Thursday, February 09, 2017

ESPN Films - SEC Storied - Before They were Cowboys

Running on the treadmill, I watched ESPN Films SEC Storied Before They Were Cowboys. This is the twenty-ninth film in the ESPN Films SEC Storied series. A work in progress episode guide for SEC Storied is here.

The film looks at how Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson teamed up to help lead the 1964 Arkansas Razorbacks football squad to its only undefeated season in history almost thirty years before they joined forces to win two Super Bowls with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. They were vital senior members of a team that won a national championship. The two men are linked by alphabet, alliteration, uniform numbers (60 and 61) and fate.

I was shocked that Jerry Jones was an offense guard in college. Today, he would have to be 80 to 100 pounds heavier to play to offense line. Looking at the UC Davis 2016 football roster, fourteen of the fifteen offense linemen listed weighed more than 275 pounds. Nine of the fifteen weighed more than 290 pounds. It is just one example of how football has changed over the last fifty years.

I was a quality offensive tackle in high school in Northern California in the early 1970's at 195 pounds. I probably could have played offense line at UC Davis. More on that in the next video postcard...

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