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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 25, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Catching Page 10A u July 8A Triathlon training good for soul Bradly overcomes obstacles in tough sport By DAVID KING Sports editor He looks like a Mack truck perfectly balanced on two spindly wheels as he buzzes smoothly around the Hes one of the worlds largest blurs as be slips pedaling A tiny white bicyclists helmet seems to hold onto his head for dear life as he disappears from And when its all 28 miles Butch Bradly hops off the touring bicycle and runs a little over six You know that feeling you had when you were a when you jump on the trampoline and then get down and try to run he you have that feeling for a lot But before he can ride and then run and then get that cookedspaghetti feeling in the he has to swim six tenths of a Its all part of the a threepronged com petition that has had Bradly getting up at to jogging two miles at lunch and swimming or biking after work for the better part of four Triathlon training has whittled 60 pounds off Bradlys 6footl slimming him down to between 225 and 230 It hasnt been a hindrance in other You start to learn about yourself when you do said a coach at Smithson Valley High You find out that a whole lot of things are Instead of I cant do this or I cant do you think you Its a lot more than physical your whole mental and emotional outlook The sport caught Bradlys attention the way the Boston Marathon catches some peoples eye in a big He watched highlights from the Iron Man com petition in Hawaii sixmile 110mile bike marathon at the end and decided he wanted to give it a After going into serious he entered a triathlon a the sixtenths 28mile sixmile run in Two weeks before the his application was returned because the field was already That made me pretty determined to stay after he A year he competed in It was he I really enjoyed it it was such an Hes been hooked ever I like the Bradly I played football in college and and I enjoyed that element of And theres something about competing with Bradlys competition with himself one serious ob an obstacle he knows I like the running part and I enjoy but thats still my weakest he Im just not built like a I can run for a long but its never very i He all but makes up for that flaw with his edge in the swimming part of the He swam on the team at Henderson State University in Arkansas looked at us like we were crazy when I showed up at swim he said and can handle both pool and openwater There are a lot of good athletes out there who wont even attempt the triathlon because of the Bradly Especially if the swimming part is in a lake the thought of taking out across the lake doesnt excite a lot of enough good athletes are attracted to the sport to leave Bradly shaking his There was a guy at Waco who did the whole things then got back on his bike and rode back to he In he competed at the Alamo City finishing fourth in his age The overall winner was a trained a man in his socalled j athletic j The runnerup was a doctor who was 57 years An incredible Bradly j Bradly doesnt hold to dreams of winning an Iron Man especially at age but he keeps it Im just not made to do this kind of he At least not Butch Bradly rides through Landa then inset takes a break in front of Landa Teammates speculate about Dorsetts renegotiation THOUSAND Tony Dorsett watch is The financially troubled running back of the Dallas Cowboys has until today to report to training camp or face in fines The betting line among some of Dorsetts teammates is that he wont come in until his financial problems are That would include a possible renegotiation of his a year seven year contract or a loan from the Cowboys to help settle his financial problems which were caused in part by bad Dorsett is on the fourth year of the con Fullback Ron Springs believes good friend Dorsett wont make the deadline because he wants a security Dorsett at one time had a 15year deferred contract at but decided he wanted the money up Gil club vice said It wouldnt surprise me if Tony wasnt here Tony is upset with his said Last week he saw what Danny White and Handy White are making and he figures he deserves Hes been I dont thjnk he will be Ive talked to him a lot in two Tight end puug Cosbie Tony should get his personal affairs settled before he comes to That would only be missed practice for a fourth bad guys crossing the line straight day will make this Dorsett was hit in Dallas with a back tax notice by the Internal Revenue which seized two of his Dallas Coach Tom Landry said Dorsett has until today to report to camp without being fined per ome fans have trouble keeping up with whether professional wrestlers are good or Not good as in wins and losses but good as in Do they stand for traditional American values or are they off somewhere putting the atomic spinebreaker on a Sunday school teacher You can never be These guys are in and out of J character more often than Rich I Once upon a time Slaughhter was a bad He topped every Most Hated now the Sarge is all because he stood up to the Iron Sheik the loathsome Iranian with the Ayatollah flag one night in Kevin Sullivan went the other A former collegiate Sullivan was a crowd favorite until 1982 Vvhen he announced he was a Satan a follower of Abughdadien Sullivans own No it happened just like Things happen fast in pro The Sarges story is probably the most We where in Allentown taping for Slaughter This was in February of last I was scheduled for the next match but the Sheik wouldnt leave the He was up there Iran is I got ticked The promoter told me I couldnt go on but I went on I told em to hit the music and I went I told the