Category Archives: Sports

The Many Deaths of Barney The Dinosaur: Brnd500

I found these floating around AOL back in in the mid-1990s, perfect entertainment for a 12-year-old with a chip on his shoulder! If anyone can help me track down the original creator, please let me know!

Barney the Dinosaur wipes out in a major crash during the Indy 500.

Pepsi: “SEC Halftime Hysteria” (circa 1989)

Advert for the Pepsi SEC Halftime Hysteria promotion that offered prizes for qualified purchases of Pepsi products during college football season.

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TBS Sports: PGA Grand Slam (circa 1992)

Yet another example of TBS’s aggressive pursuit of sports coverage in effort to beat out the networks and the fledgling ESPN.

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Pert Plus Extra Conditioning “Tennis Player” (circa 1992)

Apparently tennis players have terrible hair.

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NASCAR Commercials (circa 1989-1992)

Remember back when no one wanted the broadcast rights to NASCAR, so Turner took a chance and ran wild with them?

How about back when the only people who knew what NASCAR was were walking out of a screening of “Days of Thunder”? Those were the days!

LA Gear: “3 On 3” (circa 1992)

Let’s count all the 1990s things in this commercial!

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It’s Been 100 Years Since GA Tech’s Famous 222-0 Victory

Today marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most famous–albeit lopsided–matches in all sports. This video from SB Nation is probably the best retelling of the (in)famous Georgia Tech football game against Cumberland University. This is the game that helped solidify John Heisman’s reputation in collegiate sports and the game that embodied the notion that Karma is a helluva bitch wearing white and gold.

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