Did not see this posted - great story

Discussion in 'In The Stands' started by mchammer, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

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  2. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    mc
    What a great story. I liked that he has the same equipment for watching games as I do, binocs and ears to hear Craig. They both seemed so upbeat and happy.
    GREAT story.
    RIP
     
  3. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Thanks, MC. Great story of loyal fans.
     
  4. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    I’d have liked to talk to him about all the changes he’d seen.
     
  5. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Yes, great article... bet he had some stories. Would like to hear what playing football was like in the 30's very little pads and leather helmets with no face masks.
     
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  6. Duck Dodgers

    Duck Dodgers 500+ Posts

    There's a school of thought that playing with rugby style helmets, instead of the super duper engineered and padded ones now, would reduce injuries, the idea being that players would not use their head as a weapon since it would, as John Bobbit said after his wife cut his package off "hurt real bad".

    But, you'd have a time frame where players were still launching themselves into players, and without a modern helmet, causing lots of injury to themselves.

    I wonder also in those old days if they just had lots of brain damage to players like they do now, and it just wasn't as recognized as it is now, and just considered normal dementia. Lots of busted teeth I'm sure.
     
  7. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    They did not run into each other at the speeds they do now and because substitutions were limited the big guys would not hold up.
    My dad played in the 30s and got his nose broken twice but was otherwise uninjured

    his playing weight was 145

    he was a qb
     
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  8. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    Years ago, I met a relative at a family reunion who played football at U. of Minnesota with Bronko Nagurski in 1928 and 29. He was a small guy, about 5ft 7in weighed 120-125lbs. He was a squad player and said he got steamrolled by Nagurski more than once during practices. Never even slowed him down. It was a funny story the way he told it.
     

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