Sheik Lets go so we wrestled and I The fans were chanting USA the whole It just happened like right The promoter just happened to have the Marine Corp hymn cued on the public address system The Sheik just happened to be cutting into the Sarges ring The Sarges cold heart just happened to be flooded with patriotic Slaughter smiling These tilings do Hulk Hogan InClHo By RAY DIDINQER llOlUC Special to the HeraldZeitung Professional Wrestling My phone never Hogan Ihe post office needs a separate truck just to deliver my Its those talent scouts from Hollywood and the movie Hogan played the wrestler Thunderlips in the film Rocky Theres never been anything like Hogans popularity reached new heights last March 31 when he joined forces with The ATeams T for a tagteam match with Rowdy Roddy liiper and Paul Wonderful Orndorff at Madison Square Not only did the match sell out the but it attracted thousands more to close circuit theater locations around the Major prize fights have gone the closed circuit television route for but was a first for professional It is an indication that this once thought to have a relatively small cult has hit the American mainstream in a big but Im really saying one drop arm We both know the moves so we do Ill let him run me off the then put me in a Ill feed him my arm so he can apply the arm Ill say me get some Ill get a good handful and Its hard to have a game plan going Youve got to see what the crowd is buying that If they want a lot of you give em If they want a lot of heads bouncing off the thats The finish is set in Mansfield That way we know it will look Well be in a hold and Ill lets go Ill throw a hell Ill hit the hell cover T Jbht I the career of Slaughter took a screeching Uturn the wintry Instead of putting the Cobra Clutch on the goods guys like Hulk Hogan and incurring the publics the Vietnam veteran was kicking the hell out of the Iron Sheik and Russian strongman Nikolai Volkoff and every arena sounded like the end of World War The Sarge became the hottest draw in the World Wrestling Federation and then jumped to the rival National Wrestling Alliance for a hefty increase in Its the same script only with different Today youll find the Sarge beating up on Nikita the NWAs token The fans still love I dont know if anyone has ever gone from the top of one list Most Hated to the top of the other Most Popular that Slaughter but J like it this I walk to the ring now and people shake my They used to spit on Im getting calls to do endorsements Im the TV spokesman for a fundraising drive to restore the Statue of They could have had anybody but they called That would have never happened So everything has changed for Slaughter Not Slaughhter I drive around in a comouflage car and the fans used to tear it up because they hated And now Now they tear it up for Slaughter Casting is Hulk Hogan was a journeyman wrestler working the midwest as a bad guy a few years Vince head of the World Wrestling spotted the 310 pound former rock and fed him the old line Im gonna make you a McMahon put Hogan in a Tshirt that read American Made and matched him with every and hooded assassin in Thats how Hulkmani was Hogan is the WWFs heavyweight champ and standard Thats part of the reason Slaughter took a ts but its theater performed and marketed in a way thats almost In every there is a Good He is called the He opposes he Bad known in the business as the The babyface is usually a nice feljow who wrestles fair and shakes hands with the Handsome studs like Hogan and Barry the Sweetwater Texas make good babyfaces as do former collegians and profootball stars such as ex Cat The heel is just what one woul Charger Ernie Big 1 a lowdown scoundrel who will stoop to anything and usually does to Ethnic types such as the Iran Sheik and Volkoff are the Eddy Mansfield started out as a babyface in 1977 after a few a promoter him a Why I took a good bump Mansfield and I could talk good on I could really get the people And how does the match work punches are either pulled or missed Anyone sitting close to the ring can see The puncher stomps his foot to make a loud The punchee reels back into the ropes waving for the referee to Flips and Mansfield said are worked out much like a dance routine The heel calls the match because hes the one who takes the Mansfield Deadlock and everyone thinks In I get babyface in a babyface doesnt always Sometimes the heel wins usually with the aid of brass knuckles that somehow escape the referees attention setting up a grudge Grudges are big box Scott Casey and I worked a whole Texas tour like Mansfield Hed win one Id win the next We worked it out between We didnt tell One night I pulled off his cowboy hat and spit in He went on the television and said some kid who was dying gave him that hat and hed me I put a bounty on those people hated They set up a CowboyMatch between Thats where the winner puts a saddle on the loser and rides him around the I But while giving Scott a ride I flipped him then whipped the hell out of him with the That set up a Texas Bullrope Match Wrestlers are tied together with an 8foot the next week that drew even a bigger Mansfiled We just went on and Dont the wrestlers ever feel playing those roles night after night Youve gotta Slaughter thats thats not Its like Paul Hes not Butch that was just a role he When I leave Im Bob Im a regular I like my I like to play golf and listen to My idea of a perfect evening is to cook a build a fire and I just wish I had more time to do Family is When I was a bad I wouldnt let my daughters I didnt want them to see their father treated tliat way by the Money dont make up for talking dirty to Next The fans often become raging
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