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Razorback folklore, tall tales, myths, etc.
« on: September 23, 2020, 02:08:40 pm »

Just to help pass the time till game #1.

What are some stories you've heard, feats achieved, or events that you know about dealing with a former Razorback? (Probably keep it strictly former Hogs for obvious reasons :D)

I know there's some incredible stories out there with this knowledge base that posts here.

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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2020, 02:12:24 pm »

Have a couple Mallet stories.... probably not appropriate for the internet though..lol

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Re: Razorback folklore, tall tales, myths, etc.
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2020, 02:15:01 pm »

About half the Board has some wild Mallet stories.

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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2020, 02:16:05 pm »

When I was a sophomore in college I took Wright and Gragg to fayetteville for a recruiting trip and they were treated like gods and I got to tag a long..lol
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2020, 02:16:44 pm »

About half the Board has some wild Mallet stories.
And the other two thirds can spell his name correctly....

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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2020, 02:17:01 pm »

About half the Board has some wild Mallet stories.
He always had a Tahoe full of ladies..lol

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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2020, 02:21:47 pm »

Jason Peters could do a 360 dunk

Scott Davenport was said to be able to bench however much you put on the bar
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Re: Razorback folklore, tall tales, myths, etc.
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2020, 02:27:04 pm »

There is tale of a 2* boy from Bergen who was so good that he became a legend without even stepping foot on campus. His last name was difficult to utter so he’s just went by Vin...

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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2020, 02:59:25 pm »

Dean Tolson could jump up and grab a $20 off the top of the backboard.
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2020, 03:06:36 pm »

Jay Wright was my back up In high school... what was my coach thinking....

PonderinHog

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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2020, 03:10:48 pm »

I heard that Chad Morris once rappelled down from the rafters on signing day.
And then he hanged himself...

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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2020, 03:11:37 pm »

There is tale of a 2* boy from Bergen who was so good that he became a legend without even stepping foot on campus. His last name was difficult to utter so he’s just went by Vin...

Sounds poetic.
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Re: Razorback folklore, tall tales, myths, etc.
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2020, 03:14:44 pm »

Actually saw Mallett, completely alone, walking through the Wendy’s drive through about 2:30 one night.

That was kinda funny.

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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2020, 03:18:18 pm »

Heard Joe Ferguson at banquet say during talk he handed off to OJ so many times his hand turned black. Imagine if said today....

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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2020, 03:18:25 pm »

I worked at the Walmart off Mall Ave while I was in college.  I helped Bobby send money through moneygram about once a week, figured I was helping facilitate recruiting violations.  Was probably just helping him pay the ladies in retrospect.

Nolan used to show up himself to collect donations for the Yvonne Richardson center once a week. Always as gracious as he could possibly be.  I already respected the man, but he surpassed expectations

Helped Peyton Hillis with self check out once.  He was really nice, and really needed the help.

rhames

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« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2020, 03:18:26 pm »

There was some chatter on the Wisconsin campus that ole Bert liked to, well um, have his salad tossed.

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« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2020, 03:19:39 pm »

You could write a book with half the darn Courtney Fortson allegedly got up to on campus.
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« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2020, 03:21:34 pm »

There was some chatter on the Wisconsin campus that ole Bert liked to, well um, have his salad tossed.

I wish I could unread that.....

rhames

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« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2020, 03:21:53 pm »

Actually saw Mallett, completely alone, walking through the Wendy’s drive through about 2:30 one night.

That was kinda funny.

Mitch Mustain was infront of me at chick fila once when we were freshman wearing these nerdy glasses.  It was a Tuesday night after we beat auburn.

My then girlfriend was friends with one of McFadden's side pieces. That girl was gorgeous, too.

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« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2020, 03:25:41 pm »

 white envelopes used to get left in lockers for players after games.... ;)

rhames

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« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2020, 03:26:24 pm »

white envelopes used to get left in lockers for players after games.... ;)

Probably just the free Hardee's burger on the back of student tickets.
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« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2020, 03:27:43 pm »

Probably just the free Hardee's burger on the back of student tickets.
envelopes are thin now a days...

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« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2020, 03:27:53 pm »

white envelopes used to get left in lockers for players after games.... ;)

We've had a couple of coaches get pink slips after games, too....

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« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2020, 03:28:01 pm »

Heard that Gary Blair was abusive toward some of the girls on the women's team when he coached here at Arkansas and that he threw a basketball and hit one girl in the face and bloodied her nose during a practice.

A couple of girl's from the team went to Nolan and Nolan walked over there and told Blair that if it happened again he was going to kick Blair's ass.

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« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2020, 03:28:04 pm »

Scott Hastings actually went to class.

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« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2020, 03:30:15 pm »

Matt Zimmerman and I were in the same fraternity

I have many stories about the BB team
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« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2020, 03:41:56 pm »

Ran in the Razorback Relays while in high school and spent two nights in Wilson Sharp with a player from my hometown.  One morning around 2:30, Dan Hampton stumbled into the room like Otis Campbell, just wanting to chat.  After a while, he suggested getting his guitar and jamming but fortunately that night, he was a happy drunk and didn't push back when told that wasn't a good idea.
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« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2020, 03:45:19 pm »

And then he hanged himself...
That was when everyone could count on Chad.

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« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2020, 03:48:38 pm »

Scott Hastings actually went to class.

