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Phil Mickelson, Troy Aikman, Lee Trevino, Ben Crenshaw and Rick Perry.....not at the same time of course. All three golfers were really cool and exactly what you would expect them to be. Real genuine and tons of stories, especially Trevino.
Only time backstage was with the Randy Rogers Band at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth.
*EDIT* Almost forgot I met Walt Garrison and Earl Campbell at the old Copenhagen-Skoal Rodeo in the Fort Worth Stockyards when I was a kid and got to talk to both of them. I remember Earl just being laid back in his seat with a cowboy hat with a huge feather band and a monster dip of snuff and Walt was the quintessential country boy and smaller than I thought he would be and seemed like he'd been making quite a few trips to the bar.
Cedar table w/granite top
Ceramic Grillworks two-tier swing rack
Perpetual cooler of ice-cold beer
1. Rage Against the Machine at a Denny's at 2:00am after watching them perform at Red Rocks in 1996. They ate at the table next to us, and literally no one else in the place knew who they were. They were all very cool, and very personable.
2. My cousin's husband is a studio musician in Nashville. He knows I like Allison Krauss and Union Station, and when I mentioned an interest in Jerry Douglas' music, he said, "He's a close friend of mine. Here, hang on." He made a call and handed me his cell phone, and it was Jerry. I didn't officially meet him, but we talked on the phone for about a minute. A little awkward, but very cool.
3. On a flight to Tucson, I sat next to Jennie Finch. I didn't recognize her until the very end of the flight when I asked her if she was the famous USA softball player. She said yes, introduced herself... then introduced me to her husband. It went from awesome to uncomfortable almost immediately.
LBGE since June 2012
Flint, Michigan. Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.
Barbie Benton :x :\"> :P
Met John Elway at a furniture store where they were introducing his new line of furniture. I live in the same neighborhood as Earnest Byner - see him all the time off season.
Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!
LBGE, Weber Gasser, Weber Kettle
Nothing like being molested at an eggfest...
(in the extreme western panhandle of NE)
VI... Did you spill beer on your shirt or is that titty sweat?
Sledder, Quadder, Rock and Roller, Big Green Smoker.
I'm sure most of you have either read "Band of Brothers" by Steven Ambrose, or seen the HBO mini-series based on it. Don Malarkey was the longest serving soldier in Easy Company, the original "Band". Born In Astoria, Oregon, he was in ROTC at the University of Oregon at the time of Pearl Harbor. He immediately enlisted in the army, volunteered for airborne, and wound up in the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles, where he served through the end of the war in Europe.
A few years ago, at a signing event of a book he co-wrote with a local author, I had the opportunity to shake his hand and visit briefly with Don. A true American hero.