Welcome to "Talk To Me Johnnie". The Blog of NINE year NFL veteran John Welbourn.

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Ricky Bruch

“Ricky Bruch (July 2, 1949 – May 30, 2011) was a Swedish Olympic athlete, actor and poet. His greatest success was an Olympic bronze in 1972 in the discus. He equalled the world record in 1972 with a throw of 68.40 meters. His personal best of 71.26 meters in the discus remains the Swedish record and puts him 9th all-time list. Despite his Olympic success… Read More »

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Reflections on Men, Women, Violence & Football

“Violence is one of the great riddles of the male sphinx. And football, for a lot of teenage guys, is how they learn to solve it. (In other parts of the world, it’s rugby. Or armed robbery.) Blame testosterone—that strange ineluctable whatzit that rises up inside you (if you’re male) during puberty, insinuates itself into your psyche like a menacing twin, tries to take you over or at least wrestle you down into the blood and muck. Call it: The zombie in the pudding. Out of the sweetness of youth it comes. And just keeps coming. And it wants to eat your brain… Read More »

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It is better to burn out than to fade away

“John, I’ve been following CFFB for a nearly a month now and like the variety, the rest day mid week and mixed up work outs. I have increased in strength and put on a small amount of weight, & according to my good lady wife I also look better naked too!… Read More »

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Irony

“I am not sure how many of your read the NY Times or are fans of Gary Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories, but recently Taubes did a review of Robert Lustig’s lecture on sugar, called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth.” The 90-minute lecture discusses the effects of sugar, high fructose corn syrup and epidemic of obesity plaguing us today… Read More »

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In The Air Tonight

“I always get asked what is up with Phil Collin’s song, “In The Air Tonight” and the NFL. I have no idea who or why the stadiums started playing this song, but once they do the mood of the game, team and crowd changes, instantly… Read More »

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Rooster

“This song finds it way into every play I have and it has been a constant since it dropped in 1992. I was a sophomore in high school, a little less than 20 years ago, and I can remember hearing it for the first time… Read More »

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Rip…why are 69 Camaros so cool?

“I find that this site is great for my Muay thai and MMA training! But what I would like to know is, would you suggest doing the WOD on the main crossfit site as well, or is that too taxing on the body? What about… Read More »

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Rad

“John, attached is a picture of me pulling 424 lbs at a body weight of 158 lbs at a USAPL competition yesterday. I won the 165 lbs junior and open raw weight-classes, and set new California state records for the Squat, Bench, Deadlift, and total for the 165 lbs junior weight class… Read More »

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The Way

“John, I was wondering a couple things. First, what is your spirit animal? Second, which historical warrior do you imagine yourself as when you are attempting a PR? (I assume everyone does this, right?)… Read More »

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2010 Recap

“This is my recap for 2010. This past year has been exciting, full of growth and progress. Talk To Me Johnnie was launched and CrossFit Football made it into it’s second year. We have been working on a site redesign and many other advances to come. For my year end wrap up, I have decided to answer a few questions I did not get a chance to respond to in 2010… Read More »

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