I got this idea from one our our readers who asked me if I am a friend of John Sickels or not. Here are some people I grew up with, went to school with, have met, or been in the same company:
- I grew up with Willie Drewrey who was a star at West Virginia University and played in the NFL for the old Houston Oilers
- I went to high school with Anthony Young who played football at Temple and was a starter for the Indianapolis Colts until he suffered a career ending neck injury.
- I went to high school with Orlando Caceres who placed 4th in the 1984 Olympics in wresting
- I grew up with Irv Smith who starred at Notre Dame and played tight end for the New Orleans Saints
- I met NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown playing golf in Princeton, New Jersey. I got his autograph and for the life of me have no idea where it is.
- I used to go to a bar/restaurant in Delran, NJ that former Philadelphia Flyer and Hall of Famer Bobby Clark frequented as well.
- I saw Magic Johnson and his posse jump out of a limo in Oakland,CA a few hours before the Raiders-Jets playoff game back in 2002.
- Minutes after seeing Magic Johnson, saw former Raider coach Tom Flores hanging out in the Hyatt Hotel lobby.