Posts Tagged ‘radio’

Promised Land

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

When I was nine, the Texas Longhorns won the national championship running the new Wishbone offense. I listened to all their games on the radio – every gridiron clash wasn’t on TV in 1969 – and came to revere the quarterback… James Street. He was my boyhood hero. About 25 years ago, I met him […]

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Unique Opportunity

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Listening to ESPN Radio in the lead-up to Sunday’s Super Bowl, I heard several former players talk about their career experiences. The Patriots’ All-Pro linebacker Teddy Bruschi mentioned playing in five championship games over 12 years. When he said it was no fun losing two of the Roman numeral classics, an ex defensive tackle – […]

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Lessons Learned – #7

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

This is the seventh most important thing I learned in 2011: Musical Interlude – As Rudy Vallee began crooning over the new medium of radio in 1929, Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday were 14. When Elvis Presley recorded “Heartbreak Hotel,” Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Joan Baez, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Carole King and Brian Wilson […]

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Winning Formula

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Since we moved to Houston in 1998, the only local sports highlights were when the Astros played in the National League Championship Series twice and made it to the World Series once. Rockets? One playoff series win in 13 seasons. Texans? Still mired in mediocrity after nine years. Meanwhile, in the past eight months, my […]

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Unfavorable Support

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

A sports radio show here has a recurring segment titled, “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” about items in the news. For instance, when Charlie Sheen announced that instead of heading into rehab he would be handling drug and alcohol dependency on his own, the host asked listeners to weigh in with thoughts on how badly […]

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