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How Former Thunderbird Pilot Col. Chris Stricklin Developed an Interest in Flying
"Today. We have Colonel Chris Strickland with us Karl thank you for coming up and being with us. We really appreciate she hit. Thanks Chris. It's always a great time to be here at a and I appreciate spending time with you. Absolutely we'll tonight. We're recording this that we're reporting on a Friday here tonight. Something very special is happening and you're actually launching your book with us here tonight. I am and it's an honor to do that. With such a passionate crowd about aviation to launch a book about an incident that happened to me a while back and how my family dealt with it and what it means to us today well. It's really an honor for us to to be here with you and to do that. We'll get a little bit into the book and Events Around the book but you know I one of our favorite questions. We like to ask people as just. Where did it all start? How did you I I didn't flying? That's always the question that people in Aviation WanNa know is how did you get your inspiration to take to the skies and what we do every single day from me. Small Town Alabama Emma boy my dad worked in a quarry no military in my family and I decided to fly fifteenth and I went to my counselor and said Hey hey I want to go to the Air Force Academy I WANNA fly fifteens and and she looked at me and I would love to say she was supportive but she goes. What's the Air Force Academy and so from their seventeen year old me I got my car went and found a first term senator and said Hey sir I want to go to the Air Force Academy? We sponsor me up there and I had a saying hanging you know my wall my whole life and it was cut out of a magazine it was laminated. I looked at it every morning every night and it simply said like begins at Mach two and I always had it but I didn't you know where it came from. So as I started speaking writing a book I researched it and came from a magazine Article Net back in nineteen eighty six George Plumpton wrote in popular mechanics magazine and he had the opportunity to fly in an F. Eighteen and he did about a four page spread about how it was demanding on the pilot how what it was really like to be a fighter pilot but most most importantly at the end of the article he compared the F. Eighteen to a corvette and to a young child in Alabama. The corvette was something I really loved and I said that is compared to a corvette. That's what I WANNA do with my life. That's funny. It's funny that came from an Plumpton article man. That guy got to do everything I wonder how it compared to quarterbacking the lions yeah it's amazing to does. He understand how many people he inspired what he wrote about and it was it was a true non fighter pilot article about what it was like to be a fighter pilot and the demands that are on our body and what we go through in in it just made me go. I want that so from there you did you you did attend the the Air Force Academy I did. I went to the Air Force Academy about three weeks after graduation with fifteen hundred closest friends for four years of what I like to call all basic training the whole four years and wh what kind of experience was free kind of coming out of a small town in Colorado Springs was it. Was It kinda familiar to you you or was it a kind of a brief from drinking from a fire hose. It was drinking from a fire hose the whole time and I will tell you it is a lot of competition titian. Get in the Air Force Academy as you can imagine and when you take fifteen hundred young people that are coming as the top of their class and lock them in in one building on one campus. Guess what happens when fifteen hundred number ones get together. Fourteen hundred ninety nine of them aren't number one anymore so it was demanding both physically and mentally but there was also the challenge of being in college and such a High Level College at such a level of competition and it was a great I mean I say the freshman year there from he is one of the hardest years that I ever went through my childhood because there were so much adaptation to the new way of life and and getting through the Air Force Academy and the competition to be a pilot pilot coming out of there it was just it was an amazing experience that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world but even now after so many years I will admit that I love the Academy Kademi but I hated every day I was there if you know what I mean yeah that that makes a lot of sense the diesel have I know I still have dreams of being in a final exam Zama last sat for you know twenty years ago. Is that the same thing for you so that dream for me. If you remember a final final week we put all our finals in one week and we ate on base because it's a military and so we had a midnight meal that we lovingly called Scooby snacks. If you remember Scooby Doo Scooby always had scooby snacks so at midnight we would go out to get our scooby snacks and and about every night you would hear somebody goes screaming across the patio out there because they had hit that breaking point and somebody he's not getting his scooby snack. Ah Yeah so what was your progression of aircraft flew through training. How did that go so graduation? From the Air Force Academy I I went to pilot training and back then we went to the thirty seven so the tweet now they fly the t six so you do that for about six months I went to Euro NATO joint jet Pilot Training Senate Sheppard Air Force Base which is where we trained fighter pilots so after six months of t thirty seven training you get rank ordered and then you go into the thirty eight where you learned to fly a high speed jet you go supersonic for the first time learn to fly formation those type things and then coming out of the t thirty eight you get rank ordered and we have assignment midnight so you literally walk into a room with all of your instructors and your peers know spouses no friends though anybody they locked the door they walk up on stage and at the time they took a cheat off of a board that had you rank order from first to last and it was right there and start with number one you get up and walk to the board and they have magnets every airplane plane that was available to be picked and you walked up and pick the airplane you wanted. Put it by your name and you can imagine as you went down. The list got smaller and smaller so for me. I I got my first choice. The F fifteen went out of their to introduction to fighter fundamentals which is where we take the t thirty eight put a bomb on a gun side on it and we fight against the other to start getting those basic fighter type skills in and then I went off to the fifteen at Tyndall to the schoolhouse to get qualified in the fifteen then once once you get to your combat unit which was me was the thirty third fighter wing at Eglin Air Force Base. It takes about three months to finish and get certified before you're a combat ready pilot ready to deploy we overseas why so the F fifteen I mean that's a great airplane undefeated champion as we always say What was your first impression? When you get your dream you signed the fifteen? He got on the ramp at some point and you finally see the airplane. You'RE GONNA fly for the first time. What's that feeling like so if we could back it up a little bit because this happened at the Air Force Academy one of the benefits go in the Air Force Academy is we have an assignment one summer for three weeks to go out and shadow a unit and see the real air force? We call it is like for me happened to go to Tyndall Air Force Base so as a senior at the Air Force Academy I was able to get in an F. Fifteen and go fly for the first time before I graduated before I had the assignment before I'd been through pilot training and you can imagine the childhood sparkling is when I walk out and see that beast I it's the size of a tennis court for those that don't know it's about thirteen feet off the ground when you climb up and I'm just sitting there and admiration of this thing and we take off and when we airborne a home i Gosh I hate it. It is brutal it hurts and I landed exhausted. After a forty minute flight a pulling nine Jeez I mean and they didn't take it easy on me. They full up at a normal mission with me and I remember we went back into into the debrief room which has a lot of computers so it's kind of cool and about two minutes. It's in the debrief. I was not enough out of pure exhaustion. I was so tired and my instructor goes a just an incentive right for you. You can go and go if you want to and I left there going. Oh my Gosh Josh is my life's dream and it hurt. My whole body hurts. It's bigger than any workout I ever had and there was that moment of do I really want to do this and that's when I said Yep. This is what I WANNA do so that was my first flight before I went to pilot training.
