VIEW POST

View more
Football Notable Dallasites Notable Texans Other Sports

SMILING SAMMY WALKER

By
on
January 14, 2021
I was in eighth grade. I was the big champ in the eighth grade, big champ in the ninth grade, and got ready to go to the summer amateur state championships down in Tyler Station. That was my ninth grade year. I said, “Dad, what are my chances of winning state?” And he goes, “Son, this is a big state.” Got down there, and there was a boy that had a big old black hairy chest, throwing over 60 feet in warm ups. My best throw, at that particular time was like 58 feet. My first throw was 60 feet, and the big hair chest guy, he choked. So, I beat him about three feet.
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
Football

CHARLIE WATERS & THE ALLIGATOR SHOES

By
on
October 10, 2020
"If I had 45 players that tried as hard and cared as much as Charlie did, we would not lose a football game." Dallas Cowboys Coach Tom Landry
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
TV/Movies

BURTON GILLIAM – “IT’S BUBBA!”

By
on
October 1, 2020
I went back to the fire station after 'Paper Moon', and about three months later I got this phone call. “Fire Station number 39, Gilliam speaking”. “Hello, my name is Mel Brooks. I’m a writer, director, producer, actor, and I’m getting ready to do a big picture, and I want you to be one of my stars.” I said, 'Thank you Mr. Brooks.' Boom, I just hung up the phone. What if he hadn’t called back? I’d have those two cows and living out in East Texas, wouldn’t I?
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
TV/Movies

BARRY CORBIN… EXPOSED!

By
on
September 3, 2020
We did 'War Games'. My part was General Beringer. Apparently the Director, John Badham, thought I reminded him of his dad, who was an Air Force General and I ad-libbed the line “God damn it! I’d piss on a sparkplug if I thought it’d do any good! Let the boy in there, Major.” We had’em rolling in the aisles. As the 'Dallas' reboot was shooting, Patrick called. They brought me in to read JR's will, and I said to Patrick, ‘Well, I’m sorry to hear about Larry (Hagman passing away).' Patrick said, ‘Yeah, the SOB had nerve, didn’t he? He died in the middle of the season!
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
Football

JOHN FITZGERALD BOOTY

By
on
August 17, 2020
Oh, I wanted to be a Carthage Bulldog soooo bad. And I remember hearing about my brother playing for Carthage. From first grade on; You’re seeing that Carthage football team, I wanna be one of those guys, wear that red uniform. I said, “I can’t wait until its my turn. The Friday pep rallies, that Friday spirit. Hardly watched the games growing up, but, man, it was something else. So, when I got in the eighth grade, I was a Bullpup at Turner Junior High.
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
Football

JOHN FITZGERALD BOOTY, PART TWO

By
on
August 16, 2020
You end your NFL career, 102 games, 37 starts, 14 picks, 4 sacks, 6 fumble recoveries, 4 fumbles, a blocked punt, a pass reception for 48 and a kickoff return. You picked off two Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Marino and Aikman. I mean, the kid that played one year of football until your junior year of high school, the kid that got cut from the JV, the kid that Mom put in a car and made go back to college because he didn't want to be there - but he stuck it out. That was John Booty.
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
Music

MIKE RABON, THE FIVE AMERICANS

By
on
May 2, 2020
We appeared on Dick Clark’s Where the Action Is. If we were playing in Houston somewhere and Dick Clark knew about it, he’d call us and say, “Would you guys come over and tape a song?” We would come by, go out by a swimming pool or something and tape our newest tune for him. We were on that show four or five times with the Knickerbockers and Paul Revere and the Raiders, so we were hot stuff. We did a lot of work with Dick Clark's Caravan Of Stars and wherever that took us, that's where we would go.
READ ARTICLE


VIEW POST

View more
Music

WHEN DALLAS ROCKED, THE KIRBY WARNOCK STORY

By
on
March 22, 2020
I heard about Jimmie Vaughan growing up because he was in The Chessmen and I was in high school at the time. Whenever we’d come through Dallas, we’d hear about the Chessmen with KLIF or something like that. When I saw them, you understand, this was back when people played live. You didn’t watch it on YouTube. You had to go to the club and see them play in person. And they just had a presence or a skill set that was just above everybody else. It was just Jimmie and Stevie, and there was everybody else.
READ ARTICLE