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The Royal Ham

40 Years Ago Today
« on: February 13, 2018, 08:58:31 am »

Where has the time gone?
« Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 09:09:53 am by The Royal Ham »
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 09:34:03 am »

The days of shorty shorts and LONG socks
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 09:38:31 am »

Long time ago when we was fab...
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 09:39:38 am »

Where has the time gone?

Yes, many advances in deodorant technology. Seriously though, I was so impressed with that cover that I stole the only copy in the high school library. I'm pretty sure the statute of limitations has expired now so...
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 09:39:42 am »

This is a visual that helps everyone understand why most fans who were watching (or listening) to every game of the 70's, 80's and 90's are sooooo frustrated.  And, in part,  helps explain why MA is our coach----anything that takes us back to the glory days.  Hard to let go of three decades of basketball nirvana....not saying there weren't down years but, overall...pretty sweet.
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hoglady

Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 09:41:50 am »

This is a visual that helps everyone understand why most fans who were watching (or listening) to every game of the 70's, 80's and 90's are sooooo frustrated.  And, in part,  helps explain why MA is our coach----anything that takes us back to the glory days.  Hard to let go of three decades of basketball nirvana....not saying there weren't down years but, overall...pretty sweet.

It was a glorious time for Arkansas basketball.
Watching Sutton build the program from truly nothing and then Richardson taking us to a National Championship.
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EastexHawg

Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 09:50:43 am »

We were 83-11 overall and 43-5 in conference from 1977-1979.  One national 3rd place finish, one Elite Eight, and a 26-2 record the other year.

Sutton was 202-44 overall and 109-19 in conference games over an eight year stretch from 1976-77 to 1983-84...average records of 25-5 and 14-2.  He had one Final Four, one Elite Eight, and two Sweet Sixteens during that time.  It was a great time to be young and a Razorback fan.

And...Sutton did it on the heels of Duddy Waller and Lanny Van Eman going a combined 44-84 over the five seasons before he came to Arkansas.
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 10:02:52 am »

Where has the time gone?
One of the best SI covers of all time.
I've read people from other states commenting on that cover. It's a classic photo.
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 10:06:35 am »

Still have that issue!
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 12:27:07 pm »

We were 83-11 overall and 43-5 in conference from 1977-1979.  One national 3rd place finish, one Elite Eight, and a 26-2 record the other year.

Sutton was 202-44 overall and 109-19 in conference games over an eight year stretch from 1976-77 to 1983-84...average records of 25-5 and 14-2.  He had one Final Four, one Elite Eight, and two Sweet Sixteens during that time.  It was a great time to be young and a Razorback fan.

And...Sutton did it on the heels of Duddy Waller and Lanny Van Eman going a combined 44-84 over the five seasons before he came to Arkansas.
I was in college there from 79-83 and I loved the basketball games.  I still say Sutton was the best in-game strategic coach I've ever seen.  He knew how to maximize his team against the opponent and make adjustments.  Fun time on the hill! 
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2018, 04:12:56 pm »

One of the best SI covers of all time.
I've read people from other states commenting on that cover. It's a classic photo.

A few years ago, S.I. polled several of its editors to rank the all-time S.I covers (in the magazine's history!).  You might be surprised how high this picture of Sidney ranks among those editors.

https://www.si.com/vault/2010/12/06/106012864/why-well-take-sidney-moncrief-over-dr-j
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hoglady

Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2018, 04:16:47 pm »

I was at the North Carolina game in Pine Bluff in '84 - remember it like it was yesterday.
Probably the most thrilling Hog win in any sport I've seen in person.
I miss those days of Hog basketball.


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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2018, 04:42:20 pm »

Nobody ever dunked like Super Sid did then and never since. Look at those bent elbows and the ball behind his neck, with great elevation, and that is how you deliver a THUNDEROUS dunk.
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HogBreath

Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2018, 05:18:57 pm »

Can anyone identify that Texass player?
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2018, 05:32:34 pm »

One of my favorite Razorback collectible cards
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2018, 05:38:02 pm »

I know Orville Henry had a blowup of that cover near his desk at the old Arkansas Gazette. 

