Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Sign in to follow this  
SpeedFlex27

Blue Bomber Photos

Recommended Posts

8 hours ago, SpeedFlex27 said:

39968876_292533861530859_2602542528297172992_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-sin6-2.cdninstagram.com

Halfback Mack Herron running behind Offensive Guard Larry Slagle during the 1972 CFL season in a game in Calgary. Herron at 5'5 could literally disappear from the view of defenders charging into the LOS. However, don't let his diminutive size fool you.  At 185 lbs he had legs that looked like tree trunks & was surprisingly powerful. With a low center of gravity he was difficult to bring down. In 1972, he was the leading rusher in the CFL with 1,527 yards & 11 touchdowns.  He was runner up to Hamilton's Garney Henley for the CFL Most Outstanding Player. 

A prime example of stupidity can destroy even those with great talent. My sister-in-law who was 16 at the time, met him on the street in downtown Winnipeg and asked him for his autograph. He responded in the crudest of sexual terms. A real jackhole.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, Tracker said:

A prime example of stupidity can destroy even those with great talent. My sister-in-law who was 16 at the time, met him on the street in downtown Winnipeg and asked him for his autograph. He responded in the crudest of sexual terms. A real jackhole.

Interesting. Mack Herron was really nice to me the couple of times I met him. I was just a high school football player asking a bunch of dumb questions, so he could have just ignored me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, TBURGESS said:

Interesting. Mack Herron was really nice to me the couple of times I met him. I was just a high school football player asking a bunch of dumb questions, so he could have just ignored me.

I'm going to presume you are a male? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Recently watching some a NFL film and they had a segment on Mac Herron when he was with the Patriots. He was just this tiny guy compared to the rest of the players.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Jpan85 said:

Recently watching some a NFL film and they had a segment on Mac Herron when he was with the Patriots. He was just this tiny guy compared to the rest of the players.

To quote Leo Cahill: "He was so short that he would have to stand on two bricks to kick a duck in the ass"

Edited by Tracker

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, Doublezero said:
 

Football is a game of angles and trajectories. You don't have to be huge to excel. A combo of good wheels, anticipation and good vision can make up for a lack of size.

 

 

Could I get that in writing for my wife? Just asking...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2019-01-16 at 12:22 AM, SpeedFlex27 said:

Image may contain: 1 person

Cactus Jack Wells interviews halfback Billy Joe Crystal at practice in 1963. 

He did so well and went on to have a successful career in comedy. 

 

 

 

Ffs, someone was going to say it. 

 

 

Edited by Rod Black

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Jpan85 said:

Recently watching some a NFL film and they had a segment on Mac Herron when he was with the Patriots. He was just this tiny guy compared to the rest of the players.

His legs were huge. He wasn't easy to bring down. I saw him break tackles.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The B.C. Lions first touchdown, as By Bailey hurtles across goal line against Winnipeg Blue Bombers in second quarter of first WIFU league game at Empire Stadium on Aug. 28, 1954.

August 28,1954. The BC Lions first game in the Western Interprovincial Football Union, the precursor to the Canadian Football League. Lions fullback Byron Bailey scores the teams very first touchdown at Empire Stadium. 

Edited by SpeedFlex27

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ChrisVargas-624x800.jpg

Quarterback Chris Vargas dressed for 23 games as a Bomber in 1997-98. His career Bomber stats are 415 pass attempts & 213 completions for 2,798 yards & 16 touchdowns with a completion percentage of 51.8% & 22 interceptions. His best year was 1997 when he threw for 2,618 yards & 15 touchdowns. 

Edited by SpeedFlex27

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2019-01-26 at 3:11 PM, SpeedFlex27 said:

ChrisVargas-624x800.jpg

Quarterback Chris Vargas dressed for 23 games as a Bomber in 1997-98. His career Bomber stats are 415 pass attempts & 213 completions for 2,798 yards & 16 touchdowns with a completion percentage of 51.8% & 22 interceptions. His best year was 1997 when he threw for 2,618 yards & 15 touchdowns. 

I liked Chris Vargas. Just about clocked me cold when we collided in the backfield in the 97 camp. It was an inside run feed and I went outside. I still remember the play: 44 Woody. iA7QtRk.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Doublezero said:

I liked Chris Vargas. Just about clocked me cold when we collided in the backfield in the 97 camp. It was an inside run feed and I went outside. I still remember the play: 44 Woody. iA7QtRk.jpg

44 Woody? LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×