"george plumpton" Discussed on The Fifth Column
"The plantation is gotten again and not going to ride home in my Bugatti there. What happens there are some people who are like, we'll products this guy talking about. So that's actually a thing that happened. That's the thing meals, not just in grabbing their. This is actually a thing. Yeah. Yeah. Going with the story. But that's a real thing, everyone should know. Yes. So Camille, I sent you the story today. Yes, I just wanted to fucking brighten your day. So what what happened? What is this all about? Well, the short version is Adam silver Commissioner of the NBA made a an announcement. I guess it's not even an announcement that was part of an interview that aired on Monday, which is yesterday. We're recording this on Tuesday. And he just talked about this. Ongoing actually controversy surrounding the use of the word owner in the NBA, the NBA like all sane organizations has people who own teams as in people own things, and sometimes people who own things are referred to as owners but in the NBA because of folks like Draymond green, who is the, the guy for Golden State is their defense of standout sometime center. Mostly power forward, I'd say these days is a very talented athlete, but he was on LeBron James program on HBO called the shop. And he suggested that the use of the word owner in the NBA was racist, because the NBA is predominantly black, and as a result since then anyways, there's been subsequent talk about whether or not the, the word should be used certain teams have discontinued using it. And according to silver the NBA league. Office has abandoned use of the word internally for some time now. Sorry, this furring referring instead the word Commissioner. Something. Governor governor governor, governor sorry is also something else. Yeah. So that is the controversy. They're not forcing any other people in the league to say, anything doesn't not say, anything, they're simply taking this commission itself is saying that we are as a league not going to use the word owner, which, of course means you know, shares in a team and nobody ever suggested human beings will Draymond green suggested that, that I suppose no-one no-one with a with a brain, that's functioning, I mean, apparently his isn't because has that ever been thing. I mean like I own the players you own the team. So what do they do what they do in the NHL, I don't know. Right. Or companies if you're an owner of a company and you have employees. Yeah. You can't use owner at all anymore. Well, I don't what, what I don't appreciate is why there isn't grave concern about the lack of diversity in the NBA. It seems that that's something that we should be striving for at least have demographically Representative racial. Breakdown on most of the teams in the league that we should be striving to see more Asian player. Well, we've had more lethal. No immigration has had a player drafted and a bunch of Balkan players. Right. Yeah. You had debt left was German. So far far. Crashing because. Tony Belka, but it'd be great, and I should do like a Bill, like, like a George Plumpton kind of thing where I try out. Yeah. Under Camille scheme. Yeah. Exactly. Let's called fairness equity equality. Yeah, exactly getting for Justice I try out for some team and it just me amazing just like biting people's fingers puzzlement of balls. They're like. Chin level is right? You can. But no. I mean is is there? No one who will defend this brave stand taken by Adam silver. No one in the room that all series, the NBA has made it a point in the last few years to embrace politics. Yes. They've gone into it, and I'm not one of these people that's like, oh, keep your sports out of keep your politics outta my sports, because I don't think that's really been name. It's never existed..
"george plumpton" Discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick
"Manufacture vaccines to help protect people against diseases like flu meningitis and shingles. And by exploring innovative technologies, we're working to develop new vaccines against diseases previously beyond our reach because the more diseases. We prevent the more lives. We can save. Do you think there's some element of that at hooters? Are we like with my wife? Never cares. Please me as much as these girls who will laugh at all my jokes and lean over suggestively and will in on my bald spot in Japan. There's another class of restaurant, which really puts this sort of put interrogating this right on the table, which is called the maid cafe where you go to the restaurant and the waitresses all dressed like maids, Frenchman, French maids, but French-made sort of very short skirt. And I when you say, you're not thanks for an actual French-made, something nice woman from Sierra Leone cleaning, your Airbnb on behalf of mutual links. I'm trying to describe it. As like, this is this is a revealing made up movie thing with a very short skirt and a declaration and dust. What do you call it a feather duster feather duster, and it became a trope in Japanese Mangga cartoons, and hence and so forth where? The made the French made just really resonated with consumers of Japanese, porn, comics, and these restaurants feature waitresses and also their Butler cafes for the lady for the ladies, and you are treated as the master of the house. You know, you're welcomed like ho, welcome home master. And they kind of you know, they're extremely solicitous. And how can we don't have a hooters for for ladies? Well, I know women can't go to chestnuts. Well, there there have been a series of restaurants for women one in particular was called tally Wacker's, but they don't franchises easily, and they tend not to survive for long. I mean, you probably get mostly gay clientele, which is fun. Right. But maybe not what they intended. It was this was all presaged by that scene. In bachelor party of the Tom Hanks comedy vehicle of the nineteen eighties. Where it was it was like a Chippendales, but they served. They serve food. That's another plot point. But I won't I won't spoil that film for you. Either. Can I ask like can we spend some time looking at these places from the point of view of the servers themselves. Like, if you're a woman let for example, since we have spent the rest of the time considering these places from the point of view of the male diner, or the sneering male nine non diner or the families or the delightful. Go after church typically to work there. I mean, is it just awful to have to have these guys kind of Lear at you after they've had too, many drinks. I mean, there are lots of sort of expose or expire, you know. Experiential reportage from the ehrenreich go to work at a hooters for a week. Yeah. I get to the of. I'm sure there's quite a bit of that. And quite a bit of like stunt employment. Where people want to go and get to the bottom of it. Remember when George Plumpton when George? Worked as a hooters. Then he was wearing he was wearing his football costume from Yale. That was what was so the tips are so low. But my sense from researching it is that the lion share of the servers really enjoy the job and don't feel especially vulnerable or vulnerable. I mean there again, they are family working environments, and they're explicitly excluding in most of these restaurants. You're not allowed to touch the server. So it isn't you don't feel at all the the predatory nature of it is gone and the ogling nature of it is four grounded. But I think at least in my experience having been to one hooters, which was here in Seattle into a twin peaks for thirty seven for thirty seconds in it, twin peaks the social compact is retained in that. I think if you were there as a bunch of drunks, and we're like whoa shows. You're more of your ankle. That's what the experts be rolled out of there because they're trying very much to keep it just as like slightly hotter than a Cracker Barrel. And so so the off. That's what I'm going to put on my Tinder platelet hotter cracker, bro..
"george plumpton" Discussed on WEEI
"A rally auto parts better parts, better prices every day of your particular age. You know, the story of you're a younger person, you may not have heard of this. So one of the greatest, April Fools jokes of all time occurred on this date in Sports Illustrated magazine, when George Plumpton famed author they'd wrote a very good and convincing article in the paper about a young Hindu baseball player who had found the secret to pitching. And was able to throw a ball one hundred and sixty eight miles per hour. And that by being able to do this. He was able to prepare his body in such a way using mastery of mind and body in the yoga techniques that he learned into bed after attending Harvard University, of course, playing the French horn that he also could keep his body from wearing tear which meant that he could roll this ball one hundred sixty miles an hour, and he could do it consistently day after day after day when made this story so compelling in Sports Illustrated was that the Mets were in on the joke too. So there were pictures in the article of catcher Ron Reynolds holding his hand because he was the catcher for this FINA that threw the ball hundred and sixty eight miles an hour. Lenny Dykstra, was one of the players that was pictured coming out of a tarp. Because he didn't want any photographs, and they didn't want anybody to know what they were doing to report on the other teams. They were entertaining. This Hindu pitcher who could throw a baseball and amazing one hundred sixty eight miles an hour. We had pictures of Lenny Dykstra, coming out going. I don't believe what I saw. There was even a scouting report printed in the nagazine that talked about this with the words amazing nothing like we've ever seen before. There was a conversation about going to major league baseball at the time. And I think it was Peter Ueberroth who is the Commissioner about saying this is unfair. The other teams are going to protest the Mets are gonna go one hundred and sixty two and they're never going to lose a game. He's going to strike out. Everybody's going to strike out twenty seven batters. Maybe maybe Willie McGee might get a foul tip. And this was on the back page of Sports Illustrated, and George Plumpton, a brilliant. The one of the most brilliant writers had written this in such a way as to not only present the story of sid Finch, but also giving you the sense of urgency that this was real and it needed to be taken seriously and something needed to be done about it that the Mets have found themselves. Such a gem of a baseball player that is going to ruin the game forever. Also on the cover out on the cover of the magazine was the final four. You're the championship that year of which Villanova and Georgetown were were competing in Lexington Kentucky. But the back page of this if you had just gone through the magazine, and again, if you read the magazine back in the eighties. This is kind of how you absorbed it there was the sports articles that you would read right? You would read about the games the few days after an event to really get the full picture of what was going on at these events. Right. And then there was the back article, which usually was some indepth reporting on that went on or real good feature story of an athlete post career secretary. I'll give you an example when I chose to go to the university of South Carolina, one of the back page stories was the fact that South Carolina school was dealing with painkillers and dealing with a pro players that were problematic with with those kind of medication. So this. This was the where the important piece of the magazine went. And so now you've got this pitcher sid Finch control baseball like this going to ruin baseball forever. And what is baseball going to do? Okay. Not only could he do it. He can do it accurately. He hit a back story. Right. Went to Harvard was adopted by an archaeologist he grew up in an English orphanage. It orphanage only this one booty pitched barefoot to for the balance of being able to throw a ball one hundred and sixty miles an hour. He needed a hiking boot on one foot barefoot on the other and Plumpton wrote this brilliantly, absolutely brilliantly. Sues on the cover of the magazine. And the magazine had a date on it. Of April first. But what was great about? It was whenever whenever Sports Illustrated. We'll give you a title of something, right? They would also give you a sub title. Right. So Tiger Woods would say the chosen one. Tiger Woods stands above the rest of golf world. Is he takes over the masters at Augusta right that sub subtitle. So the subtitle for George plutons article was the curious case of sid Finch, and then the sub hard red. He's a pitcher part Yogi apart recluse impressively liberated from our opulent lifestyle SIDS deciding about yoga and his future in baseball. And when you took the first letter of every single one of those words up until the point where you didn't need them anymore. It's spelt happy April Fool's day. And that was Plumpton brilliance and people fell for this people fell for this. There were so many articles written to the into the magazine. Imagine this in this era of fantasy baseball. Oh, goodness. Gracious. How quickly that guy would have been the number one draft pick in ruin fantasy leagues across the country. Amazing. It was absolutely amazing. I know drive people crazy. The Mets and the Mets were all in on it. And that that's what made it. So great. That's what made it. So great is the Mets were in on it. It's the greatest April Fools joke. A lot of it for me is nostalgic because I can remember going crazy for this story. I remember being a kid. They get oh my God. This is what's happening here. And then when I when I when when the word came out that this was fake. I remember thinking how brilliant it was how really brilliant. It was to just to just say how are we going to do this? How can we do this? And here's the other thing too. This is why it worked it worked. Because again, Liz I said earlier if today you hear the news that Tom Brady's retiring and going to join the Monday night football booth. Look at the calendar. If I told you that Zion. Williamson is returning to Duke next season. Look at the calendar. Right. There's gonna be stories like this in politics in sports and entertainment look at the calendar. But what made this work was the only connection that it had to falling on April. First is that that's the date the magazine printed as its official release date. You didn't get it on April. First. It didn't come your how you didn't read it on April first. But because the magazine's cover date was going to be April. I eat fit the April Fools narrative. So you didn't even think he could have been an April Fools joke. 