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Topic - Sam Huff
Yes, it was a great for Washington fans to witness the beating of Dallas twice last year, once on Thanksgiving to make the turkey taste a little better and a second time at FedEx Field to clinch the NFC East title. But then you witnessed RG3 offering Tony Romo comfort as they left the field.
A half-century ago, Sam Huff's jaw-jarring hits on NFL running backs earned him his own network television special and the cover of Time magazine.
Pro football hasn't changed much over the years. And if you doubt that, consider the following sound bite: "We try to hurt everybody. We hit each other as hard as we can. This is a man's game." Those words appeared in a Time magazine story in 1959.
Pat White and Steve Slaton of West Virginia couldn't prevent a seismic shift in the Backyard Brawl. Neither could LeSean McCoy and Dion Lewis of Pittsburgh.
Huff said Meredith agreed, telling him, "Okay, I told him to keep his mouth shut."
"He says, 'Number 70 in the middle is no longer the great star that he was, and he should have retired a few years ago.'