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This Day in Cowboys History

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by fgoodwin, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    The May 19, 1971 trade?
  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    "Sweet Lips"
    Don't recall
  3. fgoodwin

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    Well done; a couple of comments:

    Gary Cartwright was a reporter for the Dallas Morning News when he came up with the name "Doomsday Defense" in 1964.

    Green's "wardrobe malfunction" happened when he put his hip pads on backwards (so his tail bone pad wasn't covering his tail bone, if you get my meaning) the first time he suited up for the Cowboys. Oddly enough, although Green played only basketball in college, he did play football in high school so it's hard to understand why he didn't know how to wear his hip pads.
  4. fgoodwin

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    Jul 6 - Acquired: Allen Green from the Giants (1961); Signed: Thornton Chandler (1986), Mark Higgs (1988); Birthdays: Billy Davis (WR: 1995-98, b. 1972), Glynn Gregory (E-DB: 1961-62, b. 1939), Alvin Harper (WR: 1991-94, 1999; b. 1968); Deaths: Bob Ackles (2008)

    Trivia: (1) Alvin Harper has the second longest TD reception in post-season history -- how many yards did the catch+run cover and who was the opponent? (2) Entering the regular season, how many free agents made the active roster in Billy Davis' rookie season?
  5. fgoodwin

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    Jul 7 - Retired: Robert Shaw (1983); Signed: Mike Walter (1983); Supplemental draft: Steve Walsh-1 (1989); Birthdays: Anthony Fieldings (LB: 1995, b. 1971), Dean Hamel (DT: 1989-90, b. 1961), Joe Bob Isbell (G: 1962-65, b. 1940), Darnay Scott (WR: 2002, b. 1972)

    Trivia: What was Hamel's nickname? (No it's not "Spanky") Why was he given that nickname?
  6. fgoodwin

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    Jul 8 - Re-signed: Tommy McDonald (1964); Signed: Steve Kiner (1970), Scott Secules (1988); Birthdays: Mitch Hoopes (P: 1975, b. 1953), Matt McBriar (P: 2004-11, b. 1979)

    Trivia: (1) Hoopes had a three year NFL career but he lasted only one season with the Cowboys; why? (2) Match the Cowboy with their country of origin: a. Mat McBriar, b. L.P. Ladouceur, c. Mike Jenkins, d. Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, e. Igor Olshansky :: i. Germany, ii. Canada, iii. Ghana, iv. Ukraine, v. Australia. (3) Who was the first Cowboy from McBriar's native country?
  7. fgoodwin

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    Jul 9 - Training Camp: Cowboys first training camp begins at Pacific Univ. in Forest Grove, OR (1960), Second training camp starts at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN (1961); Traded: Harold Hays to the 49ers (1968); Signed: Michael Irvin (1988); Hired: Jack Reilly as a consultant (2002); Relationships: Tony Romo breaks up with Jessica Simpson (2009); Birthdays: Omar Stoutmire (DB: 1997-98, b. 1974)

    Trivia: (1) Other than cheers from Cowboy fans worldwide, what is significant about the date that Tony dumped Jessica? (2) What did the Cowboys get from the Niners for Hays? (3) A future Cowboy was named USFL MVP on this day in 1985 -- who was it?
  8. Zordon

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    Colin Ridgway was the first Australian born Cowboy.

    The first sporting event at cowboys stadium was July 19, 2009. A soccer game btw Costa Rica and Guadeloupe.

    edit: nvm, he broke up with her july 9th.
  9. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
  10. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    Tasmanian Devil?
  11. fgoodwin

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    Correct!
  12. fgoodwin

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    He dumped her on the day before her 29th birthday and she had quite an elaborate party planned.
  13. fgoodwin

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    Jul 10 - Traded: Kevin Brooks to Broncos (1989); Birthdays: Jesse Baker (DE: 1986, b. 1957), Bill Butler (S: 1960, b. 1937), Toni Fritsch (K: 1971-73, 1975; b. 1945), Mike Montgomery (WR: 1972-73, b. 1949), Mike Saxon (P: 1985-92, b. 1962); Deaths: Bucko Kilroy (Scout: 1965-70, d. 2007)

    Trivia: (1) Fritsch was arrested his rookie season -- why? (2) Cards LB Larry Stallings once razzed Toni as he lined-up for a game-winning FG; what was Dave Edward's famous reply?
  14. Zordon

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    At training camp in Thousand Oaks, Walt Garrison used to break curfew by sneaking out at night, driving into town, and buying pizza for everybody. One time on his way back he was stopped for speeding and had no license. I believe Gil Brandt bailed him out the next day. Funny story.

    "Shut up, he can't understand you anyways." :laugh2:
  15. fgoodwin

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    You wrote "Walt Garrison" but I think you meant Toni Fritsch. You are correct that Fritsch was arrested for speeding and driving w/o a license as he returned to training camp after curfew with a pizza. And it took Fritsch a while to learn English!
  16. Zordon

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    Oh you're right. Walt, being the jokester that he was, used to trick Toni into breaking curfew and buying pizza for the guys.
  17. fgoodwin

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    Jul 11 - Acquired: Jim Colvin from Colts (1964); Birthdays: Reggie Cooper (LB: 1991, b. 1968), Phil Costa (OL: 2010-11, b. 1987), Dale Hellestrae (OL: 1990-00, b. 1962), Jimmy Ridlon (DB: 1963-64, b. 1934); Deaths: Lester Brinkley (2002)

    Trivia: Hellestrae's post-NFL career involves a unique line of business -- what is it?
  18. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    He owns a cookie business in addition to being a college football color guy.
  19. fgoodwin

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    Cookie bouquets is correct!
  20. fgoodwin

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    Jul 12 - Training Camp: Cowboys open training camp at Cal Lutheran College in Thousand Oaks, CA (1963); Released: Rod Barksdale (1989); Birthdays: Aveion Cason (RB: 2003, b. 1979)

    Trivia: Cal Lutheran at Thousand Oaks hosted more Cowboy training camps than any other location; when was the last year the Cowboys trained at CLC?

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