Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Cliff Branch


In light of the passing of former Oakland Raider great Cliff Branch, Smallthoughts : Old School Tuesday spotlights…Cliff Branch. Branch was selected in the fourth round of the 1972 NFL Draft with the 98th overall pick by the Oakland Raiders. He spent his entire 14-year NFL career with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, winning three Super Bowl rings in Super Bowl XI, Super BowlContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Cliff Branch”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Archie Griffin


In 1972, Griffin was a T-formation halfback, and from 1973 through 1975, he was the team’s I-formation tailback. He led the Buckeyes in rushing as a freshman with 867 yards, but his numbers exploded the following year with the team’s conversion to the I-formation. He rushed for 1,428 yards in the regular season as a sophomore, 1,620 as a junior, 1,357Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Archie Griffin”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week…Yoenis Cespedes


This falls under the category of you can’t make this up. While addressing the state of Mickey Callaway’s job status, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen announced that Yoenis Cespedes fractured his right ankle in a fall on his ranch and no he didn’t fall off his horse. Cespedes was recovering from surgery on both heelsContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week…Yoenis Cespedes”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …New York Mets


What a week it has bee for the boys in Flushing, Queens. They come home on Monday after getting their clocks cleaned by the Miami Marlins (Awful) in a 3 game sweep, 5 games under 500 which sparked rumors of manager Mickey Callaway’s demise. General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen called a press conference to basicallyContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …New York Mets”

Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday


How did you do with this week’s question? If you answered Archie Griffin you are correct. As a junior at Ohio State Archie Griffin was named to every All-American team and was called “the greatest football player I’ve ever coached” by Woody Hayes. Combining power, speed and an uncanny ability to break four or five tackles onContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week… New York Jets


The rant was all set…I was going to blast the hype over Knick fans going bananas in the draft lottery but before my fingers hit the keys…The New York Jets came to Knick fans rescue. The Jets fired their general manager …Mike Maccagnan. Why? Why now? There were rumblings that Mike MacCagnan and newly hiredContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week… New York Jets”

Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday


Welcome back, how did you do with this week’s question? If you answered…Pete Carroll and Dick Vermeil you are correct. Pete Carroll won the Super Bowl in 2014 with the Seattle Seahawks and won the Rose Bowl in 2003, 2006,2007,2008. Dick Vermeil won the Super Bowl in 2000 with the StLouis Rams and won theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Mike Ditka


Most fans know Mike Dika as a super bowl winning coach with the Chicago Bears in 1985. Others know him as T.V. pitch man and ESPN analyst. Yet did you know that Mike Ditka was a very solid NFL Tight End? That is the focus of this week’s Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday. The Chicago Bears drafted DitkaContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Mike Ditka”