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 – Texas A & M War Hymn – Featuring The Texas A & M Corp of Cadets Marching Band

Without a doubt…..there is no better military marching band in the world than the Texas A & M Fighting Aggie Band….comprised completely of the Corp of Cadets at the University of Texas A & M….for this 400 member band can perform more intricate marching moves chocked full of “right and left oblique march”  and “to the rear…

Music – 1987 – Texas A&M Marching Band – The Spirit Of Aggieland + The Aggie Yell – 51st Cotton Bowl

“The Spirit of Aggieland” is the alma mater of the Texas A&M University…..which was originally written as a poem by Marvin H. Mimms….while he was a student at Texas A&M…..when Richard J. Dunn, the director of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band at the time, composed the music.  Students, faculty, and former students of the A&M sing the song at Aggie…

NCAAF – 1987 – CBS Sports Special – Highlights Of The 1986 NCAA College Football Season

The 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season ended with Penn State winning the national championship. Coached by Joe Paterno, they defeated Miami (Fl) 14–10 in the Fiesta Bowl….as this Fiesta Bowl was the first in the game’s history to decide the national championship…which launched it into the top tier of bowls games….as Miami came into the game ranked # 1 in the country….and Penn State…

NCAAF – 1986 – 50th Cotton Bowl Auburn Vs A & M PreGame Show – With Brent Musburger + Ara Parseghian + Jim Nance

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. The game featured the Texas A&M Aggies and the Auburn Tigers. Coach Jackie Sherill was in his fourth year with A&M….as in his previous three years where he finished with a combined 16 – 16…

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 – 1985 – Special – The Bonfire An Aggie Tradition – History Of A & M Bonfire Before Texas Game

Aggie Bonfire was a long-standing annual tradition at Texas A&M University….as part of the college rivalry with the University of Texas at Austin.  For 90 years, Texas A&M students, known as Aggies, built and burned a bonfire on campus each autumn….which is known to the Aggie community simply as “Bonfire”….in which this annual autumn event symbolized Aggie students’ “burning desire to beat the hell outta…

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…

NCAA Football – 1984 – ABC Keith Jackson – Texas Vs A&M Highlights + Coach Akers PostGame Speech

  DOG ASIDE: This video has legendary college football broadcaster Keith Jackson calling the highlights of the just finished the 1984 annual “Thanksgiving Battle For Texas Bragging Rights” between the arch rival Texas Longhorns Vs Texas Aggies….which when joined together in perfect harmony as Keith Jackson can do… makes this video well worth the watch.  Going into…