Zenith color TV’s, the first color TV we ever had in our house was a Zenith color TV; I remember the exact day we got this TV, even though it was 1968 almost 50 years ago. I would say that is pretty amazing to have that recollection. The only reason I remember use getting this TV there was a very significant live TV announcement make by the President of the United States Lyndon  Johnson. The day this 25 inch color TV arrived at our apartment in Sunnyvale California was the same evening Johnson made the announcement he will not seek, or will not accept another term as president of the United States.

 

The Day was March 31, 1968; This was amazing I got a change to see the President in color, and all the shows I’ve watched in black, and white now in color it was major cool. Batman TV show, Ultraman, Speed Racer, this really cool show called Rowan & Martins Laugh-In, and lots more. I don’t remember seeing it in the store, help picking it out or nothing, it was just there in the living room one day. This picture was close to the one we had. It’s amazing how drab these TV’s looked back then.

Who owns Zenith  now, that would be LG Electronics

The world seemed real, when it was in color, even the news when it showed the worst of the worst. I don’t see Zenith TV’s out there on the market anymore, at Walmart or any retail stores, but Zenith Electronics is still a very big corporation. Zeniths parent company of LG Electronics headquartered in South Korea. The screen size was similar, and the legs were like this one. This TV traveled around a lot over the years after we moved from California. I’m not sure when it departed, but it had maybe a 10 year run in our household.

 

5e5e3f4cce852b43d993351bba74f2a8




382a_lg

 

 

 

868aaca278f50fae81d4d86d14056589




1964, 01-05

1964ChampionshipProgram_small




New York Giants quarterback Charlie Conerly (#42) looks to pass as the Baltimore Colts end Gino Marchetti (#89) applies pressure during the 1959 NFL Championship game at Memorial Stadium. Baltimore, Maryland 12/27/1959 (Image # 2069 )

-ee578432a644acce




hqdefault

NFL, the National Football league, There are still believe it, or not they is still a hand full of teams from the old NFL, pre 1970 NFL-AFL merger who have never won a super bowl, and there are some shockingly never made an appearance.  Lets have a look first at all the NFL teams who were in the NFL prior to 1970

 

Lets have a look at who was in the NFL in 1969;  these are teams who have never won a Super Bowl. The Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons, and the Philadelphia Eagles. Theses are teams that jointed the NFL, and various times through the 1940’s, and 1950’s, and 1960’s; with the Lions joining the league in 1930 being the oldest


Now shall we take this a step further, shockingly even more, some of these teams have never appeared in a Super Bowl. We have the Cleveland Browns, and the Detroit Lions. The interesting thing about the old NFL. The Browns, Lions, and Eagles have all won NFL championships, in the 1950’s and 60’s, which were played in cold northern cities out doors in the snow, not a very pretty sight, but since the super bowl era, the Lions, and Browns never made it past the NFL championship, and only the Detroit Lions have never made it to the NFC championship in the post NFL championship era. You know very sadly no one cares about the old NFL. The Lions have actually won 4 NFL championship 1935,1952,1953,1957 if only they were called the Super Bowl back then.




The NFL championships have gone largely forgotten. The Detroit Lions won 4 NFL championships, 1935, 1952,1953, and in 1957 beating the Cleveland Browns, but nobody care or remebers outside of Detroit. The old timers can fondly remember those 1950’s win with Bobby Layne years wining 3 of those championship. If they were Super Bowls we would remember them, but since pre-Super Bowl they are totally forgotten.




Its only fair to add the AFL, which was formed in 1959, and launched in 1960; These original AFL teams have never won a Super Bowl. The Buffalo Bills, Houston Oilers now the Tennessee Titans, The San Diego Chargers, and the Cincinnati Bengals. Since the Titans records are part of the old Oilers, they have won two AFL championships, 1960, and 1961; with the Chargers winning a AFL championship in 1963; although all these great accomplishments, but with the inception of the Super Bowl, again totally forgotten, as if they were never played.




This as if Major League Baseball’s National league being the senior circuit as it’s called didn’t play a world series until 1946, and both leagues had separate championships. The American had theirs, National league with theirs, since they were separate leagues. Then in 1947 boom all merged up, and the world series begins, and those great Yankees championships with Ruth, DiMaggio, and Gehrig forgotten, can you imagine, but the American league was formed early enough in 1901, for all prior to be totally forgotten, National league champions from 1900, and earlier didn’t really mean much.


Where was the first NFL Super Bowl played, the Los Angeles Coliseum

We got the picture, so with the new expansion teams. There are still newer franchises who have not won a Super Bowl. There are the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Carolina Panthers,  and I strongly believe, as long as the Lions been in the NFL, these new teams will win the big Super Bowl for sure.




Here’s a bit of NFL trivia, there are two teams who have the longest drought since appearing and winning there perspective Super Bowls. The Jets winning Super Bowl 3; in 1968 beating the favorite Baltimore Colts, and the Kansas City Chiefs winning Super Bowl 4 in 1969 beating Joe Kapp, and his Minnesota Vikings, both these teams have not only not won another Super Bowl. The Chiefs nor the Jets haven’t even been back since. Which is amazing, this should tell you how hard it is to win. As the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the first championship in the city since the 1964 Browns. The Brown, and Indians do have hope. The championship era was very big very big fan turn out, and televised, also the AFL

 

 

 

Ultraman, was a a cool import from Japan. I remember fondly watching this show. When our family moved to California in 1968; My brother, and I watched in after school. It had a kind of a rock n roll them song, The music was by Kunio Miyauchi. The late 60’s was a great time to be a kid, because there was some great cartoons, and live action kids shows. I don’t remember any toys, since this was an import maybe they didn’t make it over here. Lot’s of great memories.

 

steve mcqueen bullitt24wat download images PC0416_l

Bullitt is a 1968 American striking thriller film directed by Peter Yates and produced by Philip D’Antoni. It stars Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn and Jacqueline Bisset. The screenplay by Alan R. Trustman and Harry Kleiner was based on the 1963 novel, Mute Witness, by Robert L. Fish, writing under the pseudonym Robert L. Pike. Lalo Schifrin wrote the original jazz-inspired score, arranged for brass and percussion. Robert Duvall has a little part as a cab driver who provides info to McQueen.

Bullitt Steve McQueen 1968

The film was made by McQueen’s Solar Productions company, with his then-partner Robert E. Relyea as executive producer. Released by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts on October 17, 1968, the film was a critical and box office hit, later winning the Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Frank P. Keller) and receiving a nomination for Best Sound. Writers Trustman and Kleiner won a 1969 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Motion Picture Screenplay. Bullitt is notable for its auto chase scene throughout the streets of San Francisco, regarded as one of the most powerful in motion picture history.b