If you followed Texas state senator Wendy Davis’ epic, 11-hour filibuster efforts against a bill that would have shut down all but five abortion clinics in the state (and quite possibly still will), you probably also know her shoes. As demonstrated by their newfound popularity on Amazon, the pink Mizuno Wave Riders she wore have become their own symbols of political resistance.
Jim Hudson, Intercepted Pass to Help Jets Win Title, Dies at 70.
Hudson, a rugged 6 feet 2 inches and 210 pounds, made six tackles in the game (Super Bowl III), and the secondary had four interceptions. Namath completed eight passes to George Sauer Jr., Hudson’s former teammate at the University of Texas.
Hudson, Namath and Sauer’s paths to the Jets dated to the night of Jan. 1, 1965, when Namath’s national champion Alabama team played Texas in the Orange Bowl. Jets scouts were on hand to see Namath. But Hudson, who played mainly on defense in his three years with Texas, including their 1963 national championship season, came in as a substitute quarterback when the Longhorns’ starter faltered. Hudson threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to Sauer, helping Texas beat Alabama, 21-17.
Chet Flippo, Journalist Who Championed Country Music, Dies at 69.
Mr. Flippo covered a wide range of subjects for Rolling Stone from 1970 to the early ’80s, including John Lennon’s legal troubles, the Rolling Stones’ bacchanalian tours, Bob Dylan’s serial reinventions and Janis Joplin’s 10th-year high school reunion, in 1970.
But in an era of rock celebrity mania, he also insisted on writing about a more down-to-earth musical form, still referred to in the early 1970s as “country and western,” which he had grown up with as a boy in Fort Worth.
In 1972, Mr. Flippo wrote about a longtime country singer who had “generally been overlooked,” and who was “probably the most underrated writer in America today,” Willie Nelson. Mr. Nelson had written hits for other singers, but would not have a major hit of his own for a few years more.
The following year, Mr. Flippo wrote about a 36-year-old artist who had been on the verge of stardom for a decade, Waylon Jennings. Mr. Jennings, he wrote, was finally catching a break, about to hit the road as the opening act for the Grateful Dead. …
And while Dolly Parton was already a perennial country star, she was still seeking crossover success in 1977 when Mr. Flippo wrote the first long Rolling Stone article about her, introducing her to the magazine’s rock ’n’ roll readership as “country music’s best-kept secret for years.” Later that year she released “Here You Come Again,” her first million-selling single.