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My interview with Thursday Night Tailgate

In case you missed it! I had a great time and I will be joining them soon in the near future!

Popular Football Internet Radio with Thursday Night Tailgate on BlogTalkRadio
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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.

John


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1971 Super Bowl 40th Reunion

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.

John

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Q&A pt. 2

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?
Defiantly Lou.


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How ‘Bout That Update!

As you can probably tell I have a revamped website! Tons of thanks to Ricky Martinez for his great work. If you would like to have graphic or website work done for yourself, contact him at rickyxstar@gmail.com. As you can see he does amazing work and is very reliable and fast, I recommend him 100%.

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.

John


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Week of July 14th

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUpIsQJR-q4NFL

We aren’t asking for much, we are just wanting what we deserve.

How You Can Help: Click on the Like button on YouTube, as well as passing these videos along to all of your friends. You can also post our video links to your Facebook page if you have a Facebook account and Tweet it to Twitter. And please be sure to click on the Sign Our Petition link here.


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Week of Feb. 14th

Happy late Valentines Day everyone, hope you and your sweetheart had a great one.
As we all know Green Bay won the Super Bowl, it was a really great game guys, congrats. Someone emailed me this story and I thought I would share, its the story of the Packers. Click the blue link below.

Packers Story

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Feb. 6th

As the family sits down and friends gather around the TV its hard to think about anything other than football on Super Bowl day. I would like to bring your attention on an ad that was REJECTED from playing during the commercial break at this years Super Bowl.

“The NFL and NFLPA have turned their backs on those who helped pave the way to the golden highway that both the owners and the current players now enjoy driving down.”

This is an issue that I have personally dealt with myself. I played 15 years in the NFL and I am outraged that this matter has been pushed aside for so many years. There are thousands of retired players dealing with the fact that the NFL will not pay disability to the men that started the game that has become an icon of America itself.

I hope you show this to friends and family and raise awareness on this issue.

Get Us Paid.

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Feb 1, 2011

It is snowing here in Texas so hard! Here is a photo my daughter took of the snow against our back door.

All the people coming down from Green Bay and Pittsburgh are going to think we are big weenies for complaining about the cold here! At least they will be used to the weather.
I hope you are all excited for the Super Bowl, I am excited for the game but not about the traffic the weekend will bring..oh well! It still should be really fun, all of Dallas will be a big party.
Well, I hope everyone is having a great new year and I’ll be back in a few days to post about the big game!

John

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School Of The Legends

Hey guys!

I hope your 2011 is going along great so far, it has been very cold here in Dallas and we got some snow yesterday, that was pretty nice.

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am now on School of the Legends! It is a fairly new website when players and fans can interact with each other and maximize the football experience! Its sort of like Facebook, but on the site are current and former players in the NFL, as well as fans.
It is completely free and a generally really cool website, you can view live feed of players talking to each other and tons of other interesting features.

To join visit www.SchooloftheLegends.com to get started! Tell your friends and other fans to get involved also! Its a huge community with so many ways to connect with your favorite players!