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Comment 25 Aug 2015

For you history buffs of which I am one, a team called "Randolph Field" finished No. 3 in the nation that year also. 

Randolph Field was an Army Air Forces base. The 1944 team had 9 former NFL players who were in the service during the war.

It featured Glenn Dobbs who was an All-American RB at Tulsa in '42. He was the NFL #3 overall pick in the 1943 NFL draft but choose to enlist instead.

Comment 25 Aug 2015

Bob, can't sing a note, Dylan was bad enough.

From the man himself:

Oh, yeah. Critics have been giving me a hard time since Day One. Critics say I can't sing. I croak. Sound like a frog. Why don't critics say that same thing about Tom Waits? Critics say my voice is shot. That I have no voice. What don't they say those things about Leonard Cohen? Why do I get special treatment? Critics say I can't carry a tune and I talk my way through a song. Really? I've never heard that said about Lou Reed. Why does he get to go scot-free?

What have I done to deserve this special attention? No vocal range? When's the last time you heard Dr. John? Why don't you say that about him? Slur my words, got no diction. Have you people ever listened to Charley Patton or Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters. Talk about slurred words and no diction. [Inaudible] doesn't even matter.

"Why me, Lord?" I would say that to myself.

Critics say I mangle my melodies, render my songs unrecognizable. Oh, really? Let me tell you something. I was at a boxing match a few years ago seeing Floyd Mayweather fight a Puerto Rican guy. And the Puerto Rican national anthem, somebody sang it and it was beautiful. It was heartfelt and it was moving.

After that it was time for our national anthem. And a very popular soul-singing sister was chosen to sing. She sang every note--that exists, and some that don't exist. Talk about mangling a melody. You take a one-syllable word and make it last for 15 minutes? She was doing vocal gymnastics like she was on a trapeze act. But to me it was not funny.

Where were the critics? Mangling lyrics? Mangling a melody? Mangling a treasured song? No, I get the blame. But I don't really think I do that. I just think critics say I do.

Sam Cooke said this when told he had a beautiful voice: He said, "Well that's very kind of you, but voices ought not to be measured by how pretty they are. Instead they matter only if they convince you that they are telling the truth." Think about that the next time you [inaudible].

Comment 25 Aug 2015

Just because we're talking about amazing harmonies...my current favorite Swedish duo:

Comment 20 Aug 2015

I'm pretty sure he wrote at least one more either last summer or the year before but I couldn't find it.

Comment 20 Aug 2015

Kirk likes to talk about how he waits until all the facts are in before rushing to judgement (Manziel, Winston) but during 'Tatgate' he was in such a rush to break the story that he falsely implicated Mike Brewster & Chris Fields.