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From: Jason Gross, Spearfish, SD
Sent: Sun 9/4/2011 1:11 AM
Where do I begin?
It's true I did not follow the Boz very much when he was of age (I was an immature teenager in the mid-1980s). I knew who he was, but I did not have any idea of his impact until years later.
I have read his autobiography several times and enjoyed it immensely.
So many things made me laugh out loud, and the book was written in the same style as the 1987 work "Cruisin' With The Tooz."
It is truly sad how Brian ended up.
Think about how things went with Tiger Woods. The national sports media could not get enough of him. Stations ran his interviews even when he was several shots off the pace. It was "all Tiger, all the time" back then. After his Florida incident, those same media types have turned against him. (In the interest of full disclosure, I HATED how the media drooled all over him. Now, I feel sorry for Tiger and hope he can get things turned around. Ironic, isn't it?)
Was the Boz an NFL bust? Yes and no.
"Yes" from the standpoint that his on-field performance never came close to matching the hype. He hyped himself up big-time, yes, but do you remember how Seattle went all ga-ga over him, and they expected him to dominate from the varsity first game?
"No" from one critical standpoint - his career was cut short by injuries. If he were healthy throughout his career, the "bust" label would fit like a yoke on an ox.
I don't know about you, but it truly bugs me when the Boz is described as a heavy steroid user. It seems that just like Bob Knight, the Boz is destined to never get a fair shake from the media ever again.
Brian first used steroids while at OU as a doctor-prescribed method of recovering from an injury. That practice was legal long before the NCAA legislated against it.
Also, remember how his steroid test came about. He was admitted to a hospital because of food poisoning. The urine sample he was forged to give came, in his words, "from the dregs of my kidneys." Everyone else was healthy when they submitted to the test. You would think that Steve Courson - who claimed to be so committed to warning others of the dangers of steroid use - would have checked his facts beforehand.
It also saddened me to read online about his divorce from Katherine.
I could go on and on, but it's getting late. Please excuse my rambling, but the Boz is one of those people who inspires a boatload of memories.
Sent: Saturday, December 27, 2008 10:55 PM
I just watched a movie where Bosworth played a part ... so I asked myself ... "what ever happened to that guy?" So I googled his name and landed on your website. I remember when Bosworth entered the NFL and I remember thinking that he was entering under an umbrella of lot of hype and that, man, he's got a lot to live up to ... and as it turns out he only lasted 3 years. No doubt, a huge humbling experience for the man. Tony Mandarich was another guy who was the "second coming" ... whatever happened to that dude? I think he only lasted 2 seasons or something like that? Anyway, I just think its funny to see "Bosworth" fans still around ... they guy played a couple of years of college and a couple of years in the NFL, all juiced up, and still did not achieve much of anything in professional football. You guys should be cheering for athletes of the like like Chris Chelios, Steve Yzerman, Dan Marino, etc. ... athletes that have proven themselves.
From: Henry Hernandez
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 11:08 AM
Subject: Why Boz
Legendary? To this day, memories of Jackson linger, and not just because an ad campaign made "Bo Knows" a mantra. There was that Monday Night Football touchdown run through Seattle's Brian Bosworth in 1988. BO KNOWS BOZ PERIOD!
From: Brian and Mindy Brown
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 3:34 PM
Subject: Not related to Kate
It's been a while since anyone has posted on this site, but just wanted to clear something up. Brian is not Kate Bosworth's father. We are family friends and I know all of his kids, he does not have a Kate.
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2007 10:18 AM
Subject: A Bosworth here!
I was just wondering what his parents names were? My dads name was George R.from West Virginia. Grew up in East Liverpool,Ohio, alot of Bosworths in this area. Not a common name,same family tree? You look like a Bosworth,or the ones I know.
From: Sims, Bobby
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 9:44 AM
MY BIGGEST MEMORY OF BOZ WAS HIM BEING DRAGGED INTO THE END ZONE BY BO JACKSON ON THE HUMILIATING MONDAY NIGHT GAME WHERE JACKSON MADE US LOOK LIKE HE WAS PLAYING IN THE BACK YARD WITH HIS KIDS. I DID'NT DISLIKE BOZ, I ROOTED FOR HIM, AS A PEICE OF OUR PUZZLE THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO HELP US WIN, BUT I REMEMBER HIM TO BE MORE FORM THAN SUBSTANCE. MAYBE I'M NOT FAIR BECAUSE HE WAS INJURED. THE ONLY THING THAT HURT WORSE THAN THAT GAME WAS WATCHING US GET BLOWN OUT BY CHICAGO SUNDAY NIGHT, AND NOW HAVING EVERYONE TALK LIKE WE NEVER WERE ANY GOOD, AND WON'T GET OUT OF THE DIVISION NOW, AND THEY ALREADY HAVE THE BEARS IN THE SUPER BOWL. THEY MAY ACTUALLY DO THAT, GIVEN THE CUPCAKE SCHEDULE AND DIVISION THEY PLAY IN. GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!
