Music – 1986 – Steven Frumholz – Explore Texas – Ad Campaign For Visiting Texas As A Tourist

Austin, Tx has had the reputation of being a “Laid Back” kinda place since back when Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile went to school at The University of Texas….and became a “burnt Orange” in his blood kinda person….for as BD puts it….the University of Texas campus already had lots “hippies” around town and around campus….when he got there in 1965…..and “hippies” loved…

TV Ads – 1986 – WTBS Promo For The NBA – With NBA Highlights Put To Music Let’s Go To The Hoops

The Superstation Network, WTBS, was a major carrier of NBA games throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s with sportscasters Marv Albert and Hubie Brown behind the mikes…..so, the network would always come up with really good promotions for their NBA package of products….and the promo seen in this video herewith is one of our favorites here…

Music – 1988 – So Hot Together – The NBA It Is FANtastic!!! – TV Ad To Promote The NBA

One of the wonderful aspects of ImaSportsphile is the fact that our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, took “hours on end” to breakdown his entire 2300 hours of vintage videos to there smallest common denominator….which in the case of this video seen herewith was 30 seconds…..and we are glad that he did….cuz we end up…

Music – 1987 – I Read It Everyday – Jane Byrne +Charles Schwab + Willard Scott + Sey Hey + The Mick

As seen in this video herewith….this little jingle “I read it everyday”…..while being sung by celebrities like Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne having her morning cup of coffee with her USA Today newspaper….followed  by young famous investment broker Charles Schwab…..then comes the Today Show national weatherman Willard Scott…..who just happened to be the first Ronald McDonald ever….as he was…

TV Ads – 1979 – Yellow Rose Gentlemen Club ATX + Nissan Cars + KTVV Ch 36 Austin + NBC Promo Dallas

Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, went made Olympic fan history at the 1984 Los Angeles Games …..when he and his two friends attended a live event in EVERY sport (26) that was competed at the L A Games, which is a fan record that can never be broken…..and can ONLY be tied.  One of…

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…