Music – 1985 – The Showband Of The Southwest – Thanksgiving Day Texas Vs Texas A&M Game Halftime

Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, has often said regarding the vast subject of sports rivalries…..that there was none quite like the annual “Thanksgiving Day Battle” in the 96 Year War (1915 – 2011)….which  took place on banks of the Brazos River and the Guadalupe River every Thanksgiving day in Central Texas….when the football squads of…

Music – 1985 – The Goin’ Band From Raiderland – Texas Tech Band Halftime At Tx Tech Vs Texas SWC Game

The Goin’ Band from Raiderland is a 450-member marching band of Texas Tech University…..which was originally known as The Matador Band….and is nearly as old as Texas Tech University itself. Under the direction of W. Waghorne, it performed at the opening football game in October 1925….while fielding between 21 and 25 members.  American humorist Will Rogers once aided in financing a trip to Fort Worth, Texas so the band could…

Music – 1984 – The Showband Of The Southwest – It Dont Mean A Thing + Stars And Stripes Forever

As seen in this video herewith…..the University of Texas Longhorn Band performs at halftime of a 1984 SWC home football game between the Texas Longhorns and the SMU Mustangs on October 27,1984….as the Showband of the Southwest performs some wonderful marching maneuvers and complicated geometrical configurations…..while playing a delightful rendition of Duke Ellington’s famous song It Don’t Mean…

Music – 1983 – The Showband Of The Southwest – University Of Texas Marching Band – Halftime Show

Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, has attended upwards of 50 University of Texas Longhorn football games in his career as a Sportsphile…..and at each and every one of those home games, The Showband of the Southwest….the University of Texas marching band….some 350 strong…..take the field before, at halftime and after every home game…..and no matter what…

NCAAF – 1986 – Special – Prelude To Turkey Day With Texas Longhorns Vs Texas A & M Aggies

The Texas–Texas A&M football rivalry was an American college football rivalry between the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies…..which was played every year between 1915 and 2011, until A&M left the Big 12 Conference to join the Southeastern Conference….where in Texas leads the series 76–37–5. The first meeting was in 1894….and by 1911, Texas led the series 15 – 4 – 2…..as the…

NCAAF – 1986 – Cotton Bowl Halftime – Players Of Year Awards + Highlights Of 50 Yrs Of Cotton Bowls

This halftime show from the 1986 Cotton Bowl Classic between the Texas A & M Aggies verses the Auburn Tigers…..was not only a game that featured the spectacular Heisman Trophy winning running back “Bo Knows Football” Jackson…..but also was the celebration for the 50th Cotton Bowl Classic….as this halftime also provided a “50 Year History” of the Cotton…

NCAAF – 1986 – 50th Cotton Bowl Classic PreGame Show – With Brent Musburger + Ara Parseghian

The 1986 Cotton Bowl Classic was an American college football bowl game played on January 1, 1986 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.  It was the 50th Cotton Bowl Classic held….in a game that  featured the Texas A&M Aggies verses the Auburn Tigers.

Coach Jackie Sherill was in his fourth year with A&M….with his previous three years having finished with a combined 16–16–1…..but in 1986, they won the Southwest Conference championship for the first time since 1976….and played in the Cotton Bowl for the first time since 1968…..whereas Auburn University came into the game being highlighted by Bo Jackson….who rushed for 1,786 yards and won the Heisman Trophy for a team that had at one point was ranked # 1 before losing to Tennessee….and finishing at 8 – 3….which was only good for 6th in the Southeastern Conference….while finishing behind the three teams that had beaten them in Tennessee, Florida and Alabama.   

During this halftime show is a special feature on TCU’ All American wide receiver Mike Renfro…..which highlights the incredible accomplishments that he achieved with the Horned Frogs…..who won only 4 games in his four years of outstanding play…..while leading the SWC (Southwest Conference) in receptions all four years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…