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Names,Thoughts, Puzzles Yet No Opinions

January 5, 2023

Names and associations “float” via my brain, as objects in a sea of thoughts.

In my limited recap of the non “over the aired”/watched by me, college semis I cited T.C.U. great Davey O’Brien.

Another great from T.C.U, one who also achieved such in the professional game (alas no opinions), is Sammy Baugh.

Baugh went on to play quarterback on two NFL title Washington D.C. football teams and played in 4 such games, winning as a rookie in 1937 (vs the Bears) and again in 1942 vs an undefeated Chicago Bears team.

His team lost title tilts to the Bears in 1940 and 1943, the former by a (73-0) score. Early in that tilt, a “Wash” player dropped a “sure” T.D. pass from Baugh. Asked after the game about the difference that play made and what the score would have been had the “would be” (ode to Marty Glickman) “Wash” player gathered in that pass for a score, Baugh remarked (73-7).

So TCU the school of “Baugh” handed Michigan and its coach, Jim Har”Baugh” a second straight semis defeat, this as a touchdown plus favorite. Harbaugh still sans a title as a player or coach lost a “semi” for the fourth time and after his lone “semi” win Harbaugh’s 49ers were denied in the 2012 season NFL final/Super Bowl by a Baltimore Ravens team coached by his brother, John Harbaugh.


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The great Sid Luckman, pictured above shared a November21st birthday with another sports great, Stan Musial.

From (1940-1946) the two combined to play on 7 title teams, (Sid with the Bears in (’40, ’41 ’43 and’46) Stan with the St. Louis Cardinals (’42, ’44 and ’46), with one or the other winning in 6 of the 7 years (’40-’46, with each man and his team taking their sport’s 1946 “big prize.”

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