In case you missed it! I had a great time and I will be joining them soon in the near future!
This past February I spoke at Ultimate Man Ministries. They sent me the video of my speech and Im going to post it here for anyone that would like to watch.
If you are interested in having me speak at your event email me or message me on my Facebook.
Tonight I had the pleasure of going to the 40th Super Bowl reunion of the 1971 team. Time flies. Got to talk to a lot of people I haven’t seen in years and hear stories with old friends.
Here are some photos of tonight:
I also somehow walked away with 2 of Jaime Arons book “Breakthrough Boys” which is signed by Jaime himself. I will be signing one of them and giving them away to one of you. All you have to do to win it is comment on my facebook of your memory of us winning the Super Bowl 40 years ago today, or just a Super Bowl memory in general. The winner will be announced February 5th, this years Super Bowl date.
Hello everyone, I feel like Ive been M.I.A. lately on my website, so I thought I would update you all on what’s up in my world. A few weeks ago I was scheduled to have shoulder replacement surgery which ended up being cancelled due to a ‘suspicious lump’ on my arm. We all thought this was a bug bite, but it turned up to be MRSA that somehow came to the surface of my arm. I have gotten the MRSA removed and I am healing well. Thank you all for the kind words on my Facebook.
The holidays flew by this year didn’t they, heck, this whole year went by in a flash. I hope everyone is staying safe during Christmas time.
The book is coming along well, we hope to make lots of progress on it this next year. I am glad to see a lot of interest in it through your messages on my Facebook. I hope to have an estimated completion date of the book within a few more months.
Speaking of books my buddy Jaime Aron wrote a great book that is so accurate and interesting, if you haven’t checked it out you really should. Click here to buy it on Amazon!
FROM INTERVIEW WITH JOHN NILAND
BY JODY LYNN PERRY
FOCUSING ON OBJECTIVES
“…one customer said to me a long time ago I’ll never forget it, he said, ‘You’re still playing football…’ And I think I took it as a compliment… I’m a good salesman—I have an objective, and I focus on that objective and I do everything I can to get to that objective, and hopefully it fits into the needs of their particular situation at the time.”
Here is a link to my radio show, just click that link and download it to listen (the interview starts about 3 minutes into the interview)
Thank you to The Final Word for having me on!
Hello everyone, I have gotten so many questions on here and through my Facebook so i saved them all and compiled them into one huge questionnaire which I will answer here. I want to thank all of you for asking me things and staying interested
Here we go!
What was the interaction between the NFL players and referees?
Well we were very cautions around them, I was so scared to get in trouble for the littlest things and watched every move I made. It seemed like every time I hit someone I went back to help them get up.
How bout “concussions” back in your day – i bet there was a lot!
Lets just say I don’t particularly remember what I had for breakfast yesterday.
The Cowboys under Landry versus the Cowboys now?
The Cowboys back then were almost perfection, I don’t want to brag but we really had our stuff down, now it seems like they are just trying to get to the top.
How was growing up in Amityville?
It wasn’t glamorous, it mostly consisted of playing sports, going to the beach and getting in a lot of trouble all the time.
Who was the nastiest defensive linemen of your era?
Dick Butkus, he was an unbelievable player.
Who helped you become the great player you were, and who were you able to mentor?
Bob Lilly. And as for mentoring I really more mentored myself. We more helped each other out than mentor, there were some great players I was with and we all sort of needed a little help in some areas.
What has John been up too since retiring?
Well, I got married, and I have 2 girls, I work for Arrow Magnolia International selling chemicals and have just been hangin’ out.
What difference would Landry make on todays players?
Discipline, I’m not saying they aren’t, but it would be a lot different. And there would be split second absolute perfection. And he would put up with any bull.
Who was the best offensive player?
Roger Staubach, mostly because he had to come up with plays on his own and was kind of the pack leader in a sense.
What do you think of the rule changes to protect offensive players?
I think its smart because its a balancing act, you don’t want to make it too lopsided. You are talking about the lively hood of a player and you want to protect him, he brings the crowd in and makes the game exciting.
How tough was Tex Schramm during contract negotiations?
A ruthless bear.
What is the one memory about playing for Coach Landry that stands out the most?
Probably carrying him off the field after the Superbowl, and seeing the huge smile on his face. It was a closure to a long uphill battle.
How can fans of the retired players help with contributing to an organization that helps them?
Well right now you can keep up and educate friends about the NFL Retiree Rights and Benefits fight that is going on right now, learn more here.
Who was the more emotional coach,Tom Landry or Lou Howard?
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Anyways, I have been reading all of your questions and comments and I’ve decided to do another Q&A post which will be put up probably later this week. Ive been pretty lazy the last few days because my shoulders are in pain, but I will try to answer as many questions I can and have the post up by Friday.
Many dont know this but in 1974 I was in a horror film called Horror High.
Here is the trailer.
You can see me from 1:32-1:40.
Now I know you all are now saying “John you should have become an actor that was amazing!”, just kidding. Anyways, I thought I would give you something to laugh about.
Have a good day
Hello everyone, sorry for the complete lack of posts here recently, I’m going to get back into the swing of things now.
Texas heat is scorching and has been driving everyone inside leaving us nothing to do. I hope everyone’s summer is going well.
I have been recently active in the recent Retired Players Benefits & Pensions Lawsuit against the NFL. If you haven’t heard about it check out Dave Pear’s Blog where he is consistently keeping everyone up to date about the lawsuit. If you haven’t heard about the lawsuit I would strongly suggest you inform yourself and tell your friends what it is all about.
I have posted things about this before but I will again right now.
We aren’t asking for much, we are just wanting what we deserve.
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