Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday

How do you think you did with this week’s question? In addition to being drafted in Baseball Dave Winfield was drafted to play in two other major sports. What were the two other sports? In 1973 Dave Winfield was drafted by 4 teams in 3 sports in Basketball both the Atlanta Hawks (NBA) and theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Lester Hayes

One of my favorite players was Lester Hayes. He was the shutdown cover corner. The Best.  Hayes was commonly referred to as “the Judge” and also as “Lester the Molester” because of his bump and run coverage. He was also known for using Stickum before it was banned in 1981 in a rule bearing his name. HeContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Lester Hayes”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week…Kansas City Chiefs

The AFC West has a been a wide ride this season Denver has had their moments, Oakland has had theirs …but Kansas City are the Chiefs of the division. They beat the Oakland Raiders 21-13 to seize firm control of the division sweeping Oakland (beating them twice this season) so they own the tie breakerContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week…Kansas City Chiefs”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week…Cam Newton

Cam Newton is quite an athlete a blend of speed and size and an arm as quarterback of the Carolina Panthers. For all his talents on the football field I am not thrilled with his comments off it. Hence this week’s rant of the week. Check out his quote … “Illegal hits for me startContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week…Cam Newton”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …NFL

Whether or not you agree with Colin Kaepernick’s right to sit during the national anthem, you have to wonder about the two faced comments by some in the NFL front offices. Yes the words were …two faced but let’s back track for a second. For those who may not know or may need to getContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …NFL”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Michael Strahan

You know him as part of the morning show of Live with Kelly and …but before that he spent 15 years wrecking havoc on the football field for the New York Giants. Strahan was drafted by the New York Giants in 1993.After a few unremarkable seasons, Strahan had a breakout year in 1997, recording 14Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Michael Strahan”

Chris Borland announces retirement at age 24 due to concussion fears

This has been an offseason of turmoil for the San Francisco 49ers, John Harbargh left for Michigan, Their leading rusher  Frank Gore left for Indianapolis,Patrick Willis announced his retirement in the prime of his career and now after one year of playing in the NFL for the 49ers Chris Boland announced his retirement at 24.Continue reading “Chris Borland announces retirement at age 24 due to concussion fears”

Smallthoughts: Monday Morning Quarterbacking: Jets and Giants win …Rex keeps his job

Both the Jets and Giants won their season finales, for the Jets it was exacting revenge against the Dolphins and knocking Miami out of the playoff picture. The Jets played a solid game on both sides of the ball on their way to a 20-7 victory, finishing their season with a 8-8 record. Which thenContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Monday Morning Quarterbacking: Jets and Giants win …Rex keeps his job”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday : Deon Sanders , Prime Time

He was loud, brash and went by the name of Prime Time. He made no apologies for his brashness, he was a two sport star like Bo Jackson but unlike Bo Jackson he was really only good and great at one sport…football. Deon Sanders played Baseball for the New York Yankees and the Atlanta BravesContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday : Deon Sanders , Prime Time”