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…

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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…

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MLB – 1985 – World Series Game 7 Royals Vs Cardinals Postgame Show – With Al Michaels + Reggie Jackson + Tim McCarver

The 1985 World Series began on October 19 and ended on October 27….when the American League champions Kansas City Royals played the National League champions St. Louis Cardinals….as with the Royals upsetting the heavily favored Cardinals in seven games. The Series was popularly known as the “Show-Me Series“ or the “I-70 Showdown Series“….as both cities are in the state of Missouri and are connected by Interstate 70.…

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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…

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Music – 1979 – 14 Karat Soul Acapella Group – I Wish That We Were Married + That Is My Baby

14 Karat Soul is an a cappella group from East Orange, N.J…..who were active in the 1980’s. They were originally a strictly doo-wop group….but later branched out into other genres.  The group were featured in the 1980 Mabou Mines short film Sister Suzie Cinema….which was a 20-minute doo-wop opera by Bob Telson and Lee Breuer. The discography of 14 Karat Soul includes several albums and compilations on Pony Canyon for the Japanese market….where the group…

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MLB – 1985 – SportsCenter Playoffs Preview – With Chris Berman + Gayle Gardner + Lou Palmer

Gayle Gardner (born ca. 1950) is an American sportscaster….who worked for ESPN and NBC Sports beginning in 1987 until 1993….as Gardner is considered a pioneer in sports broadcasting by having been the first female sports anchor to appear weekly on a major network. After being hired by ESPN in 1983, Gardner served as a SportsCenter anchor for three years…..then worked for NBC from 1987-1993. Among the assignments…

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MLB – 1985 – This Week In Baseball – American League Highlights Thru September – With Mel Allen

This Week in Baseball was abbreviated as TWiB…..and was an American syndicated television series which focused on Major League Baseball highlights…..which was broadcast weekly during baseball season….and in its second incarnation, prior to marquee MLB games and during rain-delays….as the program featured highlights of recent games, interviews with players and other regular features. The popularity of the program was primarily the result of…

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NCAAM – 1983 – NBC Tournament Special – Al McGuire Picks Season Best In 1983 College BBall

Al McGuire (September 7, 1928 – January 26, 2001) was an American college basketball coach and broadcaster….who was the head coach at Marquette University from 1964 to 1977…..where he won a national championship in his final season at Marquette…..and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. He was also well known as a longtime national television basketball broadcaster and for…

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NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 1 Celtics Vs Lakers PreGame Show – With Brent Musburger + Tom Heinsohn

Thanks to the 1984 trade of Gerald Henderson and the subsequent fall of the Seattle SuperSonics at the end of 1985–86….the Celtics were not only the best team in the NBA….but also owned the 2nd pick in the 1986 NBA Draft…..when they chose Maryland forward Len Bias with the pick….and had high hopes that the presence of the young star would ensure that…

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