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The Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast
15 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
Dallas Cowboys Hail Mary Game Stories
Dallas Cowboys legends Charlie Waters and Billy Joe DuPree share their memories of the Hail Mary Game, the 1975 NFC Divisional Playoff against Minnesota that ended with Drew Pearson's famous touchdown. Before the Cowboys got the ball back for Pearson's touchdown, Waters made one of the biggest plays of his career to allow Dallas to get the ball back with time enough to score. DuPree played a key role in the game-winning play. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast is presented by TownePlace Suites, Waco Northeast. The program is produced and hosted by author and oral historian Jackson Michael. Learn more about the Texas Sports Hall of Fame at their official website.
23 minutes | Dec 29, 2021
Ep 31: Cotton Bowl Classic Stories
Players share memories of playing in the Cotton Bowl in the 1960s and 1970s and the seasons leading up to the big game. Featuring Edd Hargett of Texas A&M, Jerry LeVias of SMU, and Alois Blackwell of Houston. Also included are humorous stories from sportswriter Mickey Herskowitz about coaches Bear Bryant and Gene Stallings in the 1968 Cotton Bowl Classic between Alabama and Texas A&M. Groundskeeper George Toma also shares about changing the field over from the Cotton Bowl Classic to the 1966 NFL Championship Game overnight. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast is presented by the Hampton Inn Waco. The show is hosted and produced by author and oral historian Jackson Michael (of The Game Before the Money). #CottonBowl #CottonBowlClassic
14 minutes | Dec 18, 2021
Ep 30: Treasures: Sammy Baugh’s 1937 College All-Star Game Jersey
Texas Sports Hall of Fame curator Jay Black tells the story of one of the Hall’s treasured pieces, the jersey worn by the great Sammy Baugh in the 1937 College All-Star Game. The college all-stars, led by Slingin’ Sammy, defeated the Green Bay Packers, champions of the 1936 NFL season. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast is sponsored by the Fairfield Inn and Suites Waco North. Author and oral historian Jackson Michael (The Game Before the Money) hosts and produces the podcast. Learn more about the Texas Sports Hall of Fame at https://tshof.org.
24 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
Ep 29: Johnny Rutherford: Behind the Wheel with Lone Star J.R.
Johnny Rutherford talks about each of his three Indy 500 wins and tells about the history of racing after World War II. He also shares memories of his early days in racing and the 1963 Daytona 500. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast is sponsored by TownePlace Suites Waco Northeast. Author Jackson Michael (The Game Before the Money) hosts and produces the podcast. Learn more about the Texas Sports Hall of Fame at https://tshof.org.
19 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
Ep 28: Shane Lechler - In the Locker Room with Shane Lechler
Shane Lechler shares stories about his journey to becoming one of the greatest punters in NFL history. He describes what it was like to play for legendary Texas A&M football coach R.C. Slocum., playing high school football in a small town, and his outstanding NFL career. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast is sponsored by the Hampton Inn Waco. Author Jackson Michael (The Game Before the Money) hosts and produces the podcast.
27 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Ep 27: 2020-2021 Texas Sports Hall of Fame Induction
Hear stories from the 2020-2021 Texas Sports Hall of Fame class! Inductees included track and field stars Leroy Burrell, Francie Larrieu Smith, and Michele Carter, as well as basketball legends Teresa Weatherspoon and Sophia Young-Malcolm, and football stars DeMarcus Ware, Derrick Johnson, Shane Lechler, and Charlie Waters. Stories were taken from the press conference and induction ceremony. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast is presented by the Fairfield Inn and Suites Waco North. The show is produced and hosted by author Jackson Michael.
32 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Ep 26: Remembering Gabe Rivera with Author Jorge Iber
Gabe Rivera was a Parade All-American in high school at San Antonio Jefferson. In college, he was a consensus All-American defensive tackle at Texas Tech. A car accident tragically left him paralyzed during his rookie season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Author Jorge Iber discusses Rivera's life and his biography of Rivera, Senor Sack: The Life of Gabe Rivera in this episode. This episode is presented by TownePlace Suites, Waco Northeast, and is hosted and produced by author Jackson Michael (The Game Before the Money).
22 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Ep 25: Billy Sims - In The Locker Room With Billy Sims
Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductee Billy Sims shares about his high school football career in Hooks, Texas, and his road to winning the 1978 Heisman Trophy. This episode of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast is presented by the Hampton Inn Waco. Author Jackson Michael hosts the program.
