L E’s Stories – “I Have Never Seen A Rose Quite Like That Tyler Rose” – Salute To HOF Earl Campbell

Earl Campbell, nicknamed The Tyler Rose, is an American former professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints. Known for his aggressive, punishing running style and ability to break tackles, Campbell gained recognition as one of the best power running backs in NFL history….and for three pryor to playing pro football…..he…

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 – US Air Force Academy Drum + Bugle Corp – Halftime At The Bluebonnet Bowl

Military band instruments such as fife, drum, and bugle were historically used to communicate orders to soldiers in battle.…as the use of drums and gongs has been documented as far back as 2,500 years ago, in The Art of War by Sun Tzu.  Instruments during the 18th century included fifes, drums, the oboe (hautbois), French horn, clarinet and bassoon.…

Music – 1985 – Texas Sesquicentennial Anniversary Marching Band Performs Halftime Of Bluebonnet Bowl

Texas today celebrated the 150th anniversary of the 18-minute battle that secured its independence from Mexico….with music, fireworks, speeches and a hearty dose of Texas chauvinism. The festivities, held at the site of the 570-foot-tall San Jacinto Monument, commemorated the victory of the Texas army under Gen. Sam Houston over the Mexican army of Gen. Antonio…

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…

Music – 1985 – Halftme Show – NCAAF Texas Vs OU – The Show Band Of The Southwest – UT Marching Band

Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, speaks often about how much he enjoyed watching the halftime shows of The Showband of the Southwest…..known as the Texas Longhorn Marching Band….while attending the University of Texas from 1965 to 1970…..as this video seen herewith….goes a long way to explain why he enjoyed getting to the UT home games early…

Music – 1982 – Cotton Bowl Halftime – University Of Texas Showband Of The Southwest – Texas Vs Bama

The University of Texas Longhorn Band….also known as the Showband of the Southwest….is the  marching band of The University of Texas at Austin….which was founded in 1900 by distinguished professor of chemistry, Dr. Eugene P. Schoch. The band is currently under the direction of Dr. Scott Hanna. The band performs at all in-state football games….for various Texas Longhorn Athletics teams…. and at special pep…

Music – 1982 – Cotton Bowl Halftime Show – Alabama Marching Band – During Texas Vs Alabama Game

The Million Dollar Band (sometimes shortened to MDB) is the official marching band of the University of Alabama….which was founded in 1912….is the largest student organization at the University of Alabama…..as this marching band performs during pregame and halftime of every home and neutral-site Alabama football game….plus, it also supplies at least a pep band to every away football game….as well as…