Chuck Wagon Posted January 30, 2007 Share Posted January 30, 2007 This past week on the NFL Channel they have been counting down the 40 Super Bowls to #1 (Not sure who #1 will be ...probably the fucking 9'ers against somebody so they can jump on Montana's dick one last time)....anyway, yesterday was the 76 Steelers. The program is set up to show - pretty much - game by game the entire season leading up to the Super Bowl. So I'm watching the NFL Films highlights of these games and I'm not seeing seeing bullshit dancing to celebrate getting first downs and shit like that..I expected that......then I start noticing and remembering how it used to be and it really hits me... There isn't a shot of a QB attempting a pass where some D Lineman isn't absolutely cleaning his clock....helmet to helment..forarm to the throat...whatever...if he is on the way to the QB...two steps out or less....BOOM....he keeps going whether he has the ball or not....and no flag. Then you have WRs getting closelined, DB's get crack backed, linemen looking to step on each others hands...guys taking shots two and three steps out of boards....and no flags. They get back up and go to the huddle...no air flag throwing by the the guy that just go mugged...no looking to the ref. I mean....they just took it like it was part of the game....and I guess it was. Its only been 30 years but the game has really changed. The old timers weren't as fast, or big...Lambert was 210 and LC Greenwood was 225 to 230.....but Jesus H. Christ did they have mean and tough down. Given all the advantages of speed and year around work outs they have today, you hear people say the older NFL players couldnt' cut it today...after watching that and remembering....damn...I'm not too sure too many of todays players could have gone back and played the way those guys did it...on those either busted up natural turf fields or parking lot hard astro turf. Anyway..if you get a chance check it out they do the programing very well. C. Wagon Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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