NCAA Football – 1983 – SWC Game of Week – University of Texas VS TCU

DOG COMMENTARY: One of the truly great conferences in NCAA college football was the Southwest Conference (SWC)…. which existed from 1914 to 1996….and was composed primarily of schools from Texas including Rice University, Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M University, Texas Christian University, University of Houston, Texas Tech University, Baylor University and the University of Texas….along with Oklahoma University and Arkansas University as well.  Simply…

Swimming – 1986 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship – Austin, TX

DOG ASIDE: The 1987 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships were contested in March 1987 at the Texas Swimming Center at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas….for the 64th annual NCAA-sanctioned swim meet to determine the team and individual national champions of Division I men’s collegiate swimming and diving in the USA….as the…

MLB – 1986 Game – Mariners VS Red Sox – P Roger Clemens Sets 20 K Record – 5th Thru 9th Inning

DOG ASIDE: Bone Daddy has known Roger Clemens for nearly 36 years now….as he began following this incredible baseball pitcher’s career while he was pitching for the University of Texas Longhorns….as “Rocket Roger” had begun his college career by pitching for San Jacinto College North in 1981….where he posted a 9–2 record….causing the New York Mets…

Music – Ray Charles – Gonna Be A Bright Sun Shiny Day & She’s Long Gone Now & Tell Me What Did I Say

DOG ASIDE: The incomparable Ray Charles performed at Austin City Limits on three (3) different occasions….in 1980, 1984 (as seen in this video herewith) and for the 1997 ACL Legends classic….and on each occasion….the man and his music brought the house down….for my Bone Daddy was at Brother Ray’s 1980 performance….saying that even in a…

NCAA Football – 1986 SWC – Thanksgiving Day – Texas Longhorns VS Texas Aggies

DOG ASIDE: The 1986 version of the Southwest Conference Thanksgiving Day Classic between The University of Texas and Texas A & M University was the last game in which Longhorn Coach Fred Akers would coach after being at the helm in Austin for 10 years and two (2) SWC Championships. The Aggies were led by…

NCAA Football – 1985 SWC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns VS Texas Tech Red Raiders

DOG ASIDE: The 1985 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season in the Southwest Conference….finishing the season with 8 wins 3 losses….while finishing the Soutwest Conference with a 6 win 2 loss record….finishing in a tie with # 12 Arkansas University and #…

Music – Beto Y Los Fairlanes – El Fabuloso & Piddlin & Shy In The Rind

DOG COMMENTARY: The syncopated rhythm of Beto Y Los Fairlanes graced the live music venues of Austin, TX for many many years from the mid-1970’s through the mid-1990’s….as this group was truly an Austin original. Beto y Los Fairlanes, now more commonly known as Beto and the Fairlanes….is a worldbeat, latin pop, jazz and salsa…

Music – Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel – Gimme A Little Darling & After You’ve Gone

DOG COMMENTARY: Since sometime around the end of the 1960’s and the beginning of the 1970’s….a story called “The Austin Music Scene” began to take roots in Austin, TX….and has continued to boom to such popularity that in 2017….there are easily 500 live music venues in the Greater Austin community to choose from on any given night…

Music – Ray Charles – Gonna Be A Bright Sun Shiny Day & She’s Long Gone Now

DOG COMMENTARY: In June 1952, Atlantic Records bought Charles’s contract for $2,500 from Swing Time Records….and in his first recording session for Atlantic….he recorded “The Midnight Hour” and “Roll With My Baby” in September 1952, albeit,  his last Swingtime release “Misery in My Heart” and “The Snow Is Falling” would not appear until February 1953.  He began…