Archive for The Eighties

vintage MEMBERS ONLY ad (1984)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on June 11, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

vintage MEMBERS ONLY ad via Branded in the 80s

That kid in the front with the newsboy hat needs to get punched very hard in the stomach.

Celebrity endorsers: Willie Nelson wore Adidas

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 3, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

via Nerd Boyfriend

George Plimpton pitches for Intellivision (1981)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 11, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

George Plimpton has to be one of the most unlikely pitchmen of all time and one of the most memorable.  As a kid, I had no earthly idea who George Plimpton was or why he was trotted out to tout the virtues of the unbelievable graphics of Intellivision’s Major League Baseball.   But the Paris Review founder was very well known for his excursions into the world of professional sports as a rank amateur and writing about those experiences for Sports Illustrated and in many best selling books, especially Paper Lion.   But to me, he was just a square Yankee dude in a gray flannel suit.