It's as if the gods are
playing with us, thinking of new and obscure ways to peak our interest.
How about this week, we'll let him have this record too. In all fairness,
any time he walks onto the field, the erasers have to come out as several new records
are created every week. What is of greatest interest however is the records that fall
that have been held for decades like Jim Marshall's most consecutive games
played streak. Will he get there? Will he make it? Only time
first is in relation to the Saints. The history versus the Vikings in many
ways reminds me of the Detroit Lions. In no disrespect to Bree's and his
mates, as they are an exceptional crew ... there are some things that cannot be
overlooked. For example in 1987 the Saints were the best NFC team.
We faced them in the first round and what transpired on that day was in short
incredulous. Just like last year, it was as if the Saints, being in the
shadows of all those great Viking teams for so long, overplayed their hand consistently,
to their own demise. To be direct, the Saints are no different than any
other team as the Vikings history indicates their own nemesis too. This
year this shall be interesting development.
Bob Lilly just won Super Bowl V. He was exhausted but he wasn't about to miss out on this party. Then he woke up the next day, and everybody and everything was gone. That is except for a few tent hole pegs in the ground and a bunch of garbage that remained. For him, that moment was a surreal event. Brett Favre once remarked that after winning the Super Bowl it was also a very surreal event for him too. He just couldn't put his finger on his emotions as if to say, "I should of felt different, it shouldn't be like this".
The Super Bowl ... is the finality of it ... that season. Although it is the pinnacle of achievement it is not the end all. Just ask Timmy Smith as for him it was only one day in his life. What it is all about is the journey. Something that must be relished each and every day. This in itself makes Jim Marshall the most heinous embarrassment perpetrated under the veil of this league and every member of it should be ashamed. He is the symbol of the ultimate fraternity brother in that he binds directly with every member of this league from its beginning to it end due to the commonality of what was shared between these brothers. Do you hold your manhood cheap or will you stand against the whimsical nature of these selectors? It is for this reason that every word in regard to the iconic image that is Jim Marshall is nothing more than a pompous bit of omnipotence.
play of folly, which has been used to deflect his admission, is actually a
celebration of of the culmination of every mistake made by each and every player
that ever walked upon an NFL gridiron. This axiom applies to all
men. He who is without sin shall cast the first stone. Any
Many years ago, Robin Williams portrayed a Russian Immigrant where he was able to describe something that few American's understood. Under socialism you have nothing, you own nothing, there is very little that you can call your own. There was one thing that truly belonged to him however; it was his pain and his misery. It was this and only this that he did not have to share with anyone. It is these very experiences that binds every NFL player that ever was and that ever will be.
me, this journey began in 1966. For this, when I observe all these people
coming out of the wood work, jumping upon that band wagon, I will have a comfort
that not one of them will understand. It was my misery ... the polar
opposite of ... a fantasy league.