The Six Million Dollar Man

2012-09-26T20:12:00Z 2012-09-27T16:47:14Z The Six Million Dollar Manby Ron Bailey Ledger Independent
September 26, 2012 8:12 pm  • 

  It is a rare feat to be named to the All-State football team in Kentucky and then gain fame in another field under a different name. Harvey Lee Yeary was an outstanding football star at Middlesboro High School in the late fifties and after being named All-State he was offered a football scholarship to Indiana University but later he transferred to Eastern Kentucky University. At Eastern, he suffered a severe back injury which ended his football career and he turned to acting. Harvey Yeary made the trek to Hollywood and not only did he change his occupation, but he changed his name to Lee Majors. The football star from Kentucky became a star on shows like the Big Valley, but his rise to fame was his starring role as the Six Million Dollar man. The reason he picked the name, Majors was that during his football days at Middlesboro he became a fan of the University of Tennessee’s star, Johnny Majors.

   I had several answers to last week’s trivia question as many readers knew that Ken Anderson played football at Augustana College. The first to answer were Larry Poe, Todd Gelter, Steve Manning and Junior Griffin.

  The city of Portsmouth, Ohio was the home of a NFL franchise, the Portsmouth Spartans, who once played in the NFL championship game but later on they moved the franchise. What current NFL team was once the Portsmouth Spartans? Contact

Texas A&M over Arkansas: The Aggies win their first SEC game as they hold off the reeling Hogs.

West Virginia over Baylor: The men from Morgantown will get their first taste of Big 12 play and they will send the fans home happy.

Georgia over Tennessee: The Dogs are playing well on both sides of the ball and the Vols will not have enough to pull the upset.

Ohio State over Michigan State: The Buckeyes open up Big 10 play in East Lansing versus a good Spartan squad, but Ohio State will win by one.

Georgetown over Bethel: This game will be close for three quarters but the Tigers will pull away in the fourth.

Alabama over Mississippi: The Tide will roll in this SEC West game as they can name the final score.

South Carolina over Kentucky: I believe the Cats will play better in this game, but they simply don’t have enough to beat the Gamecocks.

Louisville over Southern Mississippi: The Cards are scoring just enough points to win and that is all that matters.

Virginia Tech over Cincinnati: The Hokies are up and down this year, but they will win this game by three in Landover, Maryland.

Clemson over Boston College: The Tigers regroup after last week’s loss as they beat Boston College on the road.

Northwestern over Indiana: The Wildcats will beat the Hoosiers by two touchdowns in this Big 10 game.

Purdue over Marshall: The Boilermakers protect their home turf as they beat the Herd in West Lafayette.

Oregon over Washington State: The Ducks score early and often as they climb in the BCS standings.

Nebraska over Wisconsin: This game features smash mouth football but the Huskers will be standing when the dust settles.

Iowa over Minnesota: This Big Ten game will come down to who wants it more, so I am picking Iowa to win a close one.

Illinois over Penn State: This game will be tight the entire game, but I am going with the home team.

Oklahoma State over Texas: The Cowboys will pull off the mild upset as they beat the Horns with a field goal.

Florida State over South Florida: The Noles who are fresh off a big win last week will continue their winning ways against the Bulls.

Boise State over New Mexico: Boise has been struggling to score points this season, but in this game it will be no problem.

Eastern Kentucky over Tennessee-Martin: The Colonels will hit the road to play this OVC game and they will come home with a six point win.

Last week: Sixteen picked correctly out of twenty contests and the season total are 66 picked right out of 80 for 83%.

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