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THC's top Texas sports moments

8/20/2010 - MLB NFL Texas Rangers Dallas Cowboys + more
Nolan Ryan, seen here after throwing his major league-best seventh no-hitter in 1991, made it twice on the Texas Hippie Coalition's list. AP Photo/Bill Janscha

Southern hard rock band Texas Hippie Coalition members are proud Texans who like to play up their "band of outlaws" image.

Not surprisingly, THC lead vocalist Big Dad Ritch, bassist John Exall, guitarists Randy Cooper and Crawfish, and drummer Ryan Bennet appreciate tough Texas sportsmen.

So the band, which released its second album, "Rollin' (iTunes | Amazon), " in July has listed its Top 10 favorite Texas sports moments:

    1. Texas Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan whoopin' Robin Ventura for charging the mound Aug. 4, 1993. In Texas, we throw strikes.

    2. In 2002, when Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith broke Walter Payton's all-time NFL rushing record.

    3. Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett's 99-yard touchdown run versus the Minnesota Vikings on "Monday Night Football" in 1983.

    4. Super Bowl XII, Tony Dorsett's rookie season, the Cowboys beat the Denver Broncos 27-10, while Randy White and Harvey Martin share co-MVP honors, the only co-MVP's in Super Bowl history. "Both of whom I have met," lead singer Big Dad Ritch says. "And both of whom I have autographs."

    5. Super Bowl XXVII and XXVIII, best team in the NFL bar none. Back to back, baby!

    6. Super Bowl XXX, Cowboys finally defeat the hated Steelers!

    7. Nolan Ryan's seventh no hitter, while pitching for the Texas Rangers, on May 1, 1991.

    8. 1992 NFC championship game, Dallas vs. San Francisco, Hard-fought battle between two teams of warriors. I hate the Niners, but I hate the Redskins even more.

    9. Chuck Howley's MVP performance for the Dallas Cowboys in a losing effort against the Colts in Super Bowl V. Only MVP in Super Bowl history to represent a losing team.

    10. Feb. 25, 1989, Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys and hired Jimmy Johnson. (Sports, as music, is a business. Business done right equals Super Bowl rings and platinum albums!)