NCAA Football – 1984 – SWC Game of Week – Texas University VS Texas Tech – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE: Since Bone Daddy graduated frrom The University of Texas at Austin in 1970…..not only does his blood bleed Orange….but so does mine….for football in Texas is not a game….it is a way of life that runs deep….evidenced by the fact that there are many high school football complexes that have stadiums in excess…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – 41st NIT Finals – University of Texas Longhorns VS NC State Wolfpack

DOG COMMENTARY: In 1978, Jim Valvano’s North Carolina State Wolfpack and Abe Lemons’ University of Texas Longhorns met in the finals of the 41st National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden ….after scoring semifinal victories in contrasting styles.  Before a crowd of 18,504, the largest N.I.T. gathering at the Garden since 1968, North Carolina State…

NCAA Football – 1982 – SWC Game of Week – Texas University VS Texas A & M – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: Never in the history of college football has there been a more storied rivalry than the one that came down every Thanksgiving in the heart of Texas….than the annual game between the Texas Longhorns versas the Texas A & M Aggies…as it didn’t matter whether the game was played in Austin (UT) or…

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 #…