NCAAF + USFL + NFL – 1984 – ABCs Jim Lampley Reviews The Year 1984 In College + NFL + USFL Football

 In this ABC Sports special, legendary sportscaster Jim McKay passes the mike to another future sportscasting legend, Jim Lampley….who covers the year 1984 in footall in America….to include highlights of the college football season, with features on Bo Jackson, Doug Flutie and Bernie Kosar….plus a review of the USFL season featuring QB’s Steve Young and…

NCAAF – 1985 – Bluebonnet Bowl Halftime – Longhorn Season Review + Profile Of UT Alum Author James Michener

The 1985 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season…..where the Longhorns finished the regular season with an 8–3 record….and went on to lose 24 – 16 to the Air Force Academy in the Bluebonnet Bowl on December 31, 1985 at Rice Stadium in Houston, TX in front of a crowd of…

Music – 1986 – Gatlin Brothers – Somebody Wants Her Back + Born With Texas In My Soul

In 1979, when Larry Gatlin signed with Columbia Records….and decided to officially have his brothers billed on his singles and on his albums….as in that year, their name was officially “Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers”.  In October, they released the album Straight Ahead…..which spawned the classic single “All the Gold in California”….which became their biggest hit together….while…

NCAAF – 1983 – Pat OBrien + Ara Parseghian Highlight Texas Vs Baylor + Boston College Vs Miami

This 1983 CBS Sports Saturday college football report features hosts Pat O’Brien and Ara Parseghian at the studio desk….as they provide highlights and analysis to ongoing games….including the University of Texas Longhorns in a tough battle with longtime SWC rival, the Baylor Bears…..along with the highlights of the game played the night before between the…

NCAAF – 1983 – Texas Vs TCU Halftime – HSE Bill Worrell Interviews Texas Defensive Coordinator Mike Campbell

Mike Campbell (May 9, 1922 – June 16, 1998) was an American football player and coach. …who was a long-time assistant of Darrell Royal, first at Mississippi State, then Washington, and mostly Texas. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Campbell played college football at the University of Mississippi….and was drafted in the 32nd round of the 1946 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins….but chose not to play professional football. He…

Music – 1987 – John Davidson – Star Spangled Banner – Performed At The 73rd Rose Bowl Classic

John Davidson (born December 13, 1941) is an American actor, singer and game-show host known for hosting That’s Incredible!, Time Machine, and Hollywood Squares in the 1980’s….and a revival of The $100,000 Pyramid in 1991. Davidson has recorded 12 albums….of which none have charted on Billboard’s Hot 100…..a failure he has attributed to his not being a good studio singer….and performed in various musicals. His album CD John…

Football – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Showcases Candidates From Football

Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsperson of the Year award to “the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement.”….where both Americans and non-Americans are eligible, though in the past the vast majority of winners have been from the United States….with both men and women have won…

NFL- 1985 – NFL Films Special Feature – The Center Snap – With Steve Sabol + Harry Kalas

DOG ASIDE A center snap is colloquially called a “hike”, “snapback” or “pass from center”…. is the backwards passing of the ball in American and Canadian football at the start of play from scrimmage….as the ball begins on the ground with its long axis parallel to the sidelines of the field….with its ends marking each team’s line of scrimmage in American football….when the player snapping the…

Football – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Showcases Candidates From Football

DOG ASIDE: Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsperson of the Year award to “the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement.”  Both Americans and non-Americans are eligible, though in the past the vast majority of winners have been from the United States. Both men and women…