Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Lamar Lundy


Lundy was a defensive end with the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League for 13 seasons, from 1957 to 1969. Along with Deacon Jones, Merlin Olsen, and Rosey Grier, Lundy was a member of the Fearsome Foursome, often considered one of the best defensive lines in NFL history. All four also did someContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Lamar Lundy”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Merlin Olsen


  Coming out of college, Olsen had offers from both Los Angeles of the NFL and the Denver Broncos of the rival American Football League. He chose the security of the NFL and signed with the Rams. Olsen’s first contract was for around $50,000 for two years, plus a signing bonus. It was 1962, andContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Merlin Olsen”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Rosey Grier


Grier was drafted as the 31st overall pick in the third round of the 1955 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He played with the Giants from 1955 to 1962, during which he led the team to a NFL Championship in 1956 and the Eastern Conference Championship in 1958, 1959, 1961 and 1962. GrierContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Rosey Grier”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Deacon Jones …Secretary of Defense


  Smallthoughts;Old School Tuesdays usually follows a theme…this week it is all about the defense. You just saw highlights of Dick Butkus. Now we are going to highlight the Fearsome Foursome…First up the man who coined the phase ¬†Quaterback sacks… The Secretary of Defense …Deacon Jones. Deacon Jones specialized in quarterback “sacks”, a term whichContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Deacon Jones …Secretary of Defense”