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Dr Pepper Commercial, no. 1

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  •  Football legend Don Meredith (number 17) played quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys from 1960 to1968; he was named NFL Player of the Year in 1966. Born (1938) and raised in Mount Vernon, Franklin County, Texas, he played high school football for the Tigers.  His football career continued at Southern Methodist University where he broke all of the Mustang's passing records.  After his retirement from the NFL in 1969, Meredith became a commentator of the game, announcing for CBS's Monday Night Football from 1970 – 1973 and 1977 – 1984. 
 
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This commercial, produced by Dallas-based Visual Presentations for Dr Pepper, offers a "pro-special" Rawlings football autographed by Don Meredith for only $3.75 with a coupon from a carton of refreshing Dr Pepper!

Initially called a "Waco," after the city in which it was created, Dr Pepper was developed in 1885 by Charles Alderton, a pharmacist at Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store. Store owner Wade Morrison approved of the drink and is credited with coining the name Dr. Pepper (the period was removed in the 1950s.) From its humble soda-fountain beginnings Dr Pepper has spread to all corners of the globe, but the beverage's Texas roots remain: the official Dr Pepper museum is located in Waco; and Dublin, Texas, boasts the oldest Dr Pepper bottling plant, in continuous operation since 1891.