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“Bring the coon-skin home and hang it on the wall” –LBJ

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November 24th, 1925 — Red Grange (wearing raccoon coat seated with reserves on the Chicago Bears during their game against Green Bay) at the Cubs Park Chicago after his signing up with the Bears a day after the closing of his collegiate gridiron career.   Grange’s new Team mate’s as shown in the photo are Left to right: Ralph Scott, Vern Mullen and Oscar Knop. For his appearance in six games, the sorrel top Ball carrier is rumored to make $60,0000. He will don the Bear uniform for the first time in game on Thanksgiving Day in Chicago.  An over flowing crowd is booked. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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Circa 1933 — Man In Hat And Raccoon Fur Coat Standing Foot On Bumper Of Chevrolet Roadster Stalled In Snow Storm. — Image by © H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/Corbis

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December, 1925, Philadelphia, PA– Here’s a pose of Harold “Red” Grange, the Nation’s football idol, as he appeared on his arrival in Philadelphia with the Chicago Bears, the professional football team which he joined after playing his last collegiate game. Grange was, for the first time, pictured in street attire and seems a little like the phantom of the gridiron in his heavy raccoon skin coat. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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Raccoon coonskin coat

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No one has ever looked as good on the golf course as the legendary Bobby Jones.

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The highest degree of excellence typically carries with it a high price. Even a casual glance at Jones’ achievements in golf might give the impression that he must have done little else with his time. Actually, quite the opposite was true. Even when he was playing his best golf at the pinnacle of his career, Jones never regarded golf as anything more than what it was-just a game. Later in life he would reflect on his priorities saying, “My wife and my children came first; then my profession (by this he meant his legal profession, not golf); finally, and never in a life by itself, came golf.”

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“Competitive golf is played mainly on a
5 1/2″ course, the space between your ears.”  –Bobby Jones

 

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