Chicago Tribune reporting Steve "Bam Bam" McMichael diagnosed with ALS (Link Added)

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  1. DKRoyal fan

    DKRoyal fan 25+ Posts

    I thought it was Sendlein. If I'm wrong I apologize. My memory has been gettin' a bit tricky these last couple of years. :brickwall:
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  2. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Sendlein was on that 83 defense
  3. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    In fact, one of the greatest hits in all Texas history was Robin Sendlein on Eric Dickerson in Texas Stadium. That game was hard hitting and very close. The SMU band would crank up their fight song as soon as they snapped the ball. Dickerson took the pitch to head around right end (going what I considered South to north).

    Robin had him one on one and pulverized Dickerson. Bill Began from Houston was the referee, and not a friend of Texas but big buddies with Percy Penn, principal of Kimball HS. Began threw his flag and penalized us 15 yards for a personal foul, giving SMU a first down instead of 4th. The noise in Texas Stadium was so loud, no one heard the whistle, least of all the players directly in front of the SMU band.

    I was so angry that the teeth on the zipper of my Wranglers separated. Good news is we won (thank you Rodney Tate) and that play and that call helped "retire" Began.
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  4. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts


    IIRC, that SMU game was 1981 @ Texas Stadium... I was there with a GF that was a UT grad. It was a slugfest the Horns won like 15 -13 or something. I was exhausted after watching that win.
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  5. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    My memory tells me different. Seindline was a true freshman who replaced Taylor against ND. The player Worster is referring to is I believe Mark Martinogni. Don't know about the hit on Dickerson. Could have Leiding, Shankle, or even Bruce Scholz.
  6. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    I was down in the locker room after the game. I asked Rodney Tate how in the world he got that ball back. He looked at me and said, "I knew if I didn't get it back, I was hitchhiking back to Tulsa rather than going back to Austin with the team".

    For those that never saw it, We had the ball near on SMU's goal, and Rodney went right and pretty much untouched into the South endzone. Unfortunately, he left the ball on the 2. Wild flesh pile for the ball, but Rodney dove back into that pile and came out with the ball.

    When you have a real S&C coach, you can get RBs who weigh 190, run a 4.4 and bench 325 without the "Nebraska boost".
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  7. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts


    You are correct sir. The hit was Bruce Scholz
  8. Creek

    Creek 1,000+ Posts

    Scholz was the quiet unsung LB on that team that made plays and was always in position. I bet he used to go his beer garten a lot.
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  9. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    As I recall, Bruce was 6'5" and very quick. He & Eric Holle made quite a pair on the outside.
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  10. longhornlegend

    longhornlegend 250+ Posts

    He was one of the best. Hate seeing him or the other people I know go through this. Not sure why this disease exists. Wishing him the very best!!
  11. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    DKR 1969 - DL Greg Ploetz from Sherman TX was a warrior, undersized player that raised his game. DKR made him a starter. He shined. Unfortunately, head injuries caught up with him and he died far too early a few years ago.
  12. Hookem G

    Hookem G < 25 Posts

    Mark Hamilton, younger brother of UT's great linebacker Bill Hamilton, replaced Lance Taylor in the 1978 Cotton Bowl. ND ran between the tackles all day and we had no answer for the much bigger Irish team. While the 77 defense was tremendous, nothing will ever top the 83 defense. I believe that team ended up having 20+ players drafted /signed in the NFL. The loss to Georgia cost that team a national championship and was the beginning of a very long slide to mediocrity for the Horns.
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  13. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    For anyone interested, these guys in Chicago are selling "Team Mongo" shirts and covid masks, with 100% of proceeds going to Steve & Misty

  14. baoklhorn

    baoklhorn 1,000+ Posts

    No doubt he was a Legend. Did an awesome job at Texas. Then brcomes the Defensive Tackle on Buddy Ryans legendary 46 Defense. And wins the Super Bowl in 1985, after blowing my Cowboys out by 44 points, OUCH!
    It's possible that he is one of the five best DT's Texas every produced.
    McMichael, Hampton, Rogers, Miller, Brown etc.
    I will be praying for him.

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