NFL – Men Who Played The Game – Cleveland Browns TE Ossie Newsome

DOG ASIDE: Ozzie Newsome Jr. (born March 16, 1956) is a former American football tight end for the Cleveland Browns….an inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame….and the current General Manager of the Baltimore Ravens.  Newsome was the 23rd pick in the 1978 NFL Draft for the Cleveland Browns.  He was named the Browns’ Offensive…

NFL – Men Who Played The Game – Green Bay Packers QB Bart Starr

DOG ASIDE: Bryan Bartlett “Bart” Starr (born January 9, 1934) is a former professional American football player and coach. He wore #15 and he was the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers from 1956 through 1971.  Starr is the only quarterback in NFL history to lead a team to five league championships (1961–62, 1965–67)….as well as…

NFL – Men Who Played The Game – Green Bay Pakers DE Willie Davis

DOG ASIDE: Willie D. Davis (born July 24, 1934) is a former American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns and the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.  Davis grew up in rural Louisiana and graduated from Grambling State University…..where he played college ball for legendary Coach Eddie Robinson.  Davis wore number 87…

NFL – Men Who Played The Game – New York Giants RB Frank Gifford

DOG ASIDE: Francis Newton Gifford (August 16, 1930 – August 9, 2015) was an American football player and television sports commentator. After a 12-year playing career as a running back and flanker for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL)….he was a play-by-play announcer and commentator for 27 years on ABC’s Monday Night…

NFL – Men Who Played The Game – San Francisco 49’ers TE Dave Parks

DOG ASIDE: David Wayne Parks (born December 25, 1941 in Muenster, Texas) is a former American football wide receiver/end in the NFL. He was the first overall selection in the 1964 NFL Draft out of Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University). Parks was selected to three Pro Bowls….and was an All-Pro selection two times. In…

NFL – Men Who Played The Game – The Fridge – Chicago Bears Refrigerator Perry

DOG ASIDE: William Anthony Perry (born December 16, 1962) is a former American professional football player who was a defensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons during the 1980’s and 1990’s.  Perry played college football for Clemson University….and was recognized as an All-American. He was selected in the first round of…

NFL – Men Who Played The Game – Washington Redskins RB Ray Flaherty

DOG ASIDE: Raymond Paul Flaherty (September 1, 1903 – July 19, 1994) was an American football player and coach in the National Football League….and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  He was part of three NFL Championship teams….one as a player and two as a head coach.  Flaherty began his professional football career…

NFL – Preview – Super Bowl XIII – Cowboys VS Steelers – Defensive Lines

DOG ASIDE: While getting down to the “nitty gritty” of predicting who would win Super Bowl XIII between the two powerhouse franchises of the 1970’s….the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys….the game would hinge on the play of the defensive lines…..as both teams were really good in the trenches on the D-line.  The Steeler had…