MLB – 1978 – Music Special – Take Me Out To The Ball Game + Great Photos Of Fans

DOG ASIDE: There is nothing more near and dear to a person born and reared in America than baseball….as every baseball fan I have ever known can sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” ….and they know all the words too….for the song alone brings back so many memories to baseball fans and all they…

Music – 1979 – ACL – Lightning Hopkins – Going to Louisiana + That Woman Can’t Carry No Heavy Load

DOG COMMENTARY: Lightnin’ Hopkins was born in Centerville, Texas….and as a child was immersed in the sounds of the blues…..as he developed a deep appreciation for this music at the age of 8….when he met Blind Lemon Jefferson at a church picnic in Buffalo, Texas. That day, Hopkins felt the blues was “in him”….so he went on to learn from his…

Boxing – 1979 – Amateur – USA VS Cuba – Johnny Bumphus + Jackie Beard + Benard Taylor + Alex Ramos

DOG COMMENTARY:  In this 1979 amateur boxing video featuring the USA verses Cuba boxing teams…. the viewer gets a look at some of the outstanding 1980 USA Olympic Team…..who never got to fight for their country in the Moscow Olympics thanks to US President Jimmy Carter…..the “peanut farmer” who brought politics into the Olympic Games…..for Johnny Bumphus,…

Music – 1979 – ACL – Jerry Jeff Walker – I See You Are Angel + Comfort And Crazy + Pick Up The Tempo

DOG COMMENTARY:  Jerry Jeff Walker is a music icon in Austin, Texas….for when he moved to Austin in the early 1970’s….it really wasn’t that big of a place….and certainly not the million person metropolis that it is in 2018…..and if a person hangs around Austin long enough like Bone Daddy has…..the paths of all Austin…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – SWC Game of the Week – Texas Longhorns Vs Arkansas Razorbacks

DOG COMMENTARY:  Ron Baxter and Johnny Moore….starters for Coach Abe Lemons’ Texas Longhorn men’s basketball teams for one prestigious N.I.T. (National Invitation Tournament) Championship and SWC (Southwest Conference) titles in 1978….the year prior to this 1979 SWC Game of the Week game seen herewith….for these two boys wererewe more than regular customers….more like steady customers…

NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns Vs SMU Mustangs – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY:  The 1979-80 Texas Longhorns men’s basketball team had lost 4 starters from the team that won the N.I.T. as well as two SWC (Southwest Conference) titles over the past two years….meaning the only returning starter was F Ron Baxter….who was in his senior season at Texas…. after being a four year starter for…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – N.I.T. Semifinals – Texas Longhorns Vs Rutgers Knights – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE:  Our original Sportsphile, Bone Daddy, was a frequent visitor of Texas Longhorns men’s basketball practice during the 1977-78 season….as that was when he would take Coach Abe Lemons the latest recorded game video of each future opponent that Abe’s team was going to face at some point in the future….as these videos were…

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…