Click here for the view of this cover in (on) the SI Vault.
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2018, 05:40:36 pm »

Can anyone identify that Texass player?

Either Jim Krivacs or Tyrone Branyan.  They were the two white starters on those Texas teams.  I think it's Krivacs.
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2018, 05:46:17 pm »

Here's a couple more good ones
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2018, 06:33:10 pm »

I was there that night with my wife. Those were the glory years of the SWC.
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2018, 06:35:21 pm »

Awesome thread! As a sub 30 hog fan, i feel like i missed out on super sid and the triplets
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HogBreath

Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2018, 06:49:18 pm »

Either Jim Krivacs or Tyrone Branyan.  They were the two white starters on those Texas teams.  I think it's Krivacs.
It's Branyan.
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The Royal Ham

Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2018, 06:51:05 pm »

Either Jim Krivacs or Tyrone Branyan.  They were the two white starters on those Texas teams.  I think it's Krivacs.
I was thinking Krivacs as well but I'm not 100% on that.
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hoglady

Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2018, 06:56:30 pm »

Awesome thread! As a sub 30 hog fan, i feel like i missed out on super sid and the triplets

Those guys took Arkansas basketball to places not many thought it could ever go.
Barnhill went from a nothing arena with few fans - to one of the most feared places to play in the country.
It was just something to see.
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2018, 07:38:12 pm »

It's Branyan.

I had a 50-50 chance.  Knew it wasn’t Baxter or Moore.

Abe Lemons’ Texas team was pretty dang good.  We had some classic games with them during that era.
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2018, 07:46:08 pm »

Texas and TAMU games were always epic.
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2018, 07:46:30 pm »

I had a 50-50 chance.  Knew it wasn’t Baxter or Moore.

Abe Lemons’ Texas team was pretty dang good.  We had some classic games with them during that era.
You're right, that was a dang good Texas team, uh, never thought I'd say that, but yeah, those guys could flat play.

Have I just gotten old, or was it a better game back then?
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2018, 10:45:52 pm »

You're right, that was a dang good Texas team, uh, never thought I'd say that, but yeah, those guys could flat play.

Have I just gotten old, or was it a better game back then?
We have gotten old but it still was a much better game. 
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2018, 10:50:18 pm »

My favorite rock album and favorite SI came out a day apart... Cool!
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hoglady

Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2018, 11:26:09 pm »

We have gotten old but it still was a much better game. 

Overall players had better fundamentals back then.
Probably less athletic but better skilled in basketball.
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2018, 11:37:40 pm »

Loved listening to those games on the old radio.
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2018, 12:33:35 am »

A few years ago, S.I. polled several of its editors to rank the all-time S.I covers (in the magazine's history!).  You might be surprised how high this picture of Sidney ranks among those editors.

https://www.si.com/vault/2010/12/06/106012864/why-well-take-sidney-moncrief-over-dr-j

5 SIDNEY MONCRIEF

February 13, 1978

WHEN I put out a request to writers to offer their favorite covers, I did not expect three—SI's Phil Taylor, Michael Farber and Alex Wolff—to choose this striking image of Sidney Moncrief dunking for Arkansas against Texas. Wolff's explanation: "I've asked [photographer] Manny Millan over the years how he got the shot, and he's always replied with a delphic shrug—one of those it-was-just-one-of-those-things" looks.... I love the pre-explosion energy of the pose and the look in Moncrief's eyes."


Wow…40 years. We heard the Hogs were going to be on the cover, can't remember if we knew it would be Sid or not. My dad went uptown to the grocery store and bought a copy that was being held under one of the counters. Hearing that, and seeing the great pic, blew me away. I still have mine too.

I know a few people pictured in the crowd, including the doctor that delivered me. LOL.
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2018, 06:13:38 am »

Unbelievable Sid did not make the NBA HOF.  Hardest working man they ever had.  Bucks retired his number there I believe.
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2018, 08:58:43 am »

Either Jim Krivacs or Tyrone Branyan.  They were the two white starters on those Texas teams.  I think it's Krivacs.