'cause you weren't reading it on that particular date. And yet it really it fooled people. I mean, people were mad at Sports Illustrated for this. They were mad at George Plymouth for this met fans who kind of bought in on it thought they had gotten. They finally landed some goal a little they win the World Series the next year. So it wasn't like this. God awful baseball team. That was just begging for pitcher of this caliber, can you imagine? Living in that time and just thinking, okay. Pre internet for you to. It's that's the whole thing. You can do that now because you know, we you would immediately go. Okay. Wait a second. Let me let me go to let me see there's got to be a YouTube video of this guy throwing somewhere. Yeah. Exactly. Go to that. The wikipedia. If you go to sit Finch, we'll give you a lot of the different responses. I'll give you a couple of the Mets gave Finch locker between George foster Darrell strawberry, CBS, NBC ABC and the local Saint Petersburg, Florida paper with the Mets were training set. Reportable port reporters to Al Lang stadium for a press conference about Finch, a one radio talk show host said he saw Finch pitch which I mean. That's that's terrible. That's like that's like when I remember working in radio. Remember when the Blair witch project came out? Yep. I remember a radio guy. He's kind of from that area. And I remember him saying like, oh, yeah. I remember the story of those missing kids. I remember that was a big deal. And then when the movie came out, and then we realized it was true. He had to kind of walk back those statements, but people want to be a part of something they desperately want to be is on Bill lie to I saw him pitch. But I mean general managers called the Commissioner's office to report saying this is not going to work. I don't know how this is going to be. But if he hits one of. My guys he could kill him. If he hits the leg he could break the leg one hundred and sixty miles an hour is like a bullet. I mean, there was all sorts of these conversations. And I just find it sad. You know, reading it. Reading up on this said Finch, retired April eight. That's I just broke it. And then he's already retiring. It's it's still it's the greatest I always say, it's the greatest one. I know they'll probably be more in this probably better ones. But to me there's nothing better than the sid..
"george plumpton" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Tenth. My terrible Notre Dame movie. Rudy number one movie, stink us number one. Come on. You didn't shed a tear in the jersey sound with. That was the worst sandlot it kind of people. Pattern showed this weekend. Whatever, thankfully, block extending. I got parental control. Clock that movie, I'm real quick. Here's the the uh go from twenty five to number one. I haven't seen a bunch of these letterheads two thousand eight. George Clooney twenty four the waterboy should be higher. Twenty-three varsity blues twenty Friday night lights, twenty one the express two thousand eight. Number twenty the game plan. Again. These are the top twenty five best football movies of all time number nineteen paper line. That's actually, I didn't see the movie, but the book was good. You know about that? I've never heard writer George Plumpton went to training camp with the Detroit Lions, and he wrote about it. Like last Custer me like going to training camp with the Detroit Lions real quick eighteen invincible with Marky. Mark actually liked that seventeen. All the right moves with Tom Cruise. That was very good. A high school football movie sixteen last boy scout fifteen horse feathers never heard of that nineteen thirty two. That's why fourteen replacements thirteen north Dallas forty twelve necessary. Roughness eleven remember the titans, which I was in as a featured extra. You could see me on the DVD. I'll tell you ten through one. When we.
"george plumpton" Discussed on In The Draft Show - NASCAR Talk
"And some dude wrote this guest writer, Alex gold wrote it, and I'm like I'm excited because I'm thinking I'm gonna read this Email it over the Scotty. Maybe there's some interesting points in here. And it was the most like piss poor written NASCAR article ever in a major publication. I mean it literally. Blamed the entire decline of NASCAR on nothing. More nothing more than the car of tomorrow. Well, yeah. Of course and said that fans were upset because drivers weren't dying in Rex like they were before the car of tomorrow. Well, listen. And that is it is a flaw. Flow people are not dying as much well. Yeah. And that went on to like show this like complete non knowledge of NASCAR. And but there was one thing. Okay. They they started with this reference to like this the author going to world about laws race didn't say where it was. And then they never brought that background. So the beginning. He's like, oh, man. You know, somebody pass me drink and people were having fun. It's a world of outlaws Ray cement not NASCAR race. And then you never brings it back at the end of the article, which is like writing one on one. If you're going to open with something it's painting a picture the idea, there's you're bringing that picture back at the end, you're tying it all together with that. At the end shockingly. Scotty shock actually, not for Scottish got new this, but shockingly to the rest of the world out there, even though I'm no, you won't believe this. I actually wrote NASCAR articles for newspaper for a couple of years. So I know what I'm talking about here. What's a newspaper, I eight what's a newspaper. Be. Why would they allow me to write words, and then publish them? You know, did they not read this stuff that we had? I know right. But, but the whole idea there is if you're gonna start by like painting, any kind of like abstract picture, you know, you're setting the sets team, you know, painting a senior setting the stage, then you have to bring it back around. That's the only reason you're doing it. Otherwise, it's pointless. It's it's like I went to a baseball game and had a great beer and a hotdog. And then you just start talking about some other random crap. And then you never tell anybody while you brought up the damn baseball game in the hotdog threat. You're not George Plumpton. Oh, so let's, but but I thought he was this is why I was like excited is going to send it to you. Because I thought he was going somewhere. Good with it because he was talking about going to this world of outlaws race. And I swear that point I was like this guy listens to our show because last week or the week before whenever we were talking about the chili bowl. I was like. I mean, we're having this discussion about how that plays can be sold out and three hundred and fifty cars one enter the sing won a race in the saying when a win this thing and adore is always packed. But NASCAR can't you know, get five thousand people out to a race track. Sometimes. Yeah. I mean, an and so I figured he was stealing our crap. I think many people are want to do. But so I thought he was bringing up a good point. But it was really just grab. He just didn't bring it back around again. Never brought it back. Right. It wasn't for the people of the sun. Yeah. Because it's coming back around again. Yeah. It was hoping that that was going to lead to some sort of suggestion like NASCAR, you should do more this you should do more to. No, no, not at all. He's telling you how you know your dog walking business can be made better by nascar's failures, basically. It's sorry. Sorry. Sorry. I. Away from his just weird diatribe super sidetracked by telling people about an article, that's truly boil is fine. We'll we spent five five ten minutes to cut it post about about four and a half minutes. Just wasting your lives, and I apologize for that. All right. So Jeff Gordon science a multi year deal to stay in the booth as an analyst for FOX. That's good. I think don't you. Yeah. The problem is the announcement the announcement that didn't what the announcement didn't bring that the DWA was going to be gone exactly ws resignation..
