KOOL 1039 wants to send you to see the Harlem Globetrotters on November 3rd at the Vivint Smart Home arena.

There is nothing like seeing the Clown Princes of Basketball on the court, you can see the skill they possess and the comedic timing too.   This is a show for all ages.

Here is all you have to do:  Sign up!  Enter to win at Xfinity 1634 North Main or at Solar Glass and paint 683 North Main behind Romo’s.

Winners will be announced Friday November 2nd at 7:45.

With the Globetrotters coming I always think of the day I got to meet a Globetrotter legend Marcus Haynes.  He played with the Globetrotters twice and also served as a coach.  His ball handling skills were amazing and he was next to impossible to stop when he had the ball in his hands.   It is said he played in over 12 thousand games with the Globetrotters.

So that sets up the time I had the pleasure of meeting Marcus while he was touring with a small group of players doing stops in small towns to play local players usually at high schools.

I think it was 1990 His team came to Montgomery R 2 in Montgomery city Mo. I was asked to be the P.A. announcer for this charity game.  That is where I saw the man in action.

Before the game I showed up early to find out what I needed to do to help and in the lobby of the gym sat an elderly friend named James.  James was nearly 70 years old and one tremendous man, sitting next to James was another elderly man I did not recognize.  It was Marcus Haynes.  I was shocked, he was going to play.  He looked like a little old man, but looks can be deceiving.  I spent a few minutes talking to Marcus and James but it was nearly game time.

The crowd started filing in, I was making announcements and trying to entertain the crowd a little.  I had my line ups and special instructions.  I was instructed that every time Marcus scored I was to say with feeling  “THE FABULOS MARCUS HAYNES”  I kind of thought to myself “EGO TRIP”  But I was wrong,  he was fabulous when he had the basketball men in the men on the other team some in their late teens could not stop him.   He wasn’t quick but he could dribble the ball and with moves that looked like he was break dancing.   I started to say with more feeling THE FABULOS MARCUS HAYNES.

After the game there was Marcus taking pictures signing autographs all with a fabulous smile.  He was a true Gentleman.  Marcus Haynes passed away in 2015.

What are the best horror movies and horror villains of all time?  We could probably argue about it all day . . . but here’s what a survey of 2,000 people found:

Best Horror Movies:

  1. “The Exorcist” (1973)
  2. “Halloween” (1978)
  3. “Friday the 13th” (1980)
  4. “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984)
  5. “The Conjuring” (2013)
  6. “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (1974)
  7. “The Amityville Horror” (1979)
  8. “Saw” (2004)
  9. “The Shining” (1980)
  10. “Poltergeist” (1982)

 

Best Horror Villains:

  1. Freddy Krueger, “A Nightmare on Elm Street”
  2. Michael Myers, “Halloween”
  3. Jason Voorhees, “Friday the 13th”
  4. Hannibal Lecter, “Silence of the Lambs”
  5. Leatherface, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”
  6. Pennywise the Clown, “It”
  7. Chucky, “Child’s Play”
  8. Regan MacNeil, “The Exorcist”
  9. Norman Bates, “Psycho”
  10. The Creeper, “Jeepers Creepers”

 

Today on the morning show a story to make your smile, those were the days on Hating Halloween, and a Turkey

Stupid news; Grandpa is in trouble, a missed it by that much

Laff lines:  Trick or treating