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The Head Ball Coach vs the Hands of Time

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by thatguy, Feb 1, 2021.

  1. justinwitt07

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    Problem is the age of most that suffer from it. When it was first diagnosed in me I was about 30 and they said there was surgery I could have for it because of my age. If I understood what the Orthopedic dr said to me it was that there are surgeries and stuff that can be done for it but insurance is not as likely to foot bill for it in people that aren’t in their “working ages” time of life. The knuckles in my big toes are 3-4 times the size of normal. Wish I woulda had it done then but tbh I didn’t have the down time that would’ve been required to have it
     
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  2. SilverG

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    Why does georgia have a special place for Steve? There was the 27-10 dog trash talking loss in 1966 but I think it was the teeth I saw him spit out during the game - I've never asked him to be sure.
     
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  3. Skink

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    Stanfill?
     
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  4. ofmgator

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    I played intramural basketball against him, I was a senior and he was a freshman (I think) he was the best player on the court...competitive as hell.
     
  5. thatguy

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    Yes
    See Post #31
     
  6. lerxst6

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    I just hope they have some of his sayings for menu items.

    Pitch it Around Nachos
    Mills Route Wings
    This That and The Other Sampler

    I listen to the podcast sometimes. He’s still very sharp.
    Great Gator - love that guy.
     
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  7. Skink

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    One of my very favorite Miami Dolphins
     
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  8. thatguy

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    Bill was on the Mount Rushmore of college and NFL linemen.
    Stanfill was the 11th overall pick in the 1969 NFL draft.
    He was the first NFL lineman to make over $100,000 a year.
    A few years ago, over a couple of beers, he told me that in spite of all the injuries he suffered during his career, he would do it all over again. On the football field Bill was basically unstoppable - he got a lot of cheap shots. Especially in the NFL. Many injuries .. CTE, brain, head, neck, shoulders, spine, back, hips, knees, ankles, feet.
    But he didn't complain.
    Bill was tough as hell.

    Towers' Take: Football took a heavy toll on Georgia legend Bill Stanfill

    A "Hitters" Success - Georgia Trend Magazine

    Georgia's Bill Stanfill took some hits, and delivered some on Steve Spurrier


    Bulldogs top five: Bill Stanfill savored 'pounding' Steve Spurrier-led Gators

    Bill Stanfill Obituary (1947 - 2016) - The Times-Picayune
     
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  9. AgingGator

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    My older brother was friends with a guy who was Mo Scarry’s (DL coach for Shula) son. Went down there with him once and met Mo in the late, late 70’s. The photos in his home of the Dolphins were phenomenal. He got us some great tix to a Dolphins/Raiders game for free too. Stanfill was in many ways the anchor of the “No Names”.
     
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  10. SLOgator

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    I did the same, held him to 16 points in the first half before fouling out...lol
     
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  11. reptilenation

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    Any reading material out there from Spurrier's point of view on him? I'd be interested in reading it.
     
  12. SilverG

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    "competitive as hell" How True, everything was a competition with Steve.
    When we would hitch hike down University Ave to church he would want to bet $ on whose thumb would catch a ride!
     
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  13. filamg8torfan

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    Wow! How did thatguy get a picture of OBC in his office?
     
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  14. thatguy

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    Steve and I used to play a few rounds and sip a few rounds.
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. justinwitt07

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    They kept him from winning a conference title in his playing days. That’s what he’s always been the reason that’s attributed for it
     
  16. shelbygt350

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    As to the Bandits, owner John Bassett brought Steve in to offer him the Offensive Cord job and Steve said he wanted to be head coach. Bassett turned to his hired head coach, John Rauch, for a response and JR replied, let him be head coach, I'll be the Defensive Coordinator. That is the story as told by some.

    Spurs brought in John Reaves, Jimmy Jordan (fsu qb), Wayne Peace and a couple of others to be qbs. Reaves still had some juice in him and looked phenomenal in many a game. Carl Franks, who became an asst coach at UF and usf, was the ex Dook FB who played for Bandits.

    Bassett had minority owners in Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson (my she looked fine at those hot out door games). A guy I knew was a college friend of Reynolds and they went to a bar in Tampa one night to tip a few and shoot pool (Frank and Rita's Bar). A guy walks up and says, you sure look like Burt Reynolds to which he replied, I've heard that a few times, wish I had his money and women.

    Bassett had a daughter who played pro tennis. He seemed to always hang around in tennis outfits. He was a great guy, per people that knew him, then he died of cancer. Came on quick.

    The Tampa Bay Bandits played in unbearable heat in spring and summer yet drew crowds that to this day still far exceed what usf draws on nice evening night games.
     
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  17. thatguy

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  18. AgingGator

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    The Sombrero for a Bandits game was a great time. Went to a night game there once and got so drunk I didn’t know where i was when I woke up on Sunday morning.
     
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  19. unclerob

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    Couch 'em up Conch Fries
     
  20. thenazz

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    So much fun following the Bandits, with the wide-open offense and the league's progressive rules. Good times.