Boxing – 1986 – Special – History Of Heavyweight Champion Brawlers

DOG ASIDE: I ask the question often if folks remember what the Twin Towers in New York City looked like….and many have no idea…..so I send this to the opening of this HBO PreFight Show for the upcoming world heavyweight title fight between Mike Tyson verses Mitch Green….cuz HBO Sports does a complete lead-in to their telecast of this…

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NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – SWC Game of the Week – Texas Longhorns Vs Arkansas Razorbacks

DOG COMMENTARY:  Ron Baxter and Johnny Moore….starters for Coach Abe Lemons’ Texas Longhorn men’s basketball teams for one prestigious N.I.T. (National Invitation Tournament) Championship and SWC (Southwest Conference) titles in 1978….the year prior to this 1979 SWC Game of the Week game seen herewith….for these two boys wererewe more than regular customers….more like steady customers…

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Music – 1980s – Austin City Limits Best – Marty Robbins + Floyd Tillman + Roy Clarke/Gatemouth Brown

DOG COMMENTARY:  There has never been a more popular live music program that was ever on television than Austin City Limits….which is an American public television music program recorded live in Austin, Texas, by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station KLRU…..while being broadcast on many PBS stations around the United States. The show helped Austin to become widely known as the “Live Music…

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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…

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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…

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Boxing – 1980 – 12 Rnd WBC Featherweight Title – Salvador Sanchez Vs Ruben Castillo – Final Round

DOG COMMENTARY:. This final round of the 1980 WBC and Lineal Featherweight Title Fight between Ruben Castillo verses Champ Salvadore Sanchez….provides ample evidence of why Sanchez is considered a boxing legend here at ImaSportsphile….for he was in a close, hard-fought battle with Castillo….and he dominated the 15th round like the greats really do.  This was…

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NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – N.I.T. Semifinals – Texas Longhorns Vs Rutgers Knights – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE:  Our original Sportsphile, Bone Daddy, was a frequent visitor of Texas Longhorns men’s basketball practice during the 1977-78 season….as that was when he would take Coach Abe Lemons the latest recorded game video of each future opponent that Abe’s team was going to face at some point in the future….as these videos were…

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Music – 1978 – Austin City Limits Live – Robert Shaw – Blues + Boogie Woogie Master

DOG ASIDE:  Robert Shaw was an American blues and boogie-woogie pianist….who was best known for his 1963 album, The Ma Grinder….as Shaw was born in Stafford, Texas, the son of farm owners Jesse and Hettie Shaw….who also owned a Steinway grand piano….which his sisters had lessons in playing….but Shaw’s father was against allowing his son to learn the instrument.  Shaw worked with his father on the family’s ranch….and played the…

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NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – NBC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns Vs USC Trojans – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY:  I have written many posts and stories regarding the business and personal relationship between Bone Daddy and University of Texas head men’s basketball coach Abe Lemons from 1976 to 1982….cuz for us around ImaSportsphile….we understand that this was one of the truly joyful experiences of Bone Daddy’s life over the 60+ years of…

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