By Mark Smith
Editor in Chief
Our friends at 95.9/610 The Sports Animal are hosting their annual Bowl Bash at Sandia Resort and Casino on Super Sunday. Doors open Sunday at 2:00 P.M. in the grand ballroom. Special guests are former Dallas Cowboys Everson Walls, Billy Joe Dupree, and San Francisco 49er Dwight Hicks.
ESPN Radio 101.7 The TEAM is also hosting a Super Bowl party with Sandia at Sandia’s Thur Pa Lounge with a monster TV screen. Seats are limited. Cost is $15, which includes a buffet. Dupree, Walls and Hicks will all be interviewed at the event as well.
On Saturday night, Sandia had a VIP party with the Super Bowl champions and Enchantment Sports was invited, and met up with Everson Walls to talk about his career, changes in the NFL — and today’s game.
Walls played 13 years, mostly with the Cowboys, and finished his career with 57 interceptions. He had an NFL-high 11 during his rookie season with Dallas in 1981.
(Apologies for the camera work — I’m still a sports writer/broadcaster — not a social media iPhone expert. Walls, by the way, is one of the most humble, gracious and down-to-earth athletes I have ever interviewed — Mark Smith).
Mark Smith has worked in New Mexico sports media for four decades, and is one of the most decorated sports journalists in state history. Smith has won more than 30 combined awards in print, television and radio. He is the editor in chief of Enchantment Sports. Contact him at mark.enchantmentsportsNM@gmail.com.