Monday, September 29, 2014

Before Cocoa Puffs....

There were Cocoa Trix.

Yes, folks, it's that silly rabbit on the box, which probably dates back from 1959 or 1960.  By 1962, that cereal was renamed Cocoa Puffs and the rabbit was replaced by Sonny the Cuckoo Bird.

Don't Get Mikey To See This!

1961 magazine ad for Quaker Oats' Life cereal. 

Raspberry Red, Lemon Yellow, Orange Orange..............

And NO obnoxious silly rabbit, either!

1955 magazine ad for Trix Cereal. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Niners Overcome Special Team Disasters, Top Eagles

At Santa Clara, California:

Despite an interception that was run back 53 for a touchdown by Malcolm Jenkins, quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw for two TDs (55 yards to Frank Gore [who also ran for 119 on 24 carries] and 12 yards to Stevie Johnson) and Phil Dawson made all four of his field goal attempts (29, 51, 46, and 31 yards) as the San Francisco 49ers (2-2) came from behind to defeat the previously-unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles (3-1) 26-21 on Sunday.  The Eagles had two special-teams touchdowns, from Brad Smith after he recovered a blocked punt and Darren Sproles after an 82-yard punt return.  The Niners' defense preserved San Francisco's first regular-season win at Levi Stadium by stopping the Eagles on third and fourth and goal plays in the final two minutes.

Ducks Stay Where They Were Last Week In Both Polls

Despite not playing this weekend, the Oregon Ducks remained where they were last week in both the Associated Press (#2, with 13 first-place votes, trailing only Florida State) and USA Today/Coaches (#4, with seven first-place votes, trailing Alabama, the Seminoles, and Oklahoma) polls.

Following their Saturday 35-10 defeat at Southern California, support for the Oregon State Beavers in both polls evaporated.

Trojans Blindside Beavers 35-10

At Los Angeles:

Quarterback Cody Kessler passed for 261 yards and two touchdowns (including a 48-yard Hail Mary pass to Darreus Rogers at the end of the first half) while Su'a Cravens ran back an interception 31 yards for another score as the Southern California Trojans (#18 in the Associated Press poll, #21 in the USA Today/Coaches rankings; 3-1 overall, 2-0 in Pac-12 play) throttled the previously-unbeaten Oregon State Beavers (3-1, 0-1) 35-10 at home, spoiling the Beavers' conference opener and handing OSU its' 23rd straight defeat at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Timbers Blow Two-Goal Lead, Lose Contest To Reds In Toronto And Control Off Playoff Destiny; Lose Will Johnson For Season To Broken Leg

At Toronto:

After Nick Haggland scored twice (63', 70'), Michael Bradley scored the winning goal in the 89th minute on Saturday as Toronto FC came back from a two-goal halftime deficit to upend the visiting Portland Timbers in Saturday Major League Soccer action.

The Timbers not only lost the match, they lost captain Will Johnson to a broken leg in the opening minute in a collision with Reds' defender Mark Bloom, sidelining him for the remainder of the season.

Portland's next MLS match will be at Santa Clara, California against the San Jose Earthquakes next Saturday night at 8:00 PM Pacific Time (NBC Sports Network).

UPDATE:  With Vancouver's 2-1 come-from-behind home victory over Real Salt Lake later on Saturday, the Whitecaps jumped the Timbers into the fifth and final Western Conference playoff berth with four regular-season games remaining.

Eskimos Smother Riders In Edmonton; Saskatchewan Blanked For First Time Since 1986

At Edmonton, Alberta:

John White ran for 192 yards and a touchdown while quarterback Mike Reilly, who completed 14 of 25 passes for 124 yards and a TD, added an additional 106 on the ground as the Edmonton Eskimos smothered the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders 24-0 in Friday Canadian Football League action.  Both teams are now 9-4 on the season.

The Riders were shut out for the first time since 1986.

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Good Old Days

When a bottle of soda pop cost five cents.  

1937 magazine ad for Hires Root Beer, which was made with real root juices.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Here's Groucho Marx, at that time the host of You Bet Your Life, on the cover of the March 19, 1954 issue of TV Guide magazine.

Walt and Friends

Here's the cover of the October 23, 1954 issue of TV Guide with Walt Disney and a few of his cartoon friends.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

For Heaven's Sake............

Eat Ralston Purina foods.

Here's an ad that appeared in the September, 1901 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. 


Here's Rita Hayworth in a 1953 magazine ad for Sunnybank Margarine, which was available only at Safeway.

She was starring in the Deckworth Corporation-produced and Columbia-released motion picture "Salome" at the time. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Norby's Double Helps Timbers Annihilate Alpha United; Portland On Cusp Of Advancing To CCL Quarterfinals

At Portland, Oregon:

Norberto Paparatto scored twice in the second half on Tuesday night (61', 88') as the Portland Timbers destroyed visiting Alpha United 6-0 in CONCACAF Champions League group-stage play.  The Timbers, currently atop the Group Five standings, now need only a draw (or even a one-goal loss) in Honduras on October 21 against CD Olimpia to advance to the tournament's knockout stage.

Portland's next Major League Soccer match is on Saturday at 10:00 AM Pacific Time on the road against Toronto FC (ROOT Sports Northwest).

Drive A '56 Studebaker Today!

Here's a two-page magazine ad for the 1956 Studebakers.