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This is the company Coles keeps.
Oh, and here are his postseason numbers: four games, 21 catches, zero touchdowns.
Yeah, he and Pennington had a “special chemistry,” all right.
Demolition of the Colts’ old home, the RCA Dome, is scheduled for December. Not to worry, though. It’ll be covered in its entirety on the World Wide Leader’s new channel, ESPN Implosion.
A moment of silence, please, for Sherrill Headrick, one of the early stars of American Football League, who died the other day at 71. Headrick, the middle linebacker on two AFL title teams (‘62 Dallas Texans, ‘66 Chiefs), was legendary for his ability to play through injuries. Sports Illustrated once did a story on him titled, “A Stoic’s Guide To Pro Football.”
If you’ve got a few minutes, go to SI’s archives (vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com) and read the piece. It’s an absolute classic. It begins with an account - harrowing and funny at the same time - of Headrick breaking his thumb during a game and yanking it back into place on the sideline. He didn’t miss a play.
Later, he tells a rookie: “You can’t let a little thing like a broken thumb keep you out of a game. Why, I played two games with a broken neck. One time, [teammate] Jerry Mays broke his leg, taped it up and kept playing. Chris Burford almost got his shoulder torn off, but he stuck a little old piece of plaster on it and kept playing. Johnny Robinson broke every one of his ribs and didn’t even mention it to anybody. Broken ribs aren’t worth any fuss. He took a couple of aspirins and forgot about it.”
In coach Hank Stram’s opinion, Headrick had “the highest pain threshold of any athlete I ever saw.” In a tough guy’s game, that’s saying something.
About the Author
Dan Daly has been writing about sports for the Washington Times since 1982. He has won numerous national and local awards, appears regularly in NFL Films’ historical features and is the co-author of “The Pro Football Chronicle,” a decade-by-decade history of the game. Follow Dan on Twitter at @dandalyonsports –- or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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