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I'm a sports junkie, born and raised in Dallas, liflelong Cowboy fan...went to the very first Cowboys game in the Cotton Bowl in 1960...too young to remember but apparently my dad took me. Also lived in Houston over 20 years before moving to NY in May '04. Now back in Texas since '06. My teams in no particular order: Cowboys, Rockets, U.S. National Team, Manchester United, Celtic, FC Barcelona, Astros, Houston Dynamo, Texas Longhorns.
Big game rivals I respect: Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, St. Louis Cardinals, Oklahoma Sooners.
Games I've attended:
That first Cowboys game in 1960.
Cowboys - Browns, Eastern Conference Championship game, 1969. Cleveland killed us 38-14 and I froze my butt off.
So many Dallas Tornado games in the old NASL I can't even count but I always had a great time. Saw Pele' at Texas Stadium with the Cosmos.
US National soccer team getting thumped by Mexico's B-Team in '74 at Texas Stadium. Bobby Rigby was in goal for the U.S. and was Man of the Match for "only" letting in 4 goals, such was Mexico's domination. My, how things have changed...
Celtic-Rangers in the Scottish version of the old Charity Shield, 1974. I never knew the wounded and bleeding were meant to be passed from the stands to the ambulances waiting on the running track.
Same year, Liverpool - Leeds United in Charity Shield, Wembley Stadium. The two captains, Billy Bremner (Leeds) and Kevin Keegan (Liverpool) both red-carded for fighting in a "friendly." Then, after the game as we sat in our coach to leave the stadium, a Liverpool supporter wearing the biggest combat boots I've ever seen spotted a Leeds coach next to ours, grabbed the handrails and flung himself up to kick the driver right in the side of the head. Is that what they call passion?
Seeing Mike Scott pitch a no-hitter vs. the Giants in 1986 to clinch the pennant for the Astros. This is the same year the Astros lost to the Mets 3-2 in 6 with game 6 going 16 innings. The Mets also won game 5 in 12 innings, 2-1. Many people put this series in the top 5 all-time. I am one of those people, even though it broke my heart. The Mets went on to win the World Series over Boston on that Billy Buckner through-the-legs error.
Brazil - Holland in the quarterfinals of the '94 World Cup in the Cotton Bowl. Holland were up 2-0 at the half and Brazil came back to win it 3-2. Incredible atmosphere and my hat will be eternally off to all Brazil and Holland supporters for the buzz.
My first game at Yankee Stadium, Good Friday 2004 vs. the White Sox. My girlfriend bought space on the electronic board that they show before the 6th inning (I think) that read:
Welcome to New York.
I love you, Gail"
3 months later, I married her.
1. Tom Landry
2. Bob Lilly
3. Don Meredith
4. Emmitt Smith
5. Hakeem Olajuwon
6. Cornell Green and Mel Renfro (they used to come into my dad's grocery store and take me to the produce section where we would find the biggest Idaho and play catch. Great, great guys.)
7. Walt Frazier and Willis Reed...My first NBA love was the '69-'70 Knicks. If you ever get a chance to catch the Finals against L.A. on The Classic, watch it.
8. George Best
9. Nolan Ryan