team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….who provide great highlights, interviews, personal profiles and expert analysis of the impending…

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NCAA Football – 1985 – Bluebonnet Bowl – Texas Longhorns Vs Air Force Academy Falcons

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 Bluebonnet Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game that featured the Texas Longhorns and the Air Force Falcons.  The Falcons had the most victories in a season with eleven….but a loss to rival BYU had cost them a shot at the national title and an outright Western Athletic Conference title….as this was their fourth straight bowl appearance.  As for Texas,…

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Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Mens – 3m Diving + Boxing + Pole Vault + 200m Dash + Basketball Semis

DOG ASIDE: This Wednesday, August 8, 1984 ABC Sports telecast of Day 12 at the Los Angeles Olympics includes some of the outstanding athletes at these games including USA diver Greg Loughanis in the 3m springboard competition…..USA sprinter Carl Lewis in the men’s track 200m finals…..Great Britian’s Daley Thompson in the men’s decathlon competition…..France’s Pierre…

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TV Ads – 1979 – KVUE Ch 24 Saturday Movie The Interns Promo + Buckle-Up Your Child Public Service

DOG ASIDE:  This 1979 video clip showcases KVUE Channel 24 Austin’s upcoming Saturday Night at the Movies “The Intern” starring Cliff Robertson….which was a movie that I had never heard of….albeit the commercial was in the style of KVUE’s program promotion spots that were run often on their channel.  The Public Service Message that follows is also…

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TV Ads – 1981 – Kodak Video Cassette Tapes + United Airlines

DOG COMMENTARY:  Back in the day when this ImaSportsphile video library was being recorded from 1978 to 1991….for Bone Daddy tells me that in the Video Room at The Sports Place, Madison Square Garden at 302 E. 6th Street in Austin, Texas….the walls of the room where the videos were being recorded on Sony Betamax video recorders….that…

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NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – NIT Semi-Finals – Texas Longhorns Vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: I have written a great deal about the 1978 Texas Longhorns Men’s Basketball Team….who in our opinion here at ImaSportsphile was one of the top 5 teams in the country that year….but instead of dancing in the 1978 NCAA Tournament….instead were destroying the mediocre competition in the N.I.T…..I mean, after all, Arkansas went…

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Boxing – 1986 – HBO Post Fight – 10 Rnd Heavyweight Bout – Iron Mike Tyson VS Jose Ribalta

DOG ASIDE:  This 1986 HBO Post Fight coverage of the 10-round heavyweight bout between Iron Mike Tyson and Jose Ribalta….featured interviews with both fighters….along with the outstanding HBO Boxing commentary team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….who handled both pre-fight and post-fight shows as good as any to ever cover the wonderful…

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