PDA

View Full Version : An e-mail from a former NFL icon


gary
05-23-2010, 08:13 PM
I can't believe it. I received an e-mail from an NFL icon. I took a picture with him and asked if I could put it on my website. He just went to my site and said he would be honored to be on the website and he will even try to come to an event. I will name him when I have my site redone and post the picture. If I can get an event and get him and Eric together that would be unbelievable.:hurrah:

NitroGSXR
05-23-2010, 08:48 PM
Details, Gary. A very important detail starting with... who?

EDIT: nevermind. You said you'd name him later.

Texan_Bill
05-23-2010, 08:50 PM
Details, Gary. A very important detail starting with... who?

Oh no........ SuperGary is gonna drive us crazy waiting to tell us... :kitten:

NitroGSXR
05-23-2010, 08:52 PM
Oh no........ SuperGary is gonna drive us crazy waiting to tell us... :kitten:

I missed his ultra-important sentence stating he'd name him later. I guess I just scanned the post for names but everything else just glazed over. Eh. My bad.

gary
05-23-2010, 09:39 PM
I exspect a mixed reaction when I let the cat out of the bag.

Hardcore Texan
05-23-2010, 09:41 PM
I exspect a mixed reaction when I let the cat out of the bag.

Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith or Aikman? Just totally guessing.

NitroGSXR
05-23-2010, 09:46 PM
I exspect a mixed reaction when I let the cat out of the bag.

I'm going with Tracy McGrady.

The mixed reaction will come from those who say... he played football? Huh? Yeah. YEAH! That's why he's so injured! He plays FOOTBALL!

*snickers*

PapaL
05-23-2010, 09:48 PM
I'm going with Tracy McGrady.

The mixed reaction will come from those who say... he played football?

*snickers*

Hell he didn't really play basketball so I'd be ok with it. hahaha

gary
05-23-2010, 09:49 PM
Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith or Aikman? Just totally guessing.Sorry, I would not call him HOF class he played back in the 70d's but I don't think it gets this good. Very well known though to any Houston sports fan.

JB
05-23-2010, 09:50 PM
Sorry, I would not call him HOF class he played back in the 70d's but I don't think it gets this good. Very well known though to any Houston sports fan.

Frank Bush!

Or Tony Zendejas...

NitroGSXR
05-23-2010, 09:51 PM
Hell he didn't really play basketball so I'd be ok with it. hahaha

That's because he played FOOTBALL! It's the only explaination! Got to be...

*snickers some more*

brakos82
05-23-2010, 10:07 PM
Sorry, I would not call him HOF class he played back in the 70d's but I don't think it gets this good. Very well known though to any Houston sports fan.

00? :kitten:

hookinreds
05-23-2010, 10:10 PM
00? :kitten:

My all time favorite.

JB
05-23-2010, 10:17 PM
00? :kitten:

That would be awesome!

brakos82
05-23-2010, 10:19 PM
My all time favorite.
And you now have a 00 avy. :user:

PapaL
05-23-2010, 11:15 PM
And you now have a 00 avy. :user:

WaWaWaaa

Andrew6
05-24-2010, 12:47 AM
I'm going to let the cat out of the bag. The guy is David Carr. Thats why the mixed emotions lol. :cutthroat:

SAMURAITEXAN
05-24-2010, 04:22 AM
Billy white shoes?

NitroGSXR
05-24-2010, 07:56 AM
I'm going to let the cat out of the bag. The guy is David Carr. Thats why the mixed emotions lol. :cutthroat:

Ban?

Joe Texan
05-24-2010, 08:04 AM
Earl Campbell the most loved Sports Icon of Houston


What did I win what did I win

SheTexan
05-24-2010, 08:15 AM
Earl Campbell the most loved Sports Icon of Houston


What did I win what did I win

Dang it Joe!! You beat me to it!! Earls the only ICON I know of, other than that big tall basketball player whose name I can't spell, and to lazy to look up. Oligawon, hehe, something like that! Maybe Bagwell???

ICON is a very meaningful word Gary. Very few meet the criteria to be called one.

Hookem Horns
05-24-2010, 10:01 AM
Ian Howfield?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_t9D_ovmGhQE/Ra8FY2kjDdI/AAAAAAAAACk/qbJtXTYdv9A/s400/Ian+Howfield.gi

badboy
05-24-2010, 10:07 AM
I'm thinking Marvin Zindler? Gary will be our sports reporter!

disaacks3
05-24-2010, 10:17 AM
I'm thinking Marvin Zindler? Gary will be our sports reporter!
Not unless Gary's communicating with him via seance.

brakos82
05-24-2010, 10:25 AM
I'm sticking with my guess.

