Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > The Great Fans of the Houston Texans > Tickets, Memorabilia and Gear
Home Forums Register FAQDonate Automatic Monthly Contribution Members List Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-15-2009   #1
Wolf
100% Texan
 
Wolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Kerrville
Age: 44
Posts: 37,201
Rep Power: 100543 Wolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Earl Campbell day set for aug 22nd in Kerrville! Free Autographs 12-2

http://www.dailytimes.com/story.lass...79b6f3280df219

Quote:
Helping a customer outside Rustic Elegance earlier this month, owner Jan Lynch was asked if she could give the man’s friend some prices.

“Sure,” Jan said, as she walked toward the car he was sitting in. “Yeah, it’s Earl,” the friend said.

A lifelong Houston Oilers fan and “Luv Ya Blue” diehard, the name Earl set off alarm bells.

“In my head I went, what?,” Lynch said. “Because when you hear Earl, there’s only one Earl.”

When Lynch reached the car she knew immediately she was looking at her idol, Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell.

“I went out there and it was him, and I told him ‘Do you even have a clue what an honor it is to meet you and what you’ve done for Texas?’” Lynch said. “You made football the best it could have been.”

From that point a series of dream-like eventsunfolded for Lynch and her husband, Steve, who was sitting in the back room with no knowledge that his gridiron hero was looking at cowhides 30 feet away. Campbell gave the Lynches a No. 34 Oilers jersey, signed it, posed for pictures and was on his way.

“When he left, I was just in awe,” Jan said. “I started calling everyone, and while I was on the phone with my brother-in-law, Joey, a call came in and it was Earl.”

Campbell told Jan he wanted to do something special for the store. He explained that while he was headed to Cleveland for a short time, he would like to return to Kerrville and help promote Rustic Elegance — free of charge.

“He said ‘I’ll bring some sausage, you just bring me some tacos with carne guisada,’” Jan said. “That he wanted to do something for us just made me feel unbelievable.”

Hundreds of phone calls made, banners constructed and stories told later, Rustic Elegance will be hosting the city-recognized “Earl Campbell Day” on Aug. 22.

Campbell will be signing autographs between noon and 2 p.m., free of charge. Jan encourages fans to bring favorite Campbell apparel, from the “Luv Ya Blue” collectibles from his days with the Oilers to memorabilia for the University of Texas, where “The Tyler Rose” won the Heisman Trophy in 1977.
http://www.dailytimes.com/story.lass...79b6f3280df219
Wolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #2
NitroGSXR
Super Sic #58
 
NitroGSXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Washington, D.C.
Age: 38
Posts: 10,839
Rep Power: 63721 NitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Earl Campbell day set for aug 22nd in Kerrville! Free Autographs 12-2

I could see myself making that trip... just because that's durn inspiring.

He truly is the Tyler Rose of Texas.
__________________
Why are you teaching your hearing son ASL? He's not deaf. --Pflugerville Independent School District
NitroGSXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #3
FirstTexansFan
The Unknown Fan
 
FirstTexansFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: New Braunfels, Tx.
Age: 56
Posts: 2,297
Rep Power: 29448 FirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respected
Send a message via MSN to FirstTexansFan
Default Re: Earl Campbell day set for aug 22nd in Kerrville! Free Autographs 12-2

I've only had two hero's in my life... My dad, and Earl Campbell. A man among children, a treasure we'll never see in this lifetime again.
__________________
Dread-Head's #1 Fan, Because He Hates The Cowboys As Much As Me!
FirstTexansFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #4
Wolf
100% Texan
 
Wolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Kerrville
Age: 44
Posts: 37,201
Rep Power: 100543 Wolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Earl Campbell day set for aug 22nd in Kerrville! Free Autographs 12-2

well new braunfels is about an hour and a half away
Wolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #5
FirstTexansFan
The Unknown Fan
 
FirstTexansFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: New Braunfels, Tx.
Age: 56
Posts: 2,297
Rep Power: 29448 FirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respected
Send a message via MSN to FirstTexansFan
Default Re: Earl Campbell day set for aug 22nd in Kerrville! Free Autographs 12-2

Not to mention, I could come have you buy me lunch Good idea Wolf! LOL
__________________
Dread-Head's #1 Fan, Because He Hates The Cowboys As Much As Me!
FirstTexansFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #6
Silver Oak
Hall of Fame
 
Silver Oak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: The Woodlands
Section: way up the ramp
Age: 51
Posts: 3,620
Rep Power: 560 Silver Oak is a quality contributor and well respectedSilver Oak is a quality contributor and well respectedSilver Oak is a quality contributor and well respectedSilver Oak is a quality contributor and well respectedSilver Oak is a quality contributor and well respectedSilver Oak is a quality contributor and well respectedSilver Oak is a quality contributor and well respectedSilver Oak is a quality contributor and well respectedSilver Oak is a quality contributor and well respectedSilver Oak is a quality contributor and well respectedSilver Oak is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Earl Campbell day set for aug 22nd in Kerrville! Free Autographs 12-2

didn't Earl have some surgery recently...back or knee?
__________________
An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
- Rene Descartes
Silver Oak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009   #7
Wolf
100% Texan
 
Wolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Kerrville
Age: 44
Posts: 37,201
Rep Power: 100543 Wolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Earl Campbell day set for aug 22nd in Kerrville! Free Autographs 12-2

I think i am going to try to use my sisters on saturday.. I have an old oilers pennant and a texans hat... maybe my sisters could take one of each and see if earl would sign them (the items and not my sisters or I would probably have to frame both of my sisters to the wall)

Wolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
Old 08-18-2009   #8
NitroGSXR
Super Sic #58
 
NitroGSXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Washington, D.C.
Age: 38
Posts: 10,839
Rep Power: 63721 NitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Earl Campbell day set for aug 22nd in Kerrville! Free Autographs 12-2

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolf View Post
I think i am going to try to use my sisters on saturday.. I have an old oilers pennant and a texans hat... maybe my sisters could take one of each and see if earl would sign them (the items and not my sisters or I would probably have to frame both of my sisters to the wall)

Aren't they quite the singing sensations though? I'd frame 'em anyway.
__________________
Why are you teaching your hearing son ASL? He's not deaf. --Pflugerville Independent School District
NitroGSXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009   #9
Texan_Bill 
Subscribed Contributor
 
Texan_Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Houston. Mediocrity Lives Here!!
Section: Bull Pen!!
Age: 47
Posts: 48,230
Rep Power: 116095 Texan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respectedTexan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respectedTexan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respectedTexan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respectedTexan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respectedTexan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respectedTexan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respectedTexan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respectedTexan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respectedTexan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respectedTexan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Earl Campbell day set for aug 22nd in Kerrville! Free Autographs 12-2

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silver Oak View Post
didn't Earl have some surgery recently...back or knee?
Yes, back surgery. Last July.

Quote:
Earl Campbell recovering after back surgery
Thursday, September 04, 2008 | 7:07 PM By Laura WhitleyDoctors say football legend Earl Campbell underwent successful spinal surgery in July. The Hall of Famer is expected to talk about his recovery and condition later today.
Earl Campbell recovering after back surgery
__________________
We SUCK AGAIN!
Texan_Bill is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009   #10
Texan_Bill 
Subscribed Contributor
 
Texan_Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Houston. Mediocrity Lives Here!!
Section: Bull Pen!!
Age: 47
Posts: 48,230
Rep Power: 116095 Texan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respectedTexan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respectedTexan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respectedTexan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respectedTexan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respectedTexan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respectedTexan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respectedTexan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respectedTexan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respectedTexan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respectedTexan_Bill is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Earl Campbell day set for aug 22nd in Kerrville! Free Autographs 12-2

Quote:
Originally Posted by FirstTexansFan View Post
I've only had two hero's in my life... My dad, and Earl Campbell. A man among children, a treasure we'll never see in this lifetime again.
Agreed!!
__________________
We SUCK AGAIN!
Texan_Bill is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009   #11
Double Barrel
Modified Simian
 
Double Barrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Onward, Upward, and back into the Trees
Section: Gridiron, Tx
Age: 47
Posts: 30,888
Rep Power: 317168 Double Barrel is a quality contributor and well respectedDouble Barrel is a quality contributor and well respectedDouble Barrel is a quality contributor and well respectedDouble Barrel is a quality contributor and well respectedDouble Barrel is a quality contributor and well respectedDouble Barrel is a quality contributor and well respectedDouble Barrel is a quality contributor and well respectedDouble Barrel is a quality contributor and well respectedDouble Barrel is a quality contributor and well respectedDouble Barrel is a quality contributor and well respectedDouble Barrel is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Earl Campbell day set for aug 22nd in Kerrville! Free Autographs 12-2

I'd love to meet the man, the myth, the legend!

Last time I tried I was suckered to a paid autograph event before I realized it. He wanted $80 just to sign my Oilers pendant. I dig Earl, but that's just too much $ for this fan.
__________________
"Football is only a diversion." ~ HOUSTON TEXANS
Double Barrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009   #12
Kaiser Toro
Native Mod
 
Kaiser Toro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Straight Outta Austin
Age: 44
Posts: 16,055
Rep Power: 41444 Kaiser Toro is a quality contributor and well respectedKaiser Toro is a quality contributor and well respectedKaiser Toro is a quality contributor and well respectedKaiser Toro is a quality contributor and well respectedKaiser Toro is a quality contributor and well respectedKaiser Toro is a quality contributor and well respectedKaiser Toro is a quality contributor and well respectedKaiser Toro is a quality contributor and well respectedKaiser Toro is a quality contributor and well respectedKaiser Toro is a quality contributor and well respectedKaiser Toro is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Earl Campbell day set for aug 22nd in Kerrville! Free Autographs 12-2

Earl is the greatest, he is Texas personified.
__________________
Smell the glove is here
Kaiser Toro is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > The Great Fans of the Houston Texans > Tickets, Memorabilia and Gear
Home Forums Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger