12/21/07 - Tony Dungy
I have a lot of respect for how Coach Tony Dungy used the Super Bowl as a platform to publicly declare his faith and to bring glory to God. He signed this cover of a Christian men's magazine in-season, which is kind of surprising knowing how busy football coaches are.
Coach Dungy's favorite bible verse comes from Matthew 16:26 - "What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?"
12/15/07 - Earl Campbell
The Tyler Rose was one of the most powerful runners of all-time who is revered as a hero in Texas. He signed this through his meat company.
12/6/07 - Terry Bradshaw
Football was the second sport I started following as a kid (after baseball). The Steelers were one of my favorite teams then, mostly because they were in all the Super Bowls around that time. One of my first memories about the Steelers is seeing Lynn Swann on the lavel of a Hi-C can making one of his spectacular catches. I don't know what that has to do with Terry Bradshaw, except for the fact that he was the one making those throws.
12/3/07 - Eugene Chung
Eugene Chung went about 6'6", 260 and was the first Korean-American to be drafted in the first round of the NFL draft. He wrote back a short note on the letter I sent along with the cards, but I wish he would have answered my question about whether or not he ever experienced any racism in the NFL.
12/1/07 - Charles White and Anthony Davis
I got these two 4" x 6" photos signed for free at this year's USC-UCLA football game at the Coliseum. The line was only about 10 minutes long, and they were giving out free photos and free signatures. It looked like they would sign other items for a small donation. Too bad I didn't know they would be there. I was proudly wearing my UCLA jersey while I got the signatures. I briefly spoke to Charles and asked him about his nephew Russell, who was another favorite player of mine while in high school.
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