Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday

  I apologize for not posting the answer to last week’s question so….   Welcome back,  how did you do with this week’s question? If you answered the Minnesota Vikings you are correct. The Vikings have never won a super bowl in their history and was the first to lose 4 super bowls. 1970 vsContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday”

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: NFL Coaching Carousel Spins with No Rhyme and No Reason

The final regular season game of the NFL season is met with two emotions …Joy because your team is going to the post season and dread because you didn’t make the post season and most likely your coach is going to be fired.The last game is followed by Black Monday when head coaches and theirContinue reading “Smallthoughts: NFL Coaching Carousel Spins with No Rhyme and No Reason”

Smallthoughts: The Road to the Super Bowl Runs Through…Philadelphia

If you were watching last night’s Eagles vs Raiders then you realize two things …the Raiders are bad and the Eagles no matter who is in there they pose a threat to anyone. The Road to the Super Bowl in the NFC runs through Philly…they are not perfect but they are tough and resilient.

Smallthoughts: Guest Post …Cover2Chris…Why Las Vegas Deserve an NFL Team

Smallthoughtsinasportsworld is happy to have back guest Cover2Chris. On this post he gives his take on why Las Vegas Deserve an NFL team. The NFL is and has always been afraid of putting a franchise in Las Vegas, NV. From the outside looking in, these concerns in the past has been warranted especially when itContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Guest Post …Cover2Chris…Why Las Vegas Deserve an NFL Team”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Jack (The Assassin) Tatum

I featured Jack Tatum back in October 2013 ( You can’t talk about hard hitters without the granddaddy of hard hitters(Dirty player for some) Jack Tatum. Jack Tatum is the single reason why the defense isn’t allowed to hit like they used, the reason for no more helmet to helmet hits late hits and allContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Jack (The Assassin) Tatum”

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: Old School Tuesday …Willie Brown

He was signed by the Houston Oilers of the American Football League (AFL), but was cut from the team during training camp. He was then signed by the AFL’s Denver Broncos and became a starter by the middle of his rookie season. He won All-AFL honors in his second season and played in the AFLContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Willie Brown”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Tim Brown

Like Charles Haley this was long over due as Tim Brown is now a Hall of Famer. Brown was selected by the Los Angeles Raiders with the 6th pick of the 1988 NFL Draft. In his first NFL season, he led the league in kickoff returns, return yards, and yards per return average. He alsoContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Tim Brown”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Todd Christensen

After being unclaimed, he was signed by the Oakland Raiders in 1979 and became a key player on special teams. After three seasons of unspectacular statistics (including the Raiders’ Super Bowl winning campaign in 1980), Christensen broke out in 1982, catching 42 passes for 510 yards and four touchdowns during the strike-shortened season, helping theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Todd Christensen”