Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bert Jones

  Some of you may not know who Bert Jones is but that is the point of Old School Tuesday …Jones was chosen second overall by the Baltimore Colts to be the Colts’ heir apparent to Johnny Unitas, who was later traded to San Diego. During his eight-year tenure as the Colts’ starting quarterback, JonesContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bert Jones”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Todd Gurley

The fact that the Patriots won the Super Bowl again was sickening enough but when your best player isn’t being used it begs the question …What is going on with Todd Gurley ? What were the Rams saving him for ? This is the Super Bowl there is no tomorrow Gurley says he was healthyContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Todd Gurley”

Smallthoughts: Wow Did you see that game? Kansas City Chiefs vs Los Angeles Rams

Normally this is Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday and you will get your Old School Tuesday …but did you see that game last night? Wow this was a Monday Night Football game that people will be talking about for a long time. Did you see??? It will be noted for having both teams scoring 50 points orContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Wow Did you see that game? Kansas City Chiefs vs Los Angeles Rams”

Fish Fry in LA…Fisher Fired by Rams

When I heard Jeff Fisher was fired by the Rams I texted a friend and said didn’t he just get a contract extension? I guess in the end it doesn’t matter to a owner (Stan Kroenke, the billionaire businessman )who owns both the Rams and English Premier League side Arsenal. Enough was enough. It wasContinue reading “Fish Fry in LA…Fisher Fired by Rams”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Pat Haden

Haden played one season in the World Football League for the Southern California Sun, which allowed him to attend school at Oxford University under his Rhodes Scholarship. His decision to go to the United Kingdom for schooling hurt his NFL possibilities as well as a lack of height (he stood 5-10) and lack of armContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Pat Haden”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Vince Ferragamo

Vince Ferragamo played for the Los Angeles Rams (1977–1980 and 1982–1984), Buffalo Bills (1985) and Green Bay Packers (1985–1986). After leading the 9-7 Rams to road victories over the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1979 NFL Playoffs, Ferragamo started for the Rams in Super Bowl XIV, making him the first quarterback to startContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Vince Ferragamo”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Joe Namath

Joe Namath was my favorite Quarterback growing up …so much so I wore his jersey in the same package that came with shoulder pands, pants and a a jets helmet. He is the only athlete whose jersey I actually bought and wore. I played quarterback because I wanted to imitate Joe Namath. He was smoothContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Joe Namath”

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”