1979 Bum Steer Awards

It seemed like a bad idea at the time. Why were 60,000 Texans, presumably otherwise sane, singing happy birthday to an animal of the bovine persuasion? That the animal was Bevo, the University of Texas mascot, and the occasion was last fall’s game between UT and SMU helped to explain the singing, but wasn’t it a crazier moment than even a football game should inspire?

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