I remember watching . . . that was real, bare-knuckle, smash-mouth fooball.
An aside: My dad played on a team with George Blanda as QB and Bear Bryant as Coach!
The dinner time stories . . . better than Facenda and the old NFL Films and Follies, now that roster is a true blast from the past!
Cool. That's something I'm sure he'll never forget. Reminds me a bit of when I was a teen working at Belmont race track in the mid 70s. Got to see up close and pet such racing greats as Ruffian and Forego. Also work with and converse with famous jocks, including Angel Cordero, Jacinto Vasquez, Ron Turcott, etc. I played touch football with hall of fame trainer Allen Jerkens and his stable hands while down at Hialeah. Affirmed trainer, Laz Barrera, once bailed me out and gave me some money while in Florida after I lost my my job there. I was 17 and afraid to tell my folks back in New York that I had lost my job with the outfit I went there with.