10.13.2005

Reflective

Anybody 35 and up out there who is a football fan remembers Johnny "Lam" Jones of the University of Texas. Those that saw him anchor the mile relay for Lampasses in the high school track finals will never forget it. This from the Morning News about Jones: "He has been hospitalized at Brackenridge Hospital with advanced stages of multiple myeloma, a cancer that attacks plasma cells and bone marrow."

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was there (State Track Meet). I was in Austin for the State Golf Tourn. and the coach wanted to go see the track meet that night. I could not believe how much distance he made up anchoring the Lampasas mile relay team. Unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

I was there, too. It was one of the greatest sports feats I have ever seen. He ran the anchor leg. It looked like Lampasas didn't have a prayer. He got the baton, rounded that turn and was gone. It was truly an unbelievable thing to watch. He is an amazing athlete, and I am so sorry to hear of his illness.

Condoleesa said...

I am 45 born in 1960 and have no clue who this guy is!

Anonymous said...

Then why post, condoleesa? Is it just to make a point most of us who read this blog already have figured out--and I don't mean how old you are but the "have no clue" part.