||all american 100% dude(by gawd)
||January 09, 2006
||January 20, 2006
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I really began following sports and the sports stars as a young kid in Oregon. My era was what they are now calling the golden age of sports(was there a silver or bronze age of sports)? So in the early 60"s I was star struck by college football (Terry Baker-Oregon St. College Heisman winner 1962) pro football(Y.A Tittle S.F.49ers and pro baseball(Yankees- Roger Maris).We couldn't afford a t.v.until about'63 but the magic of radio and some awesome sports writers helped paint the imiganary pictures.The championship football game between the Colts and Giants(Alan Ameche 1 yd t.d. in overtime) Emile Griffith killing Benny(kid) Peret for middleweight title in '59 was hte first pro fight I ever saw on t.v.Roger Maris vs Tracey Stafford for h r. #61 in '61..Terry Baker (everything) as one of the classiest guys ever to grace the college gridiron and a great starting guard (Mel Counts-center) at then Ore. St. College. An awestruck skinny kid going to his only college football game ever and asking for an autograph from Terry. Oops the kid ain't got no pen and no paper.So what does Terry Baker do? He has the kid tag along while he goes into the O.S.locker room and gets the neede equip.All the while asking the kid about his school, does he play sports, how's his grades,family,etc. Than escorts the kid out to make sure he reunites with his ride home safely....My brother said that it was the first and only time I was speechless for more than 10 min.