What do former Miss America Phyllis George, Peter “RoboCop” Weller and novelist Larry McMurtry have in common?
This is the kind of guessing game that conjures up all types of creative wonderment.
But before going down the wrong imaginative lane, here’s the answer: They’ll all be celebrated at the University of North Texas Emerald Eagle on Wednesday, March 5, at the Meyerson.
Even if you’re not a UNT grad, you’ll feel right at home seeing these three honored.
For ever-smiling sweetie Phyllis, her old sportscasting buddy Brent Musburger “will be doing the introduction.”
Handling the emcee duties will be UNT grads Melissa Rycroft Strickland and 1310 The Ticket’s George Dunham.
Similar to the Kennedy Center Honors, the UNT version will showcase “these trailblazing UNT alumni . . via career video retrospectives, remarks by speakers significant to their careers and musical tributes by special guests and the UNT college of music.”
BTW, if you want to score points with the UNT crowd, wear green. You can consider it a warm up for St. Patrick’s Day.