1967 Baltimore Colts: Best NFL Team Ever To Miss Playoffs?

Today, we’re going to talk about the 1967 Baltimore Colts, a team that won 11 games, lost only once, and tied twice, and believe it or not…they didn’t make the playoffs.  One could argue this team could have outpaced multiple Super Bowl winners during the era.  This article is also a podcast from the Football … Read more

Was the 1960s the Most Important Decade for Pro Football?

The 1960s were a tumultuous period in U.S. history and Pro Football was not immune to the decade’s upturn of tradition. As war in Southeast Asia, civil unrest at home and political assassinations rocked the nation, professional football struggled to attract fans. While some players fought for civil rights and others fought overseas, the ideological … Read more

Tom Matte’s Wristband

Tom Matte was a very good and a very athletic running back in the 1960s and the early 1970s for the Baltimore Colts.  In 1965, head coach Don Shula was saddled with some problems in his lineup, as both of his quarterbacks, Johnny Unitas and Gary Cuozzo, were sidelined with untimely injuries.  Shula asked Matte, … Read more