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by Gary Najman
Tue Apr 16, 2024 11:40 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Worst RBs/WRs with a 1000 yard season?
Replies: 122
Views: 15660

Re: Worst RBs/WRs with a 1000 yard season?

2 more that came to mind: Rashaan Salaam: 1995 w/ Bears Karim Abdul-Jabbar: 1996 w/ Dolphins Karim led the NFL in rushing TD’s in 1997 So? How many were short yardage plunges or easy walk ins? He was not a good running back. Poor YPC. Not very elusive or explosive Of the 33 rushing touchdowns Abdul...
by Gary Najman
Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:06 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Obscure trivia
Replies: 153
Views: 61941

Re: Obscure trivia

Bryan wrote: Wed Feb 21, 2024 11:19 am
ChrisBabcock wrote: Wed Feb 21, 2024 9:04 am
Bryan wrote: Wed Feb 21, 2024 8:30 am Name the first four RBs to accumulate 20 100-yard rushing games in their career.
Well, Jim Brown is going to be one of those.
1. Jim Brown
2.
3.
4.
Joe Perry got to his 20th 100-yard game in Jim Brown's rookie season.
by Gary Najman
Tue Jan 30, 2024 4:09 pm
Forum: Football Obituaries
Topic: 2024 Obituaries
Replies: 56
Views: 45958

Re: 2024 Obituaries

Kelly Malveaux, former linebacker and defensive back who played 10 seasons in the CFL for Saskatchewan, Calgary, Montreal, Winnipeg and Edmonton, died on January 24th, at age 47. He also played in NFL Europe, the XFL and the UFL: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/former-calgary-stampeder-kelly-...
by Gary Najman
Mon Jan 22, 2024 2:54 pm
Forum: Football Obituaries
Topic: 2024 Obituaries
Replies: 56
Views: 45958

Re: 2024 Obituaries

Jerry Hilgenberg, a center who was a 4th round Draft choice by the Cleveland Browns in 1954, died on January 16th. He was 92 years old. He was the father of fellow centers Jay and Joel Hilgenberg, and the brother of the late Vikings LB Wally Hilgenberg. https://hawkeyesports.com/news/2024/01/16/form...
by Gary Najman
Mon Jan 22, 2024 2:47 pm
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Teams that didn't play on MNF the entire season but "should" have
Replies: 11
Views: 16850

Re: Teams that didn't play on MNF the entire season but "should" have

I remember that when the Raiders played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum they didn't had any MNF games there from 1986 to 1994 (the Raiders did had MNF games, but away). Was it for the bad artificial lights or the empty stands?
by Gary Najman
Mon Jan 22, 2024 2:22 pm
Forum: Football Obituaries
Topic: 2024 Obituaries
Replies: 56
Views: 45958

Re: 2024 Obituaries

Leo Carlin, who was the Philadelphia Eagles ticket manager for more than 50 years, died on January 17. He was 86 years old. In 2007, he was in the preliminary list for the PFHOF.

https://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news ... leo-carlin
by Gary Najman
Sun Jan 14, 2024 2:05 am
Forum: HOF and HOVG Talk
Topic: Modern Candidates HOF Preliminary List
Replies: 52
Views: 19027

Re: Modern Candidates HOF Preliminary List

O'Neil wasn't in the preliminary ballot for 2024. Given that he played his last game in 1999, isn't he eligible for the Hall of Very Good? One needs to be out of football for 25 years. They are not eligible in their 25th year. This upcoming year (if I am not mistaken) will have players who last pla...
by Gary Najman
Sun Jan 14, 2024 1:55 am
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Teams that didn't play on MNF the entire season but "should" have
Replies: 11
Views: 16850

Re: Teams that didn't play on MNF the entire season but "should" have

1983 Patriots: had a winning record in 1982 and made the playoffs, yet some teams with losing records (Lions, Saints, Giants) played on MNF in 1983 and they didn’t. Of course the 1981 49ers and Bengals didn’t play on MNF, but they had losing records in 1980 and no one thought of them as Super Bowl c...
by Gary Najman
Wed Jan 10, 2024 10:13 pm
Forum: Football Obituaries
Topic: 2024 Obituaries
Replies: 56
Views: 45958

Re: 2024 Obituaries

Burke Dales, former Canadian punter with the Stampeders, Eskimos and Alouettes died on January 6th, at the age of 46: https://www.sportsnet.ca/cfl/article/former-stampeders-punter-burke-dales-dead-at-age-46/ https://www.statscrew.com/football/stats/p-dalesbur001 His sister Stacey is a reporter on th...
by Gary Najman
Wed Jan 10, 2024 11:53 am
Forum: Football Talk
Topic: Sabbatical concept in NFL
Replies: 7
Views: 2304

Re: Sabbatical concept in NFL

A true "sabbatical" is time off you intend to come back from at some point. Believing you are done playing and then being enticed back by financial reality or missing the game/teammates or having few other options is something different. Feels like most of the guys you mention fell into t...