SAMURAITEXAN
05-24-2010, 11:27 AM
Earl Campbell the most loved Sports Icon of Houston


What did I win what did I win

Joe, Gary said not HOF class.

Hagar
05-24-2010, 12:42 PM
Dan Pastorini

Joe Texan
05-24-2010, 01:03 PM
gifford nielson

Hardcore Texan
05-24-2010, 01:07 PM
Kenny Stabler

Cjeremy635
05-24-2010, 02:15 PM
Ray Finkle......."and that's my final answer!" :cool:

http://www.thundertreats.com/images/stories/finkle_ace-ventura.jpg

BIG TORO
05-24-2010, 02:33 PM
Ray Finkle......."and that's my final answer!" :cool:

http://www.thundertreats.com/images/stories/finkle_ace-ventura.jpg

you mean this woman:
http://www.gazette.uwo.ca/2005/01%20january/20/scans/12b%20einhorn.jpg

Craig.
05-24-2010, 03:19 PM
Troy Aikman

badboy
05-24-2010, 04:19 PM
Not unless Gary's communicating with him via seance.
se ance? Is that sort of like Beyonce?

SheTexan
05-24-2010, 06:50 PM
Kenny Stabler

Man, does that name bring back memories!!!! One of the FEW times I've ever been drunk was at his club Diamondback!! I swear to this day that someone slipped something into my Tejuila sunrise. Took me three days to recover, from ONE drink!! Ended up in the backend of a strangers pickup truck, which I initiated real well! Awwww the memories of the good OLD days!!:)

Well, if it's not Earl, then the pickings are few. Not to many true ICONS out there. Think I'll have to go with BUM PHILLIPS!!!!

Craig.
05-24-2010, 07:17 PM
Michael Irvin?

gary
05-24-2010, 07:19 PM
I probably did use too strong a word with icon. For this former Oiler.

Texan_Bill
05-24-2010, 07:20 PM
Man, does that name bring back memories!!!! One of the FEW times I've ever been drunk was at his club Diamondback!! I swear to this day that someone slipped something into my Tejuila sunrise. Took me three days to recover, from ONE drink!! Ended up in the backend of a strangers pickup truck, which I initiated real well! Awwww the memories of the good OLD days!!:)

Well, if it's not Earl, then the pickings are few. Not to many true ICONS out there. Think I'll have to go with BUM PHILLIPS!!!!

Plenty of non-HOF Houston Oiler icons for me. Dr. Doom Robert Brazile. Al Smith never got the pub he deserved but was a stud. Don't forget about Bruce Mathews, Mike Munchak, and Dean Steinkuhler. There was Carl Mauck. We know it can't be (RIP) Greg Bingham. What about Curtis Duncan, Ernest Givens, Drew Hill or Haywood? Elvin Bethea, Curly Culp??... Dang I could go all night.. :D

Wolf
05-24-2010, 07:23 PM
so what we know is:

1)It is an oiler
2)not a hall of famer
3)from the 70's
4)Houstonians might have mixed feelings

:thinking:

Texan_Bill
05-24-2010, 07:27 PM
Hell, I'd add Rob Carpenter, Giff Nielson and especially Vernon Perry for that unlikely win in San Diego, playing without Earl, Pastorini or Kenny Burrough!

Texan_Bill
05-24-2010, 07:28 PM
so what we know is:

1)It is an oiler
2)not a hall of famer
3)from the 70's
4)Houstonians might have mixed feelings

:thinking:

I missed the 70's part with some of my answers... I didn't remember Gary said that.

Texan_Bill
05-24-2010, 07:30 PM
John Schumacher

Texan_Bill
05-24-2010, 07:31 PM
Mike Barber?

Texan_Bill
05-24-2010, 07:32 PM
Tim Wilson?? Ronnie Coleman???

gary
05-24-2010, 07:34 PM
No, his name is already posted in this thread though.

Wolf
05-24-2010, 07:38 PM
kenny Borrough

Texan_Bill
05-24-2010, 07:46 PM
kenny Borroughs

:foottap:

Kenny Burrough... Kenny Burrough... No "s". ;)


Interesting tidbit. In 12 seasons, Kenny only started 16 games. All 16 in in his final season, 1981..

Wolf
05-24-2010, 07:53 PM
doh! :homer: been watching 24 and typing and not paying attention

brakos82
05-24-2010, 08:26 PM
Still sticking with 00.

