Joe Barnes

Joe Barnes (born December 18, 1951) was an all-star quarterback in the Canadian Football League.[1][2][3]

Joe Barnes
No. 7, 17
Born:December 18, 1951 (age 67)
Fort Worth, Texas
Career information
CollegeTexas Tech
NFL draft1974 / Round: 13 / Pick 316
Career history
As player
1974Chicago Bears
1976–1980Montreal Alouettes
1981Saskatchewan Roughriders
1982–1984Toronto Argonauts
1985Calgary Stampeders
1985Montreal Concordes
1986Montreal Alouettes

College career

Barnes was a graduate of Texas Tech University, playing from 1971 to 1973, and was inducted into the Texas Tech Athletic Hall of Honor in 1986.

Professional career

Barnes was drafted by the Chicago Bears of the NFL in 1974 in the 13th round (316th overall.) He played only 2 games for Chicago in 1974, completing 2 of 9 passes, and punting once for 27 yards.

He moved to Canada in 1976 and began a five-year stint with the Montreal Alouettes. He began by sharing quarterback duties with Sonny Wade, but mostly took over in 1978, when he threw for 1177 yards, and in 1979, when he added 2456 yards. He won a Grey Cup in 1977 and was quarterback for the 1978 and 1979 Cup losses to the Edmonton Eskimos. He lost his starting quarterback job in 1980 to Gerry Dattilio after six games, and was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Again, he shared quarterback duties for the Green Riders with John Hufnagel, and after the 1981 season headed to Toronto.

It was with the Toronto Argonauts that Barnes enjoyed his greatest success in the team's run and shoot offence. At first, due to injury and the excellent play of Condredge Holloway, Barnes played sparingly in 1982. Starting in 1983, he worked in tandem with Holloway. For two seasons, the tandem combined for over 5,000 yards. In 1983 Holloway passed for 3184 yards and Barnes, 2274. The next season the numbers reversed, with Barnes passing for 3128 yards and Holloway, 2231. Barnes helped lead Toronto to a long-awaited Grey Cup victory in 1983. As was his style, he came off the bench in the second half and engineered the game-winning drive and TD, a pass to Cedric Minter, in the final minutes. He was named the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player for his heroics.

In 1984, he was named an all-star. In 1985, he was traded to the Calgary Stampeders but the team struggled for wins. After 11 games he was returned to Montreal in a trade, now with the Montreal Concordes, and played with the briefly renamed and reborn Alouettes in 1986.

Barnes was known for his unpredictable and effective scrambling.

Personal life

His senior year, he dated Dianna Delp. They were married in June 1974 and have 2 children and 4 granddaughters.


  1. ^ Maki, Allan (November 25, 2000). "Former pivot drank deeply from cup of despair". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  2. ^ Consiglio, Alex (August 23, 2013). "Toronto Argonauts: Where are the 1983 Grey Cup champions now?". Toronto Star. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  3. ^ Murray, Ken (July 15, 1994). "Misfortunes provide Barnes perspective". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
1972 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team

The 1972 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the Southwest Conference during the 1972 college football season. In their third season under head coach Jim Carlen, the Red Raiders compiled an 8–4 record (4–3 against conference opponents), tied for second place in the conference, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 282 to 188. The team's statistical leaders included Joe Barnes with 1,142 passing yards, George Smith with 740 rushing yards, and Andre Tillman with 285 receiving yards. The team played its home games at Clifford B. & Audrey Jones Stadium.

1973 Gator Bowl

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1973 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team

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Carl Brazley

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In 2007 Moen was made a member of the "All-time Argos" team, joining Argo greats such as Mike O'Shea, Doug Flutie and Mike "Pinball" Clemons.

Fun Pier

Fun Pier opened up as the Wildwood Convention Hall Pier in 1924 by being leased out by Holly Beach Realty. In 1957 Holly Beach Realty ended there contract with the Wildwood Convention Hall Pier eventually rented the pier to Joe Barnes where he turned it into Fun Pier. When Barnes first started to rent the pier he had to destroy the entrance of the Wildwood Convention Hall to accommodate enough room to build some new rides. The end of the Wildwood Convention Hall which was an arcade and some shops was converted to a dark ride. Eventually by the mid 60's the building was torn down. The pier eventually got a Monorail, Ski Ride, Sky Tower and some other kiddie rides. In 1973 the Seascape ride way redeveloped into Castle Frankenstein. Later in 1975 the Devil's Inn was transformed into Lost World. On November 15, 1976 Joe Barnes sold the pier to the Howard's family. When he came some renovations came to the pier when he got rid of the classic monorail. In the 80's the pier added two water slides which would last until the final years of the pier. In 1984 there was a fire in the back of the pier (still unknown the cause) which burned Castle Frankenstein to the beach. Later that year on November 24, 1984 the Lost World was completely burned. This fire also destroyed the Crazy House, Jet 400, and the bumper cars. In 1984 Fun Pier removed the Sky Tower. The pole would remain on the pier until May 6, 2009. In the 1985 Season the two water slides were removed to make a difference on the pier. Later on that year Fun Pier would close down. In April 1, 1987 the pier was sold to Morey's Piers. During the 1987 season the Hanneford Family Circus rented the pier.

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Men's Fitness (British magazine)

Men's Fitness (UK) is a monthly men's magazine specialising in health and fitness and published by Dennis Publishing in the UK and Ireland.

The magazine's slogan is "Fit For Life", and it targets men of all ages, featuring the latest tips, advice and information on training, nutrition, muscle-building, fat loss, and sports performance, as well as sex tips, grooming advice, celebrity interviews, and in-depth features and analysis on the core and emerging health and fitness trends. As of the April 2015 issue, the magazine consists of four distinct sections: Upgrade (short, tip-based fitness and nutrition articles, kit reviews and columns by fitness professionals, sportsmen and other experts), features, Fuel (nutrition) and Trainer (weight and performance training).

Its editors have included Pete Muir (currently editor of sister magazine Cyclist) and Jon Lipsey, now the publishing director of digital fitness magazine, IronLife. The current editor is Joe Barnes, formerly editor of FHM and Front, while erstwhile children's author and games journalist Joel Snape is associate editor and Will Jack, who has also worked at FHM and Front as well as Sport, is art director. A former deputy editor, Andy Dixon, is editor of Runner's World in the UK and another, Michael Donlevy, was editor of the UK edition of Maxim before its closure in 2009.

In 2009 Dennis Publishing acquired control of the complete publishing rights for Men’s Fitness in the UK and Ireland. The magazine was previously published under licence from American Media, Inc. Dennis has also published a number of books under the Men's Fitness brand, known as MagBooks, including the Amazon UK best-seller 12 Week Body Plan by its former deputy editor Joe Warner and personal trainer Nick Mitchell. In 2013 the magazine launched an interactive edition.

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The Tune Wranglers were a Western swing band from San Antonio, Texas, popular in the 1930s.

The group formed in 1935, and its original membership included Buster Coward (vocals, guitar), Eddie Fielding (banjo), and Charlie Gregg (vocals, fiddle). Fielding was replaced by Joe Barnes (known as Red Brown) soon after, and around 1936 Eddie Duncan joined on steel guitar. Fiddler Leonard Seago and Noah Hatley also played with the group for a short period. They played most often in Texas and Mexico, where they received airplay on border radio stations such as WOAI and KTSA.

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