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Topic: Finding Dick Butkus: For Chicago Bears & football fans
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Mar 13, 2007 01:43PM)
Go here:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/mai_ling/315507.html
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Mar 13, 2007 02:01PM)
I made my guess. But it really hard to tell from that picture, so it's pretty much a flat out guess.
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Mar 13, 2007 02:06PM)
:)
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Mar 13, 2007 02:07PM)
Did I get it?

I'll wait for you to post the answer. In case others want to guess.
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Mar 14, 2007 08:28AM)
I just posted the answer.
Someone did not put their name down, the last person.
Don't know if it was from here or what...maybe myspace.
anywho...

LINK: http://mai-ling.livejournal.com/315699.html
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Mar 14, 2007 08:41AM)
HA!! I kinda of recognized him, but I also used some deduction to get the answer. I had a feeling I might have nailed it.

Thanks, that was fun!
Message: Posted by: Lambertmoon (Mar 14, 2007 11:33AM)
Good call, Vandy.

I didn't guess but I probably would have looked for number 51 and been wrong.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Mar 14, 2007 11:49AM)
I looked for number 51 and didn't find it. None of the guys with numbers in the fifties looked like Butkus. I knew he played both ways in H.S. And I knew he was a ball carrier on offense. A number in the 40's wouldn't be uncommon for a fullback/linebacker/Defensive back in High School.

He also looked like on of the bigger kids on the team, that made sense. And those eyebrows stood out. He also looked like the toughest kid on the team, even in that pic he looked kind of badass. And he kinda looked like a young Dick Butkus.

My mom told me when I was just a little kid, just starting to talk alot, a picture of Dick Butkus came on the TV and I pointed at the TV and yelled "Dick Bathtub"! So me and DB go way back. LOL!
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Mar 14, 2007 12:03PM)
Ah, the eyebrows. will have to look at it again.
and his group school photo.

you know the boys and girls were seperated back then.
Message: Posted by: Lambertmoon (Mar 14, 2007 12:09PM)
Good reasoning.

It makes sense the best athletes would play both sides of the line. It probably happens in High School football today albeit to a lesser degree.

Butkus is the man. Before I even knew football, I knew the names Butkus, Unitas and Namath. Those were the names I heard my uncles talk about in the bar room. Besides, my older brother used to toss me an object and when I caught it he would pound me like Butkus pounding a RB. We have some of it on 8MM film.

Butkus was as tough as they get.

Thanks for that picture, Mai-Ling
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Mar 14, 2007 12:13PM)
Glad you enjoyed it.
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Mar 14, 2007 01:11PM)
Mai-Ling PM'd me and, although she didn't say it directly, hinted in a round-about-way that I was in fact right, and Vandy was wrong. I wouldn't go that far, but do believe my guess was [b]more[/b] right than his otherwise right guess.
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Mar 14, 2007 01:22PM)
You don't make sense JtS
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Mar 14, 2007 01:43PM)
[quote]
On 2007-03-14 14:11, Josh the Superfluous wrote:
Mai-Ling PM'd me and, although she didn't say it directly, hinted in a round-about-way that I was in fact right, and Vandy was wrong. I wouldn't go that far, but do believe my guess was [b]more[/b] right than his otherwise right guess.
[/quote]

Well, she probably just felt bad, cause she was rooting for ya. Trying to let you down easy and all.

But nothing escapes my keen eye and powers of deduction. You never had a chance son.
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Mar 14, 2007 01:50PM)
Yeah that's it.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Mar 14, 2007 01:54PM)
I figured it was something like that.
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Mar 14, 2007 01:58PM)
Josh T.S. needs to get his free coffe at 'bucks tomorrow
from 10a-12p so he can feel like he won something huge.

:)
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Mar 14, 2007 02:01PM)
They have free coffee tommorow?
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Mar 14, 2007 02:05PM)
Yeah. I just got an email about it.
I don't think its on their website.

You want me to foward it to you?
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Mar 14, 2007 02:08PM)
No thanks, I've never been inside a Starbucks. I'm not much of a coffee drinker. I'm already hyperactive, after a couple cups of joe I get real twitchy. LOL!
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Mar 14, 2007 02:11PM)
Should we call you twitchy now?
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Mar 14, 2007 02:13PM)
[quote]
On 2007-03-14 13:09, Lambertmoon wrote:
Butkus was as tough as they get.

[/quote]

Of course around here we know that Nitshcke was tougher. And he was a better actor. LOL!
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Mar 14, 2007 02:14PM)
[quote]
On 2007-03-14 15:11, Marshall Thornside wrote:
Should we call you twitchy now?
[/quote]

No I'm nice and mellow now. I'm eating retilin like beer nuts and sipping on a non caffine Mountain Dew!!
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Mar 14, 2007 02:16PM)
The Dew has 10x more caffine than coffee itself.

I'll call you nice twitchy
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Mar 14, 2007 02:17PM)
But it's caffine free! Seriuosly, I can drink Coke and Mt Dew all day and I feel nothing. But a few cups of coffee and I really feel wired.
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Mar 14, 2007 02:21PM)
I think its mental then
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Mar 14, 2007 02:24PM)
It's on their main page, at the bottom. Free drip coffee from 10 - 12 on the 15th. I need a quadruple cappuccino, just to get up to go to Starbucks.

BTW I accept both of your apologies.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Mar 14, 2007 02:25PM)
[quote]
On 2007-03-14 15:21, Marshall Thornside wrote:
I think its mental then
[/quote]

It's 99 percent mental, the other half is physical.

