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The Cold Filtered Ramblings of Gene Mueller

A mission about to be accomplished...

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I had it.

I lost it.

I found it.

Now, I have to have it autographed.

I've written before about a brush with history that I had, a Forest Gump moment at Lambeau Field back in 1980.  I just happened to be at a game that September, one against the Bears that would become legendary.  I was covering the tilt for the Stevens Point radio station I was working for, and happened to be standing in the end zone as Chester Marcol lined up for what we thought would be a chip-shot, game-winning field goal.   Chicago's Alan Page blocked the kick, Marcol caught the ball and scampered into the end zone.   Game over.   Amazing.

I was trotting toward the tunnel with the rest of the team as Marcol passed by, clutching the ball.   A photographer for the Stevens Point Daily Journal snapped a picture of us two, and sent it to me later that week.   I've had it ever since, and temporarily lost it until it turned up a few weeks ago.   I've always wanted to get it signed and framed up for the man cave, but never had the chance.

Until now.

Marcol is doing a book tour for "Alive And Kicking", his autobiography.   I interviewed him when it first came out, but it was a phoner--thus, no chance for him to sign.   Marcol was at State Fair, too, but I was jammed up.   I was starting to think my only hope would be to send the picture to Marcol's home and hope he'd sign it and send it back.

I was walking through Southridge this week when I saw it--a simple sign in front of a sports memorabilia store that said Marcol was coming.   My window of opportunity is here.   I can accomplish my mission tonight.

And I'm really, really nervous about it.   

What will I say?   Will I come off like a doofus?   Will Chester be impressed, or will he think I'm an elderly dork?

I'll let you know.  In the meantime, I gotta figure out what I'm going to wear.

 

 

 

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