QWAK,People get carried away with organised sports especialy Football and do REALY STUPID THINGS!
QWAK, J4D,Even the GREAT fall many times befor they reach the TOP!:)
;0 and the not so GREAT fall a lot more!PONDER on that one!
I could also say,"A COLD BUTT teaches you a LESSON real FAST!" HE HE HE ;)
Different time, different era, Bike. Those were the days when pro athletes had jobs in the off season and agents were yet unknown. Today is the era of the million dollar a year utility player.
Yo duck... I hate to be a prude... but some of that looks like clips from "Jackasses", "Funniest Video's", or violence between husband and wife... non of which I see as sport, entertaining or funny. IMHO. Ponder THAT!
Yo duck, with all due respect, and so long as we both understand, that opinions don't HAVE to be lockstip in agreement, I MUST depart with your pondering on the subject of the history of football, and your personal reasons for not being interested in it, nor entertained by it... that was a mouthful. At any rate, duck, I think your over-pondering a tad or two, and taking it back to times that don't relate in the spirit of today's version of kick the ball (head). I might be all wet, but there's always another side to any story. Football IS a violent sport, but I don't believe the audience takes pleasure in watching players suffer injuries. Anyway, I don't like beating a dead horse to death over a simple difference of opinion, that really doesn't have a whole lot to do with a lot of things. Peace.
j-4 I met him a couple of times also. I belonged to Colt Corral #1 . Lenny Moore,Johnny,Gino , Ray Barry, would show up at some of the meetings just to say thanks for being fans. They didn't make the money they do now days. All the players on the teams set the standards for what they make now. Wish some could be more role models for kids. Have to say most of the Indy Colts meet that goal.
The Colts absolutely deserve a tip of the hat from everyone! Any team that can just get into the Super Bowl deserves the same tip of the hat. Unfortunately only one of them can win. The big thing about Manning finally winning and getting the title of "champ", other than all the money, is that he got that monkey of his back about not being able to win the big one's. Well he did it, and his star will be among the greatest of the greats in the hall of fame. I had the honor of actually working with the great Johnny Unitas, way back in 1983 on a promotional event at a casino where I worked. I ran the games and he was the celebrity attraction that right in the pit with me. Needless to say, it was a huge success!