Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by DallasCowpoke, Sep 30, 2013.
'Til Gabriel blows his horn
RIP, James Street ! I remember exactly where I was when he came in for Bill Bradley at QB for Texas. I remember exactly where I was for the "Big Shootout". Thanks for the great games. Those were magical times for Longhorn football.
So true. I remember how magical it was in those days when we were lucky enough to see Texas, and that wishbone offense on TV on a sat afternoon.
Even though my dad was an SMU alumnus and living 3 blocks from that campus, he happily took me to 4-5 UT home games during late 60's through early 70's just because he knew I lived and breathed Burnt Orange.
I'm pretty sure he even wore a UT cap once or twice, even though that must'a killed him.
I don't know who this guy is but it sounds like he was fun to watch.
Those helmets cracked me up!
Sorry to hear this.
I wish you could have been around to experience the great football that was the Southwest Conference back in the late 50's thru the 60's, and into the 70's. I was fortunate enough to be able to go to early 60's Texas games as a member of the "Knot Hole" club, which was getting in to the games for 50 cents, and sitting in the end zone. My dad was a salesman who had season tickets and took clients to the home games, and took us kids, too. I got to watch some great history sitting there....Johnny Treadwell & Pat "Pepe" Culpepper knocking the ball loose from Arkansas fullback Danny Brabham at the Texas 3 yd. line; Duke Carlisle's game saving interception vs. Don Trull/ Lawrence Elkins to beat Baylor 7-0 on their way to their first National Championship. Duke Carlisle was a QB, pressed into DB for the end of that game; Too many great players to mention....Tommy Nobis, Mike Cotton, James Saxton, Pete Lammons,Bob Moses, the Talberts....I could go on and on, and consider myself very lucky to have been able to see all them play.
Sounds awesome. I didn't go to UT but have a rooting interest in them. Better days are to come. I believe that. They'll get somebody in there to right the program. They just need new blood.