You're welcome Josh.
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Mar 14, 2007 02:28PM)
[quote]
On 2007-03-14 15:24, Josh the Superfluous wrote:
It's on their main page, at the bottom. Free drip coffee from 10 - 12 on the 15th. I need a quadruple cappuccino, just to get up to go to Starbucks.

BTW I accept both of your apologies.
[/quote]

good.

I still gave you 1,000 points for trying.

:)
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Mar 14, 2007 02:31PM)
I'm not sure if I was the last guesser or not, but I posted my guess something like: back row center (41?) to the right of 27. I didn't sign my post. It was the mouth that did it (plus a little Photoshop enhancement!)
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Mar 14, 2007 02:34PM)
Yah, that was what my post said too. I didn't sign it since that other guy's name looked so much like mine.
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Mar 14, 2007 02:36PM)
[quote]
On 2007-03-14 15:31, Michael Baker wrote:
I'm not sure if I was the last guesser or not, but I posted my guess something like: back row center (41?) to the right of 27. I didn't sign my post. It was the mouth that did it (plus a little Photoshop enhancement!)
[/quote]

That was you Michael!

Well, you were the only one beside Vandy who was right!

good job
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Mar 14, 2007 02:39PM)
[quote]
On 2007-03-14 15:34, Josh the Superfluous wrote:
Yah, that was what my post said too. I didn't sign it since that other guy's name looked so much like mine.
[/quote]

I knew it was you...
you signed it Josh
and I don't have a Josh
on myspace (the other one)
and on my f-list.
but here, I did.
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Mar 14, 2007 02:40PM)
[quote]
On 2007-03-14 15:24, Josh the Superfluous wrote:
It's on their main page, at the bottom. Free drip coffee from 10 - 12 on the 15th.

[/quote]

Hmmm?... the Ides of March. Maybe someone will give away a free Caesar salad.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Mar 14, 2007 02:48PM)
[quote]
On 2007-03-14 15:31, Michael Baker wrote:
I'm not sure if I was the last guesser or not, but I posted my guess something like: back row center (41?) to the right of 27.
[/quote]

Nice try! You knew I had it and you were trying to slide into the winners circle on my coat tails. Petty, petty.
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Mar 14, 2007 02:49PM)
Wendy's?!
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Mar 14, 2007 04:16PM)
[quote]
On 2007-03-14 15:48, Vandy Grift wrote:
[quote]
On 2007-03-14 15:31, Michael Baker wrote:
I'm not sure if I was the last guesser or not, but I posted my guess something like: back row center (41?) to the right of 27.
[/quote]

Nice try! You knew I had it and you were trying to slide into the winners circle on my coat tails. Petty, petty.

[/quote]

Ahhh, you may not know that I grew up in Illinois during the 50's and 60's in a house with a Bears fan. I became the prodigal son, converted to cheeseheadism, and with Starr as an idol, you don't forget who's looking across the line of scrimmage! :)
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Mar 14, 2007 04:27PM)
I hear ya Michael!

When Lambertmoon said he knew Butkus, Unitas and Namath before he even knew about football it hit home with me. Starr, Nitschke, Horning and even Butkus were names I knew very early on. Even though they were all retiring by the time I was 4 or 5 years old.

Bart Starr is still a God around here. Pure class and underrated nationwide. He was THE MAN!
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Mar 14, 2007 11:00PM)
Bart Starr lives here in town. I ran into him at the airport once, and talked for a bit. After that he sent me a nice letter and autographed photo (his call, too!)

Sometime after that, my wife met him at his office to get an autographed football for me for Christmas. It was raining that day and she said he walked her to the car with an umbrella. Class act, YES!!
Message: Posted by: mstick85 (Mar 15, 2007 06:36PM)
[quote]
On 2007-03-14 15:25, Vandy Grift wrote:
[quote]
On 2007-03-14 15:21, Marshall Thornside wrote:
I think its mental then
[/quote]

It's 99 percent mental, the other half is physical.

You're welcome Josh.
[/quote]

The Magic Café welcomes Yogi Vandy Grift!
Message: Posted by: mstick85 (Mar 15, 2007 06:39PM)
Or as Yogi would say, "You can observe a lot by watching."

Where's the high school picture of Mike Phipps?

Bill Nelson?

Milt Plum?

Frank Ryan?

Tim Couch?

Sofa and Loveseat?
Message: Posted by: kregg (Mar 15, 2007 07:26PM)
Looks like the biggest kid there is jersey 52.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Mar 16, 2007 10:45AM)
[quote]
On 2007-03-15 20:26, kregg wrote:
Looks like the biggest kid there is jersey 52.
[/quote]

Yeah, he looks kind of brawny. But in a pic like that (sit, kneel, bend, stand) they usually put the tallest kids in back. And Butkus looks like he's as tall or taller than anyone in the picture. 52's probably 4'8", 160.

Mstick, one of my fav Yogi-isms is the one where he was wearing a nice white summer suit. And some woman, (A managers wife or someone) said "You look nice and cool." Yogi replied "You don't look so hot yourself".
Message: Posted by: kregg (Mar 16, 2007 01:06PM)
The first row is cross legged, second sitting on their heels, third row on one knee and the back two rows are standing. Even sitting on his heels, 52 is tall above the waist.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Mar 16, 2007 01:07PM)
[quote]
On 2007-03-16 14:06, kregg wrote:
The first row is cross legged, second sitting on their heels, third row on one knee and the back two rows are standing. Even sitting on his heels, 52 is tall above the waist.
[/quote]


Yeah but can he box?