Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Bobby Bell

He played for the Kansas City Chiefs, first in the American Football League from 1963 through 1969, and then in the NFL from 1970 through 1974. Bell was an AFL All-Star for six consecutive years, 1964 through 1969, and then an NFL Pro Bowlerfor three straight years (1970–1972). He was on two AFL Championship teams and a World Championship team. He was named to the All-Time All-AFL Team in 1970. He wasContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Bobby Bell”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Jim Lynch

From 1967 to 1977, Lynch was a right outside linebacker, playing alongside middle linebacker Willie Lanier and left outside linebacker Bobby Bell, both Pro Football Hall of Famers. These linebackers were important elements to lead the Chiefs’ defense in their 1969 championship season, en route to winning their first and only AFL-NFL World Championship (Super Bowl IV). Lynch finished his career with 17 interceptions and 14 fumble recoveries.Continue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Jim Lynch”

Smallthoughts : Old School Tuesday …Willie Lanier

Willie Lanier played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1967 through 1977. He won postseason honors for eight consecutive years, making the American Football League All-Star team in 1968 and 1969 before being selected to the Pro Bowl from 1970 through 1975. Lanier was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000. Lanier was knownContinue reading “Smallthoughts : Old School Tuesday …Willie Lanier”

Old School Tuesday: Joe Namath

In his time Elvis Pressley, the Beatles, Muhummad Ali and Joe Namath were larger than life. They were everwhere. Namath was on tv in the movies on tv shows did commericals and oh by the way he was a great football player. He was the central reason for the NFL- AFL merger back in 1970.Continue reading “Old School Tuesday: Joe Namath”