Beginnings: “Starting any new thing is scary; the challenges and dangers are unknown. But unknown, too, are the opportunities and rewards. Make this your first principle: it is better to discover than to not know, better to venture forth than to not try. “ – Jeff Johnson
WHO: Randy Matson, Texas A&M
World Record Shot 71’51/2; 1964 Silver medal Tokyo (Gold medal won by Dallas Long); 1968 Gold Medal Mexico City; 1967 Drafted by the Atlanta Falcons football team; 1967Drafted by the Seattle Supersonics basketball team
WHERE: Madison Square Garden
WHAT: Shot Put
Editor’s Note: Due to the graciousness of Jeff Johnson, John Goegel and others, we are continuing our series begun last spring and through the cross country season on our sister site newhampshirecrosscountry.com For those of you that don’t know, Jeff Johnson was employee #1 for Nike. He actually is the one responsible for naming what is now a world corporation. Fortunately for us, he was also a world class photographer of our great sports in the 1960s and 1970s during which he captured thousands of sports photographs. We are honored and thankful for their choice to use our sites as their medium for sharing their passion. We hope our presentations can do them justice! Many of his quotes are also being housed on the NHTFCA website.
Photos by Jeff Johnson
Quotes by Jeff Johnson from his work in progress: “In Other Words: Things I Think I Said When I Was Trying To Think Of Something To Say.”
If you are interested in a poster version of a photo from this series, they are available for a small charge.