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12.02.2010

Can't Wait To Watch This



When I was a Senior or Junior, a group of us from Bridgeport went down to TCU during summer to check out the statewide cheerleading camp. (We were in search of "Hey, nows" even way back when.) Once we got to campus, we discovered that a Texas high school all-star football game was also being played that week. Walking around the campus, we saw this black guy strutting around with "Dickerson" on the back of his shirt. Yep, Eric Dickerson who was there to play in the game. (And who is featured predominately in the video clip above.)

Sports Illustrated had already written that Dickerson was the most prized recruit in the State if not the country: "He has National Championship written of the front of his jersey and Heisman on the back." (paraphrased, maybe).  So my buddies and I, either the same age as Dickerson or one year younger, scrambled for a piece of paper, tracked Dickerson down, and got him to sign his autograph five times. "Five????!!!!" I remember him saying.

I also remember one of us asking him if he had been offered a car from A&M, and he just laughed it off. I asked him if he ever considered Baylor and he said, "They never even contacted me."

I wonder what SMU gave him.

Edit: Airing Saturday the 11th at 8:00 pm on ESPN.

Edit: Might have been a joke, but one commenter thought Dickerson "didn't last long in the pros." Uh, if 11 years and induction into the Hall of Fame equates to that, then you're right. Wiki.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, when is it?

Anonymous said...

Asked for an autograph of a dude your age? Gaydar

Anonymous said...

I cried through the whole movie.

Anonymous said...

Craig James played in that game too... We were there.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was Alabama who gave Dickerson a Trans Am and then he signed with SMU instead. Dickerson got a Tran Am from someone. Dick and his family claimed that his grandmother gave it to him. Newspapers showed pics of his grandmother's house which was worth less than the car.

Anonymous said...

When you were eight?

Anonymous said...

ill have to watch that, i was too young to remember

Anonymous said...

Barry loves to live in the past. Sign of old age, dear BG.

Anonymous said...

You are right about A&M and Dickerson. Craig James was headed to Alabama until his girlfriend decided on SMU.

In Boy Scouts we would usher at Amon Carter including the high school all-star game when it was in town.

M. Leach said...

Dickerson took the Trans Am and some cowboy boots from Texas and headed to SMU, keeping both. Craig James was just as dirty. You will notice he stays out of the conversations at ESPN when the topic turns to cheaters like Cam Newton and Auburn.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe Dickerson lasted long in the pros, right?

Doc Feelgood said...

You are as old and gay as I am Barry.

Doc Logic said...

RB Reggie Dupard followed Dickerson and James to SMU.... he was from John Curtis HS in New Orleans... at the end of his senior year in HS, we noticed him driving a new red sports car (forgot what kind) and asked where did he get that from... he just smiled. He had just signed to go to SMU... we all knew what was up.

Death penalty soon after....

Can't wait to watch this one as well... this one will rival the riveting Marcus Dupree 30 for 30

Arthur said...

I wonder if former SMU and Arizona Wildcats quarterback Bobby Watters has a swim through the show. I wonder what he's got going now.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of SMU football:

A guy who went to my high school still holds the SMU single game rushing record. He did it in a win against A&M 42 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Saw a deal on Channel 4 the other night about former SMU QB Mike Ford, where he is raising trophy deer over in the Texarkana area. He was ALWAYS in Decatur in the late 70s as he dated a girl that lived in Perkins addition (now Brookhollow).

Anonymous said...

Craig James and barry green are both gay one can hold a football better


just sayin

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