Tracking Fantasy Football … in 1987

Tracking Fantasy Football … in 1987

Over the past few weeks we’ve randomly put together a fantasy football team and relayed some of the studs and duds from the 1987 season. Let’s catch up with where our team stands at this time of that ’87 season. Random? Yes. But, Throwback Attack is all about random sports memories and no one epitomizes that better than this list of characters: QB: Randall Cunningham – 19-31, 280 yards, 3 TD; 5 rushes, 47 yards: 33 points RB:...

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1987 Fantasy Football Studs and Duds

1987 Fantasy Football Studs and Duds

Now that all of the 2012 games are complete for this week, let’s take a look back at how the 1987 fantasy week might have looked. This week we won’t review our totally randomly concocted team from a week ago, but instead we’ll point out some of the best and worst performances of Week 12 in 1987. Studs: Marc Wilson, QB, Los Angeles Raiders – 21-23, 337 yards, 3 TD: 31 points Troy Stradford, RB, Miami Dolphins – 30 carries,...

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Tracking Fantasy Football … in 1987

Tracking Fantasy Football … in 1987

What would your fantasy team look like if you had been one of the originators of Fantasy Football? How would you have scored during this point, Week 10, of the 1987 season? Who would have been the leaders? The studs? The duds? What random player might have given you bragging rights for the rest of the week? This weekend at the Throwback Attack headquarters we discussed what things would have been like if there was this much interest in football...

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Bruce Bochy and His Mustache Were Winners Before They Were San Francisco Giants

Bruce Bochy and His Mustache Were Winners Before They Were San Francisco Giants

It would only make sense to take a look back at Bruce Bochy as a California League manager on the eve of him leading the Giants to their second World Series appearance in three years. We couldn’t show you Jim Leyland as a minor league manager because there wasn’t video in the 1920s. Unless you want to see terrific 1991 television graphics, super tight baseball pants, ridiculous hairdos, hear how a walk-off home run is called before...

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The Worst Sports Movie Sequels

The Worst Sports Movie Sequels

When mentioning sports movies, we’re pretty sure we can all agree on a few titles: Caddyshack, Bull Durham, Rocky, Raging Bull, The Natural, Major League, Slap Shot and Hoosiers. Sometimes Hollywood, in an effort to continue churning out money, decides to make sequels to somewhat successful sports movies. Oftentimes, we ask “Why?” This is not a look at the worst sports movies, or movies that were remade (Bad News Bears, Karate...

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Ryan Braun Meet Ron Mexico

Ryan Braun Meet Ron Mexico

Ryan Braun, Ron Mexico. Ron, Ryan. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, the next part is going to be a little awkward. Since the drug testing in the majors is a little more strict than in the NFL, Ron Mexico hasn’t quite been dinged for a performance-enhancing drug that might help prevent herpes breakouts. Sadly, for Ryan Braun he got hit with a false positive and the hot rumor is that it’s because he has herpes. You can...

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