Music – 1978 – Austin City Limits Live – Robert Shaw – Blues + Boogie Woogie Master

DOG ASIDE:  Robert Shaw was an American blues and boogie-woogie pianist….who was best known for his 1963 album, The Ma Grinder….as Shaw was born in Stafford, Texas, the son of farm owners Jesse and Hettie Shaw….who also owned a Steinway grand piano….which his sisters had lessons in playing….but Shaw’s father was against allowing his son to learn the instrument.  Shaw worked with his father on the family’s ranch….and played the…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – NBC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns Vs USC Trojans – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY:  I have written many posts and stories regarding the business and personal relationship between Bone Daddy and University of Texas head men’s basketball coach Abe Lemons from 1976 to 1982….cuz for us around ImaSportsphile….we understand that this was one of the truly joyful experiences of Bone Daddy’s life over the 60+ years of…

TV Ads – 1979 – Levis Pants + Toyota Cars + Swanson TV Dinners + PBS MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour

DOG COMMENTARY:  Levi products are much more than just blue jeans….for they also produce pants….as seen in this tv ad herewith….trousers, shorts, shirts, jackets, sweaters, T-shirts, underwear, socks, accessories, shoes, dresses, skirts, belts, overalls, jumpsuits and a “big and tall” range.  Their jeans are categorized by fit as skinny, slim, straight, boot cut, taper, relaxed,…

NCAAM Basketball – 1977 – SWC Game – Texas VS Arkansas – 1st Half – With Abe Lemons + Eddie Sutton

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1979 Southwest Conference Game of the Week featured two very good and talented teams….which were coached by two legendary college coaches…..with Eddie Sutton at Arkansas University….and Abe Lemons at the University of Texas….both in the College Basketball Hall of Fame….as the Longhorns and the Razorbacks were arch rivals throughout the tenure of…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – NBC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs USC Trojans – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1979 NBC men’s basketball Game of the Week between the USC Trojans verses the Texas Longhorns features two teams that entered this game with records of 10 – 4.  The Longhorns were coming off an impressive N.I.T. Championship the year before to end the 1978 season….while returning four starters. with C Gary…

Boxing – Amateur – 1979 – USA Vs USSR – Host Vern Lundquist – Live In Moscow

DOG ASIDE: This 1970 edition of ABC’s Wide World of Sports with host Vern Lundquist….a future broadcasting legend….especially with SEC college football broadcasts….as the USA Boxing Team takes on the USSR in Moscow….as both the USA and USSR teams prepare for the upcoming 1980 Moscow Olympics.  The Americans brought their “young team” to this international amateur boxing competition….leaving…

Boxing – Amateur – 1979 – Pan American Games – USAs Jackie Beard + Richard Sandoval + Benard Taylor

DOG COMMENTARY:  Back in the day during the Golden Age of Boxing from 1964 – 1995…..as boxing became a major programming component to dang near all television networks….especially in and around the mid-1970’s to the late 1980’s…..as they carried many live boxing events….all of which were not necessarily live professional bouts….for the networks were also shining lots…

TV Ads – 1979 – Lone Star Beer + The Ice Capades At The Erwin Special Events Center

DOG ASIDE: The Lone Star Brewery was built and opened in 1884…as the first large mechanized brewery in Texas…..after Adolphus Busch, of Anheuser-Busch, founded it along with a group of San Antonio businessmen.  The original castle-like brewery building now houses the San Antonio Museum of Art.  Lone Star beer was the company’s main brand…..which was marketed as “The National Beer of Texas”…. which sponsored…

NCAA Football – 1977 – Special – SWC Highlights – Texas Longhorns Undefeated Season In Review

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1977 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1977 NCAA Division I football season….as the Longhorns finished the regular season with an 11–0 record….while RB Earl Campbell won the Heisman Trophy….when he led the nation in rushing with 1,744 yards….and  became the first recipient of the Davey O’Brien Memorial Trophy….which was awarded to the most…