?"After his graduation, he served [from] 1941 to 1945 in the U.S. Marine Corps..."
Marine records reveal that a man with the same name, birthdate, place of birth and father's first name was in the Corps from October 1942 until the following year. (According to the Sun, that man also received a summary court-martial.)
Explains Bob Walters, who was fired on Aug. 26 as the Colts' p.r. director for, he says, among other things, not wearing a tie when meeting the team plane: "I wrote a memo to [ Colts' vice president and general counsel] Mike Chernoff ahead of time, pointing out there'd been a few inconsistencies in last year's guide. Chernoff wrote Irsay's bio and gave it to me. He's a lawyer. I changed a few prepositions and pronouns. I didn't change the substance."
Irsay also told Indianapolis Monthly magazine that he'd played football at Illinois: "I was very light, and I had good speed of 4.5 or 4.6."
Irsay's name cannot be found in the school's football records, and, hey Bob, scouts didn't start timing the 40 until recent years. The popular time in the 1940s was the 100.
Houston defensive coordinator Jerry Glanville, after the Oilers' fourth straight loss, a 42-10 drubbing in Atlanta: "If we were a college team, everybody would want to play us for Homecoming." ...The Colts' Art Schlichter got into his first regular-season game in 1� years and was sacked by Miami's Doug Betters the first time he attempted to pass.
At the Houston Oilers' silver anniversary party Sept. 6, back Earl Campbell was the high bidder for the jerseys of his five offensive linemen, proceeds to charity. He anted up $6,750.
Campbell says he plans to hang the jerseys in a museum in his hometown of Tyler, Texas. "It's a pretty nice place," he says. "I'm going to put all my stuff there some day."
What he needs to do now is put some stuff on the field. In the three Oiler games since the auction, Campbell has gained only 101 yards on 39 carries, a 2.6-yard average.
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