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by Bob Gill
Wed Apr 10, 2024 2:30 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Obscure trivia
Replies: 149
Views: 61557

Re: Obscure trivia

It doesn't usually happen, but this one came to me right away. It was Tampa Bay, and the quarterbacks were Doug Williams, Steve Young and Trent Dilfer.
by Bob Gill
Mon Apr 08, 2024 11:07 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Obscure trivia
Replies: 149
Views: 61557

Re: Obscure trivia

Damn, I noticed that Rutigliano had been a UPI award-winner twice, but I didn't consider him because I thought the snow game when Sipe threw that interception was the AFC conference championship, so the Browns had already won one playoff game to get there. Oh well.
by Bob Gill
Mon Apr 08, 2024 5:06 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Obscure trivia
Replies: 149
Views: 61557

Re: Obscure trivia

Allie Sherman, Jim Mora? I think you're right about Sherman. But as far as I can tell, Mora was only a one-time UPI coach of the year. My first thought for the second guy was Jack Pardee, but he did win one playoff game in about 1991. Then I thought it might be Leeman Bennett, but again, it turns o...
by Bob Gill
Sat Apr 06, 2024 11:53 am
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Ranking all NFLCG winners, '33 thru '65
Replies: 10
Views: 7051

Re: Ranking all NFLCG winners, '33 thru '65

Neft-Cohen's Pro Football: The Early Years lists all NFL players and their years of military service (pp. 160-161). Here are the totals by year: 1941--44 (we tend to forget that the draft started in late 1940) 1942--202 1943--376 1944--418 1945--358 Ah, I had forgotten about that feature in the Nef...
by Bob Gill
Thu Apr 04, 2024 11:28 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Ranking all NFLCG winners, '33 thru '65
Replies: 10
Views: 7051

Re: Ranking all NFLCG winners, '33 thru '65

Maybe it was that the War was already depleting things in '42 though not quite as bad as, say, a couple years later. You think of some classic Battle-of-Unbeatens. Yale/Harvard '68, MIami/Penn State '86. In each case, despite both being undefeated, one (Yale/the U) seemed more superior/dominant. We...
by Bob Gill
Sat Mar 30, 2024 9:15 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Ranking all NFLCG winners, '33 thru '65
Replies: 10
Views: 7051

Re: Ranking all NFLCG winners, '33 thru '65

My "ranked too low" team is the 1942 Redskins. They went 10-1 and then beat an undefeated team to win the championship! I think that entitles them to a little more respect.
by Bob Gill
Wed Mar 27, 2024 2:26 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Goal Posts
Replies: 17
Views: 1251

Re: Goal Posts

Anecdotally...I remember once reading somewhere (maybe an article from the '30s or '40s) that the reason the NFL didn't move the posts to the back of the EZ (as college teams had, evidently sometime in the '20s) was because it wanted to cut down on the number of tie games. Placekicking being what i...
by Bob Gill
Fri Mar 22, 2024 7:07 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Obscure trivia
Replies: 149
Views: 61557

Re: Obscure trivia

Tony Canadeo Good one. I think he's the most obscure 1,000-yard rusher from the days when that was still a rare accomplishment -- i.e., before Jim Brown and Jim Taylor. Feathers is remembered because he was the first; Spec Sanders because he was the first to average 100 yards per game; Van Buren wa...
by Bob Gill
Fri Mar 22, 2024 1:44 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Obscure trivia
Replies: 149
Views: 61557

Re: Obscure trivia

I have Lowe as being 29 at the start of the 1965 season, so I don't have him on my list. But perhaps that's a technicality. According to pro-football-reference, Lowe turned 30 in September 1966, so calling him 29 in 1965 doesn't seem like a technicality. I thought of Dick Bass and Floyd Little, but...
by Bob Gill
Sun Mar 10, 2024 10:54 am
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Obscure trivia
Replies: 149
Views: 61557

Re: Obscure trivia

Name the player... - I played for exactly 2 teams in my 9 year career. Both teams from the same division. - My team won the league championship 3 times. - I was a player on offense. - I was a teammate of two Hall of Fame quarterbacks - I was a teammate of one Hall of Fame running back. Bob Talamini...