• Sat. Oct 31st, 2020

Retro

NFL Deep Dive – Rookie WRs

2020 rookie receivers representing By Lawrence Vos (@F10YRetro)   There is a theory that it takes rookie wide receivers some time to develop, meaning their inaugural season in the NFL is a tad underwhelming. Opportunities may be sparse, and if that chemistry is not built up early between the starting QB and the new guy then […]

Celebrating all 104 starting Black signal callers

By Lawrence Vos (@F10YRetro) Morgan Freeman is right, he is vehemently opposed to Black History Month. In his opinion we should celebrate Black history every month, not just every October. For many of us this month is time to learn about the challenges faced by Black men, women and children, an opportunity to understand that […]

NFL Deep Dive – Retro

A quarter-century of claws by Lawrence Vos (@F10YRetro) As we come up to the quarter mark of a unique NFL season, two teams boast a 1-2 record, and hopes of the playoffs may hang on a mixture of luck, kicking accuracy, avoiding a Covid-19 outbreak, and the occasional last second moustache-twitching drama.  The two teams […]

Five decades of NFL Kickoff games

by Lawrence Vos (@F10YRetro) In the very early hours of September 11 2020 UK fans will witness the opening game of the 2020 NFL season, as the reigning champions, the Patrick Mahomes (left) led Kansas City Chiefs host the Deshaun Watson (right) led Houston Texans.  The game will see the Texans become the 23rd team to […]

Retro vault: Guess Who!?

by Lawrence Vos (@F10YRetro) He’s a lumberjack and he’s ok – he catches balls all night and day… Let’s start with a few facts about historic catchers of the pigskin. Only 34 players in NFL history have caught over 800 passes. Of those, unsurprisingly 30 are wide receivers (including the active Larry Fitzgerald ) and […]

Celebrating the life of Don Shula (1930 – 2020)

By Lawrence Vos (@F10YRetro and @NFLFANINENGLAND)  I happened to be flicking through a 2000 NFL Record and Fact Book the other day, and as the league looked forward to a new century of statistical achievements I stumbled upon a table that listed head coaches with over 100 career wins.  Atop the table was the former […]

Taking it all the way back to 1980 (Part 1)

by Lawrence Vos (@F10YRetro @NFLFANINENGLAND) When you are as old as I am (45) and you fell in love with the NFL in the mid-1980s then you will always have fond memories of a time that was dominated by Joe Montana, Da Bearz, and the likes of the outstanding Cleveland Browns secondary, consisting of Hanford […]

One love or one big mistake? The first 10 years of the NFL Draft’s #1 pick (1936-1945)

by Lawrence Vos (@F10YRetro and @NFLFANINENGLAND) PART 1 – The First Ten Years What do Chunk from ‘The Goonies’, O.J. Simpson, Myles Garrett and Peyton Manning all have in common?  The fact they are memorable characters, or that they have created headlines for a plethora of different reasons, good, bad and downright mind-boggling? Nope these […]

F10Y Retro Feature – Tom Rathman – The original #44

by Lawrence Vos (@F10YRetro and @NFLFANINENGLAND) When the San Francisco 49ers scored their first touchdown in Super Bowl 54, it wasn’t mega-stud TE George Kittle, red-hot RB Raheem Mostert or even mid-season acquisition WR Emmanuel Sanders who broke the plane of the end-zone, it was a guy with a name that features two z’s, and […]

Full10Yards – 54 facts for Super Bowl LIV

by Lawrence Vos (@F10YRetro and @NFLFANINENGLAND) Some known, some unknown and some complete random facts for you to consume during Super Bowl weekend. The 49ers and Chiefs have met only 13 times. The 49ers lead the series 7-6, but they have only won one of the last four meetings.  The teams last met in Week […]

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