It’s damn near impossible to top Pat Dye building a fence of pressure treated pine on the five yard line for that Osmose commercial, but this early 90s spot for Golden Spot is certainly worth mentioning. Rarely has the unspoken rule that coaches can only peddle products with footbaw metaphors been so loud (and so southern — when he says “for any occasion,” it almost sounds like Dom DeLuise in The Best Little Whore House in Texas).
Tommy Tuberville would later attempt to actually incorporate Golden Flake’s strategy into his actual game plan, for a dandy (“Golden Flake,” wrote The Auburner, “More like Golden Globe.”) 30 seconds of his own.
Here’s another same-era Dye ad for Golden Flake, who knows what the Old College Try really means.
The Spring of Dye continues… previous installments here, here, here, here, and here.
* The Worldwide ‘War Eagle’ of 1978
* Pat Dye buying sunglasses
* Muhammad Al on the Haley Center concourse
* Playboy in Auburn, 1989
* The War Eagle Jeep in Vietnam
* 78 never-before-seen photos of the Kopper Kettle explosion of 1978
* Rare candids of Pat Sullivan at the 1971 Heisman banquet
* G.I. Joe’s Auburn’s connection
* The Great Bo Jackson A-Day Race of 1984
* Crowd shots from the 1973 Auburn-Florida game
* Best reaction to being named Miss Homecoming ever
* “Buck Fama” graffiti seen in Auburn after “Punt Bama Punt”
I would pay money to see the outtakes. Someone missed a chance in not making blooper reels.