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Forum: National Football League 03-09-2011, 06:01 PM
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Posted By bachslunch
According to Sabol's bio, he lettered in three...

According to Sabol's bio, he lettered in three sports, one of them football, while in high school at Blair Academy. A copy of the bio is here:
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Forum: National Football League 03-09-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,346
Posted By bachslunch
Joiner and Carter played in different time...

Joiner and Carter played in different time periods, so a comparison here doesn't work without some kind of period adjustment thinking.

Besides, lots of TDs doesn't necessarily change the idea of...
Forum: National Football League 03-08-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,346
Posted By bachslunch
No argument from me. I can see why the thread was...

No argument from me. I can see why the thread was closed as well.



I agree fully that Cris Carter should be a HoF-er and I'll be extremely surprised if he's never voted in. But the issue is...
Forum: National Football League 03-07-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,507
Posted By bachslunch
Jack, care to tell us why you think Ed Sabol does...

Jack, care to tell us why you think Ed Sabol does not deserve to be in the Hall of Fame? And Les Richter, while you're at it?
Forum: National Football League 03-07-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,507
Posted By bachslunch
Well, that's where freedom of choice comes in. :)...

Well, that's where freedom of choice comes in. :)

Besides, it's really, really tough for me to understand why anyone would refer to Richard Dent as "the most deserving in that whole bunch" of HoF...
Forum: National Football League 03-04-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,507
Posted By bachslunch
Note well that bringing up Chris Doleman in this...

Note well that bringing up Chris Doleman in this discussion was emphatically not my doing.



I can see the idea that devaluing pro bowl selections after the fans got one-third of the vote is not...
Forum: National Football League 03-02-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,507
Posted By bachslunch
Brad O. has forgotten more about football than...

Brad O. has forgotten more about football than you know, if your posts on this thread are any indication.
Forum: National Football League 03-02-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,507
Posted By bachslunch
What's "healthy" about 4 pro bowl selections in a...

What's "healthy" about 4 pro bowl selections in a 15-year career? Not to mention one first-team all pro selection via AP (in 1985) and one more via Pro Football Weekly (in 1984) in those 15 seasons?...
Forum: Major League Baseball 02-21-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,325
Posted By bachslunch
Myself, I'd like to see hard evidence that...

Myself, I'd like to see hard evidence that Bagwell used steroids before accusing him of it. He's not named in the Mitchell Report and there's nothing beyond rumors that suggests he was a user.
Forum: Major League Baseball 02-21-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,325
Posted By bachslunch
Haven't had a chance to reply until now....

Haven't had a chance to reply until now. Thoughts:

--there's a big difference between being a jerk and flouting the "no betting on baseball/no throwing games" rule. Ed Delahanty certainly was a...
Forum: National Football League 02-21-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,507
Posted By bachslunch
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2011 voting announced

No one has posted here about this, so thought I'd do so.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame elected seven new members recently. They are:

Richard Dent
Marshall Faulk
Chris Hanburger (Senior)
Les...
Forum: Major League Baseball 01-05-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,325
Posted By bachslunch
Baseball Hall of Fame results are in

Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

I for one think both were eminently deserving. Congratulations to both!

Voting results:

Elected
90.0% Roberto...
Forum: National Football League 09-12-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By bachslunch
HoF Senior nominees announced

Didn't see any posting about this, so thought I'd do so. The two Senior-eligible players nominated for HoF consideration this year were announced recently: Chris Hanburger and Les Richter.
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Forum: National Football League 02-27-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 40,274
Posted By bachslunch
There aren't stats to prove this, of course, but...

There aren't stats to prove this, of course, but here's what I'm thinking.

--In Rickey Jackson's case, if you're the one top flight defensive player on the squad, the offense can gang up on you...
Forum: National Football League 02-27-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 40,274
Posted By bachslunch
Good points made, as always. One of the...

Good points made, as always.

One of the major things we'd need to have any kind of continuing discussion on the first issue is to decide what constitutes a "bad team" and what doesn't. We likely...
Forum: National Football League 02-24-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 40,274
Posted By bachslunch
Jackson played for 15 seasons, 9 of those for...

Jackson played for 15 seasons, 9 of those for very good teams, true enough. But his first 6 years (better than one third of his career) were spent on teams that were at .500 or below. Specifics, year...
Forum: National Football League 02-15-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 40,274
Posted By bachslunch
Re Rickey Jackson: Dr. Z says in this article...

Re Rickey Jackson: Dr. Z says in this article that he thinks Jackson did decently against the run.

Excerpt:

"J.P. from New Orleans makes an impassioned plea for OLB/rush specialist Rickey...
Forum: National Football League 02-15-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 40,274
Posted By bachslunch
There's no mention of run or pass protection...

There's no mention of run or pass protection prowess, but I was surprised at how vehemently Peter King supports Jackson's candidacy here, especially the part where he cites Joe Montana as saying...
Forum: National Football League 02-15-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 40,274
Posted By bachslunch
No idea if this is damning with faint praise or...

No idea if this is damning with faint praise or not, but found an interview with ex-Bills guard Joe DeLamielleure where he specifically says Andre Tippett played the run better then Lawrence Taylor....
Forum: National Football League 02-15-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 40,274
Posted By bachslunch
Brad, just a couple more thoughts: --if...

Brad, just a couple more thoughts:

--if we're giving Floyd Little credit for playing on bad teams, am hoping we're giving Rickey Jackson at least partial credit as well.

--for whatever reason,...
Forum: National Football League 02-15-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 40,274
Posted By bachslunch
Found one more on Tippett and positives about his...

Found one more on Tippett and positives about his work in pass coverage. This one is a contemporary account and not from what looks like a grossly biased source (not Pats based, not a testimonial...
Forum: National Football League 02-14-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 40,274
Posted By bachslunch
And one more article citing complete LB game...

And one more article citing complete LB game stuff on Rickey Jackson:

An article by Brian Allee-Walsh. It quotes Jim Mora as follows:

"“He had it all. He could do it all. He was tough against...
Forum: National Football League 02-14-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 40,274
Posted By bachslunch
Here's more praise for Andre Tippett's complete...

Here's more praise for Andre Tippett's complete LB skills, maybe the most reliable source I've seen so far. The relevant excerpt:

"Tippett, the Patriots' director of community affairs, was...
Forum: National Football League 02-14-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 40,274
Posted By bachslunch
Just a couple things: All but Csonka...

Just a couple things:



All but Csonka are before my time. And I'll agree that Csonka isn't the world beater some folks think -- the few times I've seen much mentioned about him, the assumption...
Forum: National Football League 02-14-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 40,274
Posted By bachslunch
Here's an article by Boston sportswriter Mike...

Here's an article by Boston sportswriter Mike Reiss on Andre Tippett's having good ability in pass rushing, pass coverage, and run play:

Patriot Tippett put in the work for his Fame - The Boston...
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