Posts Tagged ‘Men to Legends’

Do you know who said : ” Train…say your prayers…take vitamins and believe in yourself ” ?

[TERRY GENE BOLLEA], but, you’ll recognize this 6 foot 4 inch, 302 pound person as HULK HOGAN, or….

 The Hulkster,
Hollywood Hogan,
Thunder Lips,
Terry Boulder,
Sterling Golden,
Mr. America…
plus whatever else the fans in the arenas around the WORLD have SCREAMED.

Terry played little league baseball and a LOT of BASS guitar. I can only guess that yelling “hey, batter batter” and playing to audiences with the volume level at ELEVEN may have contributed to the Hulk’s aural abilities in the ring. Most of all Terry Hogan BUILT himself into the Man we “know” him as today. Florida bred, this mountain of tanned muscles is a hero to many a youngman.

BARTHOLOMEW EDWARD SCOTT] grew up in Detroit, MI and heard a lot of what Hulk espoused, putting it into practice in high school and into college. Many can’t understand the brashness of the words that many who accomplish more than “THEIR LOT” are supposed to…(‘ More than one hundred schools sent out recruiting letters; however, low SAT scores made colleges shy away. Scott later improved his test scores to ensure eligibility.During July workouts for a Michigan high school all-star game, Scott was impressive on the field thus, catching the interest of coach Bryan Masi. Masi contacted Dan Enos, a friend and an assistant coach at Southern Illinois. As a result of the conversation, SIU offerd Scott a scholarship.

Scott continues to return to Southeastern nearly every year to speak with students, challenging them to aspire for more in life. Additionally, Scott provided the school with new uniforms and equipment in 2005 while upgrading the weight room in 2007. Scott also paid to have a new set of bleachers installed at the school after vandals stole the school’s former bleachers. In honor of Scott’s accomplishments on the field and off of it, Southeastern retired his jersey in 2008.’) (“wiki”)

It isn’t often that someone gets to be a part of an event where one may participate WITH their [HERO], especially when you can “barely” tell them apart.

 This should be  fun, for Hulk, for Bart and, for ALL watching.  Bart came to TNA! NFL vs TNA wow that’s cool, it looks like with Lock Out on the horizon, Bart can “Wrassle” with the Hulk and the rest of the BOYS. kind of Cool , Because come march 12-13 Big Buddhas is Putting on a CARD SHOW and Convention at the Vet’s Memorial  in Columbus Ohio,Stars from both the Wrestling and Football Worlds will be there. it would be interesting to get their Take on this situation. Please join us At the Vet’s Memorial as we meet and talk with these Greats to get an insight as to what they do.

More to Follow,

Mark Jewett

D.Rick Mack


This is a story about a couple of sports ‘Heroes’.

[STANLEY FRANK MUSIAL]                                                                                                                                                                




 I’ve said heroes, and I mean it in the most SINCERE manner that I can express.

 Stan “The Man” Musial was the most prolific Baseball player of his time. And that was accomplished even as he’d served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2, (Cardinals@ 1941-1963). As a civilian he served as Vice President of the St. Louis CARDINAL Baseball team serving his country also that year by being this nation’s PHYSICAL FITNESS ADVISOR for President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1967. If you couldn’t guess, Stan is also an inductee of the Major League Baseball Hall of FAME. 

“Bill” Russell IS the premier DNA donor to the model of what the title CENTER means to the definition of WHAT a position player SHOULD BE in the game of Basketball. Not only did he “stand his ground” at the post but, he did outside the walls of Boston Gardens. On a road trip the black players were denied a service… after “some” was rendered HE REFUSED to play THAT night’s game. He, too, is in the Hall of FAME, but in the halls of the National Basketball Association’s.

 These MEN have served their SPORT and WORLD during their lifetimes. And on Tuesday, February Fifteenth, Two-Thousand Twelve, BOTH, were seated in the WHITE HOUSE along with 15present, plus 1 postumous, [RECIPIENTS].

Congratulations to ALL for their GIFTS to the world. And for receiving the [PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL of FREEDOM].

