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 #…

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Comedy – Special – Smother Brothers Young Comedians – Maureen Murphy

DOG ASIDE: Maureen Murphy, also known as Mauro Murphy, is an Australian comedian, actress, and celebrity who was popular in the United States during the 1980s….when she appeared on HBO‘s Young Comedians with Hosts The Smothers Brothers…..as seen in this video herewith….while also appearing on  The Tonight Show and on Dom DeLuise’s television show.  Mauro Murphy…

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NBA – 1987 All Star Game – 3-Pt Shootout Larry Bird & Slam Dunk Contest Michael Jordan

DOG COMMENTARY: First and foremost, this TBS production of the 1987 NBA All Star Saturday program featuring the 3-Point Shootout and the Slam Dunk Contest is unique in many ways….for it is hosted by Rick Berry….the father of Brett Berry who would win the Slam Dunk Contest at the 1996 All Star Game….and that is…

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Comedy – Chevy Chase – Special – The Art Of Physical Comedy

DOG ASIDE: Bone Daddy recorded more than 150 episodes of Saturday Night Live during the 1970’s and 1980’s…..and after transferring each of these episodes from Sony Betamax cassette to digital….thus having watched almost every skit from every show over a 12 year period….I can honestly say that Chevy Chase was a master of physical comedy….which is a…

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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…

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Music – Special – Carlos Montoya – The Master And His Music

DOG COMMENTARY: Carlos García Montoya (13 December 1903 – 3 March 1993) was from Madrid, Spain….who was a prominent flamenco guitarist and a founder of the modern-day popular flamenco style of music.  Montoya was the nephew of renowned flamenco guitarist Ramón Montoya….as he first learned from his mother, “la Tula”, and then from a neighboring barber, Pepe el Barbero,…

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Comedy – Special – Smothers Brothers Host Young Comedians – Jerry Seinfeld

DOG ASIDE: Long before Jerry Seinfield got his own comedy sitcom television show that originally ran for nine seasons on NBC from 1989 to 1998 was ever seen by American television audiences….this talented comedian was on the “stand-up circuit”….and his first ever television appearance was on this 1982 Young Comedians Special that was hosted by The Smothers…

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MLB – Special – ESPN Salutes 1983 All Star Game – Hosts George Grande and Chris Berman

DOG COMMENTARY: The American League followed one of their worst All-Star performances with one of the greatest efforts ever by either side. It was the 50th Anniversary of the All-Star Game and the American League decided to make it a real celebration. After three decades of disappointment and eleven consecutive losses, the American League took…

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Music – Joe Cocker – Whiter Shade Of Pale & Sweet Lil Woman & Just Like Always

DOG COMMENTARY: John Robert “Joe” Cocker, OBE (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was an English singer and musician….who was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs….as he had a professional stage career from 1960 to 2013….and just months before his death in 2014. Joe…

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