Friday, June 26, 2009

The Greatest Football Player to ever throw a football

  1. Trooper Keeton on May 25th, 2009 6:48 pm

    Ok, I will step up to the line of scrimmage and tell you kids a little something about the late, great Johnny Unitas. It was the early 70’s when the AFL first started playing the Nfl. It was in the Astrodome the AFL Oilers were leading the NFL Colts by 20 points with about 7 mins left to play when the legend finally stepped on to the Astro truff. My heart skipped a beat or ten. All my life from a far I had read and heard about Johnny. Houston was a long way from Baltimore and the Nfl. We wanted so much to win the game because it was the AFL vs. the Nfl. Never had I wanted more for the Houston Oilers to win a game. I thought we can hold them off there is only seven mins. left, Johnny U. is old and we are young. One could not help but enjoy to see this man play. First, I noticed he seemed to be calling his own plays. He was everything I had hear as he worked the field. He worked it like no one I had ever seen including George Blanda. The short game was eating up the astro truff like alien termites. It seemed as though he directed one drive for a TD before the kids even knew who he was. Then I started to notice this smallish QB had a big accurate arm. I can remember the dirt flying up in the infield from his recievers cheats as his reciever pulled in a perfect long pass of about 65 yards in the air. That reciever was the player who had one leg shorter than the other. Can’t remember his name might have been Gallimore. Well seemed that before the dust had settled in the infield, Johnny and his Colts had scored two more touchdowns in slightly less that the aloted seven mins. We upstart AFL fans were so broken. But looking back I would not have wanted it any other way. For until the day I can see Johnny again I will always remember him for what he was, the greatest football player to throw a pass.

Monday, June 22, 2009

What's up with this?

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God Bless Pepper Gomez

May 6, 2004

Pepper Gomez dies
By GREG OLIVER -- Co-Producer, SLAM! Wrestling

Pepper Gomez

Pepper Gomez, who was known as "The Man with the Cast Iron Stomach" and was a major star in California and Texas, was taken off life support on Wednesday night.

Gomez had the the first of two emergency surgeries in early April, and was unconscious since the second surgery on April 16.

Paul Gomez, the 1949 Mr. California as a bodybuilder, debuted as a pro wrestler in January 1953 after training under Mexican wrestling legend Miguel "Blackie" Guzman. However, he blew out his knee during his first match, which was in El Paso, Texas.

Dubbed Pepper Gomez, he would become a huge star in Texas and California, and wrestle many places across North America as well.

Gomez held the Texas heavyweight title 12 different times from 1955 to 1963. He was also the AWA U.S. champion, the WWA heavyweight champ, and the NWA Pacific Coast Junior heavyweight champion.

The title "The Man with the Cast Iron Stomach" wasn't just a gimmick.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

My on the field experience with Mean Joe Green

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  1. Trooper Keeton on April 1st, 2009 10:02 pm

    My freshman year at Texas Tech we played North Texas. Joe Green was a linebacker. It was 1965 and there was not a lot of black players outside of the traditional black Universities. So in a way it was to be expected that someone on our all white team would challenge Joe. Sure enough I recall Eddie Windom proclaiming that he was going to take him out on the next up and coming kick off. I remember wondering if he was really capable of preforming such a task. So those of us not on the kick off team watched like curious cats. Windom did have an uncanny ability to hit low. The problem was to our amazement that Joe, did too. Eddie charged ferociously down the field straight at Joe. Eddy was fast and came in about two feet off the ground just below the knees. I will never forget the collision. It looked like our West Texas boy was going to show him. But guess what, as I mentioned Joe was playing middle linebacker and he apparently knew how to wart off submariners. I, and I bet Eddy too never saw a big man go so low. Joe’s forearm and a little of his shoulder met Eddy’ s head at the point of attack. It looked like some one stopped the film on Eddy and let it run on Joe. Eddy slumped to the ground, as soon to be, Mean Joe Green went on his merry way. Eddy had a warn welcome when he returned to the sidelines looking a little groggy. Some one informed our boy that he really showed him, the guy in green. To this day I am not sure if Eddy thinks that he did take him out.

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Just what is Pentecost

Click on the documents to the right and read what the Catholic Church professes about Pentecost.