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|Comment||Jim, you are amazing!! My ? was so weird that I wouldn't have been surprised if you never bothered to answered it. What a thorough, enjoyable, and personable response you sent. A great job. You're the best. Please send along the bigger bonehead story that you mentioned. As irony would have it, our high school 50th re-union will be this summer. I went to Niles West H.S. in Skokie, Ill., "63. We were the Indians when I was there but we are now the Wolves. I guess that there were no wolves enrolled to protest. Perhaps someday this 411 will be helpful to you, or a grandchild, and enable an equally thorough answer to some one else's apparently ridiculous ?. Thank you so much. You, giving this answer, for this ?, helps restore some faith in a time & place were faith is harder & harder to come by. Thank you, Bob Epstein|
I can answer statistical questions about professional football played in the United States. I am especially strong on the subject of the Baltimore Colts from 1947 through 1983, Washington Redskins, and the Baltimore Ravens. My services are best used when an older, obscure question is posed. The newer NFL records are easily accessible through www.NFL.com I do not appraise memorabilia. I am not an expert on Canadian Football, though I will take a shot at any questions you might pose. The subject of my expertise pertains to "American Football", as opposed to "Futball" or the game we refer to in the USA as soccer. --------------------------------------------------------- I have a good understanding and recall of the folklore about Baltimore football. Some of this information may be subjective in nature. I will give the best answer possible if this is the case.
I am an NFL Statistician with the Washington Redskins. I grew up during the days of the Baltimore Colts in the 1960's. (Please refer to the movie "Diner" for more information about the Baltimore Colts fans)
Washington Redskins Statistician, 2005-2010 Baltimore Ravens, 1996-2003
The records were used by author Jon Morgan in his book, "Glory For Sale". The records have been part of the Baltimore Ravens Media Guides since their inaugural season in 1996. I was interviewed for the cover story of The Press Box, a local, monthly sports tabloid newspaper. http://www.pressboxonline.com/story.cfm?id=5594
I researched and was able to piece together the statistical history of the AAFC Baltimore Colts 1947-49, and the 1950 NFL Colts. This information was used by The Baltimore Ravens for their 1996 Media Guide. The records were entitled "Baltimore Football Records". It was considered "unofficial" since the AAFC league records were not incorporated with the NFL records when the leagues merged. The reason that this information was created was due to the fact that the NFL had prohibited the 1996 Baltimore Ravens from bringing the records, colors, and team name from the Cleveland Browns. The Baltimore football records were presented in order to create a frame of reference. The Ravens have kept these records since 1996, adding and amending as the Ravens football team challenge these records.
Awards and Honors
I was awarded two game balls from the Ravens and was recognized for my work as the top game day employee.
Baltimore Ravens, Wise Guides, Washington Redskins