Monday, January 22, 2007

Is that the Dorm Fridge?

Bob Krumm has a nice post on what has changed -- and stayed the same -- since the Chicago Bears last appeared in the Super Bowl in 1986. The Oracle will add another football oriented note. The Super Bowl champions of that year featured an oddity of a defensive tackle and sometime fullback named William "the Refrigerator" Perry, who was often simply referred to as "the Fridge." As might be guessed, his name derived from either his gargantuan size or his most frequent travel destination.

However, the 320 pound Perry, huge for a defensive lineman 20 years ago, would now be considered to be of average size for that position.


Anonymous john h said...

what is really scary/something is that there are MANY high school linemen these days who weigh 320.

When I was in Texas last week, I was talking to a football coach at a small school. He stated that his linemen were pretty small, only going 260-280...sheesh.

9:19 PM  

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