As we welcome “The Year of the Snake”, few people have been audacious enough to claim the serpent as their nickname. One of the few was Ken “The Snake” Stabler, a partyin’ good ol’ boy who quarterbacked the feared Oakland Raiders in the 1970’s. He may or may not have been the inspiration for films like “North Dallas 40” and “Semi-Tough”, star vehicles for ex football playing actors with bad knees like Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson.
Original caption: WHEN AGE TRIUMPHED OVER YOUTH. Francis Ouimet of Boston was playing golf before Billy Howell of Richmond, Virginia, was born 19 years ago, but the youth gave the veteran a stiff battle in the semifinals of the National Amateur Tourney at Beverly Country Club, Chicago, before he went down to defeat 2 and i. The photo was taken during the semifinal match - showing Billy Howell driving from the 12th tee. September 11, 1931