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 – 1980 – SWC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns Vs SMU Mustangs – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE: LaSalle Thompson, the behemoth center for the 1980 University of Texas Longhorns Men’s Basketball team was a frequent visitor at Bone Daddy’s bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in Austin, TX….whereby each time that he came in the doors….he’d ask Bone Daddy to put on current Longhorns basketball…

Special – 1947 To 1955 – Sports Legend Doak Walker – The Most Celebrated Athlete – Host Paul Hornung

DOG COMMENTARY:    Two days after being discharged from the Merchant Marine…Doak Walker appeared in his first college football game for Southern Methodist University….while playing in just five games for the Mustangs in the 1945 season….but was sufficiently impressive as a halfback and placekicker as to win All-Southwest Conference honors and a spot in the annual East–West Shrine Game in San Francisco….when he threw a…

NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns VS SMU Mustangs – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:  The 1979 – 80 Texas Longhorn mens basketball starting five including G Fred Carson, G John Danks, G Ron Baxter (the Horns played a 3-guard tandem), F Bill Wendlandt and C LaSalle Thompson….along with 6th man F/C Rob Cunningham….were a really close-knit group who enjoyed coming together as a group to The Sports Place, Madison…

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

DOG COMMENTARY:  Bone Daddy started on his path to becomming a Sportsphile as a 9 year old outfielder for the Braves of the Central Little League in Midland, Texas in 1956….for this path to being distinguished as the Original Sportsphile continued to grow and fourish from the mid-1950’s all the way to when he graduated…

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

DOG ASIDE:    The 1977 SWC Season was highlighted with the only undefeated team in the country, the Texas Longhorns….along with the Heisman Trophy Winner for 1977….as the conference was laden with top caliber talent….as evidenced by the SWC season statistics leaders as follows; Pass Attempts / Completions  – Rice QB Randy Hertel 356 /…

NCAAM – 1979 – SWC Game of Week – University of Texas Longhorns VS SMU Mustangs

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1979 SWC Game of the Week between the Texas Longhorns vs. SMU Mustangs has a special place in this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphiles’ heart….for this game took place during one of the 6 season span where Bone Daddy had a personal and business relationship with Longhorn Coach Abe Lemons…..as he knew all…

Sports Legends Features Doak Walker – A Most Celebrated Athlete Hosted By Paul Hornung

DOG ASIDE: Ewell Doak Walker, Jr. (January 1, 1927 – September 27, 1998) was an American football player….wjp played college football as a halfback at Southern Methodist University (SMU)….where he won the Heisman Trophy in 1948. Walker then played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) with the Detroit Lions for six seasons from 1950…