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    There have been tons of former tracksters play pro football TONS, so why is it nobody here seems to care about the game?

    Thinking around 20ish Olympians have played pro football.

    So why the lack of interest in the NFL?



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    I think it is just that there are so many sports/teams/athletes that you cannot follow or care about them all.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
      I think it is just that there are so many sports/teams/athletes that you cannot follow or care about them all.
      Sue ya can, not hard at all, I can rattle off a 1000 track cats that also played football, it's just being a fan, following the sports.

      Just seems odd that nobody here cares about the NFL.
      Last edited by Alcyallen; 09-13-2021, 07:20 AM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Alcyallen View Post
        There have been tons of former tracksters play pro football TONS, so why is it nobody here seems to care about the game?

        Thinking around 20ish Olympians have played pro football.

        So why the lack of interest in the NFL?

        Actually 34.

        Here's our list on Olympedia - http://www.olympedia.org/lists/100/manual. It lists 43 Olympians who played in the NFL but only 34 of them from athletics.

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        • #5
          College football is the only team sport that I follow closely in the regular season because the regular season doesn't mean anything in the other sports. There is no NFL regular season game in which the stakes are as high as they were in the Oregon-Ohio State game Saturday.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post

            Actually 34.

            Here's our list on Olympedia - http://www.olympedia.org/lists/100/manual. It lists 43 Olympians who played in the NFL but only 34 of them from athletics.
            I believe John Carlos had a tryout with the Philadelphia Eagles, but didn't play in the NFL.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Alcyallen View Post
              There have been tons of former tracksters play pro football TONS, so why is it nobody here seems to care about the game?
              I'll take a wild guess - because it's nothing the same.
              Like Jazz, I'll take my football collegiate, but it has nothing to do with whether a player ran track or not.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post

                Actually 34.

                Here's our list on Olympedia - http://www.olympedia.org/lists/100/manual. It lists 43 Olympians who played in the NFL but only 34 of them from athletics.
                Now add Stone Johnson in the AFL.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Atticus View Post

                  I'll take a wild guess - because it's nothing the same.
                  Like Jazz, I'll take my football collegiate, but it has nothing to do with whether a player ran track or not.
                  Yeah, the number of tracksters on a football team are irrelevant to me.

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                  • #10


                    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
                    College football is the only team sport that I follow closely in the regular season because the regular season doesn't mean anything in the other sports. There is no NFL regular season game in which the stakes are as high as they were in the Oregon-Ohio State game Saturday.
                    So this just never interested you?




                    25-10 long jumper at Long Beach State
                    Last edited by Alcyallen; 09-13-2021, 03:08 PM.

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                    • #11
                      I love NFL football. It was my first love at age 6. I got a subscription to Football Digest starting age 7. I lived for Saturday mornings because Fraggle Rock and Inside The NFL were ob HBO back-to-back. Len Dawson and Nick Buniconti.
                      You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Atticus View Post

                        I'll take a wild guess - because it's nothing the same.
                        Like Jazz, I'll take my football collegiate, but it has nothing to do with whether a player ran track or not.
                        When you are into track you will simply be aware of these guys athletic careers.

                        Yesterday Chris Collinsworth was talking about the track exploits of Browns WR Anthony Schwartz a HS 10,07, There was mention of Marquiez Goodwin the Olympic long jumper.

                        Just seems like football and track would go hand and glove.
                        Last edited by Alcyallen; 09-13-2021, 03:07 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Alcyallen View Post

                          So this just never interested you?
                          When I was a kid I watched the NFL every Sunday but as an adult I watch the Saints and the playoffs, but even Saints regular season games aren't appointment TV for me like LSU is. In college football the de facto playoffs take place throughout the season as we saw in Columbus, OH Saturday afternoon.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by scottmitchell74 View Post
                            I love NFL football. It was my first love at age 6. I got a subscription to Football Digest starting age 7. I lived for Saturday mornings because Fraggle Rock and Inside The NFL were ob HBO back-to-back. Len Dawson and Nick Buniconti.
                            So why no chatter here about one of the most popular sports we have?

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                            • #15
                              So 35 tracksters were Olympians, there are that many track guys who played with the Raiders sometime in the career. Track guys all over the place.

                              When Bob Hayes was in the NFL there were two fellow NFLers who had beaten him, who?
                              Last edited by Alcyallen; 09-13-2021, 03:06 PM.

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