"george plumpton" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"So he's running the Ponderosa about Ringa. He went west I took to law and water star while he spent terror near and different direction fable through the Wyss via the name Ringo. Johnny ringo. It's a real person. I knew Sino maybe Pete best birth this on this thing. I really fierce Ringling. Hold up in the. Hoc- out on the street. And I went in alone to Ringo. Number one in nineteen six forty. I'm sure bonanza was number one in sixty four. They said my speed was next to none. But my lightning draw just begun. When I heard a blast that stunned. My wrist the gun went flying for my fist at I was looking down the bore of the deadly forty four of Ringo. Go. They say that was. I realized that this fucking YouTube. There's no more they say he's fat. They say he's got the product. So it's like this looks it up on you. Now, he's not a very everything's like they say the only time he ever walked away from they saves the fastest drawn the west now, very little legend left anymore. All just bootleg porn on the internet. What is that accent? It's like Johnny cash meets George Plumpton. I don't know. But I'll get into why even playing this. But I'll I'll play the rest of Ringo. Sorry because we got to find out what happened. Okay. Anyone that see them smile? We slowly loaded gun, then they said to me, we'll even friend and so at last I understood that there was still the Spock of good in Ringo green. Go..
"george plumpton" Discussed on The MMQB Podcast with Peter King
"Welcome to the Peter King podcast where I tell you quite a bit about football and just attach about life in this week. We're gonna have a totally different kind of podcasts. I'm a big reader. And I decided that on this podcast in the middle of this holiday season. You might be looking for something for that special football someone. So I'm gonna have authors of three books that I like, and I think we're going to have a good intelligent our of conversation about their books and about the game of football that you'll really enjoy. We're gonna have John Feinstein who's the author of forty books in the latest from Doubleday is called quarterback inside the most important position in the National Football League. Then we're going to have Bob. Glauber from Newsday who just wrote a book called guts genius. The story of three unlikely coaches who came to dominate the NFL in the eighties. And that's Parcells Walsh and Gibbs. That's a book by Grand Central publishing, then we're gonna have collision of wills author Jack gilding, and that's a book about John. Unite is Don Shula and the rise of the modern NFL. This book has some great great history stuff from the sixties that I guarantee you if you're history buffer just love football. You'll really really like. But before I get to those conversations. I just wanna tell you in keeping with the theme of this program. One of the reasons why I think writing about books, which I'm going to do some in my football morning in America column. Next Monday about books I recommend this holiday season. And also judge. Just sort of over the years, my culture of reading a lot and reading books and not just newspaper and magazine stories and internet stuff now, but I sort of got started in some ways reading when I was just ten eleven twelve years old reading some books that really were enlightening about what sports really like never forget reading paper lion at an early age. It was a book with George Plumpton a great writer at the time. George Plumpton was embedded with the Detroit Lions. And in fact, tried to make the lions as a backup quarterback and his adventures with the Detroit Lions team at that time. And that was tremendously enlightening to me and made me think. Hey, wouldn't it be fun one day? If I could write about things like this. If I could take people where they. Really can't go. And then later, obviously the ball four book that Jim Bowden a pitcher for the Yankees at the time for a longtime pitcher the Enke's ahead written about the real life in the major leagues. And I are so many interesting books instant replay by Jerry Kramer comes to mind about what it was like the play for the Vince Lombardi Packers. And I just mentioned this because these books really had a profound impact on my life. And are a pretty significant reason why I went down the career path that I did I wanted to get inside whether it be news or sports or anything. I wanted to really tell people what the real world in whatever business that I chose to do what the real world in that business was like, and I've been lucky enough over the years to be able to. Be embedded on draft days with some teams of to be embedded for a week with the Green Bay Packers in nineteen ninety five to be embedded within a -ficiating crew, gene sterotypes crew in two thousand thirteen to spend a week.
