NFL record still held by Slingin' Sammy Baugh broken......

Discussion in 'In The Stands' started by LousianaHorn, Jan 9, 2023.

  1. LousianaHorn

    LousianaHorn Kabong

    Punting average of 51.4 yds set in 1940 broken by Ryan Stonehouse of the Titans. New record is 53.1 yds. Sammy was probably the best all around player of all-time.
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  2. guy4321

    guy4321 1,000+ Posts

    Impressive to see a record stand for over 80 years!
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  3. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad Son of a Motherless Goat

    I think every thread title on In The Stands from now on should end with ...........................
  4. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    I remember a story I heard growing up. Now sure if it was TCU or NFL, but Baugh was getting mauled every play by a DT. He finally had enough of his OL being unable to handle the guy and told them to let him through - don't attempt to block him. Baugh stood his ground then threw the ball hitting the guy right between the eyes (no facemasks back then). Story was that the guy dropped like a sack of potatoes, knocked out cold, and was carried off the field. Baugh supposedly was not sacked the rest of the game.
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  5. earl77

    earl77 500+ Posts

  6. DrRad

    DrRad 250+ Posts

    I thought it was Bobby Layne that did that. Either way great story
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  7. DrRad

    DrRad 250+ Posts

    Another story (or folklore). When Baugh was drafted by Washington, owner George Marshall had him wear cowboy boots on the plane to Washington. Getting off the plane he said “can I take these things off” because his feet were killing him.

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