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RIP James Street

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Football_Bat, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Championship-winning QB for the University of Texas (and Huston's daddy).


    So fresh we beat Wikipedia.
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The first great "bone" QB. Street was a slick ball handler that made it work. The spread has
    kind of gradually evolved but "the bone" just came out of nowhere in '68. So different from
    anything being run at the time. Texas had some great RB's at time in Steve "Woo Woo"
    Worster , Jim Bertelson, Chris Gilbert and Ted Koy.
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    And like his son, a great baseball player. RIP.
  4. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Loved Terry Frei's book about the Texas/Arkansas 1969 game where Street led the comeback.

    I wondered... was Jason Street from Friday Night Lights inspired from James Street?
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Almost certainly.
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I wondered that too. Always figured there was a connection.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Street went 20-0 as a starting QB at Texas.

    Not bad ...
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Replaced Bill Bradley who moved to safety and had a pretty nice career in
    the NFL with The Eagles
  9. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    This one really hurts. As little kids in New Jersey (of all places), my brother and I thought the Longhorns' Wishbone was the coolest thing ever. James Street, Steve Worster, Jim Bertelsen, Cotton Speyrer, Happy Feller (still one of my favorite names ever), Darrell Royal, et al were among our heroes, and when Texas beat Joe Theismann and Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl to clinch the national title, we were thrilled.
  10. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    As an ND fan, I naturally hated him. IIRC, he took offense if announcers or anyone called him "Jimmy" or anything but James.

    RIP, though.
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