High School Football in Twilight

Tweet What if they threw a high school football game and nobody came? On Thursday I attended a high school football game between the Clemente Wildcats and the Foreman Hornets.  Neither team stands as a football powerhouse in Chicago, but they matched up well.  The game took place at 7:00 on an almost perfect autumn evening before an almost nonexistent crowd. High school football still inspires some breathless reporting in…

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Vikings Trivia: Who are the 5 First-round Picks in the Pro Football Hall of Fame & Other Questions

Tweet One out of every eleven Vikings’  first-round picks ended up in Canton, one in ten if Adrian Peterson ends up there. I think he will. Since 1967 and the start of the Super Bowl era, the Minnesota Vikings drafted 55 players in the first round.  Here are ten trivia questions about the Vikings first-round draft picks in the Super Bowl era.  Answers below.   Which five first-round picks are…

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Trading Two Tomorrows for One Single Mack Today

Tweet Most Bears fans have no truck with giving up two first-round picks for Khalil Mack. Twelve trivia questions about the Bears first-round history in the Super Bowl era.   Since 1967, including Roquan Smith, the Bears drafted fifty-five players in the first round. Did the Bears draft more offensive players or defensive players in the first round? As a side note and not that too many people would have…

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Why Don’t NFL Teams Embrace the Joy of Sacks?

Tweet Like so many before him, Khalil Mack is a sack master who changed teams in his prime? Why do teams let great pass rushers get away so easily? Why don’t NFL teams love their pass rushers more?  On Saturday the Oakland Raiders traded the man who might be the best pass rusher currently playing in the NFL, Khalil Mack, to the Chicago Bears.  Why would the Raiders do that?…

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