The Last Playoff Bowl

From 1960-68, the NFL had a 3rd place game. The last one was held after the 1968 season, with Dallas and Minnesota facing each other at the Orange Bowl. Besides being the last Playoff Bowl, it was the last game for Don Meridith. The video below shows the highlights, with some corny footage of coaches and players talking strategy.

The video is also bit gruesome. At the 5 minute mark, it shows Wally Hilgenberg being dragged off the field after sustaining a concussion. Wally would later die from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). In simple terms, brain damage from too many blows to the head.

First post in a long time

I am living Hawaii. I have been here for over a year. I haven’t made any friends, but I think that is on purpose. I haven’t joined any clubs or participated in any group activities. My current co-workers don’t seem to have any interest in me. So I just hike around Oahu and do the best to entertain myself. I’m actually pretty good at that.

One surprising thing that occurred here is that I am gaining weight. All this hiking I have been doing, and the pounds are adding, not subtracting. So for the first time in 6 years, I am crash dieting. Only 1500 calories a day. I am on day 4 of this diet, and it has appeared to have taken root. So 4 pounds have been lost so far. I don’t think this 1 pound per day thing will continue, but a quick loss is always reassuring that the diet is working.

Crap, I can’t find anything to say that is interesting. There’s a reason I gave up blogging. Here’s a picture I stole off the internet.