Texan_Bill
05-24-2010, 08:39 PM
Still sticking with 00.

I'm leaning Giff / Dante.

NitroGSXR
05-24-2010, 08:57 PM
Plenty of non-HOF Houston Oiler icons for me. Dr. Doom Robert Brazile. Al Smith never got the pub he deserved but was a stud. Don't forget about Bruce Mathews, Mike Munchak, and Dean Steinkuhler. There was Carl Mauck. We know it can't be (RIP) Greg Bingham. What about Curtis Duncan, Ernest Givens, Drew Hill or Haywood? Elvin Bethea, Curly Culp??... Dang I could go all night.. :D
John Matuszak is my hero. Curley Culp is the greatest athlete to ever don the jersey #61 although he tore up the NFL wearing #74.

Hmmm... time for a new thread...

NitroGSXR
05-24-2010, 09:02 PM
:foottap:

Kenny Burrough... Kenny Burrough... No "s". ;)


Interesting tidbit. In 12 seasons, Kenny only started 16 games. All 16 in in his final season, 1981..

Don't worry, Wolf. I got your back...

Bill... Curley Culp. Curley Culp. with an "e". ;)

My interesting tidbit is in the post above.

rickyb
05-24-2010, 09:17 PM
Pastorini.

The cincher for me was the comment about "mixed feelings."

Texan_Bill
05-24-2010, 09:34 PM
Don't worry, Wolf. I got your back...

Bill... Curley Culp. Curley Culp. with an "e". ;)

My interesting tidbit is in the post above.

:heh:

Bastard, there is a difference in missing a vowell in a name that phonetically would be pronounced the same way.... That, versus adding an entirely different consenant that does, in effect, change the pronunciation of the name...

:pop:


I'm goin' to bed..

PapaL
05-24-2010, 10:20 PM
Einhorn is Finkle! Finkle is Einhorn! Einhorn is a man!

NitroGSXR
05-24-2010, 10:47 PM
:heh:

Bastard, there is a difference in missing a vowell in a name that phonetically would be pronounced the same way.... That, versus adding an entirely different consenant that does, in effect, change the pronunciation of the name...

:pop:


I'm goin' to bed..

Phonetically falling on Deaf ears, Bill.

By the way... vowel only has one l.

brakos82
05-24-2010, 11:02 PM
Phonetically falling on Deaf ears, Bill.

By the way... vowel only has one l.

:facepalm: Bill!

Lucky
05-25-2010, 12:37 AM
Interesting tidbit. In 12 seasons, Kenny only started 16 games. All 16 in in his final season, 1981..
It is interesting. Completely inaccurate. But interesting, nonetheless.

:facepalm: Bill!

Texan_Bill
05-25-2010, 08:05 AM
It is interesting. Completely inaccurate. But interesting, nonetheless.

:facepalm: Bill!

According to NFL.com he never started a game. According to pro-football reference he started all 16 of his final season. Which is accurate oh wise master??

playa465
05-25-2010, 10:39 AM
According to NFL.com he never started a game. According to pro-football reference he started all 16 of his final season. Which is accurate oh wise master??

Lucky is correct...if you look at the Houston Oilers roster on pro-football reference during his years it will show he was the starter...but all the fans that followed them during that time knows he was a starter...shame on u

Texan_Bill
05-25-2010, 11:16 AM
Lucky is correct...if you look at the Houston Oilers roster on pro-football reference during his years it will show he was the starter...but all the fans that followed them during that time knows he was a starter...shame on u

Not shame on me.. I thought it to be odd and certainly against what I remembered from 30 years ago.

disaacks3
05-25-2010, 02:08 PM
Phonetically falling on Deaf ears, Bill.

By the way... vowel only has one l.
bwahahahaha.... :spit:

Texan_Bill
05-25-2010, 02:12 PM
bwahahahaha.... :spit:

Do y'all realize how many cocktails I had last night while posting?? :strangle:

gary
05-25-2010, 04:12 PM
It is Dante so just go right ahead and crack all the jokes you'd like to make. I know they are coming.

playa465
05-25-2010, 05:20 PM
Not shame on me.. I thought it to be odd and certainly against what I remembered from 30 years ago.

30 years ago?!!! Whew don't remind me...I'm old but I can still get down http://yahoofreak.com/animated%20emoticons/Funny%20Animated%20Emoticons/insane%20old%20man.gif

Texan_Bill
05-25-2010, 07:54 PM
It is Dante so just go right ahead and crack all the jokes you'd like to make. I know they are coming.
One of the toughest sumbitches, ever.


