Earl Campell

The legendary running back for the Evil Empire isn't doing to well these days:

"With all the computer companies here [in Austin], not one of those companies have said, 'Would you be interested in representing our company?' " Campbell said. He then asked one of the reporters to help him get a car deal with a BMW dealership.

"I need the biggest BMW they got, black and loaded," Campbell said.

I saw Campbell in a restaurant in Austin about 15 years ago. He was in good spirits and cutting it up with everyone. During a lull, I told him how funny I thought his old snuff commercials had been. As he was leaving about a half hour later, he looked back at me over his shoulder and said "Skoal, bruther." (If you ever saw the commercial, you'd appreciate that.)