Alpine Skiing – 1978 – Mens World Cup Downhill In Aspen – AUS Petre Wirnsberger + SUI Peter Mueller

The 1978 World Cup Alpine Skiing Championships were held in Aspen, Colorado between January 29 and February 5…..and televised on ABC’s Wide World of Sports with hosts Jim McKay and Bob Beattie behind the mikes…..with alpine skiing competitions in downhill, special slalom, giant slalom and combined for men and women….as the combined was only a “paper race”.   The 1978…

Music – 1979 – Billy Joel – Only The Good Die Young – Performed Live On Saturday Night Live In 1979

Billy Joel is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and pianist…..who is commonly known as the “Piano Man” after his first major hit and signature song of the same name…..as he has led a commercially successful career as a solo artist since the early 1970’s….who has released twelve studio albums from 1971 to 1993….as well as one studio album in…

TV Ads – 1977 – Firestone Tires Sweepstakes + Revlon Milk Plus 6 Shampoo + Bold Laundry Detergent

Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is an American tire company founded by Harvey Firestone in 1900….which was initially for the purpose of supplying solid rubber side-wire tires for fire apparatus….and later, pneumatic tires for wagons, buggies, and other forms of wheeled transportation common in the era. Firestone soon saw the huge potential for marketing tires for automobiles….as the company was a pioneer in the mass…

TV Ads – 1976 – Pepsi Soda + Dentyne Gum + Dr Pepper Soda + TX Folklife Festival + Public Service

Pepsi is a carbonated soft drink manufactured by PepsiCo…..which was originally created and developed in 1893 by Caleb Bradham….while being introduced as Brad’s Drink….and was renamed as Pepsi-Cola on August 28, 1898…..and then as Pepsi in 1961. Dentyne is a series of brands of chewing gum available in several countries globally…..when in 1899, a New York City druggist Franklin V. Canning formulated a chewing gum which he promoted as an aid…

TV Ads – 1977 – Actress Gilda Radner For Hey You – The Perfume For One Night Stands

The original cast of Saturday Night Live was known as the Not Ready For Prime Time Players…..which consisted of Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Jane Curtin, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, Garrett Morris and Gilda Radner…..who as a group were fabulous comedy…..while each one were even on their own, nothing short of comedic genius…..and sadly enough,…

TV Ads – 1976 – The Try Hard 111 Pacemaker Battery

The Try Hard 111 Pacemaker Battery which is advertised in this hilarious video is one of the best Saturday Night Live commercial skits of all time…..unless you are one of the geriatric actors in the video….who stood all night while there pacemaker was left on to prove the value of the product.  Since we at ImaSportsphile have the largest…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – The Race Laps 1 Thru 40 – With Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Jim McKay

After charging from the 30th starting position, Mario Andretti’s day was short-lived….when on the 15th lap he brought out the yellow when he stalled in turn three with an ignition problem…..as Andretti set the early pace by leading the first 42 laps…..when Mario later returned to the track his car lasted only four additional laps….and he placed 32nd.…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABCs Al Trautwig PreRace Interview With Driver Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti had a long career in racing….as he is the only person to be named United States Driver of the Year in three decades….when he won in 1967, 1978 and 1984…..furthermore, he was also one of only three drivers to have won major races on road courses, paved ovals, and dirt tracks in one season…. which is a…

TV Ads – 1978 – Comedians Dan Aykroyd + Laraine Newman For The Super Bass-O-Matic 76

Only from the comedic genius mind of Dan Aykroyd could a product like the Bass-O-Matic 76 be conjured up….for even though it is a product that is just a little bit more than “off the wall”…..it is still funny as can be.  We here at ImaSportsphile have written more than once how fortunate we are to have nearly…