30 years ago?!!! Whew don't remind me...I'm old but I can still get down http://yahoofreak.com/animated%20emoticons/Funny%20Animated%20Emoticons/insane%20old%20man.gif

Getting old sucks, but I'm good to go... (depending on the number of cocktails ;) )

JB
05-25-2010, 08:07 PM
One of the toughest sumbitches, ever.

He was that for a fact! The flak vest (football version) was invented so he could play with broken ribs


Getting old sucks, but I'm good to go... (depending on the number of cocktails ;) )

:lol: You ain't seen nothing yet!

Texan_Bill
05-25-2010, 08:22 PM
He was that for a fact! The flak vest (football version) was invented so he could play with broken ribs




:lol: You ain't seen nothing yet!

You'll enjoy this: Dan Pastorini's Flak Jacket - NFL Houston Oilers QB (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTLM8MGD0b0)


Yeah great, thanks! :rolleyes:

NitroGSXR
05-25-2010, 08:28 PM
It is Dante so just go right ahead and crack all the jokes you'd like to make. I know they are coming.

Who? Full name please.

Texan_Bill
05-25-2010, 08:30 PM
Who? Full name please.

Dan Pastorini.... Thus JB's and my posts. :ahhaha:

NitroGSXR
05-25-2010, 08:35 PM
Dan Pastorini.... Thus JB's and my posts. :ahhaha:

I kind of got that. I'm trying to understand where Dante came from? Confused. Dan Pastorini was before my time although I know who he is... I'm a fan of anybody Houston. Yes... even Howfield, Brown, and Del Greco.

gary
05-25-2010, 08:39 PM
His name is really Dante not Dan.

Craig.
05-25-2010, 08:41 PM
So was I right? Was it Michael Irvin?

brakos82
05-25-2010, 08:47 PM
Isn't he busy racing now?

NitroGSXR
05-25-2010, 08:56 PM
His name is really Dante not Dan.

First modern white guy I've ever heard being called Dante. Looked it up. I did not know that.

Cool! I'm LOOKING FORWARD TO IT! We're fans!

brakos82
05-25-2010, 09:00 PM
Is he gonna wear his black socks? :user:

gary
05-25-2010, 09:07 PM
First modern white guy I've ever heard being called Dante. Looked it up. I did not know that.

Cool! I'm LOOKING FORWARD TO IT! We're fans!Thanks.

badboy
05-26-2010, 08:25 AM
:foottap:

Kenny Burrough... Kenny Burrough... No "s". ;)


Interesting tidbit. In 12 seasons, Kenny only started 16 games. All 16 in in his final season, 1981..No s but two " o o" s

badboy
05-26-2010, 08:33 AM
As an Oiler fan, Dante Pastorini was loved, reviled and created more controversy during his time with Houston than David Carr in my opinion.

Andrew6
05-28-2010, 02:47 AM
His name is really Dante not Dan.

My mother n law is in love with him.

eriadoc
05-28-2010, 10:19 AM
*sidetrack*

If we shortened Dante to Dan, shouldn't we all have shortened Dunta to Dun?

Double Barrel
05-28-2010, 04:04 PM
Dan Pastorini was one of my childhood heroes. Dude was tough. Good for you, Gary! :thumbup

SheTexan
05-29-2010, 06:19 AM
Good for you Gary!! Not sure I would consider DP an ICON though! Just an old Oiler.

gary
05-29-2010, 08:57 AM
I said icon is probably too strong of a word to use. Sorry.

awtysst
05-29-2010, 11:50 AM
*sidetrack*

If we shortened Dante to Dan, shouldn't we all have shortened Dunta to Dun?

More like shortening Dunta to just Dunt!

For example "Dunt give the wr a 10 yard cushion on a 3rd and 5!"

brakos82
05-29-2010, 11:52 AM
More like shortening Dunta to just Dunt!

For example "Dunt give the wr a 10 yard cushion on a 3rd and 5!"

:fingergun:

hookinreds
06-03-2010, 04:15 PM
When I was a kid, Dante almost ran me over in the parking lot in a golf cart after practice one hot summer day in San Angelo. He was getting away from reporters and almost smoked me with that thing. So he stopped apologized and signed my shirt. We were on vacation and my parents drove by there on the way back from Big Bend so I could see them.

I remember thinking anyone that plays with a flak jacket to protect his broken ribs has to be one bad motha! Hey Kenny go deeeeeeeeeeeeep!