Says Youngblood, "I think stardom got to Jenilee a little bit. Denny was unchanged by it all. He was the same in 1985 that he was in 1975."
Not exactly. Harrah had started to see that a man could get buried under too much fun. One night he realized he had been pushing his luck. He was at Legends when a commotion commenced near the bar. Harrah ran over and found a waitress holding her mouth and the manager talking to an inebriated male patron. "What happened?" Harrah asked his manager, who in stressful situations sometimes stuttered.
"Th-th-this m-m-man," said the manager, "h-h-hit h-h-h-er...."
"That was all I needed to hear," recalls Harrah. He knocked the guy unconscious with a huge right hand. Somebody yelled that he had stopped breathing. They called the paramedics. "I really thought the guy was dead," says Harrah. "I went into the bathroom and looked at myself in the mirror. I was white as a ghost. I thought, Man, you've done it this time. You've killed a man."
Just then his manager walked in. "D-D-Denny," he said. "You d-d-didn't let m-m-me f-finish. I was t-t-trying to t-t-t-t-tell you that the m-m-man h-h-hit h-h-her...b-b-by ac-ac-accident." Everything turned out O.K.
Four days after Harrah and Harrison broke up, Herc began dating Theresa Conley, a Legends bartender. Before long he announced, "I've decided to marry the only woman who can fix me a good drink." They moved to the country and this March had a son, Tanner Calvin. They also have a horse, two Rottweilers and seven puppies.
These days the great Hercules, Mr. Never Callitanight, worries about the merits of Pampers versus Huggies and struggles to stay awake longer than the baby. "I used to go to bed when the streetlights went off," he says. "Now I go to bed when they're coming on." He can't remember being happier.
You hear the drums? Won't be long now before they'll be bronzing Herc's favorite jar of heat balm. Jockstrap wearers in Greater Los Angeles will be relatively safe, and security guards all over the country will stop calling in sick. "I've done just about every damn thing a person could do," Harrah says. "It's somebody else's turn to get in trouble. It's somebody else's turn to watch the sun come up."
What do you know about that? The alltime sorriest excuse for an Iron Arrow just went straight.