Golf – 1982 – Legends Of Golf Highlights – Sam Snead + Don January Winners At -27 For 3 Day Event

The winning team at the 1982 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament as 70 year old Slammin Sam  Snead and his partner Don January…..who won this championship with a score of -27 under par for the three day 54 hole event….while beating the rest of the field by 12 strokes….and any way you cut the pie, that is…

Golf – 1978 – Legends Of Golf Tournament – Highlights Of The Inaugural Tournament At Onion Creek CC

The inaugural Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament was held in 1978 at Onion Creek Country Club in Austin, Texas….which was a highly anticipated event for not just Austin…..but all of Central Texas…..for within a 100 mile radius of the Capitol of Texas are some 35 golf courses….which equates to lots of golf fans….and when you add to…

Golf – 1983 – Special – Commentary On The Unique Magic Of The Legends Of Golf Tournament For The Fan

The Legends of Golf Tournament is often called “The tournament that launched the Seniors /  Champions Tour“…..which from 1978 until 2012 was known as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament…..when from 1978 to 1985, the tournament was played at Onion Creek Country Club in Austin, Texas.  In addition to providing a showcase for all the golfing greats…

Golf – 1981 – Highlights – Legends Of Golf Tournament – Featuring Winners Gene Littler + Bob Rosburg

Gene Littler (July 21, 1930 – February 15, 2019) was an American professional golfer and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame…..who was known for a solid temperament and nicknamed “Gene the Machine” for his smooth rhythmical swing….as he once said that, “Golf is not a game of great shots. It’s a game of the best misses. The people…

Golf – 1980 – Highlights – Legends Of Golf Tournament – Featuring Winners Art Wall + Tommy Bolt

Austin, Texas has always provided many opportunities in the world of sports to satisfy a certifiable Sportsphile’s appetite…..I mean….could one ask for more than to have The University of Texas in your backyard…..while simply exploding with sporting events of all kinds….by top shelf collegiate athletes performing in some of the finest sports facilities in the…

Music – 1982 – Some Of Country Music Hottest Bands – Orange Blossom Special – Live Austin City Limit

The fiddle tune “Orange Blossom Special” is about the passenger train of the same name….which was written by Ervin T. Rouse in 1938….with the original recording being created by Ervin and Gordon Rouse in 1939.  It is often called simply The Special…..and has been referred to as the fiddle player’s national anthem…..and for that matter, country music’s national anthem. Rouse copyrighted the song before the Orange Blossom…

TV Ads – 1979 – Yellow Rose Gentlemen Club ATX + Nissan Cars + KTVV Ch 36 Austin + NBC Promo Dallas

Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, went made Olympic fan history at the 1984 Los Angeles Games …..when he and his two friends attended a live event in EVERY sport (26) that was competed at the L A Games, which is a fan record that can never be broken…..and can ONLY be tied.  One of…

TV Ads – 1977 – Winchells Donut Shops + Southwest Airlines + Six Flags Over Texas + Dunlop Tires

Winchell’s Donuts is an international doughnut company founded by Verne Winchell on October 8, 1948, in Temple City, California….which currently has over 170 stores in 6 western states….as well as Guam,  Saipan and Saudi Arabia. The chain’s slogan is “Home of the Warm ‘n Fresh Donut,”….and it claims to be the West Coast’s largest doughnut chain…..which also offers its customers a 14-doughnut dozen….as opposed…

TV Ads – 1977 – Honda Motorcycles + Schick Razors + House Of Jeans Austin + Dog Stop Restaurants ATX

Honda is the largest motorcycle manufacturer in Japan….and has been since it started production in 1955.  At its peak in 1982, Honda manufactured almost three million motorcycles annually…..but by 2006 this figure had reduced to around 550,000….which was still higher than its three domestic competitors. Schick is a brand of personal care and safety razors owned by Edgewell Personal Care. The company…