"george plumpton" Discussed on The NFL Show
"What I'm saying. Yeah. If you only like daily light up, I would throw McCaffrey into everything. He's not that expensive and it just seems like McCaffrey got a lot of work against Dallas that he's going to be a monstrous part of their game plan and Carolina. And right now, these are the perfect circumstances for him to have huge game. Totally agree. I was actually talking Tom to Mitch off about this in mid August about just how vital the middle of the field has gotten in fell game. I'll write something about it later this season. But I mean the middle of the field is completely different. You know, I, there's a book by George Plumpton called paper lion and in the middle of it. It's almost amazing. He quotes Raymond, Barre and Raymond. Barre is talking about how you you'll. He called the middle of the field, the pit, and he was like you. If you're a receiver you can never ever ever go behind. The defensive line in front of linebackers is absolutely impossible. You will die. It will be the. End of your career he's gone over. You know, I think he said he'd gone over the quote, unquote the pit once in his life, and you know, fifty sixty years later the pit as Raymond Barre kept calling. It is the modern modern schemes. I mean that that's all they do is is just on the mesh concepts, the drag concepts, and it's just over the middle of field. And that's how much the game has changed as Tom Brady that's paid manning. That's all of these quarterbacks who've realized how efficient things can get. That's defenders. Knowing that the helmet rule and you know, targeting rules exist and that you cannot sort of lower the boom like you could ten fifteen years ago. There's all sorts of little things that have combined to make the middle of the field wide open. And if you don't have an this is what Tom and I talked about if you don't have a Dion Jones or Kiana Neil, you're screwed and they are. They felt so lucky to have those two guys and now to lose them both in the same week. I mean. You don't wanna lose your quarterback. That's number one, but to lose the spine of your defense in one foul swoop. Two guys have to replace those guys. That's that is not good folks. They're unique weapons because Jones cover so much ground and he's one of the best covers linebackers when he has to kind of man up on running back into leak. And he was one of the only Kamara stoppers in the world last season. And the reason that Neil's unique is because he still lays that boom, but he doesn't in a legal way. He's one of those guys like Kam chancellor that had been able to kind of work within the margins of the rules and really still be a physical force. Still intimidate people still take the ball away while not getting flagged for those guys don't really exist anymore and to lose those elements in again, one fell swoop. It's going to be a huge blow for them. All right. Before we move on, let's let's chat about the weekend. Jon Gruden very briefly because it has been spectacular. It's almost piling on. Because everything we thought was going to happen happened like they, Jared Goff was standing back there like he turned off the pass, Russian Madden, huge, just hitting the ball. He was just like just a hitting the ball, just patting it. Just looking down field. I mean it looked like a non contact practice at some point. It was amazing and just he's talking about how I don't know how we're gonna. Find the pass rush. We could. We had to get to Jared Goff really. We're gonna Jon Gruden. We look at the pass rush. And do you know what you know what two things are together in the deepest pit of hell. The Nathan Peterman tape and where Jon Gruden went to look at the pass rush. You know what else was on that raiders tape. Amari Cooper running open downfield apparently they gotta get him. The ball Amaury was open. He go there. I, I love so much that everything about this. Jon Gruden taking the raiders job had to do with why Derek Carr was the special quarterback that like had this amazing lure to him and Jon Gruden just couldn't wait to work with Derek Carr. It's hook one week for him to throw Derek Carr under the bus. One is amazing. I, I've made this comparison before and I..
"george plumpton" Discussed on Bunny Ears
"And then it was easy w that it was WCW which led to finally get a Dobie and had back to back Japan, but each one of those places you learn. And so when you did have some issues, like for example, w when I first went, there was hard at first. There's a lot of politics, but I know crazy. Right. But I still knew, okay. As long as I stick to my guns and just get some confidence, I'll be able to get over because they'd been over everywhere else and getting over is not. It's not a magic elixir or some kind of a formula. You just, you just know how to do it. It's it's, it's the George Plumpton factor. It's it's it with t a little George Plumpton reference. Here's one for George Plumpton when I was a kid living in Winnipeg. He was the spokesman for in television. I remember which was the console? Yes, it was. It was the, it was the kind of the Pepsi to Atari coach. It was the alternative, and it was really crazy because you know the joystick and television a little dial like a little spinach. Use it with your thumb, and it was never really easy to use. So I was always an Atari guy, but George Plumpton was. Also in the the ads in the magazines, print ads books. Books and stuff. The kids in there. Factor it with the capital IT either you got it don't thing. And. Every step of the way you kept on testing your. Yeah, and you can always see that. I mean, it's like anything else in show business. If you know even an acting, if you know how to connect with the audience, you'll always have a gig, and that's how you become a star is you can go recite the lines. I remember I went studied acting on here with the guy called Kirk bolts, who was he's? He's Marvin Nash and just watch the last night Reservoir Dogs. The Coppa gets his ear cut off. Okay. Yeah, he's a great actor and he said, listen, he said, you can learn your script and it means nothing or you can recite a Chinese menu and make people cry. It's not the words as you know, you're very Kamba. Shocker, it's the feeling and the vibe and making people taking people on a journey to make him feel something. And that's what we do in residency. Also you do with music, you do with your words, you do with your body, everything look just, Just yeah. look. Yeah. I mean, I mean, yesterday I took my daughter is all my kids to see Jurassic world share to have you seen it. I loved it. They loved it. I loved it. I liked Chris Pratt, not being a spoiler but the whole premise of the movie is that the island that they're on is imploding volcanic, it's going to get destroyed. So they basically have to save the dining and bring them on the mainland in the find Disney fashion, some get left behind on the boat. There's a couple of dinosaurs in the smoke kind of like. My girls would not stop crying, it's it's not real. It's dinosaurs, but they didn't give shit. They believe everything. Those things don't even exist if something that was rendered on a computer. That's right. Feel something. Yeah. And there's a famous wrestler, a hall of Famer, Nick Bach, winkle and my model lot of my two thousand eight character off of him suit and tie big word talking. I noticed you can see, right. It's not. It's all it was just me. But he told me years ago, I had the pleasure of medium in nineteen Ninety-two. And he said, you know, I could. I could tell people for thirty minutes at wrestling isn't real that it's a show and then I can go have a match for thirty minutes and have people call me a fucking liar at the end of it. And that's storytelling, the suspension of disbelief and it's a ballet, I mean story with your body. So it really is. And that's, like I said, that's one thing that I really. To me now, more than ever I really enjoy about about wrestling is is I don't have to ever wrestle again if I never another matchup done everything you can wrestle after this..