Sometimes.
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« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2020, 03:50:06 pm »

Matt Zimmerman and I were in the same fraternity

I have many stories about the BB team

The stories about some of the former basketball players would outdo the former football players. I witnessed it personally.
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« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2020, 03:53:37 pm »

I went to a basketball camp in Fayetteville after 8th grade. We were playing a pickup game one night and Brad Friess came in to shoot around a little. Dan Hampton comes in and Friess tries to get Hampton to dunk for us. Hampton refused until Friess offered him a case of beer. I thought Barnhill was gonna cave in when Hampton dunked it. He was a big man.

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« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2020, 04:19:35 pm »

I went to a basketball camp in Fayetteville after 8th grade. We were playing a pickup game one night and Brad Friess came in to shoot around a little. Dan Hampton comes in and Friess tries to get Hampton to dunk for us. Hampton refused until Friess offered him a case of beer. I thought Barnhill was gonna cave in when Hampton dunked it. He was a big man.
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Mr. Hampton was the very definition of a Football Player.

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« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2020, 05:33:37 pm »

The best name on Senior Walk lies in the Class of 1971.
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« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2020, 06:33:28 pm »

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« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2020, 07:02:45 pm »

From my understanding Ray Biggers played 10-12 minutes a game.

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« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2020, 07:02:52 pm »

The tri delt house has on several occasions housed up to three live dolphins. To know why, you must have tried at least a delt or two.

Also, the old tri delt house (1994-1998 vintage) had a ground level, east side entrance to the basement, if you knew where to look. It would set up the as needed midnight run to the tri delt house to try a delt.

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« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2020, 07:07:34 pm »

From my understanding Ray Biggers played 10-12 minutes a game.

Felt like he was here 10-12 seasons too.
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« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2020, 07:17:10 pm »

The tri delt house has on several occasions housed up to three live dolphins. To know why, you must have tried at least a delt or two.

Also, the old tri delt house (1994-1998 vintage) had a ground level, east side entrance to the basement, if you knew where to look. It would set up the as needed midnight run to the tri delt house to try a delt.
Heard about a dude who used to get out on the roof of Old Main.  Bet he was well versed on the tunnels too.

Daryll Royal's fulminating spectral head is still down  in one of them, I reckon.

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« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2020, 08:37:20 pm »

My high school buddy Joe Shantz was roommates with Greg Kolenda.  Apparently Kolenda had a relative that owned a liquor store that could get Coors beer in the late 70's, Coors was not in every state then.  I was told we had tickets to the Doobie Brothers concert at Barnhill.  I never saw them. 

Throughout the afternoon players and coaches came to the room to get their 6 pack of Coors for $5.  I kept asking where are our tickets, I was told to not worry about it.  Hampton comes in and gets a case, a few minutes later he came back and we headed to Barnhill. 

We walked up to a ticket taker and Hampton screams at the guy "we are looking for someone", guy lets us in.  We went to the front row and Hampton tapped three stoned guys on the shoulder and said "you're in our seats".  They apologized, got up and left.  Me, Shantz & Kolenda took our seats and Hampton left.  I guess to drink his beer. 

I have another Hampton story about as good. 

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« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2020, 08:49:13 pm »

Back in Jan or Feb 81 I had a lab with one of the football guys, can't remember his name, but we partnered together. There was a snow/ice storm that came through and then the cold temps that always followed. The football team had a down year in the fall of 80 (7-5) and on that particular night, one of the frat boys by Wilson Sharp yelled out at some of the players, as they walked by, and call them losers. It didn't take long for several players to show up and start bombing that frat house with snow/ice balls and breaking windows. You could see countless pieces of cardboard trying to cover the holes for several days.

Long story to say that I asked my football bud about it and told him I heard some football guys broke 54 windows out of that frat house. His reply was "57 and I don't know anything about it".

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« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2020, 09:01:25 pm »

I worked at a liquor store near campus. One night, we caught Kenny Hutchinson & Byron Irvin stealing a fifth of Tanqueray Gin.
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« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2020, 09:01:36 pm »

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« Reply #44 on: September 23, 2020, 10:08:48 pm »

The Alma Sonic should be in the national registry of historical places.

 :D  If those stalls could talk.

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« Reply #45 on: September 23, 2020, 10:16:18 pm »

This story isn’t as interesting as the others. When I was in college and Hatfield was coach, there was a walk-on named Jeff Wewitzer who starred on special teams. My best friend roomed with Jeff. At practice, he went all out just like in games. One day, he hit the QB and one of the offensive coaches screamed at him “Wewitzer, that guys worth 10 of you!”  Wewitzer replied “if you had 10 of me, you’d have a football team.”  Needless to say, Wewitzer got kicked out of practice that day. 

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« Reply #46 on: September 23, 2020, 11:07:48 pm »

He always had a Tahoe full of ladies..lol

So you’re saying Ryan put the “hoe” in Tahoe.

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« Reply #47 on: September 23, 2020, 11:22:08 pm »

So you’re saying Ryan put the “hoe” in Tahoe.
hoes... lol
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« Reply #48 on: September 23, 2020, 11:30:17 pm »

Held a kegger at College Park and Fred Talley and crew decided to pop in and grab a beer.  Talley asks this chick to take him home.  I had a crush on her and happened to walk outside my third floor apartment to see them walking to her car.  I run down and hop in the back seat and Talley looks at me like, “WTH?!?!?”   I tell him she’s a good friend and just wanted to make sure she gets home safely.  Appreciate his contributions to my favorite team on the planet.  We get to his dorm and he opens the door and looks at my friend and says, “Wanna walk me to my room?”  I guess you could say I Gamecock blocked him.  Haha

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« Reply #49 on: September 24, 2020, 07:12:29 am »

A quite prominent basketball player once missed a game from a twisted ankle "in practice" after he jumped out my back apartment window when his girlfriend showed up at the front door.
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