Bringing back some memories...

Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by kiwitexansfan, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. kiwitexansfan

    kiwitexansfan Site Contributor

    Jun 26, 2005
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    Auckland, New Zealand
    I was thinking about some of the players who have left an impression on me over the years and thought it would be great to have a thread in which we could put the name of a player that has made an impression on you over the years.

    For a starter, Karl Mecklenberg, Denver Broncos middle linebacker.

    One of the first players I really liked when I became interested in football back in the late 1980's.

    6 time probowler and second all-time on the Broncos sack charts.

    Its amazing he got picked in the 12th round.
  2. The Pencil Neck

    The Pencil Neck Hall of Fame

    Apr 11, 2006
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    Moraira, Spain
    When I first started playing organized league football when I was a kid, I got stuck at center. So I more or less idolized the centers that rooled at that time: Jim Otto (Raiders) and Mick Tinglehoff (Vikings).

    Tinglehoff played for 17 years and was a 6 time pro-bowler. He started in 4 Super Bowls. He was an undrafted free agent, iirc.

    Jim Otto played for 15 years, he was #00. I believe he was the first player ever drafted by the Oakland Raiders. He was an AFL All Star 10x (every year the league was in existence) and a pro-bowler 3x. He was selected into the Hall of Fame in 80. He just had his leg amputated in August and was a regular fixture with Al Davis in the Raider's Owner's box. I don't know if he's been going to the games since his amputation.
  3. NitroGSXR

    NitroGSXR Super Sic #58

    Apr 26, 2006
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    International Falls, MN
    The Okoye/Word tandem. I was 12 and thought it was the greatest thing I'd ever seen. I loved it.

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