Originally posted by MrRedDogSF:
I remember the '80 season when the Raider fan pattd me on top of my head and made me cry cuz he basically called me a loser. This was a grown ass man too. Hated the Raiders ever since. "The Catch" was one day before my 8th birthday. THAT was one of my best birthdays, (not counting 21 in Vegas of course!) it took my fam an hour to CROSS Mission St. that night. It was beautiful. From that point on, especially the 80's, it was never,"did the Niners win?" instead it was "how much did the Niners win by?" Back then, if the ball was passed and in mid-air, you KNEW the ball was caugh. There was NEVER anxiety when passing like now.
Remember Jerry going in motion and catching the quick slant underneath the backers?? It never failed! Can't the Crab do that now??
Ya -- he used to do that with Exlax like regularity, but it all came crashing down when Warren Sapp got tired of that and knocked Jerry's knee to Mars. Remember that?
I thought it was a cheap shot. I still believe it's a cheap shot. Though it was totally legal then and totally legal now.
That's why receivers don't do that no more. Sapp started it. Other burly linemen types picked it up. That's why you don't see receivers doing that anymore. As a receiver, you're totally exposed to a crushing hit when you run that quick slant between the DL and backers.
And when a 300 lb. man socks you in the kneecap with his helmet, you tend to feel it. And it ain't a good feeling.
It's football day in America ladies, good morning. I made the decision to start Kendall over Javid Best last night. Wifey and I are undefeated in the big money league. Here's hoping for a Kendall Kindle of a day.