37 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Ep 24: Drew Pearson’s Greatest Moments
Drew Pearson shares about making some of the most celebrated plays in Dallas Cowboys history. Pearson takes us onto the field for his famous Hail Mary catch and his game-winning touchdown against Atlanta in the 1980 NFL Playoffs. He also walks us through his journey to making the Cowboys roster as an undrafted rookie. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast is sponsored by the Fairfield Inn and Suites, Waco North. Hosted by author Jackson Michael (The Game Before the Money).
21 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Ep 23: Jeff Bagwell -- In the Dugout with Jeff Bagwell
Jeff Bagwell shares stories about his illustrious baseball career. Former Houston Astros manager Larry Dierker and longtime Astros broadcaster Bill Brown provide more great stories about Bagwell. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast is presented by TownePlace Suites, Waco Northeast, and is hosted by author Jackson Michael.
15 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Ep 22: A Brief History of Title IX in Texas
Texas Sports Hall of Fame member Jody Conradt and All-American swimmer Vicki Brown-Sobecki shed light on the impact of Title IX in sports and the workforce. Title IX was signed into law on June 23, 1972, and has affected the lives of millions of women, both on and off the field.
20 minutes | May 3, 2021
Ep 21: Lost Stories from Dutch Schroeder
Baylor baseball legend Dutch Schroeder shares stories taken from a recently-found recording. The late coach talks about a 1930s Southwest Conference football game between Baylor and Texas as well as his memories of playing and coaching baseball at Baylor. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast is presented by the Fairfield Inn and Suites Waco North. Author Jackson Michael is the host and producer of the program.
22 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Ep 20: Robert Hurst and the Art of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame
Robert Hurst has painted portraits of Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductees for over two decades. The nationally recognized artist discusses his memories of Texas sports history, his friendships with the inductees, and his artwork in this episode of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast. You can learn more about Robert at https://adamnfineartist.com . The Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast releases two episodes per month. The show is sponsored by the TownePlace Suites Waco Northeast. Author Jackson Michael (The Game Before the Money, We Were the Oilers) hosts and produces the podcast.
48 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Ep 19 Jody Conradt - Passing it Forward
Jody Conradt coached the Texas Lady Longhorns to a national championship in 1986 and led the team to two other Final Fours. She won 900 games over her illustrious career. In this episode, she shares memories of the road to the national championship and talks about her days of playing high school basketball and her college days at Baylor. She also discusses how others provided her with opportunities and how she worked to grow the sport of women’s basketball and open doors for future generations. You will hear the legendary coach describe the obstacles the 1985-86 Texas Lady Longhorns overcame to become the first women’s Division 1 NCAA team to complete an undefeated season and about her coaching career before she arrived at the University of Texas. She also recalls the early days of women’s college basketball and the creative ways coaches dealt with limited budgets in the days before Title IX and how coaches worked to help expand the sport into what it's become today. Coach Conradt was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. This episode is presented by the Hampton Inn Waco. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast is hosted and produced by Jackson Michael, author of The Game Before the Money.
50 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
Ep. 18: Doc Hayes and the Glory Days of SMU Basketball
Four SMU basketball legends talk about their coach, Doc Hayes, and the years that SMU dominated the Southwest Conference. Bobby Mills, Rich Herrscher, Max Williams, and Denny Holman share their NCAA tournament memories and stories about great games in SMU history under Coach Hayes, including SMU's Final Four appearance in 1956. Doc Hayes won more Southwest Conference championships than any other coach in history and is the winningest coach in SMU history. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1972. This episode is presented by the Fairfield Inn and Suites, Waco North location. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast is hosted and produced by Jackson Michael, author of The Game Before the Money. #NCAA #FinalFour #MarchMadness #SMU #CollegeBasketballHistory #TexasSports
27 minutes | Dec 30, 2020
Ep 17: First Annual Southwest Conference Legends Golf Tournament and Reunion
Hear legends of the Southwest Conference swap stories in this episode of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast. Southwest Conference greats such as Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware and Texas A&M football coach Jackie Sherrill were on hand the first annual Southwest Conferece Legends Golf Tournament and Reunion. The socially-distanced event was hosted by the Texas Sports Hall of Fame at the Clubs of Kingwood in Houston and featured an array of stars playing a round of golf with attendees and a lively reception afterward. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast was on site to record interviews with Ware and Coach Sherrill, along with Bubba Bean, Matt Wingo, Sean Gay, Alois Blackwell, Trevor Cobb, Edd Hargett, and several other of the many SWC athletes who attended the special gathering. This episode of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast is presented by the Fairfield Inn and Suites Waco North. The podcast is hosted and presented by Jackson Michael, author of The Game before the Money and Red, White, and Columbia Blue: Chasing the Dream with the 1979 Houston Oilers.