My Feelings on the Super bowl ” Fallout” last night are these, I feel the better Team won. The Packers, were Prepared and More than a Match for the “SURE THING” PITTSBURG STEELERS. Let’s face it, the Steelers have been there, done that. While the Packers, the Second Youngest team roster in the League, are starting to get their IDENTITY. The Steelers were “UNDERDOGS”, don’t know how, but they were. Though, as I watched the Game I could see that the once “MIGHTY” Pittsburg Steelers were in no way the Team they needed to be to stop the young, upstart Packers from their claim to greatness. 

SUPERBOWL XLV is in the books, and the Pack has taken the Lombardi Trophy home back to where it all began,  45years ago [ SUPER BOWL I].


 When the Man for whom the Super bowl Trophy was named claimed the first Super Bowl victory himself. Along with Hall of Fame , QB Bart Starr, 35-10 over  fellow QB and Hall of Famer, Len Dawson’s Kansas City CHIEFS.

 With the Present Pack, QB, [Air- On Rogers] has gotten over the Hump, and Brett’s Shadow, and Now the SUPERBOWL MVP has become a Champion.


 Meanwhile, the Look of Disappointment is now cast upon the Pittsburg Steelers. Three turnovers turned to 21 points against them. Is not characteristic of a Championship Dynasty.

 Coach Tomlin’s Remarks after the game said it all. His Scowl was seen across the World,                                                                                                          Example of the Mike Tomlin Scowl.

  He was truly upset and the whole World knew it. But I do believe Respect was given to the Packers. But he was very quick to point out that the Steelers will be back. Credit must also be given to the Packers for playing through Adversity, with Key injuries to players


 the Pack went right on attacking the Steelers, and when it looked to be in the Favor of the Men of Steel the Pack fought back and never lost sight of their GOAL.  The Pack is Back!!! 

 More to follow.

Mark Jewett

No one can imagine collecting every scrap of information that could, possibly, be of the Mercurian/ “FRENZIED” childhood of the “Kid” they ran around with. Isn’t that they way it goes when we sit in the living room, hair all linened and navels that echo ? We tell any story that connects us to that “Kid”, from what they’d done beside the public pool to their winning move to win “THE” game in High School.

Many a folk have been a witness to [DICK Le BEAU], who just happened to be the beneficiary of the “small town” GOLDEN RULES” that London, Ohio infused into him. From the stable of ‘RED RAIDERS’, ( His London, Ohio High School Team moniker. ), to the hallowed “SHOE” of THE Ohio State University Dick LeBeau was a STUDENT of the game of FOOTBALL.

Richard and Woodrow

 The FIFTH round, ( 58th overall ), draft pick of the CLEVELAND BROWNS  joined team mate, Tackle, Dick Shafrath in the NFL in 1959. A reward added to his being a running back during the National Championship year of 1957. The BROWNS cut LeBeau during rookie camp (!!!) allowing the DETROIT LIONS to enjoy [TWELVE YEARS] of a HALL of  FAME CAREER .

After leaving college as a running back / DEFENSIVE back, (players of his time played “ALL” the downs ! ), Mr. LeBeau took his knowledge of prevention, ( Lebeau is widely considered to be one of the greatest defensive backs in Detroit history. From 1959-72, he recorded 62 interceptions for 762 yards and three touchdowns. His 62 interceptions are the most by a player in Lions’ history, and he is tied for seventh all-time in NFL history. His 762 interception return yards ranks third all-time in team history. ), to the Philadelphia EAGLES in 1973. The PACKERS followed in 1976, and gave the Cincinnati BENGALS enough of the “right stuff” to be championship caliber during the 1980’s.

 Considered the author of the     ZONE BLITZ LeBeau has been instrumental in many NFL teams achieving the brutal beauty that the American (“style” of ) FOOTBALL has come to be known for. And those organizations that have had  this GENIUS on staff know that their stands, and wallets will have a fullness.

 There  is a debate, this year, of whether Dick LeBeau will continue coaching after this season’s SUPERBOWL #45. He’s stated that he will stay within the STEELERS machine, while some spew the rumor of Dick being wooed to the deserts of Arizona, for the CARDINALS.

 Well, the CHAMPIONSHIP hasn’t been contested yet. So, I will let Mr. LeBeau spring that decision after the game.

D.Rick Mack