Remember th guy that used to do somersaults to grab the kicking tee for our old team?

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  1. Shaft75

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    Who was that? One of my fondest gameday memories as a child.

    Mods feel free to move this, but I just couldn't find the right forum.
     
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    Mojo. That's all I ever heard him called. I think it was Mojo? Been a long time.
     
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    That would be MOJO!!!
     
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    Dang Herv...ya beat me to it. lol
     
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    Mojo. Like some of the namesakes here.

    If I'm thinking Mojo it wasn't so much (or at all) somersaults but more like intentional falling down followed by spiking the tee.

    EDIT: Sorry, I delayed my post while watching the WS, by which time others were on it. :D
     
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    Wow! Talk about a random blast from the past! Thanks for the memories, MO-JO!
     
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    I have hard Mojo's real name before but it escapes me now. I want to say he was the former teams equipment manager for years. If I remember correct didn't they get a dog to retrieve the tee after Mojo died??
     
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    http://articles.latimes.com/1995-11-23/sports/sp-6304_1_kicking-tee/2

    Sorry it's so long--but I think that it's well worth the read.

    :cry2: Tons of good memories! RIP Mojo!
     
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    Yup, a black border collie
    And it was "Bill (Mojo) Lackey"
     
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    And the dog's name was Blue. When the Oilers left, he then went to retrieve for New Orleans.
     
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    Damn, being an Houston Oilers fan from the late 80s until they left, I'm surprised why I never noticed Mojo.

    Now reading that article, it makes me feel even more proud to be an Houston Oilers fan.
     
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    Mojo was great! He was able to lift an entire crowd by doing his thing.

    Crazy George was another character back in the day. Roughneck was the official team mascot, I believe. But imo, nothing compared to Mojo
     
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    I used to love Crazy George.
    It killed it for me when I found out he was only there cause he was gettin' paid.
     
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    Yeah, but at least Crazy George earned what the moron paid him. Roughneck was a joke
     
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    Crazy George had his hat in the hall, now mine is there, the dog was owned by a lawyer who lived close to me. I met the guy at the restaurant Baileys
     
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    I was just a kid, but I remember him. LOVED it every time he did it.

    It gave a "college game" feel to it. A tradition.

    Have never read the whole story, though, until now. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    wow...I did not know this...or I did and forgot. I loved that guy as a kid. I remember seeing him at the 'dome and I always looked forward to it.

    RIP Bill "Mojo" Lackey
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    Sadly, I have been unable to find any pictures of him on the internets. You'd think some old Oiler fan out there would have posted it.

    He passed away in 1995, a year before the Oilers left. And according to the article, he stopped retrieving the kicking tee in 1991.

    In a way, it's good that he did not see the Oiler leave Houston and then change their identity. I'd imagine that would have torn him up.

    I met Crazy George (again) at a Houston Stallions game earlier this year. It was cool to introduce my son to him. He gave us his card which lists all the teams that he's worked for over the years. He even claims to have invented the wave. If true or not doesn't matter. Guy is a fun character to be around.
     
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    I've been lookin all morning and can't find anything either.

    Agreed.
     
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    Other than the tombstone pic that DB posted, I couldn't find any pics of MOJO either. Weird?
     

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