To a man who was my best friend, my best teacher, and the best man at our wedding... THANK YOU for choosing us to share in your life! - Son & Coach John Polchin -
May the Heavens prepare! Open the gates and sound the trumpets, A great Outlaw has passed, and he is coming! - Greg & Christina Vogel -
God looked around his garden. And found an empty place. He then looked upon the earth And saw your face.
He put his arm around you And lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best
He knew you were suffering. He knew that you were in pain. He knew that you would never get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough, And the hills were hard to climb. So he closed your eyelids. And wispered "Pease be Thine"
It broke our hearts to loose you, But you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. - Steve Seeley -
A prince and a great man has fallen. He will surely be missed by all of us on the sidelines and in the stands.The Copper Football League of Arizona send it's love and appreciation to John's family for all that he has done for his country, family, and community. - Adam and Jenny Richman -
The Bulldogs would like to send their deepest condolences to the Polchin Family and the Phoenix Outlaws for the passing of a great man. "Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy" - Eskimo Proverb -
When I first came to the Outlaws John Polchin Sr. handed me an Outlaw jersey for the first time. His eyes spoke a thousand words "welcome to the family". I could tell he was happy as hell to have me there. That is the kind of stuff that drives your players to buy into the system and lay it all on the line week in and week out! He will be missed! I will always remember that day when he handed me my jersey with a smile! That was the moment that I became "an Outlaw for life"! - Gary Stevenson -
Dad was very inspirational to me in the 10 years I've known him. He could always put a smile on your face, always, no matter what. Everyone your Dad ever came in touch with became a better person, the man just had a way of getting into your heart and letting you know that he really cared about you. I for one am a better man for knowing him because he taught me more then any father figure could, heck look at his son! - Dis -
Sr. was a great man. Not having a grandpa of my own, I would adopt him on Saturdays. He will be missed and was truely appreciated! Sr. was a cool cat. I am sorry he will not be with us to celebrate our winning a Championship, but take comfort in knowing he will be watching! God bless him and all those fortunate enough to have known him! - Shawn Dowdy -
I can't write my thoughts still.... so I'll just remind ya'll how much I truely LOVE Sr. I'm so very sorry for everyone from Mama to Kenadee. I Love ya'll J. P. - Larry Davis -
I only knew dad for a few years but he made a strong impression on me. He was obviously a man of great character. Your Dad and I had some really great conversations over the years and I really grew to respect and admire him. You are truelly blessed to have such a great presence in your life. I know his spirit will live and reflect in the lives of all your family. It was an honor to have known him. - Mike Ochoa -
John sr. was truely a great person, and I loved working with him on special teams durring my time as an Outlaw. He will truely be missed! - Jim Wilber III -
Lisa and I send our thoughts and prayers to you during this somber occasion. A great soldier has laid down his shield. We thank him for you, and what you have brought to the community. -Jim Shipp -
John Sr. always had a smile on his face that showed how happy he always was. You were blessed to share the love of coaching this team and having your father and mother out there with you. I will always remember his smile! - Lionel Quihuis -
I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Although I didn't now him, his reputation spoke for itself. The Blitz will keep you and your family in our prayers. - Ken Blankenship -
The Polchin family would like to thank everyone for all of the kind words, cards, flowers, plants, calls, and emails in this time of loss. Why was the Phoenix Outlaws started? Maybe to share John Polchin Sr. with everyone! It would have been selfish to keep him all to ourselfs. Thank you all for loving him too, the football family brought him great joy!
RICH SEELEY RS 4 EVER
"In Loving Memory"
The Measure Of A Man
Not "How did he die?" But "How did he live?"
Not "What did he gain?" But "What did he give"
Not "What was his shrine?" Nor What was his creed? But "Had he befriended those in need?"
Not "What did the newspaper say?" But "How many were sorry when he passed away?"
Was he ever ready with a word or good cheer, to bring back a smile, to banish a tear?
These are the units to measure the worth of a man, RICH SEELEY IS THAT MAN
- RS 4 EVER -
DARRYL DOWELL 3-17-79 3-10-09
Darryl Dowell came to the Phoenix Outlawss from the Chandler Cobras and became an instant starter. Voted to multiple all-star and all-league teams through out his career. Darryl was known for not only his smile, but how he could so easily put a smile on everyone else's face! Gentile giant, but loved by everyone who ever came across his path. We are all better and blessed for having known him. your Virgin Island accent will never be forgotten! In week three of the 2009 season, Darryl tore three ligaments in his ankle that ended his season. He had surgery on it and was put into a cast from his toes to his knee. After assuring the ankle was ok the cast was taken off and Darryl went home. That evening a blood clot traveled from Darryls foot into his heart ending his short but spectacular life. We will miss Darryl more than any words can say. The lord must have been in the need for an incredible man. The Phoenix Outlaws will honor Darryl for the history of our franchise and our great memories of Darryl will last us for all of our lives!
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