[Web author's note: Uh ... ???????]
From: louise foster
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 9:17 AM
Subject: brian bosworth
hello my name is louise foster it was hall about 26 years ago.any way im looking for my family out thear and i fould some and i no i have a lot to find.any way my x dad ran from my mom in 1969 on may 23rd my older brothers birthday.my mothers name is louise bosworth from south 54th street in philly pa.she is not thear any more she lives in ohio now.any way i have found the love i have long been looking for all my life i just wished my older brother roghr could of seen this day with me.my cup is over filling with all the love i had longed to have.i am just wanting my cuz brian bosworth to no that im hear.may be he did not even no i was even born?as some of my family did not even no thear was five of us untill now.im still finding out more about my family and just whear i come from.any way if you could just give this to brian i would just love it.if you or brian want to no more ill tell ya what i no.and what i dont no.you can look up my profile on firstname.lastname@example.org you for your time.louise foster in texas.
From: Wendy Clack
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 10:41 PM
Subject: Who Cares about Bosworth
I can say I am 100% accurate in saying that YES Brian is Kate's father. I know this because I am related to them. Brian is my 2nd Cousin on my mother's side. My granfather was his Uncle.
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 8:32 PM
Subject: hi there
i was wondering on how i could get ahold of and address for mr bosworth if possible. so i can send him some football cards to see if he would sign them for me. any help on your end would help me alot.
and again thanks for your time and reply
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2006 3:25 PM
Subject: Brian Bosworth
Bosworth needs a new agent. He is a great actor, and does not get enough roles.
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2006 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: Brian Bosworth
Bosworth is a natural in front of the camera. He spent years on the football field mastering the technique of intimidation, body language, etc. He does it perfectly on screen, as well as all the other emotions that can be projected using body language, and facial expressions. Actors study for years trying to achieve what he developed all those years playing football. Actors never arrive at his level of the art because they never had to live by it. He has.
He needs a new agent, and better yet, a new manager. That is, of course, if he still has a serious intent for the profession.
Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 10:58 AM
Subject: Boz merchandise
I remember those "starter" brand football action figures they came out with back in the 80's.Two players who come to mind are Boz and Walter Peyton. The kids down the street had those action figures out, playing with them. If I had known then what I know now I'd have told them not to take them out of the package. Can you imagine what thoe things would be worth right now? Man!
From: Lisa B
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 12:50 PM
Subject: Wondering about Family of Brian Bosworth
Hi!!! My best friend and I are sitting here watching Blue Crush and wondered if Kate Bosworth is any relation to Brian??? My best friend and I think think there is a huge resemblance. And we just wasnt sure if it was just a natural resemblance or if they actually were related??? Does anyone know??? We would love to find out!!! Thanks so much!!
Lisa and Beth
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 9:05 PM
Subject: JUST A QUESTION FOR BOZ
WHY DO YOU CHANGE IN YOUR CAR?
THE BLUE ONE.
[Web Administrator's Note: Do we want to know what this means?!]
From: Tom Tessier
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 9:41 AM
Subject: Bosworth fan
Hi. I was wondering if Brian Bosworth ever played any Little League or
high school baseball?
From: John DiPasquale, JTDMD32@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 1:26 PM
He played little league baseball, but not in highschool. He was an excellent highschool basketball player. He was very aggressive on the court as you might imagine.
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 4:56 AM
Subject: "The Boz"
Is Brian Bosworth any relation to the young actress Kate Bosworth?
Question: Is NFL Player turned actor Brian Bosworth related to actress Kate Bosworth?
Submitted by: Becky @ www.beckys-place.com
Answer: I had a good dig around the Internet, looking at various biography sites for both Brian and Kate and I think I can now say with great confidence, that these two celebrities are not related to each other in any way. In fact, I cannot find any mention of Kate having a brother at all. So (unless someone wants to trace back their family trees a couple of hundred years), I believe they just share the same name. Sorry!
Probable Accuracy: 86%
Mike, January 2003
Yeah, Boz did the XFL games for TNN. He was a 'tell it like it is' type of person on the air. He essentially was the 'Boz'.
His movies after Stone Cold were 'One Man's Justice' 'Back In Business' 'Virus' 'Blackout' The Operative' 'Mach II' and 'Phase IV'. I have every one but 'Phase IV. I have five of his movies on DVD. It's hard for me to tell you if they are worth watching because I'm a big fan of his, so I'm gonna tell you they're good. He also had a tv series called 'Lawless' which didn't last long. He also was on Nash Bridges for one episode. Oh yeah, he was in 'Three Kings' with George Clooney. He was in at the very end arresting somebody.
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