Saturday, January 31, 2009
Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express
Ernest Davis (December 14, 1939 – May 18, 1963) was an American football running back and the first African-American athlete to win the Heisman Trophy. Wearing number 44, Davis competed collegiately for Syracuse University before being drafted by the Washington Redskins, then almost immediately traded to the Cleveland Browns in December 1961. However, he would never play a professional game after developing leukemia in 1962. He is the subject of the 2008 Universal Pictures movie biography, The Express, based on the non-fiction book Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express, by Robert C. Gallagher.
The following message originated in the guestbook notes of a great site about Ernie Davis.
My family watched "The Express" last evening. Yesterday was 16694 days from 19630518, the day Ernie passed/ascended into Heaven. This number factors into 491 prime X 34. The 491st minute of the day is 8:11 am which corresponds to August 11th, which is the birthdate of our Lord God Jesus Christ in 6 BC.
38 cycles of 491 prime days prior to today brings us to 19571231 which anchors the beginning - ie. the advent - of the 23nd cycle of 89 years.
Ernie's first season with Syracuse was 1958, the year I was born. 1958 = 22 X 89. 23 corresponds to I (9) Am (14) = 23 prime which is the Lord's original name and title given to Moses on Mt. Sinai - ie "I Am....the Lord thy God..." Exodus 20:2. And 89 is the prime of Leo (356) = 89 prime X 4 which is the astrological sign for the Divine Birthmonth of August whose ruling planet is the Sun and which corresponds to the Human Heart.
Ernie's numerical age (NA) on the day he passed/ascended was 8556 days. The 8th month is August and 556 corresponds to 5:56 am which is the Leo (356th) minute of each new day. The Sun rises here in Chicago - where the 44th President of the US came from - on August 11th, the Divine Birthdate, at exactly 5:55 am which corresponds to New (555). The word End (554) corresponds to the final minute of dusk-darkness before the New (555) Light comes up over the horizon on our Lord's birthday.
When you subtract 8556 days from 19580811, the Divine Birthday, you will arrive at 19350309 - 23 "I Am" years prior - which is Jesus (15131) prime days from 19760811, the Divine Birthdate during the 200th anniversary year of our country's Declaration of Independence.
I arrived here in Evanston, Illinois - which is just north of Chicago - during that same month of August 1976 as a 5th string "walk on" quarterback on Northwestern University's football team. The original land that Northwestern University - and later the City of Evanston - was founded was a 379 acre plot - The Foster Farm - purchased and closed in the year 1853 on August 11th, the Divine Birthdate of our Lord God Jesus Christ.
379 is a prime number that is composed of 23 "I Am" and Leo (356).
Back to 8556 - Ernie's numerical age (NA) on May 18, 1963....
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at Beth Emmet Free Synagogue on January 13, 1958, 23 "I Am" days prior to the day I was born, 2/5. 8556 days prior to 19580113 brings us
back to 19340811, the Divine Birthdate of our Lord.
Also, 8556 factors into 23 "I Am" prime X 372. 372 factors into 31 prime X 12. 31 prime is the prime of "The Lord God" as follows:
The (285) Lord (3694) God (764) = 4743 = 31 prime X 153
372 is also 16 from Leo (356). So we have this synergy with 23 "I Am" and 16 from Leo (356) which mirrors the number 2316 which is where I lived on Sherman Avenue here in Evanston for 9 of the first 10 years after arriving in August of 1976.
Just like the passing/ascension of Walter Payton on 19991101 when his numerical age (NA) was 16535 days - which was/is 191 "Prime of God (764)" days from 16726 which was Walter's NFL All-Time Rushing record which was eclipsed 1091 days later by Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys on October 27, 2002.
Note, 1091 is a prime number that becomes 191 - which is the prime of God (764) = 191 prime X 4 - when you remove the "0" place holder. Also, note that # 44 corresponds to the 44th prime number which is 191, the prime of God (764), etc.
Our Lord lived 13023 days until He was crucified on April 7th in 30 AD. When you add 13023 days to the day Ernie was born, 19391214, you arrive at 19750810, the eve of the Divine Birth of our Lord.
I am sure there's going to be much, much more revealed by the life of Ernie Davis!