Sir Mark Todd KNZM CBE is a New Zealand horseman noted for his accomplishments in the discipline of eventing….who was voted rider of the 20th century by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports….after winning gold medals at Los Angeles in 1984 and Seoul in 1988 Olympics….while winning the Badminton Horse Trials four time….plus, the Burghley Horse Trials on five occasions….and as a member of New Zealand’s Eventing team….where he won gold…Details
Boxing – 1980 – Howard Cosell In Studio With Champ Sugar Ray Leonard After His NO MAS Duran Fight II
Sugar Ray Leonard makes it crystal clear to Howard Cosell that he will not sign to fight Roberto Duran for a third bout between the two champions…..especially after Manos de Piedras declared NO MAS….NO MAS!!!….towards the end of the eighth round of their 2nd fight….cuz Sugar Ray was embarrassing what was a truly great boxing champion….after Duran had…Details
There is no more beloved comedian than Red Skelton…..and there is no more beloved comedic character than Clem Kaddiddilehoffer…..whom America’s Clown Prince would bring out in darn near every live performance that Red Skelton gave to the world.
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Ron Guidry was nicknamed “Louisiana Lightning” and “Gator”….and is a former MLB left-handed pitcher….who played his entire 14-year career for the New York Yankees….in a career that began in 1975….wherein he was a member of Yankees World Series Championship teams in 1977 and 1978. Guidry won the AL Cy Young Award in 1978….after winning 25 games while losing only 3…..who also won five Gold…Details
Bill Steinkraus was an American show jumping champion…..who participated in five Olympic Games as a member of USA Olympic Equestrian Team…..when at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics….he won a gold medal in individual jumping with his horse, Snowbound….then he won two silver medals in Team Jumping…..with the first in 1960 on Ksar d’Espirt….then again in 1972 on Main Spring….while winning a…Details
MLB – 1980 – NYY George Steinbrenner & LAD Peter O’Malley On The Shortage Of Black Mgrs + GMs In MLB
Man, to have a video dominated by NY Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and LA Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley…..that is nothing but “Pure Gold”……I mean, the owners of the two biggest baseball franchises in the world….the same two guys that were 1st to sell cable television rights to their beloved Yankees and Dodgers….and having these two powerful…Details
TV Ads – 1980 – Gig Young For Sanka Coffee + Stove Top Stuffing + Vaseline Jelly + NBC Program Promo
Sanka is a brand of instant decaffeinated coffee….which is sold around the world….and was one of the earliest decaffeinated varieties. Sanka is distributed in the United States by Kraft Foods. Vaseline is an American brand of petroleum jelly-based products….which is owned by British-Dutch company Unilever…..with products that include plain petroleum jelly and a selection of skin creams, soaps, lotions, cleansers, and deodorants. Stove Top is a stuffing that…Details
TV Ads – 1983 – George Plimpton For Atari Vs Intelivision + Vicks Headway Nasal Spray + RCA Recorder
George Plimpton was an American journalist, writer, literary editor, actor and occasional amateur sportsman….who is widely known for his sports writing and for helping to found The Paris Review….as well as his patrician demeanor and accent….as he was also famous for “participatory journalism” which included competing in professional sporting events….acting in a Western movie….performing a comedy act at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas….and playing with the New York…Details
The Texas Longhorns were coming off of a 1981 season where they went undefeated with an 11 – 0 record….only to lose the National Championship with a 10 – 9 loss to Georgia…..so they had high expectations for the 1982 season….and that is when a 9 – 2 regular season was a bit disappointing….so, when…Details