This collection of lively tales is organized around themes such as “Memorable Games,” “Players,” “Interviews,” “Goofs,” and “Fans.” These good-natured recollections of a long and colorful career are accompanied by a gallery of photographs gathered from South’s interactions with Aggie sports greats, iconic venues, and other people, places, and events that have created treasured sports memories over almost five decades. With a wink and a generous dose of self-deprecating humor, South relates some of his most embarrassing gaffes and miscues, including the time he conducted an awkward interview with the Treasurer of the United States—while having no idea who she was or what she did. He tells about the infamous “yellow spot” on Kyle Field. He reveals the truth behind “beanie weenies,” the culinary secret weapon of Texas A&M football recruiters. And of course, South pays heartfelt tribute to the coaches, players, fans, and fellow broadcasters who became his friends through the years.
Loaded with accounts of unforgettable contests, hilarious moments, and poignant memories, You Saw Me on the Radio is sure to be a favorite for fans of Texas A&M University athletics and sports lovers everywhere.
The author’s proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
|Publisher:||Texas A&M University Press|
|Series:||Swaim-Paup Sports Series, sponsored by James C. '74 & Debra Parchman Swaim and T. Edgar '74 & Nancy Paup|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||6 MB|
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Table of Contents
Foreword Alan Cannon vii
1 How It All Got Started 1
2 Behind the Scenes 7
3 The Coaches 27
4 Dave's Take: Athletics Conferences, the SWC Radio Network, and Memorabilia 35
5 Fans: Say (and Do) the Darndest (and Nicest) Things 43
6 Games: The Good, the Bad, and Some of My Most Memorable Games 61
7 Goofs 73
8 People 79
9 Places 95
10 Final Thoughts 117