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Thursday Open Thread

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R.I.P. — Earl Morrall

Earl Morrall, former NFL QB

Former NFL QB and probably the greatest backup quarterback in NFL history has died at age 79. From NFL.com:

The quintessential backup quarterback, Morrall made his mark as a premium insurance policy for Hall of Famers Johnny Unitas, Bob Griese, Fran Tarkenton, Len Dawson and Y.A. Tittle.

His 21-year [...]

Wednesday Open Thread

On this date in 1963 — the Pro Football Fall of Fame in Canton, OH elected its first inductees — 17 members including Slingin’ Sammy Baugh (still a TX hero since his Redskins days precede the Dallas Cowboys), Bert Bell, Harold “Red” Grange, Johnny “Blood” McInally, Don Hutson, Mel Hein, Jim Thorpe, Bronko Nagurski, [...]

This Afternoon’s Broadcast is Brought To You By…

I been away for too long… Screw Bruno Mars… Seattle is in the Super Bowl… Soundgarden and Pearl Jam should be doing the half time show… maybe Big Head Todd and the Monsters for Colorado’s entry…

Sunday Open Thread

Drew Pearson catches the original “Hail Mary” in the 1975 NFC Divisional Playoffs vs. the Vikings.

Another guy got screwed by Hall of Fame voters this past week. Drew Pearson has better overall numbers than Lynn Swann and better than John Stallworth over the same period (who played three years longer) both of whom [...]

Friday Night Fight — Sugar Bowl Edition

Most of you have already seen this… but if not… well played Crimson Tide mom… well-played. This is the video as linked by the Sooner fan who took it — she put the Seven Nation Army track over it.

From the Trailer Park — Draft Day

I don’t know. I’m not sure if NFL draft day has sufficient drama to sustain a comedy/drama. But it is good to see Kevin Costner back in sports movie mode.

Class Act — All the Way

George W Bush sent this note to Alabama Kicker, Cade Foster, after the Auburn game. pic.twitter.com/7T0u7Oepd2

— Rob Lockwood (@RobLockwood) December 12, 2013

For those of you who didn’t watch the Alabama-Auburn football game two week’s ago — Auburn won — in large part because Cade Foster, the Alabama place kicker imploded on national [...]

Wednesday Open Thread

Thanksgiving 1974 — last second 50-yard bomb from the Dallas Cowboys’ Clint Longley to should be Hall of Famer Drew Pearson to beat the hated Redskins…. 24-23

His Teams Are Special

This is a great little profile on an Arkansas high school football coach, Kevin Kelley whose teams never punt and always kick onside kicks. His team is 124-22 over the past ten years and has 3 state championships. It’s an interesting watch.