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… 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”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Mickey Shuler

Hey Jet fans remember when the team actually threw to their Tight-end more than one a year? The last Tight End that they threw to regularly it seems was Mickey Shuler. He was drafted in 1978 as a third-round pick (#61 overall) in 1978 NFL Draft by the New York Jets for whom he would play for 12 seasons. The 6′Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Mickey Shuler”