40 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
Ep. 16: "Little Mo" -- Maureen Connolly Brinker
Few players have dominated a sport like Maureen Connolly conquered tennis. The teenage phenom captured 9 Grand Slam titles in her three short years of competitive play before a horse riding accident prematurely ended her career. She remains one of only five players to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in a single calendar year and won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open three times in a row. The United States Post Office honored her and issued the "Little Mo" postage stamp in 2019. Her life continues to impact young tennis players today through the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation. Listen to her daughter Cindy Brinker Simmons share stories about her mother's amazing tennis career and life, both of which were gone far too soon. Former USTA Texas Section Executive Director Ken McAlister also details the importance of the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation. This episode of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast is presented by the Hampton Inn Waco. All episodes are hosted and produced by Jackson Michael, author of The Game Before the Money: Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL.
51 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
Ep. 15: R.C. Slocum -- In the Locker Room with R.C. Slocum
R.C. Slocum is the winningest head coach in Texas A&M football history. He guided the Aggies to three straight Southwest Conference championships and one Big 12 title. He is the only head coach in Southwest Conference history to amass a winning percentage of over .800. Hear Coach Slocum share stories of growing up in Orange, Texas and playing high school football against future Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson. He also shares the secrets to the famous Texas A&M "Wrecking Crew" defense and gives the behind-the-scenes details of the Aggies stunning comeback win in the 1998 Big 12 Championship Game. This episode of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast is presented by the TownePlace Suites -- Waco Northeast. The podcast is hosted by Jackson Michael, author of The Game before the Money.
41 minutes | May 8, 2020
Ep. 13: Greg Swindell -- In the Dugout with Greg Swindell
Greg Swindell is a University of Texas pitching icon. He still holds school records over 30 years after creating history. The Cleveland Indians selected Swindell as the second-overall pick in baseball's amateur draft in June of 1986 and he was already pitching in the majors for good by that August. Swindell pitched for 17 seasons at the major league level. He was a member of the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks World Series championship team. He made the American League All-Star team in 1989. Greg Swindell shares stories of winning the state baseball championship in high school, playing for legendary Texas baseball coach Cliff Gustafson, and his pitching approaches against iconic hitters of the 80s and 90s. He also takes us behind the scenes of the dramatic 2001 World Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees in the aftermath of 9/11. This episode of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast is presented by the Fairfield Inn and Suites Waco North. The podcast is produced and hosted by Jackson Michael, author of The Game Before the Money and writer/director of We Were the Oilers: The Luv Ya Blue Era!
33 minutes | Feb 28, 2020
Ep. 12: Thursday Night Lights -- Celebrating PVIL Football with Author Michael Hurd
Author Michael Hurd joins the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast to discuss his book Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School in Texas, a book that celebrates the rich history of Prairie View Interscholastic League (PVIL) football -- a league that produced many pro and college football stars including Dick "Night Train" Lane, Bubba Smith, and Ken Houston. The PVIL stood as the governing body for black schools in Texas throughout the decades of segregation. The league provided a home for the biggest high school event in America in its heyday, the annual Turkey Day Classic between Houston Yates and Houston Wheatley. Hurd shares with us the exciting history of PVIL football programs from the hardscrabble days of the 1940s when Joe Washington started his high school’s program while still a high school student in Rosenberg, Texas, and through the glory years in the 1960s when Charlton Pollard coach Willie Ray Smith, Sr. and Hebert coach Clifford Ozen seemed to produce football star after football star through their rivalry in Beaumont, Texas. Joe Washington’s son -- Joe Washington Jr. – wound up being the fourth-overall pick in the 1976 NFL draft. Three sons of Willie Ray Smith, Sr. were all major recruits coming out of high school, most notably future NFL legend Bubba Smith. Hurd also conveys the excitement of Kansas City Chiefs star Otis Taylor showing off his new Ford Thunderbird to Hurd and his schoolmates as well as the tremendous athletic ability and ultimately tragic story of Eldridge Dickey, a man who earned the nickname, “The Lord’s Prayer” for his prayers before games and his accomplishments at quarterback. This episode Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast is presented by the Hampton Inn Waco. The show is written and produced by host Jackson Michael, author of The Game Before the Money: Voices of the Men Who Built the NFL.
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