Saturday, July 29, 2023
|New York Giants at the Cotton Bowl in front of a sparse crowd.|
|Dick Wilkins snags a pass|
These are very good and we give them an "A".
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
by Jeffrey J. Miller
There is a commonly held notion that in order to attend an Ivy League college, one must possess an exceptionally high level of intelligence. While this perception is generally true, Ivy League schools (eight private Northeastern research universities including Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and Yale University) were also at one time a fertile breeding ground for athletic talent, and football was no exception. Even a cursory glance at pre-NFL and early-NFL rosters reveals an abundance of Ivy Leaguers.
However, the Ivy League's place was in the athletic mill was slowly supplanted by major conferences that have sprung up over the past century. Though the League might no longer be considered to be on the same level as, say, the SEC or the Big 10, it has still produced its share of top-notch gridders over the years. As of 2022, there were 12 former Ivy Leaguers active in the NFL.
Today we present an all-time team made up of Ivy League alumni. For our purposes, we are going to use the advent of the Modern T Formation (approximately 1940) as the starting point for this team. We have included 11 players on offense using a standard QB, HB, FB, 2-WR set on offense, and a traditional 4-3 configuration for the defense. We have also included a kicker and a punter, rounding out the team to 24 former Ivies.
Monday, July 24, 2023
Sunday, July 23, 2023
What is that?
These were the 1970s uniforms and Nike had zero to do with them. All the bad uniforms were ones that Nike designed.
Thursday, July 20, 2023
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
|Art credit: LeRoy Neiman|
- No NFL player had more yards from scrimmage, no RB, WR or TE.
- No NFL player scored more touchdowns.
- No running back had more rushing touchdowns (tied).
- No running back had more receiving yards.
- No running back had more receiving touchdowns.
Now Demoff told Rodrigue and Hammond—
"We're not going to introduce a new jersey this season. We looked at a lot of different concepts over the past year and none of them felt like the right jersey to introduce. You know, at this time, at this moment, whether it was looking at true alternates or throwbacks from different concepts historically, there was nothing that seemed like a great fit. We've always made it clear that we have the ability to add new uniforms. We also said we’re not going to add a uniform for the sake of adding a uniform.”
It seems, perhaps, that supply chain issues were not the issue.
"I think that’s really where the group landed this year and I think we feel very comfortable with the uniforms we have in the closet right now. Especially with last year’s change of making the white uniform our primary away uniform.
I don’t think next year we’re necessarily on a different track. I think we'll continue to explore. A different idea would have to pop up next year than what we’ve already explored. You know, I think the earliest we’re probably looking at is 2025."
Ultimately it's a source of interest, a source of pride for our fans, you know, it's important to make these decisions with thought and with care to the brand."
Demoff mentions 2025. That is interesting in that is the year they are able to rebrand. A team can change uniforms five years after each change. The Rams did a major rehaul in 2020 and have to wear them for five years, through 2024.
So, this could be a hint that there could be a lot of changes that year.
Demoff talked about throwbacks and suggested the current uniforms are too similar to the 1973-99 kits that something for the "1950s or 1960s" would have to be what is considered for that and said that was a possibility.
His commentary could be about throwbacks not a complete redesign for 2025. It is hard to know with any certainty with him.
|Marion Motley (l) wearing the original home uniform of the Cleveland Browns|