"george plumpton" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"May have set the, new standard this one started late one night wanted recruited some lampoon conspirators. To break into the crimson headquarters and steal the papers famous presidents chair it was the summer of two. Thousand fifteen Donald Trump had just announced he was going to run, for president Pretending to represent, the crimson contacted. The Trump campaign and offered up the student newspapers endorsement would Mr. Trump liked to pose for the accompanying photo. In the crimson chair they say. The seems like. Something that Mr. Trump will be very interested in what it. Can crew race from Harvard to Manhattan in parked a few. Blocks from Trump, Tower they look the chair in a freight elevator in made it. To the twenty fifth floor. By the way the chairs? About eight hundred fifty two hundred pounds. So takes two or three people to to. Carry it anywhere with an eye on the chair Trump, welcome students he believed to be crimson editors it's very nice he had his hair fixed while you were there were. There they, had sort of hairspray and combed it. Over, and stuff and he said people don't think. My hair is real when you can all testify this is a very real what's the cosmetics were complete it was, time to capture. The moment so he said everyone do the. Thumbs up so we're all doing of signature thumbs up around him I just like we got it not quite a few days later as he was preparing to publish the endorsement Winick received a call from Trump's longtime lawyer. Michael Cohen the Trump campaign realized they'd been had it says I'm gonna come up to Harvard you're all going to get expelled. This photo gets out you'll be out of. That hole faster than you know what I can be up there tomorrow what's it like. It was I, mean it was terrifying he actually, he asked me. To send my Harvard ID so we could have my identity my information as you said and I sent it. Right away I was so afraid. That if I. Didn't he might actually be crazy enough to fly up here. And the Trump campaign never did follow up the crimson good. Sports that they, are published the story of the prank later that summer complete with. Photo in with that Tom. Watson company gained a measure. Of lampoon immortality which is saying something. Given the alumni roles early generations count everyone. From William Randolph Hearst to George Plumpton to John Updike The modern era produced Conan, O'Brien and Colin Jost currently.
"george plumpton" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Two thousand fifteen and Donald, Trump had, just announced he was going to run, for president Pretending to represent, the Princeton contacted. The Trump campaign and offered up the student newspapers endorsement would Mr. Trump light to pose for the accompanying photo in. The crimson chair they say this seems like something that Mr. Trump will be very interested in what. It can crew raced from Harvard to Manhattan and parked, a few blocks, from Trump Tower they love the chair. In a freight elevator in made it. To the twenty fifth. Floor by the way the chairs about like one hundred fifty two hundred pounds. So it takes two or three people to to carry it anywhere, with an eye on the chair Trump welcome students he believed to be crimson editors very nice and his hair fixed. While you, were there were there they had sort. Of, hairspray and come over and stuff and he. Said people don't think my hair is real all testify this is very real wants the cosmetics were complete it was, time to capture. The moment so he said everybody the thumbs up so we're all doing it sort of signature thumbs up around him And I just like we got it not quite a few days later is he was preparing to. Publish the endorsement what it received a call from Trump's, longtime lawyer Michael, Cohen the Trump campaign realized they'd been. Had it says I'm gonna come up. To Harvard you're all. Gonna get expelled this photo gets out. You'll be out of that school so. Then you know what I can be up there tomorrow what's up I mean it was terrifying, he actually he asked me to send my Harvard, ID so we can have my identity my, information did you it and I sent it right away I was so afraid, that if I didn't he might actually be crazy enough to fly up here and the Trump campaign never did follow, up the crimson good sports that they are published, the story, of the prank later that summer complete. With photo, in with that Tom Watson company, gained a measure of lampoon. Immortality which is saying, something given the alumni roles early. Generations count everyone from William Randolph Hearst to George Plumpton to, John Updike The modern era produced Conan, O'Brien and Colin Jost.
"george plumpton" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"And named the movie that she sang that song in Thomas Marlboro good. Evening welcome, aboard Thank you my apologies I had the bronze Brown bomber. Yes Louis The song I, don't, know The actress. Say don't know Famous actress oh yeah yeah she was was. Two time Academy Award. Winner if that's any help as a the way, the hint No no no no. No this song in, the belly Take a guess I only needed comes to my mind is to, throw so opioids, like Shelley winters Also an Academy Award winner but she all right thank you for calling Quake one What were you? Making Joe? Joe, Louis yeah A. Book by George Plumpton called in this corner I read the book. Great story years and years? And years? Ago Limited story both the disease which men want to have the The train crash in front of. A grandstand and his friends the British rail wouldn't do. It, so he built a railroad line and had. To grandstand unfortunately one train went by faster than the other and a. Collision happened around the corner behind some, dunes, at some there, but in this corner by George Clinton great boxing Right Thank. You thank you Thomas and we have to take our last break of the hour and we've got three people on hold wanting to play the audio clip trivia quiz with Mr. Mel Simon's and now and his clips will return after these messages here in. Busy time, and temperature eleven forty five p...
"george plumpton" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"So lauren hutton was born in the south of the united states and then relocated to new york city in early adulthood to start her modeling career and she was initially dismissed shunned by agents because of the gap inner to frontier nonetheless she signed a modeling contract with revlon in nineteen seventythree which at the time was the biggest contract history of the modeling industry does have a much much you made for that or no it doesn't sell very curious to say because i'm sure it's a fraction of what they make today she tried to cover up that that little space between her teeth and she had caps put on it and they'd come off from time to time and eventually she just gave up on that and that gap between her teeth actually didn't hurt her her career very attractive i suspected help too i mean and flawed in a beautiful way she was in the movie paper lion in nineteen sixty eight jews in once bitten a comedy who trying to get that was jim carey knowledge double check that very young jim carey potentially alan alda was in that movie and it was about george plumpton who was a writer who wanted to see what it was like to play pro football and he chronicled his attempted playing quarterback for the detroit lions back in the nineteen sixties they didn't kill him thank goodness he didn't do that well she also is in in the gambler american gigolo paper dolls nip talking about things she had advertising campaigns for lord and taylor for alexander wang bodega veneta the new york fashion week she was was to be seen everywhere the the revlon era she signed a contract here it is for two hundred fifty thousand dollars a year for twenty days work that would be equivalent about one four one point four million in two thousand seventeen dollars that relationship lasted for about ten years she was in a campaign for barneys new york which is lower scale a runway model for designer.
