Saturday, January 26, 2008

Super visitor

Retired football star Jay Novacek was the featured guest this morning at a breakfast hosted by the Telegraph Herald before the Tri-State Big Boy Toy Show in Dubuque.

Novacek, a five-time Pro Bowl and five-time all-pro pick, was tight end on three Super Bowl champions (Dallas in 1992-93, 1993-94 and 1995-96). He played for St. Louis/Phoenix from 1985 until the 1989-90 season before joining Dallas for his final six seasons.

Novacek, who as a boy lived a few years in Wyoming, Iowa, wound up playing college ball for Wyoming (as in the state). He is also a hunter and fisherman. That makes him a natural choice to interact with visitors at today's session of the show. (Tomorrow's featured guests are three Iowa Hawkeye football players.)

During an informal Q&A session after breakfast, Novacek talked about his greatest thrills in hunting/fishing (killing a brown bear at the end of a week-long hunt) and, of course, in his football career (his chemistry with Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman).

Here is my clip of some of Novacek's comments today, showing the result of my first attempt to use the editing software I recently purchased.

Here is a video of an Aikman-to-Novacek connection.

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