2017 February RSS
Known as the player who defined the role of “third down back,” Preston Pearson enjoyed a long NFL career, and despite limited but unique physical abilities, he became a crucial team member and adjusted his skills to what the team required. As a student of the game and rigorous trainer, he was able to outsmart – and consequently outplay – several of his defensive opponents. Most known for his time with the Cowboys, he created what amounted to a new position on offense – the third down back – a pass receiver whose role it was to work underneath the...
Few would have thought in the early 70s that the Pittsburgh Steelers would become the “Team Of The Decade.” By 1974, the team really jelled, but not without some quarterback controversy. Terry Bradshaw had been the starter since 1971 but he was not very good. He didn’t have to be because the Steelers were an outstanding running team with an absolutely stifling defense. Nonetheless, the quarterback is positioned to be the defacto team leader, something that was lacking during the first half of the 1974 season. Hopes were high after playoff appearances in 1972 & 1973 and because the 1974...
When the Milwaukee Brewers were acquired by Bud Selig’s ownership team in 1970, they purchased the Seattle Pilots out of bankruptcy court. Selig named the club the Milwaukee Brewers after the minor league team of the same name he had watched in his youth, which existed until the arrival of the Braves in Milwaukee in 1953. Since the move to Milwaukee received final approval less than a week before the start of the 1970 MLB season, there was no time to order new uniforms. Selig was forced to simply remove the Seattle markings from the Pilots' blue-and-gold uniforms and sew...
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