I don't think it's Krivacs.  He was a little bitty guy.  I'm going to go with Branyan.

Okay, now I see someone already answered.
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2018, 09:01:56 am »

Was that the year that the dunk became legal again in college basketball?  It was outlawed for a few seasons.
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2018, 01:21:13 pm »

Loved listening to those games on the old radio.

Yes indeed - I think radio broadcasts back then were much better than they are today and made listening to the game more of an experience. When one was driving at night, a good car radio could pick up a lot of college basketball broadcasts - and they were always a joy to listen to. 

Good memories. 
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2018, 02:14:56 pm »

Texas and TAMU games were always epic.

A&M had a front line about that time of Rudy Woods, Rynn Wright and Vernon Smith.  Nobody remembers them now but they were dang good and gave us fits.
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2018, 05:40:00 pm »

A&M had a front line about that time of Rudy Woods, Rynn Wright and Vernon Smith.  Nobody remembers them now but they were dang good and gave us fits.
I remember all those guys.  Rudy Woods was thought of as an elite prospect but he never reached potential.  Wright was very good as was Smith. 
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2018, 05:44:50 pm »

I remember all those guys.  Rudy Woods was thought of as an elite prospect but he never reached potential.  Wright was very good as was Smith.
Yep, I remember those guys.
I still remember a lot of those old, great SWC players.
Ricky Pierce. Otis Birdsong. Terry Teagle. Jon Koncak. Of course, Phil Slama Jama. LaSalle Thompson. Dennis Nutt
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2018, 06:57:08 pm »

Rick Bullock of Texas Tech fouling out and leaves the court giving the crowd the finger with both hands. Great memory.
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #39 on: February 16, 2018, 05:22:18 pm »

Yep, I remember those guys.
I still remember a lot of those old, great SWC players.
Ricky Pierce. Otis Birdsong. Terry Teagle. Jon Koncak. Of course, Phil Slama Jama. LaSalle Thompson. Dennis Nutt
Ricky Pierce of Rice was one of the best college players I ever saw live.  he was really good, at least against Arkansas.  Teagle also was outstanding.  Had a weird looking shot but cold fill it up. 
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #40 on: February 16, 2018, 07:07:50 pm »

Vinnie Johnson
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #41 on: February 16, 2018, 08:08:23 pm »

I grew up playing sports, enjoy each of the big 3.  However, when I was a kid I was aware of the razorback football team (primarily because of my dad) but Basketball was IT!  I remember playing horse with my buddies and we would imitate our favorite hogs, arguing who was going to be Todd Day, Mayberry, etc.
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #42 on: February 16, 2018, 08:40:51 pm »

A few years ago, S.I. polled several of its editors to rank the all-time S.I covers (in the magazine's history!).  You might be surprised how high this picture of Sidney ranks among those editors.

https://www.si.com/vault/2010/12/06/106012864/why-well-take-sidney-moncrief-over-dr-j

Wow. That was a trip down memory lane. In a day when print media is all but gone, it’s hard to explain how powerful SI and the three networks were. Together, along with your local paper, they provided 90% of all sports coverage. I’m surprised at how many I remembered.

I had my personal favorite in mind as I started at the top and found it at number 7.  I woke up at 6:00 every morning during the 1975 baseball season to fetch the Gazette from the driveway and read the boxscore from the Big Red Machine’s game the night before.  That was a magical season by one of the greatest lineups ever assembled.

Super Sid is probably the best of a long line of great Razorback basketball players who followed him.
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #43 on: February 16, 2018, 09:35:50 pm »

Those were good days to be in Barhill.  Tickets were hard to get for some of the games.  For one game we spent the night outside the student union on ice covered ground in hopes of getting one of a small number of tickets.  When they finally opened the doors the rush of the crowd knocked one of the doors off it's hinges.
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Re: 40 Years Ago Today
« Reply #44 on: February 16, 2018, 10:13:38 pm »

Didn't KATV create a video back then of Sidney highlights with Barbra Streisand's song Superman as the music?
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