"Itchy-dog Doctor" Friend's Talk With Barry Switzer Turned Texas Man Into X's and O's Author
National Signing Day evokes memories of late veterinarian who changed writer's relationship with football
Austin, TX (GistCloud) February 3, 2014 – In the spring of 1983, while working as a community college publicist in San Antonio, Texas, I met Dr. James R. Smith, a veterinary dermatologist who would forever change the nature of my relationship with football.
Never in my wildest dreams did I expect a man whose career revolved around the care of pets with skin ailments to affect my enjoyment of football. Neither did I think that this self-described “itchy-dog doctor” would enable me to become a published author....