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    Quick story about big jackie and how mean he was on the field.

    One of the guys that worked for my prior company was a defensive end in the nfl in the late 80's early 90's. When i met him, i of course asked him who the toughest offensive tackle he ever played against was.

    He had no idea i was a rams fan, and without hesitation, he told me "Jackie Slater." After a brief discussion, he told me that his first play in the nfl was opposite big jackie. It was a third and long and big jackie buried him. Next play, as they are lining up, my guy says to big jackie, "Nice block,"

    Big Jackie spits a HUGE goober right into this guys face, growls at him, something to the effect of "Shut the F---- up rookie"

    ramming speed to all

    general counsel

  • #2
    Re: Personal story about Slater

    Cool story GC

    I met the big guy once in Madison, Wisconsin for a preseason game against the Pack. That was when he was a "honorary coach" with the team. I will say he was one of the nicest guys on the team I have ever met. He spent at least 15 minutes talking with me and my newly married wife. Sounds like a much different guy on the field.


    • #3
      Re: Personal story about Slater

      Jason, how big did he look in person. I have been next to him when he was sitting down, but no closer than about 10 feet on the sideline. Up close, he must be really enormous. I hope he loses some weight, it cant be good for his health.

      I have a great big jackie item in my collection. Its a sportsjacket that was made custom for him, he came in for a fitting, tried it on, the tailor worked on it for him, but big jackie never came back to pick it up. I bought it from the tailor, it has big jackies name in it.

      The thing is just huge. It is draped over one of the main chairs in my rams tv room, under the premise that big jackie is watching over the squad at all times.

      ramming speed to all

      general counsel


      • #4
        Re: Personal story about Slater

        He was huge GC. And all pimped out. He was wearing a black pin-stripped suit and tons of gold chains. Very nice, but refused to give his autograph. When I asked him he said "I don't like to do that, but Willie does". He grabbed Willie Anderson by the arm and pulled him over and introduced my wife and I to him. Pretty cool!


        • #5
          Re: Personal story about Slater

          Jason, i have heard similar stories about the difficulty of getting big jackie to sign in person for free. Of course, he does card shows from time to time, and for anywhere from $25 to $75 depending on what he is signing, he will sign as many as you want!

          ramming speed to all

          general counsel


          • #6
            Re: Personal story about Slater

            I just love that Quote " shut the F------ rookie" great

            Guys if you are looking fot the big mans autograph I got mine of E bay, I think I payed about $10 for it...

            steve :ramlogo:
            "The breakfast Club":helmet:


            • #7
              Re: Personal story about Slater

              Watch out for the fake autos on ebay, there are tons of them. Be especially careful if you are buying a faulk auto, about 75% are fake, maybe more. Steven Jackson is another very, very tough auto, the market is loaded with fakes.

              Slater has a certified autograph card (from the manufacturer) that costs around $10 with shipping and that is a good way to go.

              Bulger is a very, very good signer. Very cooperative and easy to deal with, most of what is on ebay for bulger is real and most is not very expensive.

              If anyone ever needs any help on any autograph questions, just let me know, i do an awful lot of that stuff.

              ramming speed to all

              general counsel


              • #8
                Re: Personal story about Slater

                You've gotta love the intensity Big Jackie brought to the table. He was a man among boys.


                • #9
                  Re: Personal story about Slater

                  Actually double z, i think he was a MAN among Men.

                  ramming speed to all

                  general counsel


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