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Thursday, December 18, 2008

RIP Sling'n Sammy Baugh

Sammy Baugh passed away yesterday at 94 years of age. Baugh, an inaugural member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has always made for neat trivia questions. One of my favorites was who is the only player to lead the league in passing, in interceptions and in punting in the same year. On offense he was a great quarterback. On defense he was a great defensive back leading the league in interceptions four times. He also holds records as a punter. He played in a time long before people got really rich playing games. After retiring he went back into farming and whenever a story was written about him they would seem to include a photo of Baugh on a tractor. He always struck me as an American original.

Rest in Peace



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