Originally posted by RonMexico:
Met him at Walmart, signing autographs
Close enough. He was at a Kmart this time.
Man...he's a prime example of why these guys should get paid. His hands are mangled.
It was hard not to recognize him with his booth set up. To be honest, I was too young when he was playing to appreciate what he did with the 9ers. My first football game was watching him with the Raiders beat the snot out of the Bengals.
I was actually a Raider fan until they left for LA. He said he didn't blame me, he'd have done the same thing. I asked him who his favorite team is now. He replied that he really didn't have a favorite team now. The game they play now, isn't the same game he played. I complete agree with that.
He talked a little about OJ when he was with the team. Talked about Walsh as a rook coach and a bit about Montana and Deberg.
Oh...and he handed me his 1980 superbowl ring and let me look at it. VERY COOL.