"george plumpton" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"He delivered his april fools tweet tesla goes bankrupt that's not funny in which he joked tesla failed to raise enough cash in a last ditch effort what companies cash position is under real scrutiny it actually is by the way not funny i just thought that was really bizarre now the greatest april fools national april fools bit of all time anybody remember i read the story in an elevator in college talk another guy about it better remember what he said to me was that dude is amazing finch oh the base remember the story of sid fortunate australia was brilliant it was a sports illustrated story what's illustrated back in the mid maybe late eighties did a story that was a masterful on fictitious bob ryan fictitious baseball player named sid finch the new york mets had found him he was a he played some bizarre instrument they showed emit where he had burned it and is this long story about how they found this guy who can throw one hundred twelve miles per hour something like i nine hundred eighty five and it was the story called the curious case of said fitch and was written by the brilliant writer jorge plumpton great great storyteller yes who did what was famous about george plumpton paper lion rely for the about the detroit lions was a greatly made it a move made another movie but i remember he was born in england remember that yeah i remember i just remember being an elevator in college and people go man that dude this when people follow base i just remember following baseball read magazines and stuff sports illustrated best everyone was talking about it everyone was because it was based masterfully i mean now if you go back and read it you would say i'll come on that's ridiculous but at the time that day you know anticipation that way the wait was written was so straightforward right and they interviewed scouts from the mats they talked about how they found this guy they talked about what they saw him do they talked about him throwing omit tried to keep him under wraps and nobody would know the store he was raised in an english orphanage learned yoga into bat throw a fastball as fast as one hundred sixty eight miles an hour yeah learn yoga in tibet.
"george plumpton" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"That became the priority over the fact that he wasn't feeling well maybe the extent of how badly he felt would have been another story i'm like if he's got a cold or the sniffles whatever come on we gotta get coach land you to keep this commitment and being studio yes foley it's on him that's not our only we talked about a few we had george plumpton on three days before he passed away that was his last interview fritzy had the last night of your tom landry it was a great way to start a story though fritzy i come out it's like a yana saying i'm directly involved in you know tom landry passing but i went out hold on can we tell the story on the air and you're like yeah it's like okay walked around very depressed in confused after after that it happened has vegas had updated odds on the rams and super bowl could we check that after the signing of indomitable sue and i'm trying to think of the pecking order you'd have the eagles ahead of the rams i'm gonna guess in the nfc the of the patriots still above the eagles i think the last look we handed it was the patriots than the eagles what the packers way yeah i didn't understand that they gotta get this aaron rodgers deal done to and yeah i i saw a headline where kirk d cousins with that guaranteed money that that creates a bigger problem with the packers trying to resign aaron rogers rogers i think has two more years left he's the ninth highest paid quarterback in the nfl.
"george plumpton" Discussed on Finding Mastery: Conversations with Michael Gervais
"Coaches and players um you know there wasn't an internet obviously either lira ron there was no really even look behind the curtain i can remember being influenced by george plumpton who you know road broke books he wouldn't bet himself with them you know with a football team and uh and as a writer and um and then and then share those experiences both on both via a movie end in by way of a book and i can remember being captivated by the look behind the curtain what what those players did while they are having a breakfast in the in the meal rome what they did it it practice or training um uh i i can remember being soul motivated to want to learn more and and and i began very early in my life to find my own no self worth almost through sport you know mile on my selfconfidence came from sport and it was the place in my life very early on that i i was most willing to kind of measure myself okc you played the all the traditional stick unball sports right yes like back to back the vaccine is active lack young one one season would end in the next day the other one began every once in a while there is a little bit of overlap and then how did you find rugby i you know i have a um i had an uh an assistant football coach on one time that played a little bit a rugby and i and i started you know hearing about rugby in but it was really when i came to the university of california uh scholarship football player in in rugby at always been um in importance board on our campus and a lot of football players would go play rugby i i'm still ing in in great contact with my head coach at the time his name was mike white a an might mike at a very storied uh football career both the collegiate level and also in the nfl and.
"george plumpton" Discussed on Around the NFL
"I'm just going out of the arc really is always table matter manner the categories this valuable prodipal app it just like was like gentlemen a nice guy looks goodness swimsuits like in our ada archer if you today say that so i i actually look like look this up for the show but lebow was a star player i think went right into coaching correct right the next year i think he he retired and 72 i think is a 14year career with the lions hall of famer still the 10th in the nfl history in interceptions started his career the next year longtime oh crd see what the bengal was briefly their head coach then moved to pittsburgh i think that a lot of people probably remember more from its pittsburgh days now and now he's got to get a job or that streak ends langer had or a munich as close source close to him according the tennessee and said at the tennessee thing and did he would be comfortable retiring said who knows i am basically advent zoneblitz would you see on almost every defense out there i i think i have probably mentioned this on the show before but as a prominent character in one of the great football books ever written paper lyon by george plumpton in which dikla bo is a country music singer renegade cornerback that's the kind of like kind of like a wild like kind of wild child the see i like under more now i just gotta for august colorful fastforward to a football life episode on other from that area the like 20 26 it's like it'll be talking is daughters were maybe is widely dick didn't know what to do when there was no more football it's all he ever new like on their life farm with like the horse had like a third active everyone.